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061510 Protocamp Mojo

Protocampers make rockets and hovercars

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When a Mentos candy is dropped into a two-liter bottle of diet Coke, it causes a reaction called nucleation, which in turn causes the soda to spew like a geyser. Plus, it just looks really cool. That’s only one of the many fun science ...

061510 Book Giveaway Mojo

Free book giveaway attracts hundreds

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The annual School District 51 Book Giveaway opened the doors at Pomona Elementary School Tuesday morning to a large crowd of scavengers. “We’ve already seen at least 500 people,” said Juddah Raine, text book technician for ...

061410 Lunch MOJO

Summer breakfast and lunch offered free at select schools

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Hunger doesn’t end just because it’s summer. That’s why School District 51 and the United States Department of Agriculture want to offer all children free breakfast and lunch as part of the Summer Food Service Program, at ...

palisade camping 061110

Pickers come to bluegrass festival to listen — and play

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Many of the people who follow bluegrass festivals come not only to hear music played by professionals, but to enjoy picking tunes with fellow campers. ‘We get to play music as well as listen to it,” said Mike Morrman of Boulder, ...

061110 Chef Camp Mojo

Chef Camp: Fun fundamentals for summer learning

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Western Colorado Community College is providing a fun and unique way for middle school children to learn something new this summer. More than a dozen preteens stepped into the kitchen of Certified Executive Chef Jon St. Peter this week ...

060910 Toffee Mojo

Enstrom’s launches national recipe contest

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Grand Junction bakers have been adding Enstrom’s Almond Toffee to all sorts of sweet treats since the candy store opened 50 years ago. They sprinkle crumbled bits of toffee into cakes, ice cream and pies. Many of the recipes have ...

060810 Sorrentino Mojo

Walker needs donations to help fight breast cancer

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Natalie Sorrentino has only 19 days left to raise $1,800 so she can participate in the upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Rocky Mountains taking place in Summit County June 26-27. The annual walk begins in Keystone and continues for 39.3 ...

060810 Winslow Mojo

Bagel fans flock to Einstein Bros Bagels

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Nearly 200 people camped in front of the new Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurant Monday night, to be among the first 100 customers rewarded with a year’s worth of free breakfasts. “We had such an eclectic group out here,” said ...

060710 Litz Mojo

Teachers become students of environmental education

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A number of local agencies have joined forces this summer to teach teachers about environmental education so that they can pass the learning on to students. The Grand Valley T.E.N. (Teaching Environmental Science Naturally) class started ...

052610 West Guitars mojo

West Middle School rocks continuation program

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The advanced technology and engineering students at West Middle School grabbed their handmade guitars or basses and rocked the eighth grade continuation program Wednesday with the first few chords of “Smoke on the Water.” More ...

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