Alyssa Roberts

Alyssa Roberts
Grand Junction, CO

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Host a Student

Hosting an iE exchange student is a life-changing experience for the entire family that lasts well after the time of the exchange. Open your heart and home to a student that wants to share in your life, community and culture.
Host Family Provides-a private or a shared bedroom, three meals a day, local transportation and a quiet place to study.
Student Provides- money for all personal and school expenses and insurance.
iE Provides- a local coordinator to help select a student that is right for your family and provide one on one support throughout the entire experience. Host families do not receive any form of payment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities in GJ

Catholic Outreach of Mesa County is looking for volunteers to help with three different programs that they offer, performing a variety of tasks:
  • Day Center - Receptionist, Laundry, shower and storage supervisor, mail and message deliver, cleaning and maintenance. Call 970-263-3658 for more information.
  • Outreach Center - Receptionist, Interviewers, clothes sorters, data entry, story readers, food sorting, administrative, cleaning and maintenance. Call 970-241-3658 for more information.
  • Soup Kitchen - Cooks, food prep, dishwashers, food sorters, servers, food pickups, recycling, cleaning and maintenance. Call 970-243-0091 for more information
Colorado National Monument is looking for volunteers to help work the visitor center desk as well as a few other opportunities. For more information, visit their website.
Community Hospital is looking for volunteers to assist the operation of the hospital in a variety of capacities. For more information, please contact Bev Stephens at 970-298-6260 or karen.martsolf@gjhosp.org. You can also visit their website.

Food Bank of the Rockies is looking for volunteers to working in the warehouse filing orders, performing light cleaning and completing occasional office work. For more information, please contact Betty Heath at 970-464-1138or bheath@foodbankrockies.org. You can also visit their website.
Grand Junction Police Department is looking for volunteers to help with two different programs.
  • Public Safety Volunteers help by performing clerical work, computer entry, statistical analysis, providing tours, extra patrol, investigation assistance, community presentations, neighborhood speed controls, graffiti, and vacation checks. For more information, contact Jeannie Lewis at 970-549-5130.
  • Victim's Advocates are available to provide support, information, and resources for victims during ongoing investigation. Serve 4, 12 hour on-call shifts a month. For more information, please contact Mary Harmeling at 970-549-5290.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

FIVE UNEXPECTED ADVENTURES IN THE GRAND JUNCTION AREA

Discover These Hidden Gems
The landscape surrounding Grand Junction provides an ideal environment for year-round outdoor adventure. With plenty of sunshine and mild weather, almost any day is perfect for 18 holes of golf, an epic mountain bike ride, or a scenic hike in Colorado National Monument. But did you know Grand Junction has several lesser known activities worthy of checking off any bucket list. Here are five ideas for discovering some of Grand Junction's hidden gems.

1. Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, and Adventure Hiking
2. Unique River & Lake Adventures
3. Dinosaur Museum, Trails, and Digs
4. Tour The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range
5. Agritourism in Action 

Monday, April 2, 2018

DESERT R.A.T.S. TRAILRUNNING FESTIVAL

Friday-Sunday, April 13-15 | A weekend of fun and running on the beautiful trails near Fruita, Colorado, choose your length from a variety offered. See website for list of races and schedule of events.

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Kokopelli Trail System
Mack Trailhead 
Mack, CO 81525

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2018 Downtown Restaurant Week

Join us for our first annual Downtown Restaurant Week, Sponsored by Alpine Bank and Special Partnership with Visit Grand Junction, March 19-25.

See below for participating Restaurants and click the logo for more information and their special menu.

Passport Rules:
Step  – Pick up a Restaurant Week Passport during the week-long celebration at any participating restaurant, select retail shops downtown, or our office at 437 Colorado.
Step  – Visit 6 different participating eateries during the week.
Step  – Get your passport stamped by ordering off the ‘Restaurant Week Menu’ at each participating eatery you visit (only one stamp per restaurant!)
Step  – Turn in your completed passport (6 stamps!) to 437 Colorado Ave by March 30 to qualify for a chance to win ALL of the gift cards from EACH participating restaurant! That’s right, folks, 15 gift cards in total for the grand prize!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Lavender Festival Craft Fair

For centuries lavender has been prized for its sweet perfume, medicinal properties and beautiful color. It's easily one of the best known and most popular herbs on our dear old Mother Earth. You'll find this amazing plant used in cooking, essential oils and hydrosols, the healing arts, and a myriad of crafts and creative endeavors.

Let us help you incorporate lavender into your garden and into your life. You are encouraged to join us at one of our monthly meetings to learn more about our association and the myriad aspects of lavender itself.

Whether you're thinking of growing a field of lavender or just a plant or two, we're eager to help you learn and appreciate this beautiful herb and its delightful properties.

Upcoming Events:

Saturday Dec. 2, 2017
10am-4pm
Redlands Middle School
2200 Broadway Grand Junction

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

2017 Parade of Homes

Come tour homes in Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade! The 2017 Parade of Homes is just around the corner, happening this year from:
Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8
Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15
Fri and Saturday hours are 10-6 and Sunday 10-4
Tickets are $10 and are available at City Market locations in GJ and Fruita.