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.
Veterans and families came to West Star Aviation to view the Boeing B29 Superfortress.
The first wine-tasting event took place at the Mesa County Fair. It featured vintners from local wineries who were competing for notoriety and blue ribbons. Special to the Sentinel/Cerise Moran Hock
Crowds of lavender devotees and those just wanting to learn more about the versatile and aromatic herb gathered at Memorial Park in Palisade Saturday. The Lavender Association of Western Colorado organized the event which was held July 11, 12 & 13th and included farm tours, seminars, workshops, vendors and Lavender Fest Gala Dinner.
The will and skill of teams of adventurers were tested as they ran, crawled, and climbed through the 4 mile obstacle course at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort during the Powderhorn Mud Dash this weekend.
The Live in the Vines Summer Concert Series at Wine Country Inn featured entertainment by Thomasina Brown, as guests enjoyed, cocktails, wine and casual outdoor dining.
Contestants were treated to blasts of color as they made their way around Mesa Mall Saturday. For the curious minded, the color is made of food-grade cornstarch.
The Downtown Grand Junction Farmer’s Market was packed with people enjoying not only the farmers and vendors but the entertainers, splash pad and each other.
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