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Sudden heat provides a lift for vineyards in Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

The sudden burst of tropic heat arriving in mid-June was just what the region’s wine-grape growers were waiting for. A cool and wetter-than-normal May restored ground moisture to the point many growers just now are turning irrigation ...

Entertainment Calendar: June 26–July 2

By Staff

FRIDAY, JUNE 26 VINTAGE VOLTAGE, classic rock and blues, 8:30 p.m., Volleys, 1130 N. Third St., 255-6666. STEAMFUNK, local rock/funk, 9:30 p.m.–1:30 a.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon, Drive 314-2554. THE BLUEGRASS OFFENDERS, 7–10 ...


Music Scene: Front Country, other area shows June 26–July 2

By Tammy Gemaehlich

A band that has become a familiar presence at bluegrass festivals — Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Summergrass and others — Front Country is set to bring its sound to Grand Junction. The band from San Francisco will perform at 7:30 p.m. ...

On the Goe: Loudwire lineup full of surprises, from Rob Zombie to Hoobastank

By David Goe

The Loudwire Music Festival starts Friday, June 26, and by this point you’ve already made up your mind about attending this Rock Jam replacement. You’re either going, or you’re not. Some of the bands playing this year are ...

Entertainment briefs: June 26–July 2

By Staff

Dance classes and camps available Revolution Dance will have a new session of dance classes beginning Monday, June 29, at 835 N. 26th St. The four-week session of classes has offerings in ballet, jazz, hip hop, music theatre dance and ...


Quick Picks: Mesa Repertory Theatre final performances; P-Town Stomp; ‘Operation Wild’

By Melinda Mawdsley

Friday and Sunday, June 26–28 Last call Don’t miss the final weekend of Colorado Mesa University’s Mesa Repertory Theatre season with performances at the Mesa Experimental Theatre in Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. ...


Loudwire Music Festival seeks to cater to wide variety of fans

By Melinda Mawdsley

It’s time to rock! After the cancellation of Rock Jam last year, music fans were left wondering what, if anything, might replace the multi-day rock show. Townsquare Media, the new owners of Country Jam, stepped in to create Loudwire ...

Celebrate Grand River Diversion Dam’s 100th birthday

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It’s not every day you get to celebrate a dam birthday. So make plans to head to Palisade on Saturday, June 27, to take part in wishing the Grand River Diversion Dam a happy 100th. The Palisade Historical Society will celebrate the ...


Show Goes On: Meet the local stagehands at Country Jam

By Melinda Mawdsley

Brad Swenson has never given birth, but if he did, he guesses it would look and feel like Country Jam. For the past 21 years, give or take a few, Swenson, a retired teacher from West Middle School, has been a stagehand at Country Jam, ...


Fun for the fans: Grand Junction Rockies ready to play, entertain

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Grand Junction Rockies will break baseball tradition Wednesday, Aug. 12. Before the game, instead of throwing a baseball during the ceremonial first pitch the team plans to toss a peach for Palisade Peach Night. Fans will notice the ...

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