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Two-year-old Nora Wood of Palisade finds an Easter egg during the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies annual easter egg hunt at the Palisade Food Bank, 120 N. River Road. Students at Noah’s Ark Kindergarten School and kids from the neighborhood took part in the hunt. In addition to the egg hunt, the kids were treated to games, bubble-blowing and pictures with the Easter Llama. Each student also received a Dr. Seuss book.

ACLU suit to proceed against city

Although the city of Grand Junction amended its controversial panhandling ordinance earlier this month in an effort to sidestep costly litigation, the American Civil Liberties Union has not dropped its lawsuit opposing the measure. Colorado ACLU director Mark Silverstein said that wording changes in Grand Junction’s amended ordinance were a step in the right direction, but the organization still is concerned with wording in the ordinance.


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    High school lacrosse heats up, while baseball, and softball find the diamonds.

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    Visit Rockies mascots, eating gluten-free Easter cookies, freeze hits fruit.

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    A thank you to the tutors and volunteers at the Riverside Educational Center.

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    A Sultry Siren’s Night
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    Locals enjoyed a concert version of Bizet’s “Carmen” Saturday.

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    Locals wined and dined to raise funds at Two Rivers Convention Center Saturday.

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    Honeybee Festival
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    Downtown Palisade was abuzz Friday during the 6th annual Honeybee Festival.


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