Stand Down for vets

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U.S. Army veteran Kevin Allen gets a haircut from Ashley Rutherford of Great Clips during the Stand Down.


Ashley Rutherford, manager of the Great Clips salon on Broadway, trims U.S. Army veteran Kevin Allen’s hair during today’s Stand Down for Homeless and At Risk Veterans at First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth Street.

Services at the event include basic dental, medical and vision screening, Social Security assistance, VA health care registration, and free winter clothing and footwear along with other services and a free meal. The Stand Down continues until 2:00 p.m. today.

Rig death followed fix of leak

A Grand Junction drill rig worker’s accidental death last week occurred when he was struck by a high-pressure valve after he and fellow crew members had repaired a leak and were working on getting the rig drilling again.



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