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052710 Yard Sale Mojo

‘Dave’s Famous Yard Sale’ offers huge selection of used goods

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For more than a decade, Dave McDonald has built a reputation for being the best yard saler in town. Every spring, he opens “Dave’s Famous Yard Sale” in front of his home on the corner of 26th Street and Orchard ...

052510 Surfer girls mojo

Surf’s up at Nisley Elementary

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The students in Mrs. Harmon’s second grade class have been working hard to build sets, memorize their lines and learn some cool dance moves for their play, “Surfer Girls.” The preparations and the play cover a lot of the ...

052510 Gustafson mojo

Gym dedicated to retiring P.E. teacher

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Judy Gustafson received the “surprise of her life” in front of the entire student body at Wingate Elementary School Tuesday morning. Gustafson, or Mrs. G, as students and staff call her, has been a physical education teacher at ...

052510 Race Mojo

Middle school students compete in ‘Amazing Race’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The eighth graders at West Middle School ran from challenge to challenge downtown Monday morning as they competed for prizes in the school’s annual “Amazing Race.” Team Smurf found the tent challenge most difficult due to ...

052110 Winn Mojo

Voice activated computer purchased after fundraiser

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A group of local musicians came together last February to perform a benefit concert for Dr. Ed Harris. Harris, who suffers from polio related complications, is a published author who was in need of a voice-activated computer in order to ...

051810 Chipeta Mojo

Sculpture unveiled at Chipeta Elementary

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Roland McCook, great grandson of Chipeta, told the children at Chipeta Elemenatry Tuesday afternoon that his grandmother was a woman always surrounded by children. Chipeta, wife of Ute Indian Chief Ouray, was very influential in the lives of ...

051810 Money Mojo

‘Money Month’ teaches students to be financially savvy

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Volunteers from many Mesa County banks volunteered to teach children about financial basics as part of School District 51’s “Money Month.” “Most aren’t learning financial basics,” said Jessica Klement, a ...

051710 Moon Farm Mojo

Moon Farm opens for 45th playing season

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Moon Farm, a place where children and their imaginations run wild, opened its gates in Fruita this month for the 45th year in a row. There are more than 30 themed playhouses on the farm such as rocket ships, castles, Egyptian pyramids and ...

051410 Amish Mojo

Furniture store also offers tasty homemade Amish treats

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Black Carriage Furniture has added a new line of handmade Amish craftsmanship in the form of peanut butter spread, noodles and elderberry jam. “It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a furniture ...

051310 mojo mds williams

Thousands given to support Special Olympics at MDS

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The clients at Mesa Developmental Services lost no more than $25 worth of recycling materials they had been collecting to support Special Olympics due to a burglarly in early-March. However, after a story reporting the crime ran in the March ...

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