Filling bowls for hungry souls

October 4, 2017 0

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach’s (GVCO) Empty Bowls fundraiser was introduced to the organization by the late Ginger Rice, who recognized it as the perfect way to achieve part of GVCO’s vision—to feed hungry people in the community. More than two decades later, her vision still holds true. On October 14, [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

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