Local History Thursday: Flash Flood at Cross Orchards

In the days prior to adequate floodplain and stormwater management in Mesa County, flash floods could be an issue for valley residents. Charles Buttolph, former manager for the Red Cross Land and Fruit Company (and then-owner of his own fruit farm on adjacent land), talks about one such flash flood that swept through Cross Orchards […]

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Artists: Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Local artists looking for a unique opportunity have one more week to submit their applications for 2019 Artist in Residence slots at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio. Artists 18 and older who live in Mesa County may apply, and residencies are available to artists at all stages in their careers. Artists in a wide […]

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Local History Thursday: Rural School Shenanigans

In the old days of rural schoolhouse education in Mesa County and the Western Slope, most kids simply withstood the smacked wrists and hits they received from teachers, and understood it was the price for bad behavior. Farm and ranch kids, the boys especially, were thought to be wild by nature, and they often simply […]

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