You Saw It, Sept. 1

Three generations of the Bechtel family hiked Mount Bierstadt on July 9. Betty Bechtel took this photo, which was sent in by Baer and Carrie Bechtel.

Ben Zastrow snapped this photo of the Fruita Farmers Market on July 16.

Five generations of family gathered for Betty Dowd Simpson’s 89th birthday. Pictured from left are Jack Lee, Patty Lee, Simpson and Lauren Russell held by Christina Russell. “Betty, a lifelong resident of the Grand Junction, area enjoys her family, gardening and baseball,” according to an email submission.

Annelise Tate, who was home in July from studying in Graz, Austria, is in turn studied by the puppy Gia.

“Thanks to Officer Ben Carnes for stopping by and allowing our kids to check out his patrol car and being so friendly! And thank you to all who risk their lives to protect ours!” said an email from Ryan, Lori, Parker, Ashlyn, Ryker and Addisyn Lee and Brooklyn and Bryson Savageau. Ryan Lee took this photo.

Tom and Sue Ann Buick put rubber snakes around the porch of their Redlands home to keep birds from building nests there. “They have worked great for years, that is until this hummingbird decided that the ‘snake’ was the perfect place to build her nest,” wrote Tom Buick. “Her two eggs have hatched and everybody seems happy and content.” This photo was take by Sue Ann Buick.

The Western Slope Rovers, the local chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association, meet for breakfast once a month and hold rallies May through September. To learn about the rovers, go to

Olivia Begley shows off the fish she caught with her Papa at Ridgway State Park. This photo was taken by John Furca on April 24. Olivia has been treated at a Shriners hospital, according to an email from Steve Thomas, a member of Shriners. Shriner hospitals treat children with a variety of conditions — orthopedic and spinal problems, cleft lip and palette, burns and more — at no cost to families.

Gene Garl, right, and his sister, Mary Lee, left, earlier this summer attended the wedding of their nephew, Andrew, and his bride, Lacey.


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