Detail from Community Connectedness flier

Panel to discuss the importance of community connection Oct. 16 at Central Library

A panel of local leaders will discuss the importance of community connections and how such connections among residents can bring about positive change. The panel discussion, titled “State of the Community – Community Connectedness,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The discussion […]

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Not-So Local History Thursday (On a Not-So Thursday): Outliers From Our Oral History Collection

Sure, you can explore the Mesa County Oral History Project online for fascinating local stories, people and history, but why stop there when the Mesa County Libraries digital archive also contains random recordings of a not-so-local nature? For instance, what is a performance by the Rainbow Valley Boys, a bluegrass band from back East, doing […]

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October 2019 Spooky Staff Favorites

The pumpkins are poppin’ off the vines and the candy sales are skyrocketing.  October is a time of change, both in weather and mood.  Those who are so inclined begin to seek entertainment focused on a blend of spooky, scary, creepy, gory, gruesome, hair-raising, and supernatural. The staff here at Mesa County Libraries who enjoy […]

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Fair Story presentation graphic with old photo of GJ's downtown at night

Historian to discuss the Moyer family in early Grand Junction Sept. 30 at Central Library

Local historian Dave Fishell will discuss the Moyer family’s important role in early Grand Junction at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The Moyers were Grand Junction pioneers who founded The Fair Store, which became one of the largest retail businesses […]

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Local History Thursday: Three Incarnations of The Mesa County Fairgrounds

Did you know that the Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veteran’s Memorial Park were once known as Uranium Downs? People who attended horse races, motocross, WWF style “wrestling,” and other events back in the day might remember this nod to Mesa County’s mining (and radioactive) legacy. The Mesa County Fairgrounds opened in their current location in […]

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