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Collaboration is key to women’s success

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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 ...


121010 Diane Schwenke

Schwenke used Nebraska football as networking tool

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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

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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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Phyllis Norris: President of City Market worked her way to the top

By Amy Hamilton

You may not have noticed that watermelons now purchased at City Market are sold by size, not by weight. Asking checkers to heave the substantial fruits onto the scales is arduous work, especially over a course of a busy summer shift, according ...


Bridge ready for reinstallation near Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

A 110-year-old part of the history of the Roaring Fork Valley will be returned to its proper place next month after being removed for renovation. The Satank Bridge near Carbondale is scheduled to be returned to its abutment the first week of ...


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