Local History Thursday: Walter Walker’s Involvement in Grand Junction’s Ku Klux Klan

As a world-wise newspaper man, certainly Daily Sentinel publisher and owner Walter Walker could not have been ignorant of the Ku Klux Klan’s campaign against immigrants, Catholics, African-Americans, alcohol consumption, “impure morals,” Jews, and just about anything else the Klan insisted was tearing at the fabric of white, Protestant America. Yet, according to several Mesa […]

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Local History Thursday: Battle of the Newspaper Men

Walter Walker was a popular and influential man during early 1900’s Mesa County.  He was most famously known for his ownership of the Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction, Colorado, which he bought in 1911 and ran until his death in 1956. He was also a huge player in the political scene: a staunch Democratic, […]

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Michelle Boisvenue-Fox selected as new director of Mesa County Libraries

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with a two-decade record of driving innovation and creativity in library settings, has been selected as the new director of Mesa County Libraries. The Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees made the announcement today. Boisvenue-Fox currently serves as director of programming, outreach, and collection services for the Kent District Library […]

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