Archive for: September, 2011

Ceramics manufacturer expands with acquisition

A technical ceramics manufacturer that runs a facility in Grand Junction has expanded its operation with the acquisition of three California facilities. CoorsTek announced the purchase of BAE Systems facilities in Vista. The three facilities encompass a total of 100,000 square feet, adding to the more than 3 million square feet of manufacturing floor space CoorsTek […]

Entries sought for Colorado ag photo contest

Entries will be accepted through Dec. 31 for an annual photography contest showcasing the Colorado agricultural industry. All photos must be taken in 2011 and relate to agriculture in some way. Entry forms and more information are available by calling (303) 239-4119 or visiting the Web site at  

Travel firm ranks among fastest-growing companies

A travel company that offers flights between Grand Junction and Las Vegas continues to rank among the fastest-growing firms included in an annual magazine list. Allegiant Travel ranked 64th overall in the 2011 Fortune magazine list of the 100 fastest-growing companies. Allegiant ranked first in the transportation category and 56th for earnings growth. Allegiant has […]

Grand Valley open studios tour scheduled

Artspace & Open Studios has scheduled an open studios tour for Oct. 8 and 9 in Fruita, Grand Junction and Palisade. The free tour is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. The tour will offer opportunities to meet artists, watch demonstrations and enjoy wines and foods. […]

Mobile orthopedic learning center coming to Family Health West

A mobile learning center offering information about orthopaedic topics and treatment options is scheduled to come to the Family Health West hospital in Fruita. The Zimmer Mobile Learning Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 in the parking lot of the hospital at 300 W. Ottley. “It’s an opportunity for […]

Rocky Mountain Health Plans rates high for processing medical claims

Rocky Mountain Health Plans ranks among the best health benefits providers in Colorado in one measure of an annual consumer assessment. The Grand Junction-based organization rated better than average in correctly processing medical claims in the latest Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. Cigna HealthCare of Colorado, Kaiser Permanente and United Healthcare of Colorado […]

Hilltop Home Care expands to offer services to more patients

Hilltop Home Care has expanded its in-home care services and opened a new office in Grand Junction. Hilltop Home Care offers a range of in-home medical services, including chronic disease management, injections, IV therapy, post-hospitalization care and wound care. In-home non-medical services include companionship, laundry, housekeeping, meal preparation, pet care and other personal services. Hilltop […]

Powderhorn to offer chair lift rides as part of color weekend

Powderhorn Resort has scheduled the second of two weekends to experience fall foliage atop the Grand Mesa for Oct. 1 and 2. Powderhorn will offer lift rates from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. “We’re excited to open Powderhorn under our new leadership with color […]

Wells Fargo awards $12,000 in grants

Wells Fargo has awarded a total of $12,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations in Mesa County through its community assistance fund. Grants from the fund go to small organizations that often don’t have the resources to raise funds themselves, said Steve Irion, president of the Grand Junction market for Wells Fargo. “We’re proud to […]

Web site offers venue for business and customer interaction

A new social media Web site offers a venue at which Grand Valley businesses and residents can interact. The new site, located at, features not only business listings, but also reviews, articles, photographs, video and a variety of other content. “We always want more content. Everyone in the community is welcome to contribute. Use […]


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