Top 5 Free Press stories in January |

Top 5 Free Press stories in January

Camping in North Fruita Desert is a common occurance for mountain bikers due to the close proximity of trails and singletrack.
Jerry Sintz |

1. BLM expands camping in North Fruita

To benefit traveling mountain bikers, hikers and motocross riders, Bureau of Land Management recently expanded its North Fruita Desert campground, located approximately 10 miles north of Fruita.

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2. Beau Hannam makes guitars & ukuleles

Beau Hannam, a Grand Junction resident, is an artist, though not in a way most would expect. He is an expert craftsman who makes guitars and ukuleles by hand — also known as luthiery.

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3. Art Bar opens in downtown Grand Junction

Owned and managed by Grand Junction’s Julia Ennis and Pamela Blythe, Art Bar — a working art gallery and studio — offers classes, from basic painting instruction to advanced-skills training, along with a wine-and-beer bar, events, and more.

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4. Grand Valley music scene grows

Cash Kiser, Grand Junction’s newest music promoter, has big goals for Colorado’s Grand Valley — to attract and book musical talent from across the state and beyond, from places like Denver or Seattle.

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5. Nordic skiing for beginners on Grand Mesa

Thanks to the Grand Mesa Nordic Council’s memberships and donations, more than 30 miles of groomed trail on the Grand Mesa is available fee-free.

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