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97th annual Fruita Fall Festival Sept. 23-25

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The trees may not be sporting autumn color, yet, but Fruita is ready for fall. The 97th annual Alpine Bank Fruita Fall Festival with the theme “Happy Trails” is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23–25. There will be more than ...

Music scene: Sept. 23-29

By Staff

Compiled by TAMMY GEMAEHLICH A Mesa State College alumnus and saxophonist and the Los Angeles-based jazz quartet Slumgum will be in Grand Junction for a special concert titled “Generations Converge.” Joe Anderies, who has taught ...

Road trip: Oct. 6-10

By Melinda Mawdsley

Here are some big shows and events coming to Colorado in the near future. Future Rock — Belly Up, Aspen, Oct. 6. WWE RAW World Tour — Pepsi Center, Denver, Oct. 7. Ziggy Marley — Belly Up, Aspen, Oct. 7. Switchfoot ...

Word of Jayhawks getting together again music to my ears

By Staff

Whenever I hear of a band breaking up, I take it with a grain of salt. It’s kind of like the retirement of certain professional athletes. I just read somewhere that the former members of Fleetwood Mac are thinking about recording again. ...


Sound check: John Winn

By Melinda Mawdsley

John Winn can find a song in seemingly bizarre places. During the local musician’s 50-plus years singing and playing guitar, Winn has written about coffee, TV programs and wild stallions, just to name a few topics. Although Winn, 77, ...

Symphony to open season with salute to national monument

By Staff

With the world premiere of piece of music and more than 500 photographs, the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra will open its 34th season by commemorating Colorado National Monument’s 100th anniversary. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. ...

Calendar: Sept. 23-29

By Staff

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23 Colorado Mesa University Faculty Piano Trio, The Elias Duo with guest cellist Katherine Jetter present an evening of Hispanic music, 7:30 p.m., Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., CMU, $10 adults, $8 ...


Outfit: Maxi sweater

By Ivy Parnasius

Long and lean is the silhouette of the season. The good news is that you don’t have to actually be that shape to wear the maxi trend. First it was dresses, then skirts and now the extra long item to have is a maxi sweater. Pair it ...

092311 History

Wild West settlers still wanted their opera, theater

By Staff

Settlers who moved to the “Wild West” wanted to have the civilized niceties they had left behind, and apparently a theater was one of the niceties topping their list. The first Grand Junction News story that an opera house was to ...

Officials asking hunters, hikers to help uncover fate of missing man

By The AP

VAIL — Colorado wildlife officials are asking hunters and hikers to help them discover the fate of a Chicago man who has been missing since last fall. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Vail Mountain Rescue Group are asking hunters and ...

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