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Book notes, April 30, 2017

By Ann Wright

Mall site of children’s book giveaway Books collected through the Colorado Business Reads effort will be given away to local children from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Clock Court in Mesa Mall. There also will be a story time at ...


West Slope artist’s passion for 
life comes through in book

By LaReina Kalenian

In the poem “The Summer Day,” poet Mary Oliver entreats, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with your one wild and precious life?” So many of us search for an answer to this question for most of our lives. I, for one, ...


Walker home is to be demolished, but one woman wants it saved

By Erin McIntyre

For the past month, Lesa Brassette has been trying to figure out a way to save the old home she’s fallen in love with before it’s too late. A 41,000-square-foot assisted living center will soon be built on the property of the old ...

Protections are few for historic GJ properties

By Staff

In the 26 years Kristen Ashbeck has worked for the city planning department, no building listed on the National Register of Historic Places has been torn down in Grand Junction, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen. Grand ...


Older job-seekers face obstacles in modern market

By Gary Harmon

Deborah Watson has worked as a secretary in medical, dental and hospital offices and is now back in the labor market, but at 53, she said, it’s difficult to get the attention of potential employers. Watson comes from an era in which ...


ShareFest builds ramp, touches a heart

By Erin McIntyre

Though her husband has been gone since November, Rosie Olson could feel his presence again on Saturday. With every whir of a drill bit, every swing of a hammer, every buzz of the saw outside, it was a reminder of Kendall, who died almost five ...


Rating bills demographically a bad idea, GOP says

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Every bill that is introduced into the Colorado Legislature gets what is called a fiscal note. That note, compiled by the nonpartisan Legislative Council staff, is designed to show the immediate impact a bill would have on the ...


Man receives highest civilian honor

By Erin McIntyre

A Colorado man received the nation’s highest civilian honor on Saturday during the Civil Air Patrol’s annual conference and banquet. Retired Sgt. Maj. Eugene Cousineau received the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his ...


Blotter, April 30, 2017

By Staff

Police seek details in stolen credit card case The Grand Junction Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man caught on security cameras using a stolen credit card. Someone stole a black and gray Michael Kors ...

You Said It, April 30, 2017

By Staff

The recent article regarding body cams was excellent! It’s concerning, however, that one of Colorado’s poorest counties (Delta) has body cams but other area police and sheriff’s departments (who could afford it if budgets ...

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