Alyssa Roberts

Alyssa Roberts
Grand Junction, CO

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Friday Art Opening

If you enjoy the arts, this opening would be great to try out.Visit these downtown art studios for their newest exhibits the first Friday evening of each month. Most serve refreshments, some have live music, and offer free admission. - See more at:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Powderhorn Snow Sports

It's that time of the year again... Ski/snowboarding season is here! Colorado is known worldwide for its skiing and snowboarding. If you are located on the Western Slope, the ski resort, Powderhorn is the perfect place to be. With all the snow that has been received, it makes for great runs on the slopes. Powderhorn offers everything from beginner runs to advanced options, making it great for everyone.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grand Junction Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 28th - Thanksgiving Day | Register now for the 7th Annual GJ Turkey Trot presented by the GJ Fire Department and Rocky Mountain Health Plans. The 5k Race will take place on Main Street this year (new location) and will begin at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Register early to guarantee a t-shirt! Proceeds go to Toys for Tots, Colorado Professional Firefighters Foundation, and a local fund for sick or injured Firefighters and their families. - See more at:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Denver Nuggets

Yes it's basketball season already! For any sports fans, attending a Nugget's game could be a great activity. With plenty of home games yet to be played, there are still several chances to see a game.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Peachfork Orchards & Vineyard

 The people with Peachfork specialize in raising high-quality fresh fruit in harmony with the forces of nature.
The sunny days and cool nights of the rocky mountains provide optimal growing conditions for mouth watering peaches. They have a large selection of wine and other fruits as well. This place has also been used for wedding venues... A perfectly rustic scene. Located in Palisade, it is surrounded by beautiful orchards. Come check it out!

Thursday, October 31, 2013


With Halloween here, it's a great time to get into the spirit of this holiday. is the quick and easy way to find all the exciting Halloween attractions in the Colorado area for 2013. This sight allows you to find haunted houses and other Halloween activities that you might enjoy. Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fins Grill

   Fins Grill claims to offer some of the freshest fish you can get on the Western Slope. They have extremely fair lunch prices and the quality is said to be great. If you are in the mood for amazing seafood, Fins is the place to go!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

American Furniture Warehouse

   American Furniture Warehouse is home to the largest selection of furniture in Grand Junction. Browse their enormous selection of Bedroom sets, Dining Room sets, Sofas, Home Office Furniture, Entertainment Centers and so much more! They also have great accessories to finish off any room's final look. With so much variety, you are almost guaranteed to find exactly what you are looking for.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Palette

The Palette is Grand Junction's most exciting new venue for Art & Entertainment. They offer a variety of classes in painting. Whether you're in expert in the arts or a beginner, the instructors have something for everyone. The Palette offers private events which could be great for a party or get together.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spin City

   The newest big attraction in Grand Junction is here! Spin City has laser tag, bowling, and a skate rink. If that's not enough they also offer and arcade and a restaurant. Spin City has very reasonable rates and are open from 10am - 11pm. With so much to do, it makes Spin City a great place to go if you live near the Grand Junction area. More info check the link below!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Color Sunday"


   On September 29th it will officially be "Color Sunday"!!! The brilliant, bright colors of the leaves will probably be at their peak, making it a great time to sight-see on the Grand Mesa. You could also take the ski lift to the top of Powderhorn where you can get a birds eye view of the scenery. This time of year would be great for hiking. You might even come across wildlife... you could even see a moose! If you aren't much of a hiker, a nice drive to the top of the mesa could be just what you need. Color Sunday would be a fantastic day to be at the Mesa and don't forget to bring your camera.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Westen Slope Aquatics and Pets

   This locally owned pet store has been in business since 1976. One thing they are known for, is there large selection of rare tropical fish. They also have many birds, rodents, and occasionally kittens and puppies. If you are looking for pet supplies they basically have it all. With relatively low prices and high quality, Western Slope Aquatics and Pet is a good place to go.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Kidz Plex

   This place has a variety of things to do for many ages. Kids Plex offers a large indoor rock climbing center where there are courses for beginners and advanced climbers. They also have a gymnastics and dance programs. There is also a boys fitness class that is offered to help with athletic and sport training or just overall fitness. Featured in Grand Junction, this makes Kids Plex an easy place to enjoy different activities.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ronnie Dunn

Ronnie Dunn is scheduled to perform in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University on September 21st! For those who don't know, Dunn is an acclaimed country music artist. He was originally in a duo known as Brooks and Dunn. If you are a CMU student, the tickets are free and for anyone else you can get yours at any close City Market or at the college for $20. If you are a Ronnie Dunn fan or a lover of country music, this should be a great concert to attend.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


 Spouts is a local supermarket located at 1450 W. Independent Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81505. They are a great place to go if you are an organic shopper but they also have un-organic items as well. Because they have many generous coupons and sales, this makes Sprouts an ideal place to shop. They also have unique food items that are hard to find anywhere else. Next time you need to go grocery shopping, stop on by and see what you think.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Johnson House of Flowers

Johnson House of Flowers is a great place to go for your floral needs. They have been locally owned since 1919!!! With all that experience, they have a great staff and high quality flowers and plants. Also, they have award winning designers at your service when creating a one of a kind arrangement. For anything floral, Johnson's would be the place.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mt. Garfield Greenhouse

   The Mt. Garfield Greenhouse and Nursery are a great place to go when you are looking to make your home a more beautiful place to live. They have amazing colorful flowers, tree, shrubs, vegetable and much more! There's over 5 acres of greenhouse with many unique plants which means you will probably find whatever you are looking for.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Joe's Scuba Shack

   Located on the Western Slope, Joe's Scuba Shack is committed to providing all your scuba diving needs. Whether you are just starting or are an experienced diver interested in learning new skills, they have many helpful programs. If you are heading out on a tropical vacation you can get scuba certified before you go so there is no hassle when you get to your destination. You can buy all the equipment you need and they also do scuba planning and booking. No need to worry, with everything Joe's Scuba Shack offers, they have everything covered.

Friday, August 9, 2013

No Coast Sushi

   No Coast is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that offers amazing traditional cuisine with a modern feel. They serve great sushi, stir fry, meats, exotic fresh fish and so much more! They also have fun cocktails, sake, wine, beer, and exotic drink made specially for you. Open around 5:00 - 11:00, this is a great dinner and drinks option. With relatively low prices and high quality food, this makes No Coast a fantastic place to dine.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Palisade Peach Festival

   Come and join in on the festivities the Palisade Peach Festival is offering this year. It is the 45th annual festival and goes from August 15th - 18th. Along with the world famous peaches there is plenty of great food, entertainment, contests, activities for kids, and opportunities to explore Palisade via self-guided tours, guided tours and outdoor recreation just to name a few. With so much to do, this festival is a great place to go!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Countryside Service

   If you have any problems with sewer, water, heat or cold, Countryside Service is a great business to call to help. They have an expert handyman team with a combined 50+ years of work experience. Another great thing they offer is they charge the same price no matter what day you may need them. They have been working in Grand Junction for over ten years and are a great small business in our town. With great testimonials, Countryside Service would be a great business to use!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Brown Cycles Bike Rental

One of the many great things about living in Colorado is the magnificent scenery we have. A popular way to get around and experience this is biking. There are many great bike trails in and closely around Grand Junction. If you don’t already have your own equipment, Brown Cycles would be a great way to go and find all you need. They have many different types of bikes to rent according to what you want to be doing. Whether its mountain biking, street racing, or a leisurely stroll on a bicycle built for two, Brown Cycles has it all. They are also experts at designing and customizing bicycles for individuals, families and those with special needs. With so many options this makes bike riding an amazing activity for almost everyone at basically any age!

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Rimrock Rodeo

The Rimrock Rodeo is great fun and is located close by in Fruita. This action packed event is going on every Tuesday until August 27th. One of the reasons this rodeo is so great is that it is the largest jackpot rodeo in the Western US! This is a exciting summer event the whole family can enjoy. See your favorite cowboys & cowgirls compete in events like bull riding, roping, team roping, barrel racing, mutton bustin’ & more. For more info, you can click the link below.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grand Junction Rockies

Baseball season is here! In case you didn't know, the Grand Junction Rockies are a minor league baseball team in the Pioneer league based in Grand Junction. They are the Rookie affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. If your a baseball or sport lover, this would be a great activity to participate in this summer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bananas Fun Park

      Bananas is an indoor and outdoor entertainment place with many exciting things to choose from. They have miniature golf which has 18 holes for almost any age. There is also go-karts and rookie karts, great for young children. They also offer bumper boats which are perfect for cooling off in the summer. Also there is many other things including batting cages, an indoor bump-and-jump play area, and arcade. But probably the most popular is laser tag. Bananas recently remodeled and added a second floor which draws many to come and play. This is also a great place to have birthday parties and they offer special priced packages just for this occasion. Bananas is open seven days a week and has long hours which makes it easy to fit around your schedule, so come and join in on the fun they have to offer.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Country Jam

   Well it's that time of year again... Country Jam!!! For all you country music lovers, this is the place to be. Many of the top world renown country artist will be there, to name a few: Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert, Kid Rock, and Rascal Flatts. This exciting event will take place June 20 - June 23. Tickets can be purchased online and there is a generous special going for student tickets for $50. That would include  all four days, but hurry the offer won't last long. Come join in the country celebration! All info needed is posted in the link below.

Thursday, May 30, 2013



The wonderful tradition of Juco has been going on for more than 50 years. Baseball has been called the ultimate American pastime, and we are lucky enough to have this big event in Grand Junction. Junior colleges come from all over the country just to compete here. The cost for a single game ticket is $8 but you also can buy all season passes: Adult - $35 (19 games) Student / Senior - $25 (19 games). With a only few days left, make sure you join in on this wonderful tradition of our town!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lincoln Park Pool and Waterslide

   Lincoln Park Pool is a 50 meter outdoor pool which includes the largest water slide in Grand Junction. This pool also has a 1 meter and 3 meter high diving boards and a separate shallow area for younger kids. There is also a large grass area great for other activities and it offers shade. If that's not enough, you can find a concession area where you can get snacks and drinks. The hours are Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed Sunday. With its reasonable prices, this makes Lincoln Park Pool a fantastic place to go this summer!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mother's Day

   With Mother's Day right around the corner the hustle and bustle begins from planning and gift finding. If you are looking for an event there is the Mother's Day pancake breakfast at the Mesa County Fair Grounds and begins at 7:00 A.M. Also there is a Mom's Day 5K Run/Walk. This allows you to honor Mom's on this special day by spending quality time on a beautiful scenic route while giving back to local charities. Overall this day is to show appreciation to the mothers who love and care for us.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Grand Mesa


   Western Colorado has so much to offer in outdoor activities. One of these is the Grand Mesa, which is astonishingly the world's largest flat topped mountain. Only being a short drive away from Grand Junction makes this a great place to visit. This world record holding mountain has over 300 lakes which constitutes great fishing opportunities. There are many hiking and walking trails here which range from easy to some extreme hiking. It is also a very scenic place to relax and have a picnic. Look for stunning wildflowers in the summer and brilliantly colored Aspen trees in the fall. The Grand Mesa can certainly be considered a gem of Western Colorado and is highly recommended to visit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Colorado River

  The Colorado River runs right through Grand Junction and it offers a wide variety of activities. Interestingly enough, the name "Grand" refers to the historical upper Colorado River until renamed in 1921, and the word "Junction" is from the joining of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers; hence the name Grand Junction.
   Rafting is a very popular activity that the river offers. Small rapids and relatively calm water make this a great family affair. If you prefer to stay out of the water there is a outstanding river trail that takes you along the river. This is very popular among bikers and joggers because of the great beauty of nature and many enjoy strolling along the side of the river. It takes you through beautiful cottonwood forests where you will usually here the melody of local birds chirping away. The Colorado River definitely offer many fun and exciting things to do this upcoming summer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Palisade Wineries

  Not only does Palisade possess gorgeous landscapes that Colorado offers but it also holds a secret gem - Colorado wine! Located in the Grand Valley, this delightful town iss just right outside of Grand Junction. Known for its outstanding Colorado wineries, this small town possesses two-thirds of Colorado vineyard acreage and more than one-quarter of Colorado wineries. The climate here seems to be perfect for growing grapes which are them harvested to produce award-winning wines. There are many wineries here that offer tours and tastings which could make for a fun day out. Whether you are a wine fanatic or just want to see the beauty these vineyard retain this would be the place for you.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Downtown Grand Junction

   Nestled in the heart of the Grand Valley, and home to dozens of delightful shops, music venues, restaurants, galleries and area services, is Downtown Grand Junction. As you walk along the streets you'll probably notice fun sculptures, historical buildings, bright flowers and plants. They have everything from fancy upscale restaurants to quaint shops where you can find unique gifts or trinkets. If you are looking for some musical entertainment the Avalon Theatre is located near by and is one of Colorado's largest performing art halls.  World-renowned artists such as Al Jolson, John Philip Sousa, Ethel Barrymore, Collective Soul, Lyle Lovett, John Prine and Pat Benatar have graced its stage. With an abundance of things to offer this makes downtown Grand Junction a great place to visit.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Colorado Mesa University

    Just recently upgraded to a university in 2011, this  makes Colorado Mesa University a great place to look into. Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelor's, associate, and certificate levels. The education here is considered some of the best in the state. Not only are they recognized for academic excellence but they compete well in athletics. The university currently competes in 22 varsity sports and offers students the opportunity to earn a degree while still competing. With the many electives and the diverse classes, this should make anyone consider Colorado Mesa University for receiving their higher education.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Redlands Mesa Golf Course

   "Positioned beneath the slopes of jagged buttes south of Grand Junction, Colorado, in the shadow of the towering pink and red sandstone face of the Colorado National Monument, Redlands Mesa is like playing golf along the bottom of the Grand Canyon, with a couple of sojourns to the Garden of the Gods thrown in." --Golf Digest

If you're a golfer this is the place to be. The course is centered around the gorgeous  Colorado Monument. With scenery so spectacular it is easy to get distracted from the game. Though the scenery may attract the players, the seemingly perfect degree of difficulty in the course seems to keep them coming back for more.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Delectable Cuisine

   Grand Junction isn't exactly  known as the food capital of the state but if you are looking for some exotic, delicious food Suehiro's would be the way to go. This has a Japanese/Hawaiian kind of feel when it comes to the atmosphere and food. Not only do they have extremely reasonable prices but their food could arguably be the most popular in town. They are gluten, kid, and vegan friendly so they have something to offer almost anyone. Their greatest praise probably comes from their sushi. They use the freshest fish and always seem to keep people coming back for more. If you are looking for something more exciting for your dining wants, this would be the place to go.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Colorado National Monument

   Yay spring is finally on it's way! With the weather warming up it is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer. One of the most treasured jewels on the western slope is the Colorado National Monument. It offers bountiful activities such as hiking, rock-climbing, sight seeing and much more. The magnificent canyons and view from this plateau makes for a wonderful day out to soak in the vast beauty this spot offers. If you're in for some good exercise the Monument offers some of the most sensational hiking trails the state has to offer. If you are more of a thrill seeker, rock climbing is very popular here. The sandstone cliffs and spires of Colorado National Monument attract hundreds of climbers a year. If you are looking for a relaxing day of sight seeing or something more adventurous the Monument has a diverse pallet to offer.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy Friday!

From Alyssa's Blog to all my wonderful friends and customers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Powderhorn Ski Resort

   As winter draws to an end and with spring vastly approaching there are limited number of days left to enjoy the exciting Colorado past time of snow sports. Whether you are a novice skier/snowboarder or have been doing this for most of your life, Powderhorn has something to offer to everyone. The resort offers full or half day lessons for those who are looking for a little extra guidance. The resort is roughly a 45 minute drive from Grand Junction on good road conditions. I suggest you get out there and experience the abundant events Powderhorn offers!! Join in on the fun before the snow melts away!