Keeping Secrets Secret…

Can I tell you something? Do you promise not to tell anyone else? Can you keep a secret? Have you ever been in this situation before wondering if someone is going to use, steal, or tell someone else your great ideas? If so then you may want to consider having your own nondisclosure agreement. According […]

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Famous Colorado Deeds: Julia Archibald Holmes

On August 5, 1858, the newly-wed feminist and abolitionist Julia Archibald Holmes was the first woman on record to climb Colorado’s Pikes Peak. With her husband and two others, she began the hike on August 1, clad in an ultra-progressive (and scandalous) bloomer costume, consisting of a knee-length dress worn over full-length pants, accessorized with […]

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Coffee Lovers Unite

Coffee: it’s the first thing I think of when I wake up.  The ritual begins as I groggily slump towards the kitchen with eyes half open, heading directly towards the stove top to begin boiling water.  I move on to pour beans out of the bag with a gentle urgency, always adding a little more […]

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Mesa County Libraries to offer eclipse-related events and viewing aids

UPDATED 8/18/17 at 10:20 am: Please note–At this point, all but one library is out of glasses and it is doubtful there will be any left for the public once their programming (Collbran–see below) is finished.  The library district (8 locations) split the few glasses we received between locations, with the sole purpose of developing […]

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Comic Books/Graphic Novels Appreciation

The Will Eisner Award Nominations for 2017 were recently released. If you are a comic book fan, you know what this means. If you are not a big fan but like some comic books or want to give them a try, this is the list for you. Wikipedia tells me that they are sometimes referred […]

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Celebrate Colorado Day, August 1

Did you know that Colorado turns 141 tomorrow? On August 1, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation granting Colorado statehood. We’re the Centennial State! To celebrate, on Monday, August 7, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving free admission to all state parks. Here is a link to help you decide where to go. If you like reading […]

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Happy Colorado River Day!

Isn’t she a beaut?  Colorado River Day is recognized each year on July 25th.  It was on this day in 1921 that Congress re-named the river from the “Grand” to the “Colorado.” 96 years later, the river flows 1,450 miles from Colorado to California.  In and around her waters you can experience many recreational delights […]

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Dog days of summer: a reading guide

Dogs are the best. Except when they’re the worst, of course. For dog lovers and skeptics alike, here are some heartwarming tales of doggie redemption: The Puppy Diaries: raising a dog named Scout by Jill Abramson Following Atticus: forty-eight high peaks, one little dog, and an extraordinary friendship by Tom Ryan Devoted: 38 extraordinary tales […]

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Archaeologist to describe Ute Indian trading July 22 at Central Library  

  Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present “Ephemeral Bounty: The Impact of the Horse and European Trade Goods on the Ute Indians” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The Utes of western Colorado lived a hunting-and-gathering lifestyle for thousands of […]

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