“Mom’s Believe It or Not Recipe Book” is more than a cookbook. Author, artist and retired teacher Connie Martinez, 78, set out to write a tribute to her family using recipes and stories of her experiences as a child. The result is a keepsake full of Spanish and Chicano culture . . .
The morning after Thanksgiving 1919, Charlie Rump trudged out his back door, measuring stick in hand, to see how much snow had fallen over the previous two days. He measured 19-22 inches across the yard. He saw his foreman plunging through the white stuff. “It sure feels cold,” Rump called. . . .
We all have our Christmas traditions, whether we believe the Christmas story or simply like the lights and cheer surrounding the day. One of my personal traditions was listening to Christmas carols. The old KEXO FM radio station that played classical music would start playing Christmas carols among the classical . . .
Did you know that Fruita’s apples used to be as popular as Palisade’s peaches are today, and were shipped around the country—even to Paris? Or that one night in the 19th century, Fruita’s fledgling post office suddenly disappeared overnight, carted off by supporters of a competing neighboring town? Did you . . .
Almost every town has a museum filled with artifacts attempting to make local history interesting to the casual observer. But Montrose museums take historical interest to a new level. The area boasts three quality museums, each offering a take on history. To visit one to the exclusion of the others, . . .