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Interior Department bill has $24 million for regional projects

By Dennis Webb

Projects as varied as Mesa Verde National Park improvements, Rifle drinking-water lines and trail access to Dominguez Canyon would benefit from an Interior Department appropriations bill that is headed to President Barack Obama’s ...

You Said It, Nov. 1, 2009

By Staff

Many thanks to REI for the government school donation. (Because of) the insurmountable debt being passed on to future generations, they’ll be living in those tents. Whether legal or illegal, most of the Hispanics I have encountered have ...

Forest Service honors Glenwood Springs activist

By Dennis Webb

A Glenwood Springs environmental activist is one of three Coloradans to win national-level U.S. Forest Service awards for wilderness stewardship. Steve Smith, assistant regional director of the Wilderness Society, received a 2009 Bob Marshall ...

Homes Sold October 2009

By Penny Stine

October 7-13, 2009   City 2160 Linda Lane $158,800.00 1440 Pinyon Avenue $210,000.00 1545 Rood Avenue $264,000.00 801 Ouray Avenue $277,000.00 Clifton 545 Primavera Street $142,000.00 Delta 1401 A Street $165,000.00 Fruita 919 St ...


Meet 4 Southern women with hospitality, manners

By Annie Payne

One of the most popular shows on cable television is “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” It is a reality TV show that follows the lives of five housewives from the Peach State. But they aren’t your garden variety carpooling, ...

Mopping up a mess: High school, college teams adjust to threat of swine flu, colds

By {screen_name}

The Palisade High School volleyball team was rolling along with a 5-2 record early this season. On Sept. 24, they defeated Glenwood Springs 3-1 at home. The next day, the Bulldogs received a mid-season scare they never expected. Palisade ...

Run, clown! Sorter, dog enjoy Spooktacular 5K

By {screen_name}

Since running his first 5K in 1988, Grand Junction resident Doug Sortor has run a lot of different 5K races, but Saturday marked a first. At the Spooktacular 5K at Holy Family Catholic School, Sortor ran his first race dressed as a ...

Battle of Saratoga revolutionizes quilting

By Sherida Warner

“The British are coming! The British coming!” Yes, I’m writing about a British Invasion, and it’s not the Fab Four of 1960s fame (although I am a loyal Beatles fan). I’ve gone back a couple of centuries today to ...

Homegrown: Pruning roses

By Dennis Hill

I have two 6-foot high, large rose bushes that have a weed cover at the base covered with medium-sized gravel. I would like to have a better-shaped and smaller plant. What do I need to do to ensure that? Thank you. Having a better-shaped ...

Insects may bug you, but plants thrive on them

By Staff

Sometimes I am asked questions like, “What good are mosquitoes?” My granddaughter once asked me, “Why did God make leeches?” These kinds of questions really mean, “What good are they to me?” In fact, many ...

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