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OA operation Melody 9-1-9

Instruments of healing

By Melinda Mawdsley

Earlier this summer, veteran Randy Williams attended the American National Bank Downtown Farmers Market and saw a booth advertising Operation Melody. The program was created about three months ago to pair veterans with musical instruments. ...

Briefs: OA bike rodeo Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

A celebration of bicycling for the entire family can be found at the Palisade Bike Rodeo, hosted by the Western Flyers Youth Project and Palisade Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Taylor Elementary School, 689 ...

Briefs: OA dog swim Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

The “dog paddle” will be all the rage at the Dog Days Swim and Fun Run, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Lincoln Park. Two and four-legged creatures can warm up with a 1- or 2-mile walk or run around the Lincoln Park ...

Briefs:  OA Robb river rally Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

The Robb River Rally, a celebration of the river and Riverfront Trails, is Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Elizabeth B. Harris Amphitheater, at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Visitors can browse the information booths, food vendors and ...

Briefs: OA Two Teas Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

It’s tea time and there are two fund-raising teas taking place next week to attend. • The Western Colorado Herb Society will have a scent-filled tea party from 6–7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Western Colorado Botanical ...

Briefs:  OA Music scene Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

Other music events in the area: • Gatlin Gates, Whiskey River, 490 28 1/4 Road, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11–12, 241-5179. • Cuttin’ Loose, S.H.M.A.C.K., DJ Shwa and more, rock and roll, Blue Sage Center for the ...

Briefs: OA Art on the corner Sept. 11, 2009

By Staff

• SCULPTURE: “Soaring Bird” is near the southwest corner of the Seventh and Main streets roundabout, east of the Avalon Theatre. ARTIST: John King of Lyons DESCRIPTION: Three bright-blue steel posts support the kinetic ...


Dad’s career in NFL helped shape life of Mesa lineman

By Allen Gemaehlich

Matthew Goeas would follow his dad everywhere. He would tag along with Leo Goeas on the sidelines and in locker rooms during Leo’s NFL days. “We are close,” the younger Goeas said of his dad. “When his team would win, ...

Shine On, 091109 pollux

By Ivy Parnasius

With summer drawing to a close, wardrobe options are once again looking a bit tired. It is time to add some spark with sequins. This eveningwear staple is making its daytime debut and lighting up everything from headbands to tunic tops. A ...

HISTORY HERE AND NOW Buried box car made for ‘Schlitz’ mine of 1950

By Staff

Grand Junction High School classmates Verne Anderson and Dick Beye were rabbit hunting north of the Highline Canal in the fall of 1950 when they opted for a little target practice, aiming their .22 rifles at a shiny object in on the bank of an ...

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