Alyssa Roberts

Alyssa Roberts
Grand Junction, CO

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Studt's Pumpkin Patch

October 1 – 31, 2018

The Original Studt’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is the Biggest and Best in the Grand Valley guaranteed! Studt’s is excited to once again offer fun for the whole family!

Pumpkin Fest

Thursday, August 30, 2018


This summer, Horns and Frills: Ceratopsian one of the Most Striking Dinosaurs Ever Found exhibit opens to the public on May 18th at the Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita. The exhibit be on display until September 16th. Don't miss your opportunity to see this amazing exhibit!

Monday, August 6, 2018

Palisade Peaches

A quick and easy guide to picking the perfect peach in Palisade, Colorado.
Each fall, delicious Palisade peaches show up at grocery stores, roadside stands and Colorado farmers markets.
Locals will tell you Palisade peaches are the best, simply because they’re ripe, sweet and loaded with chin-dripping juice. The Grand Valley’s hot days and cool nights are perfect for bringing out the natural sugars in the peaches and growing big fruit. In comparison, peaches from other areas, such as California, seem invariably dry, mealy and tart because they must be picked green to survive traveling and won’t develop any more sugar once they are picked.
Two varieties of peaches grace local stands: early season cling peaches and freestones. The names “cling” and “freestone” refer to the peach pits and mean what they sound like. A “cling” peach will stick to the pit and a “freestone” is not so securely attached, particularly when they are fully ripe. Freestones are larger, juicier, sweeter and easier to work with in the kitchen since the pit pops right out of a ripe peach. 
To select the perfect Palisade peach look first around the stem. If the skin is green near the stem the peach was picked green. Use these for recipes where a firmer peach is needed, such as grilling. If the skin around the stem is yellow or red then the peach is ripe. If it yields easily to pressure then it is very ripe and will bruise easily. These peaches must be handled with care and are perfect for eating right away. Fresh peaches should be available until the first or second week of September.
Don’t miss the Palisade Peach Festival in August, featuring live music, chef demos, a peach eating contest, and lots of peach tasting. It’s a lot of fun and a chance to take a box of sweet, Colorado mountain sunshine home with you.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Get Well Gifts

At Cheeriodicals they create and deliver more than get well soon gifts and big green boxes! The boxes are amazing (a great alternative to flowers gifts or gift baskets) and are filled with a variety of items that will be sure to brighten anyone’s day – man, woman or child. But the real “get well gift” is the surprise and the feeling of knowing that someone cares enough to send something unique and personalized during the times when a smile is most needed.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Botanical Gardens

The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens / Butterfly House is a paradise found, with a butterfly exhibit as well as over 600 exotic tropical plants from around the world. Enjoy a tranquil moment watching the fish, looking for the resident toads, turtles, or tree frog, or watching a butterfly emerge from its chrysalis. Outdoor gardens include the Rose, Herb, Native, Western Heritage and Children's Secret Garden.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Camp 7

Located in Collbran, Colorado, Camp 7 is a summer day camp for kids.  Camp 7 has over 40 acres and adjacent to land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is features unlimited rolling hills and mesas.  Campers enjoy a natural camp environment with exceptional opportunities for summer fun and growth.

Here in Collbran at the site of Camp 7, our goal is simple; we get these kids to Camp 7 and create an environment that fosters self discovery, teamwork, gratitude, and enrich the drive to reach for greatness.  All along preparing them for the day they leave camp and ready to contribute the journey to climb their own summit.

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.