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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New Children’s Books about Feelings

Emotions can be hard for everyone, especially when you’re very young. Everything is big, new, and exciting! But new can also be very challenging, especially when they’re big feelings like fear or anger. There are many wonderful children’s books about emotions, including classics like The Feelings Book by Todd Parr and When Sophie Gets Angry […]

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Foliage and produce in the Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden to benefit from grant for bioswale features

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation to fund the construction of unique water conservation structures called “bioswales” in the library’s Discovery Garden at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in downtown Grand Junction. Bioswales are water channels that slow and naturally filter stormwater from an area, […]

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Grand Mesa during fall time.

Local History Thursday: The Surrender Tree

One of the most desirable spots for recreation in all of Mesa County is unarguably the Grand Mesa. At an area of about 500 square miles, the Grand Mesa is the world’s largest flat-top mountain. Tens of thousands of years ago, this geologically unique feature was born from a burst of extreme volcanic activity, causing […]

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