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072410 ambassadors fair mojo

Fair ambassadors answer all community questions

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Many may thing that 4H clubs are only about raising animals, but there are also opportunities for teens to build leadership and public relations skills. The Mesa County Fair Ambassadors are a group of specially selected 4Hers who are ...

072210 ice cream fair mojo

Eating contests a hit a fair

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Lots of folks stepped right up to eat their way through a variety of contests including watermelon, ice cream and jalepeno eating contests. The eating contests are always a big hit at the fair, said Mesa County Fair Ambassador Kiffanie ...

072210 Roehm mojo

Judges “Spot” prize pig

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Korbin Roehm, 11, wasn’t too surprised when his 257 pound pig Spot won the first place prize in the class 6 showmanship competition Thursday morning. “He has wide hams and wide shoulders,” Roehm explained, “and ...

072110 Solar mojo

Children’s center receives solar gift

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Western Slope Center for Children received the gift of solar electricity Wednesday afternoon from High Noon Solar. The 9.89 kilowatt system will produce 40 percent of the center’s electricity need making it a gift that will ...

072110 Open class fair mojo

Open class exhibit provides friendly resident competition

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Beverly Hayes has the huge task at the Mesa County Fair of organizing and displaying the more than 500 entries into the open class fair competition. For the past nine years, she has volunteered to help residents put their best pie, cake, ...

072010 River-Mann Mojo

Parting sorrowful for lamb raisers at fair

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The fair brings many bittersweet moments for children who raise animals as part of their 4H projects. Most animals are put up for sale at the end of the fair by their often tearful owners. “Our boys are going to cry,” said Malli ...

071910 4H cookies mojo

Cookie competition kicks off 4H fair activities

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Mesa County Fair officially kicks off Tuesday but some 4H members were among the first competitors Monday morning. The cookie baking competition was among the first classes to be judged for the fair. “I guess because there is just ...

071610 fc mojo

Fourth-graders start For Charity club

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Lizzie Godfrey, 9, and Maggie Williams, 8, have started all kind of clubs together. There was dance club, singing club, cheerleading club — sometimes boys were allowed and sometimes they weren’t — but none of them were ...

071310 Coffee mojo

The Coffee Studio issues a cry for help

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Coffee Studio sent out a distress call to its customers asking for their support of the local coffee shop, which may have to close if business doesn’t pick up soon. A dozen loyal customers met last month in the coffee shop at 2913 ...

071310 REI mojo

Great American Backyard Campout this weekend

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The summer of 2010 is nearly halfway over and many families still haven’t found time to camp with their kids. Perhaps they’ve been too busy or just don’t own the proper equipment for a night under the stars. The city of ...

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