Archive for: December, 2010

Wells Fargo names Western Colorado community banking president

A man with nearly 20 years of experience in the financial services industry will oversee Wells Fargo retail banking operations in Western Slope and mountain resort markets. Wells Fargo named Yanus Nelson community banking president for Western Colorado. Working out of Grand Junction, Nelson will manage 23 retail banking locations. Steve Irion remains community bank […]

High school students qualify for state business competition

Five high school students from the Grand Valley have qualified for a state business competition. The students, all enrolled in the marketing program at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, qualified for state by virtue of their performance in the District 10 Regional DECA conference in Grand Junction. The five are: Jamie Amos, first […]

Pinnacol Assurance financial officer named to board of national institute

Jeff Tetrick, chief financial officer of Pinnacol Assurance in Colorado, has been appointed as a board member to the San Francisco-based Integrated Benefits Institute. IBI programs, resources and networks advance the understanding of health-related productivity on profitability. Pinnacol is a leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. For more information, visit

Grand Junction tax preparer passes enrolled agent examination

Beth Fisher, a tax preparer with Tax Time in Grand Junction, has passed the enrolled agent examination and is now enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Tax Time offers the services of eight tax preparers, all of them enrolled agents. Fisher has worked for Tax Time for four years. She offers tax preparation […]

Palisade winery owner appointed to Wine Industry Development Board

Kenn Dunn, owner of Hermosa Vineyards in Palisade, has been appointed to the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. Dunn has grown wine grapes in the Grand Valley for Colorado wineries since 1994 and founded Hermosa Vineyards in 2001. The nine-member Colorado Wine Industry Development Board promotes and helps market Colorado wines and wine-related tourism. The […]

Hospice volunteer services director earns administrative certification

Diane Dickey, director of volunteer services at Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado, has earned certification in volunteer administration. Dickey joins a group of more than 900 people who’ve attained the designation, including two other Hospice employees. The designation process includes self-evaluation and preparation of a performance-based portfolio. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge in such […]

Paper recycling program to benefit Hospice services

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado has partnered with City Market and Waste Management to develop a benefit paper recycling program. Waste Management recycling bins at three Grand Valley City Market locations are available to recycle paper.  All proceeds  will benefit Hospice programs and services. “The holiday season is the perfect time to recycle […]

Empower Fitness awards mom makeover package

Empower Fitness of Grand Junction has named Casey Peiffer the winner of its Makeover a Mom fitness and nutrition contest. Peiffer, a mother of three, completed an eight-week training program at Empower Fitness, demonstrating her desire to change her fitness and nutrition routine as well as help her family learn to be active and eat […]

Entries accepted through Jan. 20 for upcoming Grand Junction art show

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 20 for an upcoming art show in Grand Junction. The show, titled “Inspirations.” is set for Feb. 24 at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway. All forms of two- and three-dimensional art work will be accepted, although two-dimensional works, including frames, must fit into a 24- by 24-inch space. Each […]

City encourages business owners to sign up up for emergency alerts

Grand Junction business owners can register for a free service in which they’ll be notified in the event of such emergencies as water line breaks, natural gas leaks and power outages. The service is offered through the City of Grand Junction website at and also is available to individuals. “It’s a service we offer to […]


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