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Photography for the Web

Blog Photography for the Web by Cecily Whiteside I recently pored over three photo shoots for a client whose website I was helping create. I’m the copywriter, not the photographer, but as a former magazine editor and photo shoot supervisor, I had some opinions as I...

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Tally Ho for Holiday Magic

Nothing is more romanitic that a carriage ride. Read the original about Grand Junction's best way to experience this holiday magic here: Talley-Ho For Holiday Magic By Cecily Whiteside There is something magical about a horse-drawn carriage ride. Joe Burtard has known...

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Colorado Cool (Avenue that is)

When you visit downtown Grand Junction, make sure you go a block south of Main Street. Here you'll find some of the coolest shops on the Western Slope. Read the original version here: Colorado Cool By Cecily Whiteside For the past several years, the merchants on...

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Operation Interdependence

What a wonderful way to encourage our troops and remind them - and ourselves -  of the love of people back home who are praying for them, thinking of them, and hoping for their safe return. Read the original story here: Operation Interdependence By Cecily Whiteside...

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Take Note

This may be my favorite story I've ever written.  Read the original here: Take Note By Cecily Whiteside We have all felt that thrill. We walk to the mailbox expecting bills and sales flyers, but as we rifle through the junk mail, there, laying like a priceless jewel...

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Hold the Salt

It was fun to go behind the scenes for this story to see what the county is doing about salt entering the Colorado River. So many people depend on this water, from here to the Gulf of Mexico. Read the original version here: Hold the Salt, Please By Cecily Whiteside...

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Winefest 2016 – Social Junction

Fun day and a fun event. Plenty of smiles to go around as locals and visitors alike sampled wine, ale, food and sundry items. I was privileged to snap some shots for the Social Junction. See the rest of the photos here...

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The Wheels of Progress

As editor of Grand Valley Magazine I sometimes get to pick my assignments instead of delegating them to someone else. I picked this one. I took Layne's story over to the shop to review it with Chip, and while there, took photos and got a tour of the facilities. Who...

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OpenOptic

    OpenOptic is a fascinating look at the potential fiber brings to the Grand Valley. Read the original story here: OpenOptic — A Revolution in Communication By Cecily Whiteside Each revolution starts with an idea. In the world of tech, there are industry shifts that...

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Lee Mathis ’08, CMU Alumnus

When I graduated from CMU, I started writing and editing for a number of magazines. When I got asked to do a profile on another recent CMU grad, who was also a non-trad student, I jumped at the chance. Read the unedited version here: Colorado Style Meets Southern Chow...

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School Busses (and their Drivers)

    One of the best things about being editor at Grand Valley Magazine has been the chance to use fun photos of friends and family. My parents drive a bus for special needs kids in Fountain Hills AZ. One time when I was visiting them, they drove by the house on their...

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Palisade Peaches – Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

All focus was on the Tour of the Valley for this issue. At the last minute the production staff had the horrifying realization that we had no mention of peaches in the issue - and it was peach season! Palisade is all about their peaches (better than Georgia peaches in...

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Mosquitoes Exposed

I took great pleasure in this story. I took the photos, while my daughter, a rising sophomore in college, wrote the story. She was looking for a "lab job" for the summer just after declaring a double major in biochemistry and English Lit. To be published before she...

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KREX 60 Years Later

  My first assigned story for GV Magazine was to explore the history and legacy of KREX and their impact on the Grand Valley. It was a dream come true for a history buff like me. Thank you to the staff at KREX, and in particular, General Manager Randy Stone for taking...

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Photography for the Web

Blog Photography for the Web by Cecily Whiteside I recently pored over three photo shoots for a client whose website I was helping create. I’m the copywriter, not the photographer, but as a former magazine editor and photo shoot supervisor, I had some opinions as I...

Tally Ho for Holiday Magic

Nothing is more romanitic that a carriage ride. Read the original about Grand Junction's best way to experience this holiday magic here: Talley-Ho For Holiday Magic By Cecily Whiteside There is something magical about a horse-drawn carriage ride. Joe Burtard has known...

Colorado Cool (Avenue that is)

When you visit downtown Grand Junction, make sure you go a block south of Main Street. Here you'll find some of the coolest shops on the Western Slope. Read the original version here: Colorado Cool By Cecily Whiteside For the past several years, the merchants on...

Operation Interdependence

What a wonderful way to encourage our troops and remind them - and ourselves -  of the love of people back home who are praying for them, thinking of them, and hoping for their safe return. Read the original story here: Operation Interdependence By Cecily Whiteside...

Take Note

This may be my favorite story I've ever written.  Read the original here: Take Note By Cecily Whiteside We have all felt that thrill. We walk to the mailbox expecting bills and sales flyers, but as we rifle through the junk mail, there, laying like a priceless jewel...

Rodeo? Lets Go!

  What fun to interview the people passionate about their sport and the animals who make it possible. Read the original here: Rodeo? Let’s Go! Fruita Rimrock Rodeo By Cecily Whiteside "This family friendly entertainment has been a place for cowboys of all experience...

Hold the Salt

It was fun to go behind the scenes for this story to see what the county is doing about salt entering the Colorado River. So many people depend on this water, from here to the Gulf of Mexico. Read the original version here: Hold the Salt, Please By Cecily Whiteside...