A world of good: The Western Slope goes global

July 31, 2017 0
Sometimes it’s difficult to understand how events in one part of the world can affect the Western Slope. That’s where the World Affairs Council of Western Colorado (WACWC) comes in. WACWC is the brainchild of Grand Junction City Councilman Bennett Boeschenstein, former State Department Officer Duane Butcher and Colorado Mesa [ . . . ]

Critique groups make your writing stronger

July 5, 2017 0
With self-publishing’s rise in popularity, many writers rush to get their books into print without taking time to make sure their product is the best it can be. Writers’ critique groups help ensure that writers connect with their readers effectively, and there are many critique groups in the area to [ . . . ]

Your guide to aging well in Mesa County

December 5, 2016 0
Merry Christmas from the BEACON! As a gift from us to you, you should find a copy of the 2017 BEACON Guide, our annual guide to aging well in Mesa County, stuffed somewhere inside this December issue. The BEACON Guide, a trusted resource directory for area seniors, their families and [ . . . ]

Newcomers Club welcomes you to the neighborhood

November 2, 2016 0
The Newcomers Club is the perfect place for new Grand Junction residents and those who want to rediscover the area. For almost 75 years, the Newcomers Club has been “where newcomers become old friends.” Bob Noble and Carolyn White arrived from Chicago five years ago. Noble now serves as the [ . . . ]

Community-centered living in Midlands Village

October 31, 2016 0
Tucked in a corner off 32 Road in Clifton, between D and D ½ Roads, are the 313 lots that make up Midlands Village, a community of manufactured homes for people of all ages. It’s currently home to 289 couples, families and many seniors. Midlands is the kind of place [ . . . ]
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