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BEACON Senior News

May’s BEACON is online only

May 04, 2020 12:09PM ● By Cloie Sandlin

Does this mask make my head look big? My mask is boring, so I’d rather see yours! See our cover story to find out how to submit your face mask selfies to us.

But June’s will be online and in PRINT!

Thank you for reading this exclusive online edition of the BEACON Senior News. When we sent our April issue to press back in March, there were many uncertainties regarding the impact COVID-19 and a lengthy stay-at-home order would have on our communities, and more importantly our readers. Therefore, our staff decided to forego a print edition and make our May and June issues available here on our website.

Does this mask make my head look big? My mask is boring, so I'd rather see yours! See our to find out how to submit your face mask selfies to us.
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April’s stay-at-home order was rough for many of us, but the Western Slope has been fortunate to have considerably fewer COVID-19 cases than other parts of the state. Spirits high and fingers crossed, we plan to produce and distribute our June edition in PRINT.

Like you, we are unsure about how the reopening of our community will unfold. Please know that our work to keep you enlightened, entertained and encouraged won’t stop. This issue still has the same quality stories and information you’re used to finding in our print edition—arguably, even more.

If you know of a senior without internet access who would love to read this issue of the BEACON, please consider printing it out for them and delivering it to their doorstep.

If you have digital access, here are additional ways we can stay connected.

  • Read the BEACON online. Did you know that in addition to our print edition, we publish the BEACON digitally every month? While it’s not the same as holding it in your hand, you'll find uplifting stories and side-splitting jokes right here at (Just a reminder that in light of the pandemic we’ve combined our Mesa County and Montrose-Delta editions into one—at least through June.)
  • Get the BEACON delivered straight to your email. You can sign up right here for notifications when the new issue is out, along with exclusive and interactive content. You can also get your name added to the list by emailing us at [email protected]
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BeaconFest is August 19

We can’t wait to see you at Grand Junction BeaconFest on Wednesday, August 19. Re-mark your calendars, invite your friends and we’ll have a blast in August.

Don’t forget to give your mom a virtual hug on Mother’s Day, May 10, and to honor our nation’s fallen heroes on Memorial Day, May 25. And, remember to wash your hands and wear a mask in public—it could help save lives.