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Real Estate West, Inc.
2699 Patterson Road • Grand Junction, CO 81506
Office: 970-243-7100
Real Estate West
Tina Harbin CRS, CNE, GRI
Managing Broker/Owner
NAWRB Member
Esther Piper
Broker Associate
Jonilyn Berry
Broker Associate
Charlotte Martin
Broker Associate
Heidi Elder
HUD Ed Specialist
Broker Associate
Ed Stephens
Broker Associate
Helen Lambrecht
Broker Associate
Carol Morrow
Broker Associate
Short Sale Specialist
Elma Melious
Broker Associate
Seven years have proven that determination
and a willingness to succeed can't keep a
good group of professionals down. This year
Real Estate West is proud to celebrate 7
challenging years in the real estate business.
We have stood the test of time, while some
real estate companies have not. That speaks
volumes on the drive and determination of
each agent here.
Real Estate West sells ALL types of homes ...
.from foreclosures to estates and everything
in between. Founded in Grand Junction,
Colorado, being locally owned and operated
allows us to make decisions at the local level,
without the corporate maize to negotiate. Each
and every one of our agents share in that small
company, business next door philosophy, and
we are always looking to add new agents who
believe that less is sometimes more.
We offer everything that the big box companies
offer and we keep all of our commissions right
here in Mesa County. From price counseling
to negotiating, to staging a home .... we do it
all. Our service to our buyers and sellers is
second to none.
Stop in during the months of April, May, and
June and wish us a Happy Birthday! We'd love
to share some coffee with you and get to know
Located on the corner of 12th and Patterson,
in the ANB Building, and across the parking
lot from the Ale House, we look forward to
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The SOURCE / May 2014
When an experienced real estate agent decides
to open a real estate office when the forecasts
are going down, and not up, people begin to
wonder - what's wrong with that person????
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Our door is always open!
GJ Symphony’s Variety Show at
CMU Recital Hall May 18
On Sunday, May 18, Grand Junction Symphony staff, musicians
and board members, along with
special guests, present a variety
show fundraiser at the Recital Hall
of Moss Performing Arts Center at
Colorado Mesa University. Doors
open 6pm with show at 7pm. Tickets are $25 per person, and all funds
raised support the Symphony and
its various educational and concert
offerings throughout the year. Acts
include jazz, bluegrass, folk, dance
and comedy. GJSO office staff
members Kirk Gustafson, Kelly
Anderson, Jeremy Herigstad and
Alycia Vince will open the evening with a musical-comedy number a la the Dick Van Dyke Show.
Performers include GJSO violinists
Grand Valley Matters...
Silo—Can You Go?
They have been a fixture of the
downtown Grand Junction skyline
for about as long as anyone from
these parts can remember—four
massive 85-foot-tall silo structures,
16 feet in diameter, (partnered for a
number of years with stout rectangular silos, as well)—south of Main
Street on Seventh. And, for five
score and some years, these silos
have been part of important economic activity and development in
the Grand Valley. Even surviving a
massive 1974 blaze that destroyed
much of the surrounding area—in
fact, reports of seeing smoke from
as far south as Delta have surfaced
in the years since—the silos still
stand, serving as a landmark to a
time long past in Western Colorado.
For eons, the property operated
as a feed mill, until the Mad Cow
scare of 2003 tightened restrictions
on the handling and treatment of
feeds. With new feed handling regulations, the local feed mill business became cost prohibitive; the
silos emptied, the warehouse went
dark. A new business was born
from those ashes—a specialty fish
food manufacturing business. The
business was unpopular locally for
the aroma-pollution it created, and
transportation and material costs
swallowed any profitability. The
aquaculture business failed; and,
by the late 2000’s, the future of the
longstanding property on South
Seventh Street was very much in
In January of 2014, Grand Junction native Joe White and wife Mita
purchased the 27,000+-square-foot
property with a very different vi-
sion in mind… And Get Air at the
Silo was born. The vision for an inter-connected trampoline park began in Chile when Joe, an alum of
Colorado School of Mines, wanted
out of the cyclical nature of the oil
and gas work that had taken him
from Colorado to South Africa,
Libraries launch Summer
Reading Program!
Pearl, the Science girl, is having
a “science party,” and everyone is
invited! Don’t miss the fun at the
free Summer Reading Program
promotional puppet show at the
Central Library, called, “Fizz,
Boom, READ!” The show will be
presented at the following times:
Tuesday, May 13 at 10am, 11am
& 6:30pm; Wednesday, May 14 at
2pm; Thursday, May 15 at 10am;
Friday, May 16 at 10am; and Saturday, May 17 at 10am.
GJ Symphony receives Funding
for Symphony Storytime from
Bessie Minor Swift Foundation
The Grand Junction Symphony
Orchestra (GJSO) has been awarded a $2,500 grant by the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation to grow its
Symphony Storytime educational
program. Symphony Storytime is
a joint collaboration with Mesa
County Public Libraries that began
in Fall 2013. Members of the GJSO
read stories and incorporate music into them and offer musical
demonstrations targeted at preschool and elementary-aged chil-
Community Corner...
Sandra Rivera, Allison Kitto, along
with her husband Charles and her
father Al Whitener; GJSO harpist Elise Helmke; GJSO trumpeter
Scott Betts and his wife Alice; GJSO
board member and banjo player
Chris Unfug and many others, including a few selections from local
folk group King ’N’ Trio. All seating is general admission $25. Purchase tickets online at gjsymphony.
org, or call 243-6787, or visit GJSO
office from 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. They’ll also be available at the
door at 5:30pm at the Recital Hall.
Continued on page 4
then to Australia, New Mexico and
beyond. Joe had acquired a love of
rock climbing while abroad. The
memory and potential of those silos, (the property was owned for
many decades by White’s father,
and Joe had spent much of his
youth there) fueled by the imagination and intention of the Whites,
led to the realization of an opportunity unlike any other within
hundreds of miles.
Get Air at the Silo is a scalable,
world-class trampoline park, complete with bouldering and climbing
opportunities, bounce-houses, and
parkour training. Get Air features
over 20,000-square-feet of floorto-wall indoor trampolines with
delayed-view recording cameras
to make sure your friends see all
your sick moves; a dodge ball area
with angled sides that will lend to
a game experience unlike anything
else for groups of friends, school
and church youth groups or even
the solo practitioner looking for a
pickup game. And just wait until
you can teach Lebron James some
of your dunk skills acquired from
playing in the air-jam basketball
area. Plus, not failing to mention
the 1,600-square-foot studio that
Mita, a Pilates instructor, fashioned
into one of the Grand Valley’s only
Pilates studios—Better Bodies at
the Silo—which also houses yoga
and Zumba classes.
Future upgrades will include
retrofitting those century-old iconic silos into an unmatched indoor
and outdoor rock wall climbing
experience and the addition of an
America-Ninja-Warrior-style obstacle course.
Energy efficiency features of
the facility included infrared heating over forced air, swamp-cooled
air over air conditioning and improved insulation throughout.
Vending machines will provide
refreshments, and birthday parties are privy to a special pizza
partnership with Junction Square.
For the majority of folks, $12 gets
you a 90-minute jump session. For
the smaller and shorter kids, a special bounce-house section carries a
lower admission price.
As I write this, the renovations
and remodeling work of the property are nearly complete. Get Air’s
scheduled opening was set for
the last weekend in April, so barring any setbacks, the park is now
open. Clearly, a one-of-a-kind exercise and entertainment experience
in the Grand Valley, Get Air at the
Silo and Better Bodies at the Silo
offer adults and children a muchneeded energy release and play
Get Air at the Silo is located at
714 S. Seventh Street across from
the Daily Sentinel building. Find
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Lisa Medina, 21,
Business Entrepreneur
“I would love to travel to Italy!
I love good wine, great cheese,
and hot boys with accents. The
whole environment would be so
much fun—beautiful architecture,
cobblestone streets, breathtaking
scenery, and the donkeys! Everyone seems so friendly, and colorful. Yeah! I want to go.”
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If you could travel to Europe, where would you go and why?
By Trianna Nichole
Darrick Reid, 26,
Sales Associate
“I’d have to say Scotland, because the country is so beautiful!
Great beer and gorgeous flowers
would also be pretty cool to be surrounded by.” Violet Ashlock, 23,
Server at Olive Garden
“I would definitely travel to Europe! Paris and Italy would be my
first stops. Paris would be, because
I’m a hopeless romantic. Kissing
an English-speaking, European
boy with an accent under the Eiffel
Tower sounds so magical. And
think about a little cottage in Italy,
with fresh-squeezed wine every
day, giant windows with white
drapes; just enjoying the breeze in
my hair, and my feet kicked up.”
Mike Barnhill, 36,
Mechanic for Mesa County
“I would go to Morocco! It has
the most beautiful view of the
ocean. I might also go to Paris, for
the French bread and fresh wine,
as well.” 3
The SOURCE / May 2014
Rylee Carruth, 10,
Student “I’d have to say Germany, so I
could meet new people with accents! Hopefully, I would learn
how to speak German, and exploring would be so much fun. I would
also travel to the home of the 2004
Summer Olympics, in Athens,
Greece, to visit museums and learn
about the Greek Gods like Zeus
and Hera.”
Craig Long, 52,
“In my kitchen hangs a solid
silver Celtic Cross that came from
Ireland, handed down to me by
my mother. I would like to travel
to Dublin, Ireland, where my
mother and her family’s name
came from—it would just be nice
to visit my home.”
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May is the happy harbinger of
summer downtown, with new
life, new art, new events and activities—and more reasons than
ever to come on downtown and be
a part of it all. We think you’ll be
glad you did!
May 3 was the formal installation day for new art pieces in
Grand Junction’s Art on the Corner collection. Some pieces in the
collection will become favorites of
Main Street strollers; others will be
discussed and critiqued and win
awards; some will be bought out-
right; some others will be hauled
off after a year here to some new
destination; and some few others
will find their way into the city’s
permanent collection. Do yourself
(and your metabolism) a favor and
come downtown to visit the new—
and the enduring—sculptures.
Be sure to check out the Art &
Music Festival on Main Street this
weekend. There is a great lineup
of Free music, along with vendors,
beer, food & fun.
The Downtown Farmers Market
Festival begins June 12 and runs
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Recycle, reflect, rejoice in the richness.
through September 18, 2014. Thursday, June 12 is the day of June’s full
moon, an auspicious way to begin
partaking in the Valley’s prolific
growing season—and to hear good
music, meet old friends and make
some new ones. For more info, call
And don’t forget Fruita and
Palisade both host weekly Farmers Market through the long summer. Fruita’s runs Saturdays June
28-September 20, 8:30am-12:30pm,
on the Civic Center lawn at 325 E.
Aspen Avenue. Get more info on
this one by calling the Fruita Area
Chamber of Commerce, 858-3894.
Palisade’s Farmers Market happens on Sundays, June 15-September 21, 10am-20pm, in downtown
Palisade. And the fare here is all
directly from local Palisade growers. There’s also food, art, music,
winery tours and close-in parking.
In other years, and, we assume,
in this year, Teller Arms Shopping Center, on North Avenue at
28 Road, also hosts a large Farmers Market on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, 7am-noon. Info on this
one from the Web is dated, but it is
billed—and deservedly so—as the
Valley’s longest-running farmers
May you all have yourselves a
merry summer—and let it begin in
Gayle Meyer,
managing editor
Continued from page 3
dren. Each Symphony Storytime
concludes with the Instrument
Petting Zoo, another Grand Junction Symphony education initiative that gives children the opportunity to hold and try to produce a
sound on several different orchestral instruments. Presentations
were held in the fall of 2013 and
spring of 2014 focusing on string
instruments and brass and woodwinds and percussion, respectively. Through the generous funding
by the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation, the GJSO is not only looking
to expand the number of presentations offered during the year but
will explore opportunities to visit
other Library branches and involve more musicians at each presentation. The Bessie Minor Swift
Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service
to help with the implementation or
expansion of literacy programs for
children who are below grade level
or experiencing difficulty reading;
to develop reading and writing
skills at all age levels; and to develop programs in the arts, languages
and STEM (science, technology,
engineering and mathematics) for
preschool, primary and secondary
school-aged students. The GJSO
thanks the Bessie Minor Swift
Foundation for this generous
gift and acknowledges the support of Bill & Betsy Brodak and the
Mesa County Public Libraries. Additional thanks to the GJSO Guild
for their support of numerous educational programs, including the
Instrument Petting Zoo.
Triple Play Records
celebrates 26th Anniversary
On May 9, 10, and 11, at 530
Main St., Downtown, Grand Junction, Triple Play Records is celebrating 26 years of business with
a sidewalk sale with $1 cassette
tapes, $2 vinyl records, $3 compact
discs, $5 posters and 25% off select
clothing! Also, LIVE DJs will be
spinning vinyl records on the sidewalk in between the Art and Music
Festival performances across the
street. This is the second year in 26
years that Triple Play Records has
had a full-out sidewalk sale with
this many units and types of media available to the public. Owner
Rock Cesario says, “Our customers are what make our business,
and we invite you to come down
and celebrate 26 years of business
with us!”
HopeWest updates its
Support Groups:
GJ: Mending Hearts for adults
who’ve experienced death of
a loved one, meets Thursdays,
2-3:30pm, Miller Homestead, 3090
N. 12th St. No registration; join at
any time. (970) 248-8844.
Delta: Mending Hearts for adults,
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm, HopeWest office, 195 Stafford Lane. No registration; join any time. (970) 874-6823.
Montrose: Mending Hearts for
adults, Mondays, 1-2:30pm &
Tuesdays, 5:30-7pm, Bosom Buddies Room, 645 So. 5th St. No registration; join at any time. (970)
GJ: Caregiver Connections,
Tuesdays, Miller Homestead, 3090
N. 12th St. 10-11:30am. Free, open
to all caregivers.
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A Very English Lady,
Marigold Hoare, 80… and Tea Dances
Editor’s Note: This entry comes
from Jeffery Taylor, resident of Ealing,
London, England, former dancer and
currently dance critic and arts feature writer of the Sunday Express and
Vice-President of the British Critics’
Circle. By Jeffery Taylor,
our man in the UK
First through the doors last
Tuesday at London’s Royal Opera
House for the first of this season’s
Tea Dances was Miss Marigold
Hoare, 80, retired Women’s Royal
Naval Service Wren No 92092.
As well as being a keen ballroom
dancer, Marigold is clearly proud
of her Navy career and carrying on
a family tradition.
“We have at least one admiral
in the family, so it was my duty,
really. Marigold was 18 when she
joined her beloved Wrens, leaving
behind her sheltered background
of private schools, places in the
country, and doing good works.
“Thank goodness I missed Coming
Out as a debutante,” she says. “My
coming out was in the Sergeant’s
Mess,” she boasts. Instead of the
social whirl, Marigold discovered
a world to be proud of. “Yes,” she
says, “I was proud to serve King
and country.”
Marigold’s first day of military
life, stationed at Mill Hill training
depot, was anything but heroic. “It
was a bit of a shock finding oneself
on one’s knees with a scrubbing
brush in your hand. I’d never held
a scrubbing brush before. I thought
I was going to sea, but scrubbing
came first. A lot of girls of my generation,” she points out, “looked
on the services as a liberation.
Imagine the giddy delights of a girl
from a conventional household,
where meals were strictly timed, of
going to the mess at three in the afternoon and ordering baked beans
on toast. It was amazing.”
Standing in the Royal Opera
House’s Floral Hall, watching one
of the popular afternoon tea dances held during the summer, the
memories flood back.
“The highlight of those early
days was the liberty boats that took
us to twice-weekly dances,” she remembers. “In London it would be
the Café de Paris or the Ritz Hotel,
but usually it was village halls or
But the discipline of a strict upbringing ran through Marigold.
Service life has become synonymous with a sexual free-for-all, but
not for Marigold. “Our romances,”
she recalls, “were very harmless;
pregnant girls, called ‘used empties’ were shipped out, but it all
rather went over our heads. I remember a petty officer walked me
home to the Wrennery and asked
for a kiss good night. I replied certainly not and turned on my heel
highly insulted. And—can you
imagine—most of us at 18 had
never drunk alcohol except for a
glass of claret on birthdays. It was
the way we were brought, all that
tradition meant a lot to us. Those
social conventions glued society
together in those days. It’s all gone
And Marigold’s stories of life
in uniform all have the giddy innocence of an Ealing comedy.
“In Ceylon,” she recalls, “a tree
branch reached over the wall from
our cabin to the road, and after a
dance we girls scampered back to
the Wrennery to be counted in at
lights [out]. We huddled in bed in
our fancy clothes and said ‘goodnight, Ma’am.’ Then maybe 20 of
us tiptoed out again single file in
our finery and high heels out of the
window, along the tree branch, and
into the arms of waiting admirals,
brigadiers and generals, in their
rickshaws, all helping us Wrens to
break the rules.”
On another occasion, Marigold
remembers the 1940s version
of skinny-dipping in the Indian
Ocean, she in her petticoat, he in
his underpants. “When we finished
our swim, we discovered all our
clothes were stolen,” she says. “I
had to walk back to the Wrennery,
surrounded by wise-cracking male
ratings. It was one of the worst moments of my life. A young woman
feels remarkably defenceless in a
wet petticoat.”
And at that point, an elderly
male hand was extended her way,
which she eagerly grasped, and
she elegantly waltzed away from
me, a free spirit, as always.
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make a quick snack
Dried or freeze dried fruit—It
lasts forever and gets you back on
Raiding the friend’s stash—
sometimes you need sustenance,
and your friends will surely
The point is, with a little
planning, you can still get a decent
snack/meal, in the event you are
stuck at your desk solving all the
world’s problems. Here’s a quick
recipe for one eventuality:
or microwave popcorn to get me
by, but I am really trying to eat
better. So I have a few staples lined
up in the ol’ desk drawer.
Fruit—I try to keep apples in a
dish on my desk, for me and my
Desk drawer tuna salad
1 can tuna (in water)
Peanut butter—see number 1 or
1-2 packets of mayo or mustard
just look at my spoon. PB is a quick (or combination)
snack that will get you through the
Dash of salt and pepper
afternoon without Wayne Newton
dancing on your desk
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Lara bars—tasty, filling, grain ingredients and enjoy.
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such a pain.
Do you take
that can be
eaten cold; do you risk your food
being stolen from the community
fridge; do you eat processed food
that may last a decade without
I do not go out to lunch very
often, because I typically bring
leftovers. However, there has been
an occasion that I was planning to
leave the office, and my plans were
thwarted by those who sign my
check—what to do?
Vending machine? I guess, in a
pinch, I could find some trail mix
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The Day Vinny Kicked
I sat at the dinner
table one evening,
Kindergartner we
called ‘Vinny,’ on the rudiments
of eating rice with a fork. For the
first time in my checkered culinary
career, the rice actually had fluffed,
and flurries fell from every forkful
Vinny raised to his mouth.
I gave up and got up to get him
a spoon. It was then I heard Vinny
say, “I got cut today.”
I didn’t panic. Most of Vinny’s
cuts had to be examined by electron
microscope to be appreciated, and
I was sure his comment was just
one more bid for a Band-aid.
“You got cut today?” I asked.
“No-o-o,” Vinny frowned. “I
said: I kicked butt today.”
My own forkful of rice settled
like a skiff of snow in my lap.
“You what?”
“I kicked butt.”
“He did, Mom!” Newt, then
about eight, interjected. “This
second grader at the bus stop
shoved him really hard in the head,
and Vinny slugged him.”
uncharacteristic praise from his
older brother, Vinny flashed me a
bright smile and pushed both open
palms toward the ceiling in the
timeless gesture that translates to
“Yup, I did it!”
“All right, Vinny!” Dev, then
By Barry Smith
[email protected]
A 15-year-old boy sneaked into
the wheel well of a Boeing 767 and
flew from San Jose CA to Maui HI
The SOURCE / May 2014
Dear TSA,
Hi, it’s me again. I’ve contacted
you so many times in the past that
I suspect you have some sort of
file on me by now. I hope this file
also contains all the harmless stuff
that you’ve confiscated from me
over the years. And I don’t mean
an itemized, written record of the
stuff—I mean the actual stuff. I’d
like that really expensive bottle of
hot sauce back some day.
Anyway, I’m happy to see you
in the news once again, as I know
how frustrating it can be when
nobody is noticing you. As Oscar
Wilde said, “There is only one thing
in life worse than being talked
about, and that is not being talked
about.” Mr. Wilde also once said,
while coming through customs:
“I have nothing to declare but my
own genius.” Funny how that sort
of comment made today would
probably get you hustled away to
a detention center somewhere, but
that’s a topic for another day.
Today I want to tell you a story
about the time I went to watch the
sheepdog trials in my home state
of Colorado. I know that sounds
like a random transition, but stay
with me.
Now, I don’t really know anything
about sheep or sheepdogs or the
art of sheep-dogging, but it just
seemed like it might be something
interesting to do. I was watching
the action from the bleachers, the
“action” being a guy making a dog
run around a bunch of sheep in a
field. It really is pretty amazing to
watch, though I was clearly missing
some of the nuances, as other
spectators routinely applauded
at moments I wasn’t aware were
applause-worthy. However, there
was one moment that I understood
perfectly. Right in front of the
bleachers was the pen full of sheep
waiting to be carted out into the far
end of the field. There was a guy
standing next to the gate—I’ll call
him Roy—whose job it was to keep
the sheep inside the gate. That
was, as far as I could tell, his only
job. When the truck would come
for more sheep, he’d open the gate
to let them out, then close it when
he was done, then stand there and
wait to do it all again.
At one point, Roy failed to close
the gate properly, and the sheep just
came pouring onto the field—the
field where the actual competition
was going on. Everything ground
to a halt, and the stray sheep had
to be herded back into the pen.
People applauded. I suspect Roy
was given a bit of a talking to after
BOSS: Roy, what did we tell you
about letting the sheep run onto
the field?
ROY: Uh…either that I’m
supposed to, or not supposed to.
Remind me again.
The rest of the competition
continued without incident, but for
me it never matched the excitement
of the errant sheep flowing onto
the field.
See where I’m headed with this?
You, TSA, you are like Roy. Your
one and only job is to keep the
gate shut. I know you sometimes
get distracted by other things,
like confiscating breast milk and
toothpaste and running your
hand along the inside of people’s
waistbands; but keeping people
from crawling into wheel wells
before takeoff needs to make its
way back up your priority list.
Sure, we all got off lucky with this
one, but what if that stowaway kid
had had a bottle of water with him?
Or more than 3 ounces of roll-on
deodorant? Or a snow globe?
I realize that soon TSA
regulations will be altered such
that passengers will not be allowed
to bring any checked or carry-on
luggage, no personal items, no
shoes, jackets or pants, no shirts
or undergarments, no corrective
lenses, no hair, fingernails or teeth.
I know you anticipate the day
when passengers will be stripped,
shaved and hosed down before
being cattle-prodded onto their
awaiting planes, but until that
dream is a reality for you, you
really need to learn a lesson from
Roy’s misfortune. Focus, people…
As Oscar Wilde once said,
“There are only two great tragedies
in life: one is getting what you do
not want, and the other is…hey…
ow…put me down…hey, where
are you taking me!?”
’Til next time,
ten, crowed, waving a big-brother
high-five for Vinny’s little hand to
smack. “See, Mom,” Dev said, “all
that teasing finally paid off.”
“Say what?” I demanded, nearly
choking on milk.
“You know how you’re always
saying if Newt and me keep teasing
Vinny, it’ll make him mean?” Dev
explained. “Well, you were right—
it paid off!”
“No, Son, I never meant… What
I said was…” I stopped and started
over. “Making Vinny mean wasn’t
a goal I set for you guys—making
him mean is something we want to
avoid, for heaven’s sake!”
“Vinny ain’t mean,” Newt put
in. “He just kicked butt. He had
“But you’re his big brother. You
were at the bus stop, Newt,” I
pointed out. “Why didn’t you stop
the kid?”
“I would’ve, but Vinny didn’t
need me to,” Newt shrugged.
“Can I have the rest of the cottage
I never even got to my turn-theother-cheek speech.
That night, as always, I looked up for themselves.
in on the sleeping boys. Dev was
“But they are so vulnerable, so
wound in his nest of blankets, his young,” my mother-heart argued
wooden sword, emblazoned with aloud in the dark.
Kamikaze, R.I.P. and other victoryA mother-heart greater than
or-death symbols, clasped loosely my own—perhaps it was Mother
in both hands. Newt sprawled on Nature’s heart—seemed in the
his bed, blankets knotted on the stillness to answer my protest.
floor. His lamp still burned, and
“My child,” the Mother Heart
a shark leered from the cover of said, “these boys are my beings,
his National Geographic. Vinny, not yours. You may show them
my little butt-kicker, murmured the path, but they must make their
dreamily under a mound of his own way.”
beloved stuffed animals.
I blinked back the sore heat of
The mother-heart in me bulged tears.
with love for them and ached with
“But why must they fight?” I
the renewed certainty that, as hedged. “How can I keep them
each day passed, the boys stepped kind?”
farther from the haven of my
“Kindness grows out of courage,
protection on the inevitable and not fear,” the Mother Heart said,
irresistible path to manhood.
“and they must learn to care for
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Phones • Computers • Networking
Solve it all with just one call!
By Lyle Stout • [email protected]
Goin’ Surfing,
Surfing NSA
A few nights
ago, I decided to
do a little poking
around on the Internet. The Internet
offers a wealth of information and
disinformation, and there was a
day when I would sit in my office
at home and just go from link to
link, reading bits of information,
opinions and virtual garbage that
individuals and groups put up for
Now, when I decide to poke
around, I go get the old, anonymous
laptop I bought at a yard sale. I
put it in my car and cruise around
distant neighborhoods until I find
an unprotected wifi network to
connect to. I never sign on from my
house because it has been revealed
that every keystroke you make and
every site you visit is now saved
in the NSA’s database, and your
Internet connection is traceable by
any number of police and federal
entities right back to the very home
you used to think was yours.
Let’s face it, part of the fun of
just poking around was to look at
bizarre sites that exist, but random
links sometimes took you to places
you wouldn’t tell your friends and
family you’ve visited. I remember
one night I stumbled onto a site
where liberal editors of daily local
newspapers were sharing pictures
of their cats. They had all shaved
the cats, and there were a number of
pictures of the tiny naked animals
being cuddled by overweight men
in polka dot Speedos. I didn’t spend
much time there, no more than that
site where white supremacists with
Sticking it to the Man: Cliven Bundy
By Scott Wolford
very bad lawyers at the time, or
they knew something was wrong.
Some legal scholars postulate
that the BLM failed to file because
they knew Bundy had “prescriptive
rights.” If a trespass occurs
regularly for at least five years
without the owner executing legal
action, prescriptive rights allow
the trespasser to use the land.
Besides common law, the
Constitution makes it pretty
clear that states own land. Article
IV, Section 3, Clause 2 of the
Constitution, known as the Property
Clause, states, “The Congress shall
have Power to dispose of and make
all needful Rules and Regulations
respecting the Territory or other
Property belonging to the United
States….” The Property Clause
delegated federal control over
territorial lands up until the point
when that land formed as a state.
From the moment of statehood, the
land is considered property of the
sovereign state. Some legal scholars
believe that, if Bundy’s case was
tried in state court, the outcome
may have been very different.
To me, as a Westerner, this Bundy
case is especially disturbing.
Never mind the heavy-handed
military tactics. And never mind
the disregard for the Constitution.
What bothers me the most about this
case is the inequality. Having our
lands subject to Federal oversight,
while Eastern states have no such
burden, is profoundly unfair;
and it fosters a feeling of secondclass citizenship. Because Eastern
states’ territory is sovereign, they
collect much higher property tax
revenue to fund their schools.
difficult for Westerners to compete
economically, because our schools
are not competitively funded,
we have to PAY an outsider to
use our lands, and we have to
expend extra resources to engage
an extra layer of government. The
big-government, big-corporation
oligarchy is out of control.
political support to transfer federal
public lands to state ownership.
In January 2014, the Republican
National Committee unanimously
passed a resolution to repatriate
public lands in the Republican
Party platform. Five Western
states, led by Utah, have passed
laws demanding the United States
extinguish title to federal lands and
the United States, so that our
agencies can’t continue to spy on
them. Every major totalitarian
government censors the Internet,
and our government tracks every
keystroke of every computer
connected to the Internet. They
don’t actually censor it, but they
make it known that every site you
visit, every email you send, every
word you type, is stored to be used
against whomever they choose.
So, if the feds show up at your
house and question you about
your visit to an Arabic jihad site, or
if the IRS chooses to audit you after
it discovers you visited Alex Jones’, it’s your own
fault. You should have read the
instruction when you put in wifi
to run Netflix on that new Blue
Ray player. It would have told you
how to put in a password to keep
me from connecting through your
network as I slunk through your
neighborhood, quietly surfing
in the anonymity that used to be
available to everyone.
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born and raised
in Grand Junction.
graduating from
Central High
School in 1984,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on an Air Force ROTC scholarship,
earning a BS in aeronautical engineering in 1989. He served 20 years in the
Air Force, having assignments in intelligence, laboratory research, F-117A
and B-2 flight line maintenance, and
combat tactics development. His recent civilian experience includes manufacturing Tomahawk cruise missiles
with Raytheon and airplane structural
and antenna design with Northrop
Grumman. Scott is retired and is back
living in Grand Junction. He’s currently serving on the Grand Junction
Historical Preservation Board.
Our “Stick it to the Man” hero of
the month is Cliven Bundy. Bundy
runs a cattle ranch near Bunkerville,
Nevada. A few weeks ago, the
Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) forcibly removed Bundy’s
cattle and almost triggered a civil
war. The story is still unfolding at
the time of this writing, so we’re
not certain how it’s going to end;
but some say this story is going
to become American legend, like
John Brown’s invasion of Harper’s
Ferry in 1859.
Bundy is the very definition
of civil disobedience. Because he
was so disgusted with the BLM’s
attitude of “pay us so we can hassle
you better,” he stopped paying
grazing fees some 20 years ago. The
BLM sued him in Federal court and
won. Rather than placing a lien on
his property, the Feds stormed in
with helicopters and hundreds of
soldiers with rifles and body armor,
killed and buried numerous cows
and forcibly hauled off the rest. The
destructive, heavy-handed tactics
were completely out of proportion
with Bundy’s alleged crime.
What is legal and what isn’t
are far from clear in this case. Yes,
Bundy had his day in court and lost.
But another similar case recently
tried found in favor of the rancher,
and the judged referred the BLM
actors to the Justice Department
for suspicion of conspiracy. Also,
why didn’t the BLM file a lien on
Bundy’s personal property? This is
very bizarre. Either the BLM had
turn them over to state ownership.
(This type of legislation was the
mechanism North Dakota used in
the 1890s to obtain their land after
Although Cliven Bundy is
our hero this month, the issue
is far bigger than one rancher in
Nevada. The public lands issue
has been festering for over 100
years and needs to be resolved. To
fight “the man” back East, and to
restore East-West equality, your
assignment is to stay informed and
vote as a Westerner. Watch closely
Utah’s story. And get involved with
the American Lands Council, a
grassroots organization dedicated
to reclaiming land belonging to the
In the next election, make
sure you vote OUT Mark Udall.
(Democrats are opposed to public
lands transfer.) I’m a firm believer
that eventually the moral high
ground of the Constitution will
win out, and Western states will
reclaim their public lands. But we
have to fight for it at the ballot
The Snowden leaks have
shown beyond a shadow of a
doubt that the Internet is now a
superhighway that actually ends
at the government and its agencies.
Anyone who pokes around it at
random should start doing chinups every night to build a few
muscles to protect themselves in
jail. Beat someone up real quickly
to show them you are tough, and
the other political prisoners might
leave you alone… you know the
If someone had told me ten
years ago that I would be witness
to both the birth and death of the
Internet, I might have laughed at
them, but the end of the Internet is
now in sight. With the revelations
made by Edward Snowden, all the
claims that Chinese hackers were
destroying the free fabric of the
Internet are obviously just smoke.
Our government, through the
NSA, was the hacker all along; and
now every government around
the world sees the United States
as their Internet enemy. Brazil is in
talks with European governments
to lay the groundwork for a new
cable system that would exclude
...Everybody’s Goin’ Surfing,
Surfing NSA
swastikas tattooed on their faces
were advocating the overthrow of
pretty much everything, and there
was a link from that site to a site in
Arabic where other maniacs were
raising their guns and screaming
at God, or Allah, or the western
world. If I’d read the captions,
probably the supremacists didn’t
like the site in Arabic, but they
somehow seem like flip sides of the
same strange coin. I poked a link
on the Arabic site and suddenly I
was in the Frederick’s of Tehran
Web page with their selection of
slightly less opaque veils for racy
Iranian women.
The point is, I had no affiliation
with either the fanatics in their
Speedos or the ones with swastikas
on their foreheads, but my Internet
connection, with its unique number
that can easily be traced back to
my little office and ultimately to
me, had visited both Web sites.
There was now a record in the
vaults of the NSA to be used by the
administration if they ever needed
it. I was on record affiliating with
fringers on both sides of the
political spectrum by visiting the
sites. No matter who comes into
power, I could be in trouble.
Bollan’s Briefs
The New Science
of Climate Change
By Jack Bollan • [email protected]
In 2014, it
would be an
indication of ignorance to say that global climate
change is not happening, that carbon emissions are not causing it, or
that humans are not the primary
source of those emissions. A recent
study by the American Association
for the Advancement of Science
and a recent report by the United
Nations Intergovernmental Panel
on Climate Change leave little
wiggle room.
A number of the changes predicted by the theory of global
warming are happening, including
melting arctic ice, unusual weather
extremes and significant impacts
on plant and animal life. When a
scientific theory gains this level of
consensus among scientists and
when its predictions prove to be
this accurate, we cannot turn our
heads and pretend we are dealing with a Harold Camping or the
numerous other Doomsday crackpots.
It would be, in fact, a case of
ignorance not to know that the
recent studies are notable for admitting that they cannot predict
that global climate change entails
apocalypse. For sure, among environmental scientists are those who
believe that global climate change
will have catastrophic impacts on
life on Earth. On the opposite pole,
however, are scientists who believe
Earth will easily survive global climate change with impacts only
slightly beyond those that are cur-
rently being observed.
“Average” climate scientists
fall somewhere between these extremes in terms of how they interpret what climate models tell them
will happen. They recognize the
complexity of Earth’s climate and
limitations on what can be know
about future technologies or other
systemic compensatory climate
changes not included in existing
climate models.
These scientists make clear that
differences between predicted and
observed values of measurements
of the parameters used by their
models result in a one-in-twenty
chance they may be wrong, which
means there’s a 95% chance they
are right. These moderate scientists dominate the current discussion in the scientific and political
But among these moderates, the
consensus is that we are quickly
coming upon a point of no return,
where reversing the impacts of
climate change is impossible with
existing technology, and that developing technology that would
reverse the effects will be more
costly than taking action now.
The United Nations study says
that we must reduce carbon emissions by 20% in the next decade
to avoid the extreme possibilities
implied by the ecosystem changes
already being observed. For example, we have not yet seen rising oceans inundate coastal areas.
If we don’t stop, however, we will
see such effects. The result, at best,
will be costly.
Recognizing the political and
economic hardship implied by a
20% worldwide reduction in carbon-based energy sources, the report merely points out that we can
deal now or put it off to be dealt
with a little later with much higher
costs. That is reasonable cost-tobenefit thinking without apocalyptic language.
Sensitive to political realities and
a population that has not studied
the science in great detail, the argument is a familiar one. That argument goes like this: We are certain that global climate change is
happening and caused by carbon
emissions, the result of human actions. The predicted consequences
are underway, including global
average temperature increases,
melting arctic ice, unusual weather
extremes and dramatic impacts on
plant and animal species. When
the average worldwide temperature change has reached 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial temperature averages, we will
have reached a critical threshold,
with consequences that can only
be reversed by technology that
does not currently exist. Corrective actions, if we pass that point,
will have far greater economic impacts than if we take action now.
Furthermore, it is possible that impacts will be irreversible and catastrophic. Therefore, it is in the best
interest of everyone to take action
Sometimes this type of argument has no effect. People ignore
the warnings because the source is
dubious, the changes too gradual
to be observed or the arguments
unreasonable, practically, morally
or politically. But that is not the
case here. The argument is being
made by groups that are intellectually honest, morally upright and
politically and economically savvy.
We need to listen.
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Real Time Pain Relief
Name: Kris Fancher Age: 69
Occupation: retired; owner/vendor Real Time Pain Relief
Hobbies: agility, rally, and obedience with my dog; reading; sewing
Family: single, two grown children, 7 grandchildren
Favorite Restaurant: Leon’s
Goals: to remain an active senior and continue to do the things I enjoy
When did you first find out about Real Time Pain Relief?
One year ago, when I attended an outdoor craft fair. I saw the product
demonstrated, tried a free sample and bought a tube. The next day, I went
back and told them the product was incredible and I wanted to know
how I could sell it.
What type of pain were you dealing with?
I have osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and peripheral neuropathy plus joint replacements in both
hips and one knee.
How long have you had a booth set up at The Grand Junction Flea
Market & Swap Meet?
I’ve been here for 2 1/2 months. I just moved here 3 months ago from
near Las Vegas, and I had a booth at an indoor swap meet there, so knew
I wanted to set up before I even moved here.
How has the response been to the product?
Fantastic! People have not heard about the product, but once they try
it and get almost immediate relief, they are so excited.
What are the benefits a person will get from using this product?
Real Time Pain Relief actually has 3 different products now—rub-on
lotion, foot cream for diabetics, and a brand new skin rescue ointment—
so the specific benefits will vary, depending upon their individual pain.
Generally speaking, the benefits would be not harming their body by
taking oral medications; not masking pain; using an all-natural product;
using a product made in the USA in an FDA-inspected facility; and helping the body heal itself.
What has been the #1 testimonial you’ve heard from a person who
has bought the product?
“This stuff works too good! My pain is gone.”
You can sample Kris Fancher’s Pain Relief products at The Grand
Junction Flea Market & Swap Meet at 515 S. 7th Street. Open Fridays—
More info at
2014Friday - May, 116,
Carnival - Presale tickets must be purchased by
Wednesday, May 14, by 5:00 p.m. $20 per person ride all day.
Tickets available at Alpine Bank, Trendz Clothing, and
Rie Middle School. $30 at the gate.
Vendors - Arts, Jewelry, Crafts & Food
Brown’s Amusement Carnival Rides - Open All Day
(Activities Start at 4:00 p.m.)
Indoor Arena
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Joey Ball and Friends
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Churchill’s Artilluma Dance Company and Friends,
Variety Dance Show and Comedy, Lynn Churchill, 618-0663
8:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Derringer Band & Dance
Beer / Wine by the Elks
Saturday - May 17, 2014
(Activities Throughout the Day)
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Thru 11 May-Tetrad, Exhibition
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Gallery Event, 501 Colorado Avenue. 248-1833 View Monday thru
Saturday noon-6pm.
Thru 24 May-Spring Bird Walks
w/Grand Valley Audubon Society,
every Wednesday and Saturday
this spring, guided field trips; beginners welcomed. For time and
place for each walk, email [email protected]
Thru 1 Jun-Senior Dances with
Live Music, 7:30-10pm, Senior Rec
Center, 550 Ouray Avenue. Ages
50+; fee $3.
Thru 7 Sep-Sea Monster of the
Grand Valley Exhibit, Dinosaur
Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Ct.,
Fruita. Life-sized, moving of Elasmosaurus, a 38-ft. long marine reptile. 858-7282.
8 May-Business over Breakfast,
8:30-9:30am, Business Incubator,
2591 Legacy Way, GJ. RSVP at least
24 hours in advance of date: 2435242.
8 May-Grand Junction Christian
Women’s May Program, 12:15pm,
The Clarion, $15 all inclusive. “UNeek Creations by Tina Turner; recycled art, old tires to flower pots.
Speaker Sylvia Weeks, Pediatric
Nurse on “Labels for Life—Really!” Music by Kari Green & Lori
Enriquez. Reservations necessary
with Irmgard 256-0749 by May 3.
Free childcare by reservation.
8 May-Extinctions-What We Can
Learn from Local Geology, 7-9pm,
Whitman Educational Center, 248
S. Fourth. 242-0971.
8 May-Grand Junction Gem and
Mineral Club, 2328 Monument Rd.,
Grand Junction, hosts program at
7pm: “The Great Dinosaur Discovery,” the story Ed and Vivian Jones
of Delta CO. and their fantastic discoveries on the Dry Mesa area. We
are open to the public, so please
come join us!
Entertainment Calendar
What’s it Worth to You? 2:30-4pm,
Business Incubator, 2591 Legacy
Way, GJ. $35. 243-5242.
9 May- Rebel Spaceships &
Ghost Town, Rock/Country, Local,
at Cruisers, 715 Horizon, Ste. 100,
9 May-Annual Spring Flute Recital, featuring Jennifer Fix & Judy
VanderWande, 7:30pm, First United Methodist Church, 522 White
Avenue. Free! 216-8126.
9 May-Goodman Band @ Black
Nugget in Carbondale, 9pm-1am,
no cover.
9 May-Choir & Orchestra Concert CMU, 7:30pm, Robinson Theater. Box Office: 248-1604.
9 May-West Coast Swing Dance
Party, 8-10pm, 523.5 Main Street.
Swing lesson 7-8pm. 970-712-2552.
9-11 May-Art & Music Festival,
Main Street Grand Junction. Mother’s Day weekend is alive with
music by local and national artists,
artist demos in many media, and
artists’ selling their works.
9-11 May-Western CO Agility
Dog Show, Fairgrounds Lions Park
Complex on Orchard Mesa, free
admission, open 7am daily. 2557100.
10 May-Grand Valley Marathon,
half-marathon, 10K & 5K, Palisade. online to register,
find more info.
10 May-The Gauntlet 2014, 9am,
GJ Motor Speedway, 3002 N. I-70
Frontage Road. Mud-running 5K
obstacle course for adventurers
(athletes & daring beginners) 12
years and older, benefits Special
Olympics of Western CO.
10 May-Breakfast & Opera-La
Cenerentola (Cinderella), Ed Arnos and Melinda Wilson are planning a Breakfast and Informance
before the Met HD opera presentation. Details: 241-2271.
10 May-Bloomin’ Deals Plant
Sale, Botanical Gardens benefit,
641 Struthers. 245-3288.
10 May-BBQ lunch, program,
silent auction, entertainment fundraiser for Delta Correctional Center’s Chaplain Richard Jackman,
11am, 599 30 Road. $15/person;
table of 5/$70; table of 8/4100. 970242-0577, 245-8288.
10 May-Grand Valley Marathon,
Palisade. Marathon, half-marathon, 10K or 5K.
for details or registration.
10 May-The Gauntlet, 9am, GJ
Motor Speedway, 3002 N. I-70
Frontage Road. Mud-running, airsucking, muscle-ppunding 5K obstacle course for athletes and daring beginners 12 and older, benefits
Special Olympics of Western CO.
10 May-Furniture Painting Easy
Workshop, “Learn to Paint Like a
Pro,” w/CeCe Caldwell, Shabby
Chic’ Boutiques, 2575 Hwy. 6&50.
10 May-Josh Rogan, at Cruisers,
715 Horizon, Ste. 100, 314-2554.
10 May-Goodman Band, 10pm1am, @ Rockslide, downtown GJ,
no cover.
10 May-LTR Sports Gunny Enduro, Little Park Road. Flow down
the Gunny Loop with other Grand
Valley mountain bikers. Just over
200 ft. of climbing and over 700
ft. of descent over a 4-mile course.
10 May-Desert R.A.T.S. Classic100K Mountain Bike Race & 50K
Fat Tire Ride, Fruita’s Kokopelli
Trail. 303-249-1112.
10 May-Lemon Squeezer: Intro
to Canyoneering Trip w/Museum
of the West. Meet at 462 Ute Aven.
Register by 3 May: 242-0971. Museum member $70; non-member
$75, includes all gear and guide
10 May-Beat Beethoven 5K, 9am
start time, 645 Main, downtown GJ.
Join GJ Symphony for musically
infused 5K starting and finishing
at the Avalon Theater. Racers try to
finish ahead of Beethoven’s Fifth
Symphony, which will be broadcast across downtown! 243-6787.
10 May-Insane Inflatable 5K Obstacle Run, 1065 Hwy. 6&50, Mack.
Benefits John McConnell Math &
Science Center; presented by Bellco Credit Union.
13 May-Pumping up the Dream:
Starting a Business in Western CO,
9-11:30am, Business Incubator,
2591 Legacy Way, GJ. $50 includes
workshop, all materials in membership in Fast Trac Business Basics program (5 brown-bag lunch
and learns on specific aspects of
starting a business). 243-5242.
14 May-Goodman Unplugged,
5-7pm, GJ Harley Davidson, no
15-16 May-Disney’s AristocatsKids, 7pm, GJHS Auditorium. 2556757.
16 May-Business Incubator
Open Coffee Club, 10am-noon,
The Pointe, 1230 N. Twelfth. Free
(buy your own beverage). One-onone consulting with staff for new
or existing businesses. 243-5242.
16 May-Stone Blue, Rock/Blues,
Salt Lake, at Cruisers, 715 Horizon,
Ste. 100, 314-2554.
16 May-Goodman Band, 9pmclose, Triple Tree Tavern, no cover.
16 May-Rebecca Arendt & James
Werner, Wester Slope Concert Series presents duets, solos fro opera,
Broadway, popular, 7:30pm, 522
White Avenue. 241-4579.
16-17 May-Mike the Headless Chicken Festival, downtown
Fruita. Great family fun! 858-0360,
17 May-L’Eroica (the Hero) 2014
Bike Race, Sixth & Main, downtown, recreating a 1899-1915 Grand
(102 miles) race. As many of the
original elements of the Midland
Road Race as possible are included. Bikes displayed in lobbies of all
local US Banks. 245-7939.
17 May-Grand Valley Beerfest,
1-5pm, Kannah Creek, 1455 N.
Twelfth. 248-1503.
17 May-Grand Valley’s Adobe
National Golf Tournament, Adobe
Creek National Golf Course, 4-person team scramble tourney. Register at Adobe Creek, 876 18.5 Road,
Fruita, or call David at 234-1497.
17 May-Preston Creed, Rock/
Americana, Salt Lake, at Cruisers,
715 Horizon, Ste. 100, 314-2554.
18 May-CO West Pride Fest &
Parade, 8am-10pm. GJ Main Street
from First to Seventh (parade), and
Sixth Street between Rood and
White for food, beverage, nonprofits, vendor booths, speakers and
20 May-Stray Grass, Jazz Among
the Grapevines Concert Series, presented by Art Center Guild, 2087
Broadway. 260-8866.
21 May-Pumping up the Dream:
Starting a Business in Western CO,
9-11:30am, Business Incubator,
2591 Legacy Way, GJ. $50 includes
workshop, all materials in membership in Fast Trac Business Basics program (5 brown-bag lunch
and learns on specific aspects of
starting a business). 243-5242.
21 May-The New Black, Community Cinema Series Documentary, Rocky Mountain PBS, 7pm,
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5k Run is May 17!
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Fruita’s “Run like a chicken with its head cut off” Run has registration
now open for the Mike the Headless Chicken 5K run/walk, which will
take place at 9am Saturday, May 17. The race starts and finishes at the
Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave. You must register by May 1 to get
a discounted entry fee of $20. The first 400 racers to register will receive a
custom technical running shirt.
The course runners will follow is a fast road course that is well marked
and easy to follow.
After the race, enjoy one of the most entertaining festivals in the valley, presented by the City of Fruita and Credit Union of Colorado. You
can stroll the streets and enjoy the best in local live music, vendors selling delicious food (and lots of chicken delicacies!). There are lots of fun
activities and sights for the kids, including free backyard games, and so
much more! In fact, Fruita’s “Run like a chicken with its head cut off” is
really a race to remember—not just for itself, but because of all the fun
that comes after!
This year’s theme is “Country-Fied Mike,” so plan on wearing cowboy
hats, bandanas, and sometime in the course of the day riding a mechanical bull—and having to deal with lots of hay bales!
Register online at, or at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson, to run in the 5K race. Also at that Web
site, you can find
out all about Miracle Mike, the Headless Chicken and
why there’s now a
festival named after him. Souvenirs
are also available
there. For more information on other
events or happenings, you may call
the City of Fruita
Parks and Recreation department
at 970-858-0360.
International superstar, accomplished businessman and heartfelt
philanthropist, Vince Neil came to
exemplify all things rock and roll:
the sound, the success, the look
and the outrageous lifestyle.
Vince’s unmistakable voice leads
some of the greatest rock songs of
this generation including “Shout
At The Devil,” “Home
Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls,
Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart
Heart,” “Same Ol Situation,”
and the recent “Saints of Los Angeles,” which was nominated for
a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best
Hard Rock Performance. With fifteen years between his last solo album, Vince Neil releases Tattoos &
Tequila on June 22, followed by his
tell all book of the same name later
in the fall.
When not performing, Vince Neil
to expand and
his latest entrepreneurial
efforts which include
Feelgoods Rock Bar and
Grill in West Palm Beach
and Las Vegas; Vince Neil
Ink, a Las Vegas based tattoo
parlor and apparel shop with
two locations -- one on the Las
Vegas strip and one in the Rio
Hotel & Casino; Tres Rios tequila, a
high quality, authentic Mexican tequila created from the finest Agave
in Guadalajara Mexico; The Skylar
Neil Memorial Foundation (www., a tribute to Vince’s
daughter whom he lost to cancer
in 1995 which has raised over $2
million to help combat childhood
cancer and his latest venture, Vince
Neil Aviation, a luxury air charter
service providing the the rock n’
roll commute on either his Lear 35
or Hawker 700 jets.
Raised on the tough streets of
Compton, California, Vince Neil
fell in love with music as a child,
developing a broad vocabulary
that ranged from classic Motown
to hard rock. As a teenager, he began performing with local bands
and soon discovered both a passion for the stage and a natural
talent as a singer and performer.
He fronted the popular band Rock
Candy before reuniting with high
school buddy Tommy Lee in 1981,
sealing rock and roll history with
the formation of Mötley Crüe.
In addition to selling 80 million
records around the world as the
badass frontman for Mötley Crüe,
Vince Neil also began his career as
a solo artist in 1993. Vince’s Top
200 Billboard albums, Exposed
(which reached number 13 on The
Billboard 200 albums chart) and
Carved In Stone have spurred
Over TWO decades of
Rock and Roll 1990-2014
Before the formation of Slaughter, Mark
Slaughter fronted Xcursion before joining the
Vinnie Vincent Invasion, who had a hit song,
“Love Kills”, that appeared on the Nightmare
on Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two
of its members, Slaughter and Dana Strum,
formed the group Slaughter.
1990 Slaughter hit radio, MTV and the U.S.
touring circuit like a tornado- coming seemingly out of nowhere to roll through everything in
its path and turn it upside down.
Slaughter sold more than five million records in the 1990s. The group had four Top 30
hits on the Billboard charts with tunes such as
“Fly To the Angels” and “Up All Night”, and
toured with bands such as Kiss, Poison, Ozzy
Osbourne and Damn Yankees.
2001 Slaughter was a proud part of a TWO
MILLION selling CD “Monster Madness”
(with – UP ALL NIGHT), the band was also
out touring as a part of the “Voices of Metal”
tour featuring Vince Neil of Motley Crue, Ratt,
and Vixen
2003 Capital records re-released the first
two Slaughter CD’s “Stick it to Ya” and the
“Wildlife” featuring 24 bit digital re-mastering, additional photos, bonus tracks and liner
bomb commercial)
and the Trix Rabbit
(i.e., “Silly rabbit,
Trix are for kids!”).
“Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”
became the band’s
most popular concert song, always
with a unique
ad-lib performance
by Whiteman. With
this album, the
rock & roll style of
KIX was established.
Their 1983 follow-up, “Cool
Kids” showcased a slightly more
commercial side of the band featuring the title song and the single
“Body Talk.” Somewhat overlooked but a favorite with female
fans was the ballad “For Shame.”
“Cool Kids” later was lampooned
in good spirit on the popular MTV
show “Beavis and Butthead.”
KIX then partnered up with Ratt
and future Warrant producer Beau
Hill and, in 1985, released the hard
rock power house album “Midnite
Dynamite,” featuring a hard rock
single by the same name and the
funkier rock songs “Cold Shower”
and “Sex.” The music video for
“Cold Shower” quickly gained
popularity and was put into regular rotation on MTV. The band
headed west to continue to make a
Energy Performances that feature all of the
Slaughter hits as well as new material. The
Vh-1 Stripped DVD hit the retail stores March
15th, 2006 as yet another Slaughter release.
2007- SLAUGHTER was featured on a pacific rim – compilation CD that was Platinum
within it’s first week of release, Slaughter
filmed many of it’s live performance shows for
a DVD release in
2008, and performed in front of 38,000 people singing SLAUGHTER songs at the world
famed “Rocklahoma Music Fest”, as well as
participated in a full Summer tour with Vince
Neil of Motley Crue. – Of interesting note –
Slaughter’s music has been played more in
2007 on radio and the internet then in the 3
previous years combined.
Slaughter has shown that with perseverance
and sheer talent, a band can survive and win
over the support of fans , regardless of what
others may say about the quality of their music. What’s most important is that their music
is still here and the vast majority of critics who
panned them in the past are not, and that’s as
good as gold.
Here’s to “Slaughter”……….
Here’s to 24 YEARS of Rock n Roll and the
Love Of Music and the Love Of Life……..
Slaughter is Mark Slaughter—Vocals, Guitars—Dana Strum, Bass—Blas Elias, Drums,
Jeff Blando—Guitars
name for themselves in such places
as the Sunset Strip, where Mötley
where Mötley Crüe and other glam
metal bands rose to stardom. KIX
was quickly becoming a formidable live band like no other.
KIX went back to the studio to
write more songs. In 1988, they
released “Blow My Fuse,” and
finally achieved fame as it went
In 1989, the band released “KIX,
Blow My Fuse, the Videos” with
their now popular music videos
and behind-the-scenes footage. As
KIX finally graduated to arenas,
they regularly opened for such
popular artists as Aerosmith and
KISS and were on successful tours
with Whitesnake, Ratt and Tesla.
The album “Hot Wire” finally arrived in 1991 with the single, “Girl
Money”. While on tour in 1992,
they made a live album, titled “KIX
Live” recorded at the University of
Maryland, College Park. This album was released in 1993 largely as
a contractual obligation to Atlantic
Records. In 1995, the band released
their final album “Show Business,”
on CMC records. KIX broke up in
1995, and Hammerjack’s Concert
Hall was torn down in June 1996 to
make way for a parking lot for the
Baltimore Ravens’ stadium.
Since Kix’ return to the national
stage in 2008 with appearances at
2000 and just missed the cut. “Mötley Crüe recorded ‘Another Bad
Day’ many years ago and I thought
it was one of the best ballads we’d
ever done. When it got voted off of
New Tattoo by the rest of Mötley,
I held onto it waiting for the right
time to dust it off,” adds Vince.
The title song for the album captures Vince’s signature sound with
a contemporary feel that has been
compared to current acts such as
Cavo and Godsmack. “Tattoos &
Tequila” celebrates the rock n’ roll
Concert Schedule
Friday June 6th
4:30 to 5:05
Jake Johnson
5:30 to 6:15
Perfect Disorder
6:45 to 8:00
Royal Bliss
8:30 to 9:45
10:15 to 12:00
Saturday June 7th
2:45 to 3:15
One way Johnny
3:45 to 4:30
Opal hill drive
5:00 to 6:15
6:45 to 8:00
April wine
8:30 to 9:45
Blue Oyster Cult
10:15 to Midnight
Vince Neil
2nd stage music in between main
stage bands
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Vince Neil
Royal Bliss
Perfect Disorder
Blue Oyster Cult
April Wine
Opal Hill Drive
OneWay Johnny
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KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland as The Shooze,
then changed its name to The Generators before eventually settling
on KIX. They were considered one
of Maryland’s top cover bands
prior to their signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Though often
lumped in with bands that many
consider to be glam metal or hair
metal, the bands popmetal stylings
on the first KIX record drew inspiration from bubblegum pop and
new wave as well as hard rock.
In 1981, they debuted with a
self-titled album “KIX,” featuring
“Atomic Bombs,” “Heartache,”
“Contrary Mary”,”The Itch,”
“The Kid.” “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”
instantly became a concert favorite. “KIX Are for Kids” creatively
merged the name of the band with
two popular cereals of the 1960s and
1970s, KIX (that featured an atomic
notes written by Mark Slaughter and Dana
Strum – Slaughter toured May-October with
2004- Slaughter released a DVD-A entitled
“Then and Now” that features 12 songs and
50 rare photos of the band over the years. …
Slaughter toured - March – November Headlining Various Venues and playing to larger
crowds then in recent years.
2005 – Slaughter & VH-1 team up with
“Stripped” A CD of unplugged jams which is
kicked off with a asell-out performance in Hollywood, Ca. Slaughter toured throughout the
year and broke new ground with casino performances as well as SRO shows.
2006- SLAUGHTER released a DVD that
features live performance footage and band
camera footage shot over the years. The band
will again be on the road touring doing High
the hits “You’re Invited (But Your
Friend Can’t Come)” (co-written
by Vince with Jack Blades and
Tommy Shaw), “Can’t Have Your
Cake” (co-written by Vince with
Steve Stevens) and “Sister Of Pain”
(co-written by Vince with Jack
Blades and Tommy Shaw).
The International rock icon’s
new album Tattoos & Tequila,
co-produced by Vince Neil, Jack
Blades (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper) and Marti
Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Buckcherry) is a compilation
of genre defining hits that have
been given the Vince Neil rock renewal treatment and is sure to be
an updated rock lifestyle staple.
Neil’s refreshed collection of classics consists of nine hand-picked,
influential covers, as well as two
new tracks; “Tattoos & Tequila,”
which was also written and produced by Frederiksen and “Another Bad Day,” which was originally
written by Nikki Sixx for Mötley
Crüe’s release of New Tattoo in
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two of the biggest rock festivals
in the US, Rocklahoma in Pryor,
Oklahoma and Rock The Bayou
in Houston, Texas, the band has
amassed a large number of successful live shows all across the
USA, with regular appearances at
festivals, casinos and biker rallys,
culminating with headlining the
hugely successful M3 Festival in
Columbia, Maryland two years in
a row.
KIX has been performing more
and more shows at festivals, casinos and biker rallys across the
It all began in Nova Scotia late in
1969. The Henman brothers, David
and Ritchie, got together with their
cousin Jim Henman and fellow
musician Myles Goodwyn to form
a band called April Wine, a name
chosen simply because they were
two words that sounded good
together. Fifteen studio albums,
three live releases, numerous compilations, a boxed set and thousands of concerts later April Wine
has become enormously popular
in Canada, the United States and
throughout the world. Classics include:
“Forever For Now,” the band’s
sixth album, included a Canadian
music milestone for the band; the
best selling Canadian single the
band ever released. Both the single, “You Won’t Dance With Me,”
country, impressing promoters
and fellow musicians with their
top notch and highly entertaining
performances while driving home
their status as one of rocks truly
legendary live acts. KIX has also
been in the top billing the last two
years on the wildly popular Monsters of Rock Cruise. KIX has a
massive cult following of fans that
seem to turn up in big numbers to
see them everywhere they play.
In April of 2013, KIX has been
invited to appear on the 12th season of VH1’s hugely popular That
Metal Show television
program hosted by Eddie Trunk,
Jim Florentine and Don Jameson.
KIX website:Kix currently consists of original members Whiteman, guitarists Ronnie Younkins
and Brian Forsythe, drummer Jimmy Chalfant and newest member
Mark Schenker on bass.
Interview excerpts from
as well as the album reached critical acclaim with the single reaching Gold and the album reaching
Gold then Platinum in Canada.
Many people consider “Stand
Back” to be one of the band’s greatest accomplishments. This album
provided the hits, “Tonight Is A
Wonderful Time To Fall In Love”
and “I Wouldn’t Want To Lose
Your Love.”
With the release of “The Whole
World’s Goin’ Crazy,” April Wine
became the first Canadian band
to achieve Platinum advance sales
orders and included another April
Wine classic in the ballad Like A
Lover, Like A Song.
With current members Myles
Goodwyn, Brian Greenway, Richard Lanthier and Roy “Nip” Nichol, April Wine enters into their 44th
year as a band, with just as busy a
schedule as ever… quite an accomplishment for any rock n’ roll
Concert Info
Is it safe to compare Blue Oyster Cult & Rush? With their deep
elaborate lyrics that take their fans
on a intense descriptive journey.
I’d say the two bands have alot in
But in the early 70’s with the exception of Led Zeppelin and Black
Sabbath, there was not a lot of hard
rock or metal being played on the
airwaves. And even though critics
hailed the first three albums, (Blue Oyster Cult,
Tyranny and Mutation,
and Secret Treaties), as
instant hard rock classics,
FM Radio didn’t give the
band much airplay with
their early tunes about
and aliens
However Critics had
now labeled Blue Oyster Cult “The Thinking
Man’s Metal Band.”
They were so right.
Their constant touring and
word of mouth from fans finally
paid off in 1975 with the release of
the double live album “On Your
Feet Or On Your Knees” which
show cased the amazing talents of
lead guitarist Buck Dharma. The
album quickly went gold and cemented the band as a major concert draw.
It was the following year however that Blue Oyster Cult really
hit pay dirt with the multi platinum “Agents of Fortune” and the
hit single “Don’t Fear the Reaper”. The album was a big hit with
fans and critics alike. And Reaper
was used in horror classics like
Halloween and The Stand. It also
propelled the band to major arena
headliners going head to head
with some of the hottest acts of
the time Aerosmith, ZZ Top and
Ted Nugent.
At this time the band also fine
tuned their hard rocking, guitar
slashing live show with a barrage
of theatrics including flash explosives, fireworks, smoke, strobe
I read at one point that some
groups were trying to apply
some kind of Nazi symbolism to
the logo, and the Jewish Defense
League was planning on protesting at some of your concerts.
Yeah, and it was totally ridiculous; like looking for devils behind trees. BOC has always had a
historical and intellectual bent as
far as what we’ve been
doing, but we’ve never
pandered to devil worship or any of that stuff.
We deal with themes
of good and evil in our
tunes, but we don’t take
a position. The idea that
we have an agenda,
political or otherwise,
silly. If
we talked about the
dark side of humanity, we just laid it out there
and said, “Here it is.”
was always
lights and a laser light show that
was unsurpassed for its time. At
one point the band would jam out
on five guitars and also included
Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma riding motor cycles on stage for the
encore Born to Be Wild. It was a
head bangers dream.
More radio friendly hits followed including Godzilla, Burning for You, Joan Crawford and
Take Me Away and the band went
on to sell 24 million albums.
In Buck Dharmas Words
Are there any particular cover
songs BOC has done that you
like? There’s “Born to Be Wild,”
“We Gotta Get Out of This
Place,” “Kick Out the Jams.” I’ll
ask about “Roadhouse Blues” in
a minute.
I like most of them. The weirdest one we probably ever tried
was a studio version of “Born to
Be Wild.” My philosophy about
covers, in general, is that if you
can’t bring something new to the
party, you really shouldn’t try to
cover a song, but that didn’t stop
us from being foolhardy enough
to try to cover “Kick Out the Jams”
Once the band had a record deal,
some of the imagery its music created might have been considered
controversial, but I had a feeling
back then it was part marketing
hype, as well. The details about
the band’s logo are noted on a
web page I checked out, but I’ll let
you tell your version of how that
symbol became the logo.
That logo was created by the
graphic artist who did our first
two album covers; it really doesn’t
exist anywhere else, but there are
some similar historical antecedents behind it. Supposedly, it
looks like the Greek symbol for
chaos, and an alchemical symbol
for lead. Whether these things are
true, I can’t tell you. But the real
poop on it is that it was created by
a graphic artist, and when we saw
it, we said, “That’s our logo.”
Excerpts from an intervie
2nd Stage Bands — Holding Hope • Severed • What Was Written • Zamtrip • Brian Ward Band
Sounding Stone • Danger Ally • Betty Hates Everything • Balance of Power • Train Wreck
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23 May-Mike Ring & the Connection, Rock, Greeley, at Cruisers,
715 Horizon, Ste. 100, 314-2554.
23-24 May-68th Annual Shrine
Circus, Fairgrounds, 2785 US Hwy.
50. 255-7100.
23-24 May-Goodman Country,
9pm-12:30am, Central Station.
24 May-BirthSmart Birth Story
Circle, 1-3pm, Hampton Inn, 205
Main Street, Grand Junction, free,
open to all women—you need not
share if you attend. Listen, share,
laugh and cry with other local
moms and moms-to-be as we share
birth stories with each other—a
great way to heal, learn, and prepare for your birth. This event is
open to all women. Sharing a birth
story is not necessary. More info at
24 May-Mutiny, Rock, Local, at
Cruisers, 715 Horizon, Ste. 100,
24-31 May-JUCO World Series,
Suplizio Field, Lincoln Park! 2459166.
25 May-Memorial Day Walk/
Run & Butterfly Release, Collbran
Rodeo Arena, 3060 Rodeo Road,
Collbrand. By donation. 970-2505188.
27 May-Using QuickBooks to
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Legacy Way, GJ. $50, 243-5242.
30 May-Drag Racing-Friday
Night Street Legal Drags & Young
Guns Points #4, Western CO Dragway, 115 32 Road. 243-9022.
30 May-Night Club Two-step
Dance Party, 7pm, La Puerta, 523.5
Main, GJ. 970-712-2552.
30 May-Sideshow Ramblers,
Rock/Blues, Salt Lake, at Cruisers,
715 Horizon, Ste. 100, 314-2554.
30 May-Goodman Band, 9pmclose, Triple Tree Tavern, no cover.
30-31 May-Damn Yankees, presented by the Theatre Project, at
GJHS, 1400 N. Fifth. 261-5363.
30 May-1 Jun-Wild Horses,
Wine and Women Weekend Retreat, two-day retreat $425 USD includes 2 nights accommodations,
meals, snacks, water, wine-tasting,
transportation to HMA and winery, 1411 S. 16.5 Rd, Glade Park.
31 May-5K Frolic & 3K Fun Run,
615 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton.
Entry fee includes raffle prizes,
support and post-race goodies!
Register by 17 May for tech shirt.
Prizes! 970-201-0855.
31 May-Mural Jam, skateboarding and/or street art, presented by
Super Rad Art Jam. Prizes! 325 W.
Orchard Avenue. 254-3866.
31 May-Vintage Voltage, Rock,
Local, at Cruisers, 715 Horizon,
Ste. 100, 314-2554.
31 May-Bended Wire Earrings—
learn how to make them, 10amnoon, Shabby Chic’ Boutiques,
2575 Hwy. 6&50. You’ll make two
pairs of earrings in class and learn
different techniques. All materials
provided. $25. 314-7278.
31 May-Canyonlands Jet Boat
Tour w/Museum of the West.
Register by 24 May: $150 Museum
member, $170 non-member. 2420971.
31 May-Goodman Unplugged,
7-10pm, Suds Bros., Fruita, no
31 May-1 Jun-Special Olympics
CO Summer Games, Colorado
Mesa University—more than 1200
athletes! Hosted by Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau.
6-7 Jun-Thunder Rock
Friday—Gate Open at 4pm
4:30 to 5:05 Jake Johnson, 5:30 to
6:15 Perfect Disorder, 6:45 to 8:00
Royal Bliss, 8:30 to 9:45 Kix 10:15
to 12:00 Slaughter.
Saturday—Gate Open at 2pm
2:45 to 3:15 One way Johnny,
3:45 to 4:30, Opal hill drive 5:00 to
6:15, Firehouse 6:45 to 8:00, April
wine 8:30 to 9:45, Blue Oyster Cult,
10:15 to Midnight Vince Neil.
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6 Jun-Country Jam Tailgate Party
at Allen Unique Autos, 8pm, 2285
River Road, featuring country artist Charley Jenkins. 970-263-7410.
18 June-Farmers Market Festival, downtown Grand Junction,
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19 Jun-Centennial Band at Farmers Market, Fifth & Main, downtown GJ, 7pm.
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It’s been a fast and furious eight years for Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry, What started as simply teenage jam
sessions between singer Chris Robertson and John Fred
Young (son of The Kentucky Headhunter’s guitarist Richard
Young), and quickly included classmates Ben Wells and Jon
Lawhon, turned into one of the greatest success stories of the
21st century.
And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Southern
rock had remained a constant on rock radio, thanks to staples
as ZZ Topp and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and saw a bit of a rejuvenation on the 2000s thanks to acts such as Nickelback and Alter
Bridge—but, if the torch was going to be passed, it needed
to belong to a band that was whiskey-soaked and deep-fried
Southern; and that’s exactly what Black Stone Cherry is.
In fact, it is this author’s opinion that the band has, through
its three previous album releases, set the standard for the
“new” Southern rock sound and style: a style that pays deep
homage to the predecessors, but quietly and almost inconspicuously takes the genre to new heights.
There isn’t a whole lot of anything new going on with the
band with their latest release, Magic Mountain (May 6th),
but the band continues to move forward with their music,
guns ablaze and rattlesnakes hissing. If there is anything different here, it is the fact that there is a little more “heaviness”
to the album. While not to be considered a heavy metal album, there is definitely enough here to get the attention of
rock and metal fans alike. Part of that may be due to the
band’s recently signing with Roadrunner Records, one of the
most well-known metal labels in the history of music. When
If there’s a misstep here, it is with the song that will probayou walk the halls of a place that has released records from
be the most popular on the album. “Dance Girl” takes the
artists such as Biohazard, Type O Negative, King Diamond
on a guitar-and-bass-heavy ride through the world of
and Megadeth, I would expect a little bit of that to seep into
strip clubs—but, unfortunately, it’s almost exactly like “Let
your blood, regardless of what style you play.
Whatever the case, Magic Mountain is thirteen songs of Me See You Shake” off their last record, which wasn’t a great
pretty much exactly what you wanted to listen to from a track, either. I guess if I’m hitting the strip club, I’d much
band that sounds great both driving down the road or light- rather hear Black Stone Cherry than, say, George Michael—
ing up the BBQ. There are messages, if you care to find them, so maybe they knew what they were doing, all along.
All in all, though, Black Stone Cherry is perfecting the art
but this album is best played one way and one way only—
of showing up, rocking your ass off, and leaving you to parloud.
Some of the standout tracks for me were the opener “Hold- ty—and that’s always been what Southern rock has meant
ing On and Letting Go,” which opens with fuzzy muted gui- to me. While Magic Mountain may not be their best record
tar riffs, then cleans itself up nicely along the way. Halfway (which for me was their first), the band at least realizes that
through, however, the band totally shifts gears into a tasty, fans want a lot more of the same—and that’s exactly what
nasty Black Sabbath-y riff of metal greatness, before finish- they deliver.
This record is destined for commercial success, huge radio
ing up with their trademark choruses and soaring guitars.
Already known as a bit of a “party band,” Black Stone play, and will take them to even greater heights. Normally,
Cherry makes no secret of their favorite pastime—smoking that would bother me and turn me off of an album; but, in
pot. Two tracks, “Peace Pipe” and “Me and Mary Jane” are this instance, I think it may be its greatest strength. Rock and
bound to be hesher anthems in the very near future; while mainstream radio need a kick in the balls, and Black Stone
I’m not one for the “kind,” these tracks almost make a guy Cherry has definitely strapped on their boots.
reconsider his recreational time.
The band has made a grand career of the “Southern power ballad,” and you get a few along
the way here. “Runaway,” “Sometimes” and “Remember Me” flirt a
little too close to Creed territory for
me, but they do give the record some
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catch one’s breath along the way.
The title track, “Magic Mountain,” is
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For 25 years, the Art & Jazz Festival has been a Grand Junction tradition and a celebration of art, local and national musical acts, great
food, and local beer and wine. For
2014, the Downtown Business
Improvement District board decided to rename the festival “Art
and Music Festival” to reflect the
breadth and diversity of the music provided. While there will still
be many jazz musicians performing, there are many changes and
additions to this FREE festival on
Mother’s Day weekend!
on Friday at 8pm. Carrie Rodriguez, from Austin, has been called
“the hardest-working woman in
American roots music” (Huffington Post), and it has been noted that
she “can switch from barn-burning
country to noir rock to heartbreaking folk with a grace and ease that
isn’t possible for most artists” (The
Observer). She is playing twice
on the Main Stage: Friday at 5pm
and again on Saturday at 8pm. All
musical performances are free!
• Other notable performers
bring great flair and fun to the festival. Jazz bands from Grand Junction High and Colorado Mesa University will also be performing. All
musical performances are free.
• There will be four unique
stages spread out along the length
of Main Street. The Main Stage at
4th and Main will feature headline
acts on Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be three additional unique stages at 3rd and Main
(Monument Stage), in the 500 block
breezeway (Dragon Alley Stage),
and at the 600 block breezeway (4
Tree Alley Stage) where musicians
will be performing throughout the
weekend. The multi-stage layout is
designed to encourage festival attendees to move along the length
of Main Street, browse art, and
find the music they want to listen
to most.
• Many artist booths will be
lining Main Street, featuring the
work of fine artists, artisans, and
demonstrating artists. Artists are a
• Headlining the music this
year are Firefall and Carrie Rodriguez. Firefall, from Boulder, is
well known for many hits including “You Are The Woman,” “Just
Remember I Love You,” and more.
Firefall will play on the Main Stage
include locals Alycia Vince Jazz
Quartet, Bobby Walker Blues Band
featuring Dr. Paul Schnieder, Josefina Mendez, and Shea Bramer.
Ethyl and the Regulars (from Denver) and Jordan Soul (from Utah)
are additional performers who will
mix of local, statewide, and out-ofstate. It’s a great time to shop for
Mother’s Day!
• The Art & Music Festival has
a unique security perimeter, and is
the only event all year that allows
people to stroll the event space
(Main Street from 3rd to nearly 7th
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Stray Grass
Street) with a glass of beer or wine.
At the main beer and wine garden
on 4th and Main, we’ll feature beer
from The Rockslide and Budweiser
and 3 unique local “47-Ten” series
wines from Canyon Wind Cellars.
At the auxiliary stages, Canyon
Wine Cellar wines will be available, along with Kannah Creek
and Budweiser products.
• The Downtown Grand Junction Art on the Corner project is
celebrating its 30th year and will
also be debuting new sculptures
during the Festival.
• The Knit on the Corner project
continues in 2014 and will bring a
unique knitted perspective to public art! Look for “yarn-bombed”
trees and other colorful public
street art all around Main Street.
This project is managed by Allison
Blevins at Tangle: [email protected]!
• The Main Street Art School is
back for a third year and is being
run by the Oakley Gallery and the
Grand Valley Art Students League.
Free, beginner semi-private lessons are offered in design, color
theory, alcohol ink, watercolor,
pastel, acrylics, bead jewelry, and
charcoal. There is a $7 supply fee.
Everyone leaves with a finished
work! Students can register in per-
son at the Oakley Gallery. More
info on the Oakley Gallery Facebook page:
• Sunday will feature a local
performance showcase. Musicians
and performers are invited to come
out and perform on the street starting at 11am, or to take the stage at
our open mic at the 3rd and Main
stage at 12:30pm to audition for a
performance slot at the 2014 Farmers’ Market!
The event is sponsored by the
Downtown Grand Junction Business Improvement District, The
Grand Junction Commission on
Arts & Culture and Visit Grand
Junction. Media sponsors include
The Daily Sentinel, KOOL 107.9,
and KREX News Channel 5. Lodging sponsors are the Fairfield Inn &
Suites, Spring Hill Suites, and the
Hampton Inn. Local beer and wine
are provided by the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery, and Canyon
Wind Cellars. Artist awards are
provided by the Blythe Group.
**Please bring lawn chairs or
folding chairs if you want to sit
down at the event, as the 4-stage
layout prevents tables and chairs
from being provided this year.
**Please remember, per City
Council ordinance, dogs are not
permitted at special events Downtown.
More information on the event,
including a full music lineup, can
be found at
For more info, call Aaron Hoffman, Marketing & Communications Director, Downtown Grand
Junction, 970-256-4133, or 970-2504832 (mobile).
2014 Colorado Riverfront Concert Series
Here’s the scoop on the Colorado Riverfront Concert Series this
Cost: FREE after 15 years (or
more). Tickets are available now
but going fast!
Tab Benoit
The Subdudes
Lineup: Tab Benoit on Thursday,
June 12; The Freddy Jones Band on
Thursday, July 17; and the Subdudes on Thursday, August 14.
What time do they play?: Headliners only this year—no openers. Music 8-10pm. Gates open
at 6pm.
What to Bring?
A lawn chair and money for
food and beverage, etc. Food is OK
to bring in, but your basket will get
looked at by security, so be ready
to open it up. We have pizza, ice
cream and BBQ for sale.
What NOT to bring:
Blankets (not really room for
them and you can’t see over the
lawn chair in front of you). Any
type of beverage container, no matter how innocent it looks. Why? We
hold a rare and hard-to-come-by liquor license in a state park. It’s impossible to search, taste, confirm,
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Best way to arrive: Carpool with your friends. If
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