4 big Free Press stories from February | PostIndependent.com

4 big Free Press stories from February

Compiled by Caitlin Row
For the first time, the Grand Junction Off-Road will combine with Downtown Grand Junction's Art + Music Festival in May.
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1. Grand Junction Off-Road announces partnership

According to a staff report, Epic Rides and Downtown Grand Junction recently joined forces to provide host Grand Junction Off-Road May 29-31, which is the same weekend as Downtown Grand Junction’s Art + Music Festival.

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2. Fruita’s Omer Burenheide honored by Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association

“Burenheide has spent the last 25 years as an active member of the agricultural community,” wrote Kathleen Goddeyne. “He volunteers his time with the Fruita FFA and he has donated heifers for the MCCA Catch-A-Calf program. He has also been known to sell livestock to kids in the area and allow them to pay him back after a show, where the animals are auctioned off. For some students, that generosity makes or breaks their chance at showing at the Mesa County Fair.”

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3. ‘Paint the piece’ project inspires local artists

“When Dave Davis creates a piece of art, it’s the process that inspires him,” reported Caitlin Row. “That’s why the well-known Grand Junction painter and sculptor began “Paint the Piece” five years ago. The community art project features one 66-inch-by-60-inch canvas that is continuously painted and then painted again by groups and individuals.”

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4. Meet the Jesper Jonsson, celebrity chef of Edesia

At Wine Country’s Edesia fundraiser for Marillac Clinic on March 29, Jonsson will create and prepare the menu for a VIP luncheon, and he will provide chef demonstrations for attendees. Tickets for the VIP Luncheon (from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) cost $125 each and are limited. Folks may purchase tickets online or at Wine Country Inn.

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