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The Grand Junction High School Tigers Class of 1961 50th reunion will take place Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 2.

The reunion mixer, banquet and brunch will be held at Courtyard by Marriott.

Additional activities include a golf scramble and tours of ole GJHS and “new” Colorado Mesa University.

For registration forms and details, please visit or contact Rawlene Bainter at (970) 243-0541 or, or Shirley Porter at (970) 255-9419 or

Effective Aug. 15, the Glenwood Springs Social Security District Office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday.

While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-to-face service with the visiting public without incurring the cost of overtime. Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than the president requested for the budget this fiscal year, which makes it impossible for the agency to provide the amount of overtime needed to handle service to the public as we have in the past.

Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. For example, anyone wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain a proof of income letter or inform us of a change of address or telephone number may do so at or by dialing our toll-free number, 1 (800) 772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1 (800) 325-0778.

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