I’m fairly certain that Elsa, the Snow Queen from “Frozen,” is a little annoyed that I have yet to see “Frozen II.”

Why else would she have let loose her wave of icy powers across the land, plunging the Grand Valley into a frozen landscape, just like she did with Arendelle?

I’m enchanted by Elsa and her sister Anna, mountain man/hero Kristoff and his reindeer, Sven, and of course the carrot-nosed snowman, Olaf and I’m eager to see the sequel, but these sub-zero temps are getting a bit ©old.

Please, Elsa, let it go!


Grand Valley Pets Alive will benefit from a Give Back Day, happening Tuesday at No Coast Sushi, 119 N. First St., Unit A.

From 11 a.m–2 p.m. and 5–9 p.m., 20% of dine-in, take-out, alcohol, merchandise and gift cards will to the nonprofit whose mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs in Mesa Country.

Reservations are recommended. Call 255-1097 or go to nocoastsushi.com for reservations.

Mark your calendars for a second Grand Valley Pets Alive fundraiser later this month.

Cats-a-Palooza, described as a “rollicking variety show,” is at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way.

“Come dressed as your favorite animal — costume prizes will be awarded,” a news release said.

“Be prepared to enjoy a zany evening of entertainment, delicious treats, and silent auction items, all in support of humane treatment for animals.”

Donations are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. Call 243-0047 for information.


Grand Junction High School class of 1970 will have its 50-year reunion Sept. 10–13 and is searching for some classmates.

Email gjhs1970reunion@gmail.com, search Facebook for “Grand Junction H.S. Class of 1970,” or call Elaine Taylor at 290-1552 if you are, or know the whereabouts of: Sharron Kay Allison, Randy Stephen Booker, Diana V Davidson, Robert George Evans, Ruby Herrera, Catherine Elizabeth Huerta Archuleta, Cathy Louise Jones Herwick, Butch Kay, Charles F Kelly, (Jose) David Martinez, Dorothy Ann Martinez Manzanares or Joe Phillip Martinez.

Also, (Edward Richard) Dick Martinez, Mary Martinez, Susan Raye Morford, Richard C North, Jeannine F Osborne Price, Evelyn Rice Smith, Donna James, Saddoris Clements, James Sandoval, Katherine Sapp, Casey Simms, Leanna Van Blarcum, Susan Udette Williams Porter, Dorothy Ann Wright, Linda Wright, Lloyd Wright or Beverly Ann Young.


The Western Slope Chapter of the Pastel Society of Colorado will have its monthly meeting from 1–3 p.m. Saturday at the Bray Education Center, 640 Belford Ave.

Local pastel artist Bev O’Neil will present the program.

“Bev’s art is inspired and influenced by her experience of growing up and experiencing nature in rural Nebraska,” a news release said.

O’Neil earned a fine arts and art education degree from Hastings College. Now retired, she enjoys the freedom to “focus full time on her artwork.”

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Visit pastelsocietyofcolorado.org for information.


Colorado Mesa University professor of archaeology John Seebach will speak at the monthly meeting of the Colorado Archaeological Society — Grand Junction Chapter at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way.

According to the notes at meetup.com/CAS-GJ/events, “this will be Dr. Seebach’s third annual update for us of recent discoveries and research in the field of Paleo-Indian archaeology.”

Seebach gave talks at the January 2018 and 2019 CAS-GJ meetings, updating on the latest and most cutting-edge research and findings in the Palaeo-Indian archaeology field.

Visit the website for information.


Grand Junction Senior Theatre will have its winter membership meeting and potluck social at 1 p.m. Jan. 19 in the activity room at the Commons of Hilltop, 625 27½ Road.

Those attending should park in the back and enter through the Garden Room door on the west side of the building.

You don’t need to be a member to attend. Take a dish to share. Tableware will be provided.

“Grand Junction Senior Theatre is a group of adults, 50 years and older, wishing to live an active, creative and healthy lifestyle. We are made up of amateur and professional actors, dancers, and musicians,” a news release said.

Call Helen Lyon 234-1828, or go to gjseniortheatre.com, or search Facebook for “Grand Junction Senior Theatre” for information.


The Colorado State University Tri River Area Extension will present a series of workshops designed to cover the ins and outs of agritourism.

Workshops will take place from 6–8 p.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12 and Feb. 19, in room 234 of the Delta County Courthouse, 501 Palmer St. in Delta.

“Current and potential producers from all segments of the ag industry will benefit from this four-part series on agritourism,” a news release said.

Speakers are from Colorado State University, Colorado Agritourism Association, Colorado Department of Ag Markets Division, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and more.

Topics including intro to agritourism, legalities and insurance, marketing and advertising, special events, and partnership building and the CRAFT program.

The $15 registration fee includes dinner and registration for one individual session. Registration for the four sessions is $50.

Registeration is required at traagritourism.eventbrite.com or call 249-3935.


The January Oral History Program will provide information on nearby ghost town sites, including Carpenter, Garmesa, Atchee, Copper City, Pearl City, Sego Canyon and Cameo.

Local historian and lecturer Mike Calabro will present the program from noon–1 p.m. Thursday at the Central Library, Mesa County Libraries Community Room, 443 N. Sixth St.

Calabro leads group tours at Museums of the Western Colorado sites and as a member of Spellbinders, he tells stories to local school classes.

He has been involved with the Ute Learning Center Garden for 10 years.

The program is sponsored by Mesa County Public Libraries and the Mesa County Historical Society and is free and open to the public.

Take a snack or beverage.

Call Priscilla Mangnall at 260-5226 or email Priscilla.Mangnall@gmail.com for information.


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