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Grand Valley (CO)

Departing Grand Junction, CO this morning. Bittersweet. But what a place! Memories, family, friends, comfortable, civil, honest, neat, and a good place to have grown up. I will miss Grand Junction, my parents, my sister, friends, and what is familiar.

But I’m drawn to unknown things – always have been. I cherish the memories and will never forget. At the same time, I look forward to what is ahead.

This place is aptly named the Grand Valley. A peaceful place. Truly.

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Tick Tock (CO)

Dad wrapping his two precious old clocks for Zak and Nick. I will be carrying the clocks back in my car for Zak and Nick. I grew up with the clocks.

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Council (CO)

Ute Council Tree in Delta, CO.

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Radio & TV (CO)

I sent a letter to Rex Howell. I was probably 15 years old. I wanted to work at his TV/radio station, KREX. Any position. And besides, I was an amateur radio operator (WB0EEH) and Rex was a BIG ham (W0RX and K0RX) and hams stick together, right?

He hired me as a janitor but I worked up to night and weekend automation technician. (Nothing was live – content was all pre-recorded on AM and FM. I managed the automation.) Most all of my high school years I worked at KREX.

One of the best jobs I ever had. And Rex and I became friends. Rex and his family lived next door to KREX – across the parking lot. He let me operate his ham equipment in his poolside ham shack. All top gear Collins S-Line. It was a dream. A picture of his beams is below.

Rex passed many years ago. And the original KREX studio burned to the ground a few years ago. All that remains is the iconic tower. The original KREX studio site is now a community garden adjacent to the new studio. The new studio looks very nice.

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High School (CO)

GJHS. 1975. Senior Class Pres. Junior Class Vice Pres. Cross-country runner. Lettered as Thespian in Debate Club. Honor Society Freshman – Senior. Newspaper Editor and writer. Good friends (Hi Richard, Pat, Sue!). Never got beat up. Mostly good times. Doorway to where I am now. Looks about the way it did then. Thanks.

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Art (CO)

Street art. Panoramas of 4th & Main and 6th & Main. A very civil and easy downtown. Thanks. Main Street. Grand Junction, CO.

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Fountain (CO)

Downtown Grand Junction, CO.

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Little Things (CO)

At my sister’s nice home. Blooming Prickly Pear Cactus and her killer pint-size dog, Princeton. He took a hankering to me (why me?) and wanted to travel on with us. Uh, well no! Grand Junction, CO.

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Wide Open (UT)

Crescent Junction, UT. Gateway to Moab, Colorado, dinosaurs, Canyonlands, Arches, wild rivers, mountains. High, dry desert. I-70E.

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Textures II (UT)

From Bonneville Salt Flats.

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