Finding magic on the Appalachian Trail

May 30, 2017 0
Su Joffrion celebrated her 61st birthday in the middle of a life-changing, 2,185-mile journey on the Appalachian Trail. “One of the reasons I wanted to do this hike was my disenchantment with people. I wasn’t happy living in Baton Rouge with the skyrocketing gangs, crime and population,” said Joffrion, who [ . . . ]

Tomboy: Ghost town today, boom town yesteryear

May 3, 2017 0
Whether you are a history buff, photographer, hiker, ATV driver, curious adventurer or simply appreciate amazing scenic views, Tomboy is a must-visit venture certain not to disappoint. One late June morning, before the town of Telluride began rubbing the sleep from its eyes, I began a solo quest, trekking the [ . . . ]

Turning down the amps :

April 4, 2017 0
Larry and Jerry Anders were only 6 years old when their older brother, John, started teaching them to play the guitar. Although the identical twins were accustomed to being the center of attention, they had no idea they were destined to keep people dancing for more than 50 years. Getting [ . . . ]

Serving others is a way of life

December 5, 2016 0
They called him Uncle Jaja (grandpa), a name Grand Junction resident Mike Berry wore proudly. His jolly smile, graying hair and whiskers were mesmerizing, as men aren’t part of the lives of most orphans in Uganda. For Mike, 61, and his 19-year-old daughter Kayla, serving others is a way of [ . . . ]

Image artist tells veterans’ stories through commemorative posters

November 21, 2016 0
For many veterans, painful memories of war are intermixed with memories of good times and accomplishments to share with family and friends. Veterans have had a tremendous effect on image artist Joyce Corley, who wanted to do something special to honor their positive memories. Corley, whose specialty is photography and [ . . . ]

The story of Doc

November 3, 2016 2
When Wayne Gomes joined the project to bring a run-down B-29 back to flight capability, everyone knew it was a tall order. There was only one B-29 left in the world that was able to fly, and just a handful still in existence. And after sitting in the Mojave Desert [ . . . ]

’Tis the season for canning

October 4, 2016 0
A few months from now, you’ll look outside your kitchen window to see a blizzard of snow falling on the already snow packed and frozen ground. But with a little bit of planning, you can be at work in your kitchen with the comforting fragrances of cinnamon, sugar and peaches permeating [ . . . ]

Sweet nostalgia

October 3, 2016 0
Meredith Miller has the sweetest job on the Western Slope. Some of her responsibilities at the Candy Time Shoppe in downtown Grand Junction include sampling the over 3,000 tantalizing products lining the shelves. “My local candy store in the late 1950s was The Willow Fruit Stand at First and Orchard,” [ . . . ]

Meet the unsung heroes of Montrose Memorial Hospital

September 12, 2016 0
How many 10-cent books do you have to sell, and how many bake sales do you have to organize, and how many small gift items must be sold before you can raise over $15,000? The answer is simple—a lot, but to 90 volunteers at the Montrose Memorial Hospital it is all part [ . . . ]

Everyone loves a good tomato

September 12, 2016 0
“You say tomato, I say tomahto…” sang Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. No matter how you pronounce it, there’s no denying that we should all be eating more of these savory gems. This time of year, tomato varieties are plentiful at farmers markets and in backyard gardens. Over 7,500 tomato varieties [ . . . ]