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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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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...

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Parts, Passion, and Panache

  I was once an amatuer mountain bike racer. Never mind that I won every race I ever entered. That was mostly because I was what's termed "Athena" category. In other words, I was more than 160 pounds, so I never raced against the top tier in my age group. I still felt...

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A Brief History of Beer

I love beer. Amber is my favorite, and it has to be microbrew. If you join me for one, I'll spot you the first. Here is the unedited original of this story: A Brief History of Beer By Cecily Whiteside The nectar of the gods, also known as beer, has had a long and...

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History meets Adventure

What a fabulous group of people; passionate, learned and embracing. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening I spent with them.   http://www.beaconseniornews.com/2016/08/31/history-meets-adventure-in-western-colorado/  ...

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Beauty and Weight in the Modern World

Body image has played a huge role in my life. This is an article based on my own experience as well as research and antidotal evidence. While I have come to understand my own body and what makes it feel its best, I am continually trying to reconcile my own thoughts...

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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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30 Years of Beautiful Music

As Dr. Monte Atkinson's tenure as director of the Chorale winds downs, the community has voiced their appreciation of his contribution to the quality of life in the Grand Valley. Culture and music are vital parts of a community's identity and Dr. Atkinson added to...

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Whitworth Nuts

Read the original version here: Whitworth Nuts By Bill Burke and Cecily Whiteside There is plenty of British car interest in the Grand Valley. One place to indulge yours is with The Whitworth Nuts. The Whitworth Nuts is a local car club dedicated to driving and...

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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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Spike TV comes the Grand Junction – Justin Nordine on Ink Shrinks

  My interview with Justin was one of those things that rarely happens to a magazine editor - a scoop! When I stopped in the Raw Canvas to ask a few questions on an unrelated topic, Justin had just found out that he had been pegged to do Ink Shrinks. He gave me the...