Archive for: October, 2010

Businesswoman joins Family Health West board

Stacey Mascarenas has joined the Family Health West Board of Trustees. “We are very fortunate to have Stacey on our board. She is truly an asset to this community and we are pleased to have her support and contributions as a board member,” said Dennis Ficklin, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. […]

Clifton pizzeria schedules grand opening celebration

Lil’ Guido’s Pizzeria in Clifton plans a grand opening celebration for Nov. 4, serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The celebration will include discounted lunch and dinner specials as well as live entertainment. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the Grand Valley Rescue […]

Martial arts business celebrates 21 years in the grand valley

High Desert Martial Arts recently celebrated 21 years of operation in the Grand Valley. Located at 560 S. Westgate Drive, High Desert Martial Arts offers instruction in various martial arts as well as fitness and children’s programs. For more information, call 243-8010 or log on to the Internet website located at

American National Bank awards prize in farmers’ market giveaway

American National Bank awarded $500 in gift certificates to downtown Grand Junction shops and restaurants as part of a farmers’ market giveaway. Alexandria Clark won the prize after her name was selected in a drawing of more than 640 entries turned in during the farmers’ market season at an information booth and Grand Valley American […]

Take-and-bake pizza chain brings back jack-o-lantern pizza for Halloween

Papa Murphy’s has brought back its jack-o-lantern pizza for the Halloween season. The pizza features pepperoni slices and freshly grated cheese arranged to resemble a jack-o-lantern. Like other Papa Murphy pizzas, the jack-o-lantern pizza takes 12 to 18 minutes to bake in customers’ ovens. Prices and participation vary nationwide. Papa Murphy’s operates one of the […]

Boulder winery wins best of show in Winefest winemaking competition

Boulder Creek Winery won the best of show award at the Colorado Mountain Winefest Best of Fest Winemaking Competition for its 2007 cabernet sauvignon. Boulder Creek Winery from Boulder topped a total of 166 entries from 29 Colorado wineries in the event, sponsored by Moody-Valley Insurance Agency in Grand Junction. “The Colorado wine industry has […]

Entries accepted through Dec. 31 for Colorado ag photo competition

Entries will be accepted through Dec. 31 for an annual photography contest that highlights the agricultural industry in Colorado. Entries must have been taken in 2010 and relate to agriculture. Prizes will be awarded in four subject areas: agritourism, crops, livestock and people. For entries or more information, call (303) 239-4119 or log on to […]

Department of Energy contractor among winners of excellence awards

S.M. Stoller, a Colorado-based company that provides services at the Department of Energy facility in Grand Junction, is among the winners of annual awards recognizing improved performance. Stoller will receive a Foothills Award from Colorado Performance Excellence, a nonprofit group that helps businesses and organizations improve their performance. Stoller and other award winners will be […]

Animal hospital website and Facebook page designed to help clients and their pets

Tiara Rado Animal Hospital has developed a new website and Facebook page designed to better serve clients and their pets. “We’re excited about the new direction Tiara Rado Animal Hospital is taking with our new website and social media presence,” said Susan Kingsbury, practice manager of the Grand Junction veterinary hospital. “We look forward to […]

Why can’t Johnny read?

You might recognize the play on words from the old school fix-up initiative: “Why Johnny Can’t Read.” I have my own opinions as to why Johnny can’t, but that’s a subject for another column. For the purposes of this column, the little Johnny in question is our Johnny, as in Salazar. Although I must admit […]


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