Archive for: November, 2010

SBA and CRA DATa rank Wells Fargo Bank as top small business lender in Colorado

Wells Fargo Bank remains the top small business lender in Colorado by two measures: the dollar volume of loans issued through a U.S. Small Business Administration guarantee program and the volume of business loans tracked through the Community Reinvestment Act. According to the SBA, Wells Fargo issued $51.2 million in loans in Colorado through the […]

Habitat for Humanity store launches disposal service for used electronics

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Grand Junction now offers disposal services for televisions, computers and other electronic devices for a fee based on weight. The service is available at the store, 2936 North Ave., as well as part of home pickups of donations. For more information, call 234-0432.

Grand Junction art gallery schedules benefit event for three local charities

The Raw Canvas Working Artist Gallery, a member-driven cooperative art gallery in Grand Junction, plans a fund-raising event to benefit three local charities. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the gallery,  located at 755 Rood Ave., and will include live acoustic music and a silent auction of artwork by owner Justin […]

Dentist expands practice by offering treatments for headaches and jaw pain

A Grand Valley dentist has expanded his practice by offering treatments to patients suffering from headaches and jaw pain. Gary Andreoletti opened the TMJ Migraine Therapy Center in conjunction with his dental practice in Fruita to diagnose and treat disorders related to the temporomandibular joints connecting the jawbone to the skull. Symptoms can include migraines, […]

Office furnishing firm: new name, renewed focus

Tom Huerkamp learned from one of his early business mentors to remain cautious during booms and aggressive during downturns. That seemingly counterintuitive approach has worked well for Huerkamp and the commercial furnishing and installation company he founded with his wife more than 40 years ago. The firm doubled business in 1982, the year Exxon announced […]

Mesa County tumbles to 57th in list of best-performing areas

Mesa County tumbled 54 spots in an annual ranking of how well small metropolitan areas create and sustain jobs. The Grand Junction metropolitan statistical area, which equates to Mesa County, fell from third to 57th among 179 small metro areas ranked in the 2010 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index. The annual rankings constitute a lagging […]

Commissioners withdraw offer to prospective administrator

The Mesa County commissioners have decided not to offer a job to a man identified as the finalist in the search for a new county administrator. The commissioners now must decide whether to continue the search and consider other candidates or opt not to fill the position and have county departments report directly to them. […]

Local stations compete in television ratings race

November is one of those months in the television industry when prime time programs can be a little spicier and newscasts feature enticing special reports. It’s a Nielsen ratings month, when the national company surveys households to determine viewership for various programs. The results also determine what networks and local TV stations charge for commercial […]

Williams diversifies with major oil play

Williams has announced a deal to acquire more than 85,000 acres in one of the biggest onshore oil plays in the country in a move to more than triple oil production for a company better known in Western Colorado for developing natural gas. Williams announced an agreement to acquire from private owners a total of […]

Mesa County foreclosures rise again in third quarter

Foreclosure activity continued to increase in Mesa County during the third quarter, with foreclosure filings and sales both up from last year. With the latest increases, Mesa County ranked third among the most populous counties in Colorado for the highest foreclosure rate. According to statistics reported by the Colorado Division of Housing, 451 foreclosure filings […]


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