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Question 2B in a nutshell: $22M benefit for $820,0000

By Guest Columnist

By Duncan McArthur On the April 4, 2017 municipal ballot the voters of Grand Junction will be asked to consider changing the intended use of the TABOR override funds that were previously designated for early retirement of the Riverside ...

Let’s not be willing to transfer 
management of public lands

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s Note: Tamera Minnick will be an occasional contributor on issues involving natural resources. This is her introductory column. It was a relief to learn that Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has withdrawn a bill he sponsored ...

Here’s an easy way to promote a healthier community

By Robin Brown

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a group of 10 climbing up a mountain on skis in Montana. We climbed all day— stopping here and there to catch our breath or to grab a snack or a drink of water. We swapped stories along the way and ...

The case for an event center as an income generator

By Guest Columnist

By Jodi Niernberg Recently, I started to explain my reasons for arriving at a position of support for a proposed sales tax hike to fund a new event center. I discussed the current economy, the lack of growth we have felt for some time and ...

Cross of ashes - symbol of Ash Wednesday

Christians consider tradition, meaning of Lenten season

By Rachel Sauer

For centuries, in every Christian tradition that observes Lent, pastors and philosophers have smiled brightly and proclaimed, in essence, “But this is a good thing!” Thomas Merton, in his “Seasons of Celebration,” ...

Key to good writing is writing and reading — and lots of it

By LaReina Kalenian

Throughout my childhood, I dreamt of becoming a writer (I also dreamt of being an actress/veterinarian/farmer/fashion designer, but writing is the one dream that stuck). Before I could actually write, I dictated stories to my mother and ...


Imagination Library, Feb. 26, 2017

By Staff

Grand Junction Imagination Library Thank you to our February book sponsors, The Goodwin Foundation and Horizon Sunrise Rotary, for their support in delivering 2,323 books to children in Grand Junction. Total books delivered to date: ...

With some patience, you can teach an old dog new tricks

By Charlé Thibodeau

For those of you who rescue a pet from a shelter, I commend you. Acquiring an animal who has been reared by others, only to be abandoned when they are no longer wanted, takes a strong individual. Even if a young pet is adopted, they have ...

Biz Buzz, Feb. 26, 2017

By Staff

A new food delivery service launched in Grand Junction last week that promises fast, reasonably priced delivery from 22 local restaurants. is a restaurant marketing and delivery service whose headquarters are in Ramona, ...

Book notes, Feb. 26, 2017

By Ann Wright

Beer writer featured at two local events Mix beer and books at a couple of upcoming opportunities, and meet Ed Sealover, author of “Colorado Excursions with History, Hikes and Hops” and “Mountain Brew: A Guide to ...

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