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102312 Special Olympics mojo

Special Olympics State Summer Games moving to Grand Junction

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Special Olympics Colorado announced Tuesday that they have partnered with Colorado Mesa University to bring the 2013 State Summer Games to Grand Junction June 1-2. Previously hosted by the University of Northern Colorado for the past decade, ...

102212 Ryan tickets mojo

Site glitch delays Ryan ticket distribution

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A glitch in the website for ticket registration to the Paul Ryan Victory Event shortly delayed ticket distribution this morning at the Mesa County Victory Center. Those waiting in line at 9 a.m. were forced to wait less than an hour before ...

101912 Sam’s card celebration

Sam’s Club rewards Nisley teachers

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The teachers at Nisley Elementary School were treated to a continental breakfast by Sam’s Club Friday morning to celebrate their work toward improved T-CAP testing scores. Twenty of the teachers also won a $50 gift card to be used on ...

101912 roller art mojo

Artists use road roller to create prints

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The students stood in two parallel rows holding down layers of cloth with their body weight protecting their art, carefully stepping back before a heavy road roller came close to crushing their toes. “Here we go,” one student ...

101912 Library book sale mojo

Book sale includes rare and signed titles

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Volunteers were busy setting up tables and stacking hundreds of books in anticipation of their annual Friends of the Library Book Sale set to open at 3 p.m. Thursday. “We have something a little bit different this year over in the ...

101712 Pink tractor mojo

Pink tractor raffle benefits breast cancer research

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

To honor Breast Cancer Awareness month, Duffy’s Small Power Repair and Sales is raffling a hot pink 2012 Hustler Sport mower. The zero-turn mower is top in its class and includes a mulching kit, said Glen Nickerson, employee. Other ...

101612 Pastor on Platform mojo

Pastor on platform raising money for Peru

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Luckily, the weather has been fair while Pastor Blaine Scott sleeps atop a two-story platform outside First United Methodist Church in downtown Grand Junction. “What I didn’t think about was the streetlight shining on me,” ...

101612 Jessica ribbon mojo

Purple ribbons support Ridgeway family

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Grand Junction residents showed their support for Jessica Ridgeway’s family Tuesday by tying purple ribbons to their cars, in trees, or around business signs. The staff at Bray and Company Property Management tied a glittery purple and ...

101512 sick excuses mojo

Survey lists wacky sick day excuses

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

According to a new survey conducted by, 30 percent of American workers have lied to their bosses about being ill. And, what big lies some have told! Several employers who participated in the survey shared the most colorful ...

101312 Poppy handout mojo

Poppy fundraiser timed with hunting season

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Poppies became a national symbol for fallen soldiers after World War I — taken from the opening lines of “In Flanders Field” which said “In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row.” The ...

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