A stomping good time

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Jackie Margis, left, of Gurnee, Illinois, pauses while stomping grapes to take a sip of wine during the 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest held Saturday at Riverbend Park. Margis and her husband were in Boulder for work and decided to drive to Palisade for the festival.


Even though some wineries were forced to look elsewhere for grapes

A sign above Parker Carlson’s tent Saturday proclaimed “100% Colorado Grown.”
But the truth about much of the vino flowing at Riverbend Park during the 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest was a bit more complicated.

Generous incentive programs at local McDonald’s restaurants keep managers, employees motivated

A family-owned corporation that owns several McDonald’s restaurants in Grand Junction, Fruita and Moab succeeded in part because it values the people who work there, according to Shane King, owner and operator of King Enterprises. More than lip service, King backs his words up with deeds by awarding generous bonuses to high performing McDonald’s employees. This month, one of King’s two top managers was awarded a new car. The other received a large-screen television.


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