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Dr. Colorado’s 10 best ways to get to know Colorado

By Melinda Mawdsley

Colorado became the 38th U.S. state in 1876. The state animal is the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, and the state bird is the Lark Bunting. No matter how well-versed in state trivia or history one might be, it is always possible to learn more, ...


Gallagher returns to Avalon Theatre

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Comic legend Gallagher returns to Grand Junction with his humor and pureed fruit salad, along with other food groups, that meet the fate of his Sledge-O-Matic. Raincoats and umbrellas are recommended, according to a news release, for those ...

Cedaredge celebrates season with Applefest

By Ann Wright

Apple season is here and so is its celebration, Cedaredge Applefest. The festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, in Town Park in Cedaredge. Along with apples and other food, there will be craft vendors, a classic car show and antique ...

Beer and men running in heels, this Saturday at downtown Oktoberfest

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It’s a combination you’ll only find at Oktoberfest: Beer and manly men running around in high heels. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, between Sixth and Seventh streets on Colorado Avenue. This ...

Entertainment briefs: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By Staff

Project seeks tattoos, stories The American Tattoo Project is looking for all types of people with tattoos to be interviewed and photographed. The project wants to find out who has tattoos, where they have them and why — a memorial to a ...


‘In the Midst of Hope’ art show to benefit nonprofit Light Gives Heat

By Melinda Mawdsley

More than 40 paintings, drawings and photographs from dozens of artists known around the world are part of a local show to benefit a nonprofit’s ongoing efforts to help families in Uganda. “In the Midst of Hope” features ...

Celebrate gourds at botanical gardens

By Tammy Gemaehlich

For a third year, Calabash, the Festival of Gourds and More will celebrate the fruit of the cucurbitaceae family. The festival will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave. The ...

Quilter-pianist will perform for Sunset Slope Quilters’ anniversary

By Staff

He’s renowned for his quilts, but that’s not all Ricky Tims does oh-sew-well. He is a pianist and will present a piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Victory Life Church, 2066 US. Highway 6&50, in Fruita. The ...


Music scene: Sept. 30-Oct. 6

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Colbie Caillat’s star is rising as part of “a new wave of troubadours luring fans of all ages into a peaceful, easy feeling,” according to USA Today. That puts the Malibu, Calif., singer and songwriter in the company of ...

Centennial Band to play concert on Colorado National Monument

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Enjoy incredible scenery along with music at a Grand Junction Centennial Band concert on Colorado National Monument. Music on the Monument, a monument centennial event, will be from 5–7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the monument’s ...

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