Local History Thursday: The Grand Mesa Ski Club

It’s been snowing in Mesa County, and I know a certain bunch of locals who associate snow with one thought – POWDERHORN! With the abundance of fresh snow the Grand Mesa has received in the last few weeks, it feels appropriate to share a bit of the area’s winter-themed history.  A prior Local History Thursday […]

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Local History Thursday: The Plateau Voice

In the early days of Mesa County’s Plateau Valley, specifically the town of Collbran, Colorado, there existed a newspaper called the Plateau Valley Stockman.  The newspaper began in 1901, changed its name to the Plateau Voice in January 1905 until 1929, and lastly went under new ownership and became the Plateau Valley Voice until October […]

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“Cowboys and Natives of Grand Mesa” video presentation set for Nov. 21 at Central Library

“Cowboys and Natives of Grand Mesa,” a public showing of two historical interview videos, is set for noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Archaeologist and tribal liaison Sally Crum will present videos of her interview with Plateau Valley cowboy Louis Kitson about riding […]

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Local History Thursday: Butting Heads with John Otto

If you’ve lived in Mesa County for a few years or have strolled around the Colorado National Monument more than once, you are most likely familiar with the legendary John Otto. John Otto was the custodian, founder, and undoubtedly the biggest cheerleader for our beautiful Colorado National Monument, a place of canyons and grandeur that […]

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