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Beacon Senior News


BEACON Senior News is the voice of adults 50 and older in Western Colorado.

BEACON Senior News

 A national and regional award-winning monthly publication

BEACON Senior News is Western Colorado’s leading monthly magazine for seniors and boomers—informing, entertaining and inspiring the 50+ community in Mesa, Delta and Montrose counties since 1986.

Our monthly magazine is distributed throughout Mesa, Montrose and Delta counties at more than 300 locations and is available to readers for free.

Originally known as the Best Year’s BEACON, Susan Capps started the newspaper in 1986. Its current publisher, Kevin VanGundy, acquired the publication in 2008. Now, BEACON Senior News has grown to reach more than 50,000 readers every month. The publication has consistently been a top award winner at the annual journalism competition of the North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA).

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The Beacon Guide


A resource directory for seniors and their families

The BEACON Guide offers essential resources relating to aging well on Colorado’s Western Slope. We produce two editions—one for Mesa County and one for Montrose and Delta counties.

The BEACON Guide features listings and resources for aging in place, local clubs and activities, retirement planning, home services, medical services, caregiving, senior housing and end of life options. The Guide offers seniors, baby boomers and their families a beautifully organized guide to aging well.

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Beacon Fest


 Our yearly boomer and senior fair in Grand Junction and Montrose

This free daylong festival features resources and services for seniors, along with food, music and entertainment. Local businesses showcase their products and services and engage with seniors and baby boomers in a fun and vibrant environment. Local entertainers, free food, educational seminars and door prizes attract thousands of local seniors to this exciting event.

Grand Junction’s BeaconFest takes place each April at the Grand Junction Convention Center. Montrose-Delta’s BeaconFest takes place at the Montrose Pavilion every September.

Learn more about BeaconFest