“Pickin’ Peggy” Malone

Thanks to Peggy Malone for sharing this video. Make sure you see Peggy, along with other talented cowboy poets and musicians, at our 2019 Western Slope Cowboy Gathering, November 1 and 2! Find out more here. “Pickin’ Peggy” Malone, a local favorite, is the 2016 Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame Female Vocalist of the year and Entertainer of the year …

Nona Kelley Carver – “Chili Pepper Pete”

Thanks to Nona Kelley Carver for sharing this poem with us. Nona was one of our 4 poets and musicians at the KAFM Radio Room event on October 11. She will be with us again for the 2019 Western Slope Cowboy Gathering on November 1 and 2. Find out more here. Chili Pepper Pete   Chili Pepper Pete was born …

Cowboy Poet Dale Page

Thanks to Dale Page for sharing this video. Make sure you see Dale, along with other talented cowboy poets and musicians, at our 2019 Western Slope Cowboy Gathering, November 1 and 2! Find out more here. Dale’s inspiration for this poem: The location in this poem is the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico, where I spent the …

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

Saved and Prospering! November 1 and 2, 2019 When everyone found out the Grand Junction Cowboy Gathering was not going to happen in 2016, Terry Nash, Nona Kelley Carver, and Peggy Malone said, “No way can this happen!” It was a real challenge to save it and rename it at the last minute. It is now called the Western Slope …

Rock the Way it Was!

Kicking off our History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua will be a concert featuring George Gray and the Elvis Experience Band on September 12 at Las Colonias Amphitheater. Please note: One sealed or empty water bottle to fill at fountain is permitted. Other outside food or beverages may not be brought into facility. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. …

Was Julia Child Really a Spy?

In 2008, the National Archives released 750,000 pages of previously classified personnel files from WWII, including 24,000 employees of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of today’s CIA. Julia McWilliams Child was on that list. Newspapers across America ran deliciously intriguing headlines such as “The Spy That Fed Me” and “Julia Child Cooked Up Double Life as a …

History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua (formerly Two Rivers Chautauqua)

History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua invites you to take a nostalgic look at the 1950s and 1960s, That’s the Way It Was: The Baby Boom Years. Join us in exploring the years before there was a Disneyland, before French cooking became a part of our culture, and when we all sat in front of our televisions to listen to “the …

Grand Valley History Players presents Abigail Adams

Join us for History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua, September 13 and 14. Find out more here. Abigail Adams presented by Jessica Downing-Ford I witnessed the birth of independence from Britain from my farm in Braintree, Massachusetts. My husband, John Adams—my “Dearest Friend”—was a lawyer, a patriot, and a public servant. His role in the founding of our country took him …

Grand Valley History Players presents Bob Hope

Come rub elbows with a few 20th century icons at our History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua kick-off! More information on this event here. Bob Hope presented by Michael Hardesty  

Grand Valley History Players presents Bea Arthur

Come rub elbows with a few 20th century icons at our History Alive! Colorado West Chautauqua kick-off! More information on this event here. Bea Arthur presented by Marjorie Deese Bea Arthur is known for her portrayal of Maude and Dorothy Zbornak but where was she before then? The pre television years of her life will be presented on the Chautauqua …