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041610 Double Down Mojo

KFC Double Down sandwich a tasty gamble

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Nearly every order during the Friday lunch rush at Kentucky Fried Chicken on North Avenue included the new Double Down sandwich. “I just wanted to try it because I heard it was good,” said customer Kevin Holderness. He opened his ...

041510 Pinwheel Mojo

Pinwheel garden delights children in Fruita

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The first of several pinwheel gardens, sponsored by the national Prevent Child Abuse America program and a variety of local child abuse prevention agencies, was created Thursday morning on the lawn of the new Department of Human Services in ...

Sit in Felletter 041410

Central students sit for a good cause

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Many of the students at Central High School chose to subject their designer jeans and shorts to a little floor time during classes Wednesday for a good cause In more than half the classes, students chose to sit on the floor rather than use a ...

041410 juco_Flyer mojo

Free JUCO ticket to those who donate blood

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The St. Mary’s Blood Center is asking baseball fans to “Step up to the plate and donate” by offering a free ticket to one game of the Junior College World Series to all those who donate during through June 1. This is the ...

041310 Smackdown mojo

Barista ‘Smackdown’ a monthly event

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Most coffee drinkers make automatic drip with their eyes still half-closed but a true barista knows there’s more to making an excellent cup of coffee than just pushing start. Main Street Bagels has issued a steamy challenge to local ...

041210 Navarro Mojo

Teens track meet at Lincoln Park

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Hundreds of teens swarmed Stocker Stadium and Lincoln Park Monday afternoon. Amid the teenager giggles of gossip and chatter, the students paused to run, jump or throw as part of the Grand Junction High School Freshman/Sophomore Invitational ...

040910 Dog Mojo

Lost pup destined to save lives

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A two-year-old golden retriever at Roice Hurst Humane Society passed a number of agility tests and stole the hearts of a facility in California who trains search and rescue dogs. Hunter was found in a driveway and brought to the no-kill ...

040710 Top Model mojo

Hopefuls line up to try out for ‘America’s Next Top Model’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

More than 50 young women cuddled under blankets while checking their hair and makeup Wednesday morning as they waited in line for “America’s Next Top Model” tryouts at Victoria Rose Bridal. The tryout is cycle No. 15 for ...


NASCAR contest designer finishes just out of the top 10

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Despite every effort made by Casey Lester and the community, Toyota’s Sponsify contest announced that Niki Lester’s NASCAR design finished in 12th place Thursday. Niki Lester, a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, designed a car ...

040110 Ala Mode Mojo

Expect to have sweet time at Ala Mode event

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The second annual Ala Mode dessert and pastry competition will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night at Bookcliff Country Club. The event features sweet creations by the Grand Valley’s most upscale restaurants in a friendly but ...

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