Enthusiasts rode their two-wheeled steeds from the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens to Fruita during the Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride Saturday morning. About five dozen people participated in the bike ride, which was a fundraiser for Homeward Bound.
The Fruita Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet was sponsored by Alpine Bank and included an evening of dinner, cocktails and silent auction.
The School District 51 Foundation hosted its annual White Iced cocktail party last weekend at the Colorado Mesa University Ballroom. Guests enjoyed drinks, dessert, a silent auction and many teachers were recognized for their accomplishments.
The Survive Like a Yeti event, part of the Junior Scientist Series at the Mesa County Libraries, taught children and their families about outdoor survival in the winter. Guest speaker was Colorado Mesa University professor Bruce Bauerle. Photos by Clinton “Buddy” Brown.
The Grand Junction Rockestra performed songs inspired by the Big Hair era Saturday night at the Robinson Theater at Colorado Mesa University. All photos are available for purchase.
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra and singer Steve Lippia paid tribute to Frank Sinatra during the Centennial Sinatra concert at the Avalon Theatre.
Fans of the PBS Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey” gathered at Allen Unique Autos for a sneak peek at Season 5. Many dressed in 1920s style costumes to enjoy the show.
Large amounts of fresh powder on the Grand Mesa made it a popular destination for sledding over the holiday season.
Despite the rain and snow, shoppers finished finding the items on their Christmas list downtown last weekend.
Members of the High Desert Opera gave the public a sneak peek at their upcoming show, “The Secret Garden” at the Mesa County Library Tuesday night. The show will be on Dec. 31 and Jan. 3 at the Robinson Theatre at Colorado Mesa University.
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.
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