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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Local History Thursday: Wolverines on Piñon Mesa and Wolves in the Bookcliffs

In her interview for the Mesa County Oral History Project, Lucille Mahannah, longtime superintendent of Mesa County Schools, remembers playing in bountiful grasses that covered the dobies (desert hills) around her home between Fruita and Grand Junction. Anyone looking at the sparse vegetation on our rolling adobe desert might scoff at this claim, but Emma […]

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Electric vehicle charger opens for public use

If you own an electric car, we have great news! The new Electric Vehicle DC Fast Charger located in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio parking lot at 502 Ouray Ave. is now available for public use. The charger is available free of charge for a limited time. Each user may charge for a maximum […]

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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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