Magic Mike


By Jerimie Richardson Life in the Clifton/Grand Junction/Fruita megalopolis does not come to an end just because the spring semester is coming to a close at CMU. Just as 70 years ago , life didn’t come to an end for one hardy chicken (and Fruita resident) named “Mike” just because…

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CMU Relay for Life 2015

This years 2015 Relay for Life will be held on May 2nd 6:00pm – May 3rd 6:00am, on the Delta Field here at Colorado Mesa University. Relay for Life is an event that supports the American Cancer Society. All are welcome to come and support those who survived or are…

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Mavs Give Back!

If you are a Colorado Mesa University student and you want to give back to the community there is an event this Saturday April 25th from 11am-3pm that is just for you. The event is called Mavs Give Back 2015. The event is happening to beautify our campus as well…

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Octopus Coffee

Inspired by what owner Alexis Bauer describes as “happy accidents”, Octopus Coffee has opened a second location in the hopes that positive interactions and conversations can begin over a cup of coffee. Octopus Coffee, which had its start out in Orchard Mesa back in September of 2013 and attracted the…

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Four Twenty

It seems like everyday Colorado is getting less know for the Rockies and amazing outdoor life and more for its “green” wellness. When the medicine became legal in 2012 it gave Colorado a whole new reason to be loved. As if we weren’t all high enough in the mountains, we…

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National Park Week

On April 18 and 19, hikers, bikers, motorcyclists, and more entered the Colorado National Monument for free to celebrate the opening weekend of National Park Week. Most outlook stops were full of cars, while hikers photographed Mt. Garfield, the Grand Mesa, and other mesa formations. National Park Week began on…

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The Crosses of I-70

The roadside memorial of Vincente Lima Leon
5/31/82 to 10/22/11

*All Spanish to English translations courtesy of Dulce Andrea Suarez

By Jerimie Richardson Five miles west of Parachute, Colo. Interstate 70 banks left and begins a long slow descent toward Debeque Canyon. At night, there is very little background illumination to be found out there. The nearest street light is two miles away; near the off-and-on ramps of the West Parachute…

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