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Representatives of volunteer groups talk about what directors’ roles entail

By Dave Buchanan

Every volunteer group needs a vibrant board of directors, but not every member is willing or is wanted on a board. After talking with representatives from several groups, here are some tips on how to be a better director. Know the ...

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Social networking a void between older leaders, younger rank and file in volunteeer groups

By Dave Buchanan

Mention Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MouthShut or any of the hundreds of social media sites to aging birders, anglers and hunters, and you might get a blank look. For some, communication has become something they don’t ...

Report: Climate change could cut river flows

By Dennis Webb

Climate change may result in about a 9 percent drop in average Colorado River flows over the next half-century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says in a new report. Drought frequency and duration are expected to increase under a ...

Principals, assistants avoid cuts in budget

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More teacher evaluations and discipline issues are two main reasons why building administration positions were spared when $13.6 million in budget cuts were made for the 2011–12 school year, School District 51 Superintendent Steve ...

Your Town, June 12, 2011

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Cancer doesn’t care who you are or what you’ve done in your life. Take for instance my father-in-law, who was born at the family farm in the 1940s and toiled in the fields as young boy, tending to chores before heading to school. ...

Volunteer groups deal with decline of interest as key members leave

By Dave Buchanan

At first glance, it seems a perfect fit. An interesting, nonprofit, volunteer organization seeking new, involved members in a lively city with a growing population of young retirees with time on their hands. A match made in heaven? Not ...

Best of Bridge, June 12, 2011

By Staff

Here are results of recent bridge games: June 1, north/south: Evelyn Saxton and Helen Bledsoe; Linda Marah and Paul Hackbert; Jean Dixon and Sue Carson. East/west: tie for first place:  Dorothy Gerharter and Doreen Pond and Bonnie ...

Traffic Alert, June 12, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Riverside Parkway asphalt patching: On Tuesday, city crews will patch asphalt at two locations along the Riverside Parkway — west of the Fifth Street viaduct; and ...

Gray Gourmet, June 12, 2011

By Staff

Monday — Spaghetti and meatballs, Italian vegetables, tossed salad, strawberry fruit mold, Italian bread. Tuesday — Monterey chicken, pea and cheese salad, brown rice, saucy fruit salad. Wednesday — Roast beef with gravy, ...

Weekly Planner, June 12, 2011

By Staff

Sunday, June 12 Grand Junction Outing Club, memorial hike on Serpents Trail, in honor of Louise Waid, Sunday; road biking, meet 8 a.m. Tuesday, old Colorado Club, northwest of Mack, ride Mack to State Line; mountain bike, meet 8 a.m. ...

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