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Mock DUI crash simulated at Grand Junction High School

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Just one day prior to prom night at Grand Junction High School, the students were given an intense reminder of what the consequences could be for those who choose to drink and drive. A number of community agencies came together to stage a ...

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MDS clients get ready for Project Hope Prom

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The clients at Mesa Developmental Services are starting to feel jittery from the intense excitement building up this week as they get ready to attend the annual Project Hope Prom Sunday night. “No, I’m not going with ...

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Real estate agency provides shoes for needy kids

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For the past eight years, the brokers and staff at Coldwell Banker have quietly bought shoes, pants, and shirts for needy kids at Nisley Elementary. Twice a year the brokers are given names of nearly 100 children whose parents aren’t ...

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Sneak-peak of documentary to premiere at Light Gives Heat event

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Keep rockin’ the Suubi! That’s the motto of Light Gives Heat, a local non-profit organization that imports and sells handmade Suubi necklaces and purses made by women in Uganda. Suubi is an African word meaning hope, and ...

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Local child competed in Next Direct modeling contest

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Violet Balestrieri could easily be described as the little all-American girl next door with her long blonde hair and her strikingly blue eyes. That’s why her mother Kirrily entered her as a contestant in the Next Direct 2010 ...

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Salvation Army feeds hungry high school students

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Recently, Captain Dan Wilson began noticing more and more students taking bread from the free table during the lunch hour just inside the doors of the Salvation Army which is located near Grand Junction High School. He knew there were hungry ...

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Burrito eating contest a campus favorite

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Qdoba sponsored a burrito eating contest for Mesa State College students as part of the Unity Fest celebration on campus Thursday afternoon. More than 20 teams of two participated in a relay race to see who could consume two mighty burritos ...

042110 Sumu MOjo

MSC students unite through festival

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The 2010 Unity Fest at Mesa State College kicked-off Wednesday afternoon with fun and games. The day’s theme was “Unity Through Games” and adventurous students enjoyed several bump-n-jump style activities including the ...

042210 Denise Brown MOJO

Denise Brown, sister to murder victim Nicole Brown-Simpson, speaks at Avalon tonight

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Commending the efforts being made from a variety of Mesa County organizations to prevent family and domestic violence this morning, Denise Brown appeared in advance of her speech tonight at the Avalon Theatre at 7 p.m.. Brown arrived in ...

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Tonettes sing to secretaries in honor of holiday

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Tonettes clicked as quietly as the could in their high heels and pencil skirts up the spiral staircase at Wells Fargo Bank downtown in an effort to sneak up on Vicki Cox of Investments, LLC. Cox, was given a singing telegram by her boss ...

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