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071210 nordine mojo

Locals artist competes for solo show in NYC

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Local artist Justin Nordine would love to take his acrylic fine art to the next level by opening a solo show in New York City. He’s vying for that opportunity through an online contest sponsored by 3rd Ward, a design studio and online ...

070810 Medesy mojo

Medesy Hall torn down at Mesa State

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Demolition crews began tearing down Medesy Hall Thursday morning on the campus of Mesa State College. The new space will be landscaped– opening up yet another free space within the center of the campus for students to enjoy. The 26,000 ...

070610 monks mojo

Buddhist monks enlighten students about path to brighter future

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Jangchub Chophel was growing up in California, his family did not have blue toilet water or take trips to the park on a Sunday afternoon. He often wondered how a person acquired such luxuries, never knowing that love was within his heart ...

Soldier home Richie 070210

Soldier returns to celebrate freedom with family

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Marine Corporal Justin Andrew Aysse returned home Friday afternoon ready to celebrate the freedom he and other soldiers have been fighting for in Afghanistan. After completing two tours of duty, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Aysse said ...

070110 fireworks mojo

Fireworks sales starting off with a bang

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Tents housing fireworks for sale have popped up in corners of popular shopping centers or vacant lots this week and most have said that sales are really starting to pick up as Independence Day approaches. “It started out slow but now ...

063010 Art Camp mojo

Art Camp just keeps growing

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

This is the fifteenth summer that Vera Mulder has taught art camp in the Grand Valley. “I’m just a retired teacher who won’t retire,” said Mulder laughing, as she explained the history of the camp. Mulder said she and ...

062910 Golf Mojo

Rally for a Cure brings men and women together for good cause

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Nearly 200 women and men, all wearing pink clothing, gathered at Bookcliff Country Club Tuesday afternoon to help fight breast cancer at the first “Rally for a Cure” event. The golf tournament attracted women from across the ...

062810 Aspen Urban Mojo

Keith Urban likes Fruita’s coffee

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Tom Hinman wouldn’t know a celebrity if one walked right up to him. So he was surprised to learn that legendary country music singer Keith Urban, headliner at this year’s Country Jam, did just that at Aspen Street Coffee House, ...

061710 Math camp MOJO

Engineering camp inspires green ideas

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Elementary school students are learning about renewable resources and thinking of big ideas for sustainable energy production at the Math and Science Center’s “Wild for Engineering” camp this week. “They are thinking ...

061610 roadshow mojo

Business slow but hopeful at Treasure Hunters Roadshow

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Justin Walkley loaded up as many items as he could find to take to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow at the Clarion Inn Wednesday morning. A self-proclaimed pack rat, Walkley carried a box full of miscellaneous items he thought might be of value ...

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