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Spicy Sheet Pan-Roasted Jambalaya

January 3, 2018 0

Recipe courtesy of the National Onion Association & Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee Servings: 4-6   Instructions Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper. In large bowl, combine onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, jalapeños, tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper until evenly combined. [ . . . ]

Surviving the Grand Valley’s worst winter

January 3, 2018 0

The morning after Thanksgiving 1919, Charlie Rump trudged out his back door, measuring stick in hand, to see how much snow had fallen over the previous two days. He measured 19-22 inches across the yard. He saw his foreman plunging through the white stuff. “It sure feels cold,” Rump called. [ . . . ]

Mission on Mercy Ships

January 3, 2018 0

By Dave Jensen In 2014, I considered that all too familiar question: “What will you do when you retire?” I had already been volunteering with various ministries in the Grand Valley, so I wasn’t worried that the next chapter of my life would be boring. But one mission kick-started my [ . . . ]

Beware of job seeker scams, warns workforce center

January 3, 2018 0

Using online resources to find a job? Be aware of fraudulent databases! The Mesa County Workforce Center (MCWFC) recently discovered a fraudulent employer utilizing its Connecting Colorado database with the aim of scamming job seekers. This can happen on other platforms as well, the center warned. Searchers should be on [ . . . ]

Falling well: Tips for preventing falls for active seniors

January 3, 2018 0

I’ve never thought of my active, 65-year-old sister as clumsy. But after Becky called to inform me she’d had her third major bone break in 10 years due to falling, I began to wonder. “I guess I’m just a bad faller,” she said. The fear of falling Falls can make [ . . . ]

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