Raindrops on roses

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Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Raindrops cling to rose petals along Main Street.


Raindrops cling to roses in the 400 block of Main Street following a storm this morning that dropped about a third of an inch of rain in parts of the Grand Valley.

Today’s forecast calls for more precipitation with a 60 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms lasting into tonight.

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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