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Friends of Montrose library smile at book donations

By William Woody

MONTROSE — For years, the Friends of the Library organization has sold used books by the ton and used the proceeds to pay for reading programs that help keep the public involved with the Montrose Regional Library. The volunteer group ...


Court says 2 former employees owed more by Collbran

By Paul Shockley

The town of Collbran may be forced to pay additional amounts to two former employees who successfully sued the town for breach of contract, according to a ruling from the Colorado Court of Appeals. In a ruling handed down Dec. 16, a ...


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Collaboration is key to women’s success

By Emily Shockley

Despite exceptions to the rule, Chris Reddin theorizes that men in business tend to be more competitive, while women are more collaborative. That works out well for her, because economic development, the mission of the Grand Junction Business ...


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Schwenke used Nebraska football as networking tool

By Emily Shockley

When Diane Schwenke was a child, her mother told her she needed to learn how to make a living someday, in case her husband died. Decades later, Schwenke happily says her husband is alive and well, and she has carved out a lifetime of jobs ...


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Rowland plays the game, just not golf

By Amy Hamilton

One of the first and best nuggets of advice Janet Rowland received upon entering political life came from one of Grand Junction’s former leading female politicians. “Kathy Hall told me it is more difficult for a woman. Just get ...


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Women balance family, professional lives

By Amy Hamilton

It’s days before Christmas, and Sherry Ficklin’s home is a blur of activity. Cookies, swathed in green and red icing, sit on the counter, ready for a school party. The family is gathered around the kitchen table creating reindeer ...


State GOP hopes it can trim budget

By Charles Ashby

With the general government-reducing sentiment expressed by voters last month and the Republican gains in the Legislature as a result, GOP lawmakers are hoping some of their budget-cutting ideas will be viewed more favorably when legislators ...


Nemnich file closed with thank-you to court

By Paul Shockley

The most recent, and possibly last, entry in the voluminous public court file for convicted double murderer Jerry Nemnich wasn’t a pleading. It wasn’t a motion or an order. Instead, it was photocopy of a four-page thank-you card ...


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Ann Driggers: Once a ski bum, now a leader

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction Economic Partnership President and Chief Executive Officer Ann Driggers tried a wide variety of climates before settling in Grand Junction nearly 10 years ago. She grew up in the North Yorkshire Moores national park area of ...


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Laurie Kadrich: First job as a cop made her sensitive to workplace inequalities

By Amy Hamilton

It was 1979 when Laurie Kadrich, fresh out of college, traveled halfway across the country to bring the law to the Wild West. The police chief in Gillette, Wyo., thought someone educated would make a better cop, “even if it was a ...


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