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Keep workplace political talk short

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’s going to be hard to avoid discussions about politics at work, or any in just about any other social situation, this week. Workplace experts, however, are cautioning employees to tread very, very lightly if the conversations turns ...

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Vet event provides services to homeless

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Stand down is a military term used to temporarily relieve a soldier from duty in order to rest and relax. Many homeless veterans live on the streets in a constant state of readiness, only acting toward their next immediate need such as food ...

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Mom takes potato salad to Vegas

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

There’s going to be a lady on a plane heading from Grand Junction to Las Vegas tomorrow with a bag of “special potatoes” on her lap. It’s not as weird as it sounds given that Frankie DeLaHoz is flying to the World ...

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Lions honor Challenger Baseball founder

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Consistently energetic. Fantastic. Kind-hearted. These are the words that come to the minds of friends and family when discussing Challenger Baseball founder, Carma Brown. Brown was honored by the Grand Junction Lions Club at Tuesday as ...

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L.A. choreographer perfects Palisade color guard

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It has to be perfect. Every footstep, every plie’, every chasse’, every twirl of a flag or a rifle, must be precisely in sync with the brass, the woodwinds, and percussion. Judges are looking for perfect. Anything less will ...

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Workplace costumes do’s and don’ts

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Despite popular thinking, Halloween is not the time to break your workplace dress code or to act otherwise inappropriately. Many workers use the holiday to wear their pajamas to work, shorten their hemlines and lower their V-necks. Or, ...

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Cometh to the Renaissance Faire

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Cometh ye mateys! The Thunder Mountain Colorado Living History group beseeches ye to the Dragon Unchained Renaissance and Pirate Fantasy Faire taking place this weekend just near the 29 Road Bridge. A short walk leads into an enchanted ...

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Man’s last wish is to pass a van forward

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Friends of Dan Keenan describe him as a gentle and giving man. He’s a former Nordic skier, high school football star, rancher and truck driver. Even when facing his own mortality, his thoughts are with others stricken by the same ...

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Palisade to host The Wedding Pink

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Shades of pink often accompany the sunsets that shine over evening weddings at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade. For one bride, that color will shine for her as a reminder that she survived for this day. She fought breast cancer with ...

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How to keep your child safe from abduction

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

After the death of Jessica Ridgeway this month in the Westminster, parents have been calling the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office asking for help in teaching their children how to stay safe. In response, the Crime Stoppers of Mesa County ...

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