Farm-to-Table

Farmer’s Market season is upon us in the Grand Valley, offering fresh produce, homemade goods, and much more (including Neighbors Read at the Downtown Farmers Market each Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm). These weekly markets provide the perfect opportunity for farm-to-table cooking. Farm-to-table (also known as farm-to-fork or field-to-fork) is where restaurants—as well as some school cafeterias—source […]

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Ralph Dinosaur to play June 30 benefit concert for library foundation

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation will present Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos in concert the evening of Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, Colo. The outdoor show kicks off the winery’s annual summer concert series, Hear It Through the Grapevine, and happens during the annual Colorado Lavender Festival in Palisade. […]

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June 19 -why Juneteenth is important

What is Juneteenth and why does it matter? It’s a little-known part of the history of emancipation from slavery, and part of the twisted, delayed, and elusive process of African-American freedom. There are other, more historically significant dates in emancipation history:  Sept. 22: the day Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation Order in 1862 Jan. […]

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Local History Thursday: Old Time Radio Plays from Mesa County

Thanks to the Mesa County Oral History Project, patrons can now hear episodes of the dramatic Western radio plays True Epics of Western Colorado through the Mesa County Libraries catalog. After vaudeville’s decline and before television’s rise, radio plays were popular entertainment. Serialized shows like The Shadow and Little Orphan Annie inspired legions of devoted […]

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IQ by Joe Ide

If you read IQ, by Joe Ide, and are reminded of Sherlock Holmes, you’re not wrong. Ide grew up in South L.A. and devoured the Conan Doyle stories. His creation, Isaiah Quintabe, is a young black man almost destroyed by grief and rage when his older brother/surrogate parent Marcus is killed by a hit-and-run driver. […]

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Local History Thursday: Renaissance Man Al Look

What didn’t Al Look do? In his life, the longtime Grand Junction resident homesteaded near Dove Creek, Colorado, worked as an advertising manager for Durango and Grand Junction newspapers, wrote a popular column for The Daily Sentinel, became a knowledgeable amateur archaeologist, geologist and paleontologist who was involved with important dinosaur and Paleo-Indian digs in […]

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