Local Stories

Liberty Cap: an excellent outdoor adventure

August 30, 2017 1
An article in The BEACON motivated me to put a trip up Liberty Cap trail on my life list, under Things to Do This Year. And what better time than a cool Summer morning? I parked at the Wildwood trailhead, just off South Broadway, figuring I’d be up the trail [ . . . ]

Suicide: a winnable battle

August 30, 2017 0
When Gretchen McGeeney learned that her son had died, she was devastated. More than a year before, Landon had been declared missing in California, where he had been attending college. The news came as a shock, but brought closure. Now the family had to deal with the knowledge that their [ . . . ]

Do you really need a Realtor?

August 29, 2017 0
The kids are grown and gone, and you’re rattling around what used to be a full house, wondering if you should downsize. Maybe you’ve considered hiring a Realtor to represent you, but then you think, “How hard can it be? Lots of people sell homes on their own, and I [ . . . ]

Building a community, little by little

August 29, 2017 0
They pop up everywhere—in front yards, on corners, in subdivisions. These miniature structures hold books, books and more books, and the contents are always changing. They’re Little Free Libraries (LFLs), the brainchild of Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin. In 2009, Hudson built one to look like a one-room schoolhouse as [ . . . ]
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Upcoming Community Events

all-day GJHS Class of 1962 reunion
GJHS Class of 1962 reunion
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day
Grand Junction High School alumni, come celebrate your 55th reunion! For information, call Joyce at 242-5482.
6:00 pm Voice of the San Juans @ Montrose Pavilion
Voice of the San Juans @ Montrose Pavilion
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm
Join the excitement as the best vocalists in the area compete for $1,000 at the Montrose Pavilion. General admission is $35. VIP tickets are $75 and include the best seats in the house, plus a VIP reception with hors d’oeuvres. Doors open at 6 p.m. Performance at 6:30 p.m. To [ . . . ]
10:00 am Color Sunday Arts and Crafts Fair @ Mesa Community Center
Color Sunday Arts and Crafts Fair @ Mesa Community Center
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Plateau Valley 4H Color Sunday Traditional Turkey Dinner and Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at the Mesa Community Center. The turkey dinner is from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, contact Terri Snyder at 447-0014.
6:00 pm “FixIt: Health Care at the Tippi... @ Mesa County Central Library
“FixIt: Health Care at the Tippi... @ Mesa County Central Library
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A free film presentation, discussing how our current health care model puts undue financial burden on business and the economy, as well as some possible solutions. Community discussion will follow.
all-day Dog show @ Mesa County Fairgrounds
Dog show @ Mesa County Fairgrounds
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day
Watch well-trained dogs display their talents at the Grand Valley Kennel Club’s annual conformation, rally and obedience dog shows at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, but raffle proceeds help K-9 officers in Mesa County purchase first aid kits. More than 600 dogs represent 180 recognized breeds will compete [ . . . ]
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