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Pop-up museum shows ‘then and now’ photos of national monument

By Joe Vaccarelli

Colorado National Monument visitors had a unique opportunity Saturday to see photos of how the monument once looked versus how it looks today at a pop-up museum event at the visitor’s center. Terri Ahern, walks and talks coordinator ...

Food bank raising funds to pay rent

By Gary Harmon

The Community Food Bank is traveling a different path than it has ever had to take, embarking on its first major fundraiser this month. The food bank, now 39 years old, this year lost its $120-per-month lease of space at the Mesa County ...


Ridges residents rally to help woman spruce up her home

By Joe Vaccarelli

Kelley Reed describes herself as a friendly person and is open about her faith, noting that she regularly invites in Jehovah’s Witnesses who knock on her door for something to drink and a chat. Reed’s neighbors, however, ...

Monument Health ends District 51 negotiations

By Katie Langford

Nearly a month after asking the District 51 Board of Education for consideration as an additional employee health insurance option, Monument Health abruptly ended negotiations with district staff earlier this month, citing ...


ANB Bank sprucing up its downtown locations

By Joe Vaccarelli

The roots of ANB Bank in the Grand Valley go back more than 100 years and the organization appears willing to further ensconce itself for many more after a series of remodelings and a land buy to upgrade its facilities. The bank has ...

Book Notes, Sept. 24, 2017

By Staff

Avon highlighted by Talking Gourds The Talking Gourds’ Traveling Gourds Tour will feature poet Jodie Hollander of Avon on its tour of five stops this week. The times, date and locations for the tour are: ■ Monday at The Metric ...


Teens can identify with fantasy characters

By Staff

The characters in local author Jeri Baird’s second fantasy novel, “Curses and Warfare,” face many of the same issues as the teens reading it, but for twins Alexa and Zander, the stakes are much higher. They have been called ...

You Said It, Sept. 24, 2017

By Staff

Fruita Monument High School is on Wildcat Avenue. Grand Junction High School is on Tiger Avenue. Central High School is on Warrior Way. North Avenue runs east and west and is no longer the avenue that runs on the north end of town. It really ...

Biz Buzz: Sept. 24, 2017

By Staff

Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker has moved downtown, taking over the second and third floor of the ANB Bank building, 131 N. Sixth St. Coldwell moved into the newly remodeled building in mid-August and had a grand opening celebration ...

Past city issues decided by voters

By Staff

City residents haven’t always stood pat when a proposal has been brought before the Grand Junction City Council or when councilors have decided an issue. They’ve taken it upon themselves to force a different action, utilizing the ...

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