Love connections: Not Going Quietly fosters friendship and fun

January 2, 2018 0

Sharon Conklin-Starr, a religious science practitioner and member of Center for Spiritual Living Grand Junction (CSL), saw the need for a place for seniors to share their joys and challenges in a safe, fun environment. That was the birth of Not Going Quietly, a discussion group for people age 60-plus . . .

KAFM brings classics to the big screen

October 31, 2017 0

Betty Ries loves movies. Namely, classic movies. She’s been a self-described “mega movie fan” since she was a teen. Ries has found herself dissecting classic films with her coworkers at community radio station KAFM. She decided it was time to share that love with her community. “Some people might know . . .

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 . . .

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