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Is Trump’s conspiracy theory right?

August 31, 2016 0
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has spoken of a conspiracy to deny him the White House in November. And I have come to agree…almost. In my theory Bill Clinton persuaded Donald Trump to run for the Republican nomination in order to call attention to some of the party’s more controversial, [ . . . ]
Home & Garden

Is your lawn and garden bird friendly?

August 31, 2016 0
Birds are more than just beautiful visitors to your lawn and garden. They are an important component of a healthy local ecosystem. Making your property a safe haven for birds will beautify your garden and is the right thing to do. Here are a few simple steps to take to [ . . . ]
Block ~ Netherlands - Harbour Volendam

The Netherlands

August 31, 2016 0
World-class museums stand shoulder to shoulder with flower markets festooned by rainbows of color. People crowded into cafes and pubs chat and sip coffee and watch the passing traffic, which consists of as many bicycles as automobiles. This is the setting in one of the greatest small cities in the [ . . . ]
Mike at Riggs

Home to our heritage

August 31, 2016 0
“Mesa County has a lot to be proud of,” said Peter Booth, executive director of the Museums of Western Colorado. “This is the largest multi-disciplinary museum on the Western Slope. It’s because of the community’s support that we are as successful as we are. ” Speaking of success, the museum [ . . . ]
Holy Cross

9 worthwhile hikes in the Grand Valley

August 31, 2016 0
Western Colorado summer is in full swing, which for hikers means one thing: The trails beckon. But the heat of the day can be too much for some, and with cooler fall weather approaching there’s no better time to enjoy this beautiful place we call home than to explore what [ . . . ]

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5:00 pm Cedaredge Fire Department Chili ... @ Cedaredge Fire Department
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Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Cedaredge Fire Department Chili Cook-Off Drop off your chili early afternoon to enter the contest. Entrance forms available at Cedaredge Food Town and Chamber of Commerce. Cook-off at the Cedaredge Fire Department takes place from 5-8 p.m.
all-day Rock Auction And Yard Sale @ Grand Junction Gem And Mineral Club
Rock Auction And Yard Sale @ Grand Junction Gem And Mineral Club
Oct 1 all-day
Rock Auction And Yard Sale @ Grand Junction Gem And Mineral Club
The Gem and Mineral Club is hosting a yard sale and auction on Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Auction from 1:00 PM until sold. Mineral specimens, polished slabs petrified wood, agate, jewelry, and some lapidary equipment. Come out to 2328 Monument Road (on the way to [ . . . ]
10:00 am Medicare 101 @ RSVP
Medicare 101 @ RSVP
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Medicare 101 @ RSVP
Unravel the Mysteries of Medicare Attend a free Medicare 101 educational seminar at Mesa County RSVP! The Senior Health Insurance Assistance Project (SHIP) will hold an educational session from 10 a.m. to noon. The seminar is designed specifically for NEW Medicare beneficiaries. Seating is limited. Call to reserve your seat! [ . . . ]
6:00 pm Edgar Allan Poe Reception @ Whitman Building
Edgar Allan Poe Reception @ Whitman Building
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the life and works of Poe on the date of his 167th death anniversary. For $12, you get a full evening of entertainment, storytelling, company, conversations, and Edgar Allan Poe. Your night will be full and engaging and you’ll tell your friends they’d wished they’d been there. Your $12 [ . . . ]
6:00 pm Nevermore – an evening of Edgar ... @ Uncanny Valley Art Gallery
Nevermore – an evening of Edgar ... @ Uncanny Valley Art Gallery
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
During First Friday and the first annual fall Downtown Art Festival, local artist Vinje is leading a one-of-a-kind Poe-inspired piece for us to benefit the Veteran’s Art Center. There are only TWELVE spots available. Come and paint, or just come and listen to the readings and browse the Uncanny Valley [ . . . ]

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