Archive for: December, 2010

Mesa County foreclosure pace fastest among metro counties

Foreclosure activity continues to increase in Mesa County at a proportionally faster pace than in any of  the 11 other most populous counties in Colorado. While the number of foreclosure filings in Mesa County fell from October to November, foreclosure sales were up. Compared to last year, year-to-date filings  through November have increased nearly 46 […]

Grand Junction apartment survey: Vacancy rate down, monthly rent up

Apartment vacancy rates have declined in Grand Junction for a third consecutive quarter, although they remain high by long-term standards. According to the latest results of a survey conducted for the Colorado Division of Housing, the average apartment vacancy rate for Grand Junction fell to 7.9 percent for the third quarter. Since spiking at 13.2 […]

Mexican restaurant chain opening Grand Junction location

A restaurant chain specializing in fresh Mexican cuisine plans to soon open its new location in Grand Junction. Cafe Rio Mexican Grill is scheduled to open Jan. 4 at 2412 F Road. The restaurant is the second in Colorado and 38th overall for the chain, headquartered in Salt Lake City. “Opening a second location in […]

Repealing business tax first step in promoting private-sector growth

Nearly every person in Colorado has been affected in one way or another by the economic downturn experienced in our state in recent years. With unemployment remaining stubbornly above 8 percent, most of us know someone who has been laid off and desperately looking for work. Of perhaps we know a business owner who can’t […]

Losers winners in pet weight-loss competition

Veterinarians at a Grand Junction animal hospital are looking for losers — as in pets that need to loose weight. The pets that fare best in a weight-loss competition conducted by the Tiara Rado Animal Hospital will end up winners in more ways than one. “We want to see the pets of the Grand Valley […]

Consumer confidence slips, but 2011 growth still forecast

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has declined, but doesn’t reflect a substantial change from already guarded expectations for moderate growth. “Consumer confidence is no worse off today that it was a year ago. Consumers’ assessment of the current state of the economy and labor market remains tepid and their outlook remains cautious,” said Lynn […]

Document shredding firm adds truck to meet growing demand for destruction

A document destruction firm based in Palisade has added a third shredding truck to keep pace with increasing demand for on-site services across four states. Colorado Document Security bought the truck from Alpine Shredders, the third vehicle the company has purchased from the Canadian manufacturer in four years. Scott Fasken, vice president of operations at […]

Fruita chamber fills board positions

Joel Kincaid has been appointed president of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce Board for 2011. Kincaid owns Merge 2 Media, a marketing, design and research agency in Fruita. He has served on the chamber board for three years, including a term as vice president in 2010. Megan Sears of Town & Country Finance will […]

How Do YOU Communicate?

In my previous column, I uncovered the ways in which we sabotage our listening, and I explained how to become an effective listener, as well as the benefits of doing so. If you have taken on the task of developing and improving your listening skills, you are probably amazed at how often you find yourself […]

Real estate firm honors top-performing agents for November

Mary Kruse posted the highest sales total and Cynthia Castaneda the most listings in November at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. In addition to working as a real estate agent, Kruse helps manage Heiden Homes Realty. She holds the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation. Reach her at 210-5026 or Castaneda has lived […]


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