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072413 petition mojo

Petition calls for revamp of local skate parks

By Heather Nelson

A sticky note on the cash register at BC Surf & Sport prompted customers to inquire about a petition. It didn’t take much persuasion to get 450 signatures. A sale’s associate’s desire for action to revamp local skate ...

072213 fball mojo

Team fills financial needs with fundraising

By Heather Nelson

High school football players from around the Western Slope convened at the Colorado Mesa University practice field Saturday. The boys stood in line to register for the first event of the day—the combine, eager to find out how they ranked ...

071813 sharon mojo

Wolves of the World educates fair-goers

By Heather Nelson

Wolves prance around the ring as Sharon Sandlofer conducts the pack to perform a number of tricks. The crowd at the Mesa County Fair laughs and cheers as the wolves complete tasks for little cubes of raw meat. The “Wolves of the ...

071513 preview mojo

Mesa County Fair prepares for big week

By Heather Nelson

The Mesa County Fair celebrates 126 years of community pride this week at the Mesa County Fairgrounds. The county fair will have many new features and attractions for people to enjoy this year, including a vibrant music scene, said Jo Haxel, ...

071413 hope mojo

Non-profit seeks donations for big project

By Heather Nelson

HOPE of the Grand Valley needs the community’s help to purchase Stonehaven, its newest, biggest project, yet. The Stonehaven home, also the old bed and breakfast of Fruita, Colo., would become a place for struggling families to ...

070813 lib mojo

Libraries’ programs encourage summer literacy

By Heather Nelson

Smiling, young children circle up for story time eager to hear about dinosaurs. The interactive preschool story time follows the theme of Mesa County Library’s summer reading program, which was designed to encourage early literacy. The ...

062813 eagle scout mojo

Local scout cleans desert for service project

By Heather Nelson

Thirty-six acres of land scattered with trash caught the attention of a local Boy Scout. Zane Rosenkrance of Grand Junction knew the land needed maintenance. In fact, he designated the desert cleanup as part of his Eagle Scout Project. The ...

062813 eagle mojo

Stolen eagle returned to its nest

By Heather Nelson

Ed Annon’s handcrafted eagle statues sit under the American flag on the front lawn of his home on Unaweep Avenue. The statues are a patriotic symbol for all veterans and something that Annon proudly displays on his lawn. Annon could not ...

062613 bike mojo

Large turnout for Bike To Work Day breakfast

By Heather Nelson

Bicycles littered the grassy area in front of City Hall early Wednesday morning as many commuters chose to ride in honor of Bike To Work Day. The cyclists, many dressed in bright yellow shirts, lined up for the free breakfast that celebrated ...

Lion of Year

Van Iderstine named “Lion of the Year”

By Heather Nelson

The Grand Junction Lions Club named Bob Van Iderstine the 2013 “Lion of the Year” during a meeting Tuesday at Two Rivers Convention Center. The longtime Lion fulfilled all the criteria for the honor: contributing to the club and ...

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