The 2014 Olde Fashioned Christmas took place in downtown Palisade last weekend. On Main Street, the fun included a holiday marketplace, venders, entertainment, and carriage rides.
The Hope West Holiday Show took place at Two Rivers Convention Center. More than just a fashion show, the annual event this year included a silent auction, a luncheon, and a show with singers and dancers. Proceeds from the event benefit HopeWest Kids and help fund a camp for children who have lost a loved one.
The community gathered on Main Street to celebrate and honor veterans for serving their country.
Holy Family Catholic School hosted a craft show Saturday that featured 90 vendors. 100 percent of the funds raised helped to make Catholic education a reality for each and every Holy Family student. Funds from the event also help ensure technology is up-to-date and helps fund programs that aid the school’s reputation for excellence in education.
A Taste of Riverside was a festive evening of Mexican food, music and dancing. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Riverside Educational Center, an after school tutoring and enrichment program.
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s Rockestra was joined by ZZ Top tribute band ZZ-3 last Saturday night at Colorado Mesa University. Fans were thrilled to sing along to their favorite ZZ Top hits.
Fourteen bands competed Saturday in the 37th annual Colorado West Marching Band Festival, with a parade downtown in the morning and field show performances at Stocker Stadium in the afternoon. Music lovers enjoyed watching the bands perform and the atmosphere.
Community photos submitted by Daily Sentinel readers in October 2014
The fall colors are one of the many things we love about western Colorado. We’ll be adding photos to this gallery each week to give you plenty to enjoy.
The grand reopening of the Avalon Theater Wednesday morning closed Main Street while the event took place. More than 250 people attended the party. The theater also held an open house and tours until 7 p.m. Wednesday night.
Scenes from the Colorado Pro Rodeo and the Colorado Pork and Hops.
The Colorado Professional Rodeo took place at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Sept. 12-13.
A photo gallery of the Filthy 5K race held, Saturday at 9 a.m. at Matchett Park. A number of Grand Valley athletes tackled the mud and obstacles of the Filthy 5K and Einstein Filthy Kid 1.5 at Matchett Park on Saturday. Proceeds from the races went to benefit United Way of Mesa County.
The Dinosaur Journey Museum held a Dinosaur Day family festival Saturday in Fruita. The kids enjoyed exploring dinosaurs, face painting, other games and refreshments.
The annual Palisade Peach Festival offered a taste of peaches and lots of fun for the family at Riverbend Park this weekend.
The Land’s End Hill Climb race started back in 1941. The record time set by Paul Dallenbach in 1994 still holds. Saturday and Sunday drivers were joined by motorcycle riders on the 5 1/4 miles track for the first time. Spectators picked their spot along the hillside to get a glimpse of the racers as they spun around the hairpin turns with sheer drop-offs along the track. JR Cline won the motorcycle stint in 6:07 seconds and Spencer Steele had the fastest recorded speed of 100 mph
Family Fun Festival put on by Rocky Mountain PBS.
The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is an annual even held in Olathe, Colorado featuring the areas marquee corn crop that is renowned not just in Colorado but abroad. The even features everything from kids games to a car show and various contests.
The Color Dash run and walk took place Saturday. Part of the proceeds benefited Mesa County Partners. Pastel colors are made from food-grade cornstarch.
Many Western Colorado fans came to the Indigo Girls concert at Grande River Vineyards Winery. Photos by Melinda Mawdsley.
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