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Death notices, Aug. 18, 2018

By Staff

■ Florence Mabel Ayers, 74, Grand Junction, died Aug. 15, 2016, at Mantey Heights Care Center. No services will take place. She was a nurses’ aide and housekeeper. Survivors include two sons, Douglas, and John, both of ...


Woman gets prison for child exploitation

By Charles Ashby

A Fruita woman convicted of two felony counts of sexual servitude and sexual exploitation of a minor was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday. Rebecca Franklin was given a 16-year prison term on a charge of trafficking and sexual ...

Visitors’ Bureau gives $40K to keep GJ bike race rolling

By Amy Hamilton

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau has signaled its support for an annual Grand Junction-based mountain bike race by offering it $40,000 for next year’s multi-day event. Next year will be the fifth year for Epic ...

The List: Friendliest cities in the U.S.

By Staff

Friendliest cities in the U.S.: 1 Charleston, North Carolina.     2 Park City, Utah.       3 Savannah, Georgia.       4 Nashville, Tennessee.     5 Austin, ...

Fruitvale Lions Club: Fruitvale Lions Club

By Staff


You Saw It, Aug. 18

By Staff

fresh fudge

Going on vacation? Then you’ll have to buy some fudge

By Rachel Sauer

Of all the impulsive decisions a tourist can make on vacation — the Caribbean cruise corn rows, the Vegas wedding, the curbside arepas, the “I’ll totally wear this again!” toe ring — perhaps none is so insidious ...

R.I.P. VCR. The movie is over

By Steve Beauregard

The last company still making VCRs just closed down. I know this because of the letter sent to us shareholders. I probably shouldn’t have put all our retirement money into a VCR manufacturer, so lesson learned. From now on, it’s ...

Channeling my inner 
Olympian, sprawl and all

By Robin Brown

School has begun and whether they admit it or not, even the kids are happy about it. We’re settling back into a routine of early dinners, early bedtimes and early mornings. Except that early bedtimes are hard when the kids want to watch ...

Dave Says: Do you need long-term insurance?

By Staff

Mother is elderly; does she need long-term care insurance? Dear Dave, I’m trying to help my elderly mom with her finances. She has no debt and more than $1 million in assets. There was also another $500,000 trust left for her by my ...

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