Archive for: October, 2012

Economic development: Governor praises local efforts, details state efforts

Phil Castle, The Business Times Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper considers economic development efforts in Mesa County a model for what can be accomplished statewide. Promoting innovation in the energy industry, marketing a stronger community brand and, above all, helping existing businesses grow constitute important steps in strengthening economic recovery, Hickenlooper said. State government can play […]

Lawyer appointed Mesa County public trustee

A Grand Junction attorney whose practice includes bankruptcy and real estate law has been appointed public trustee in Mesa County. Michael Moran was one of two appointments announced by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper in filling the last public trustee posts in 10 counties. Hickenlooper asked all 10 trustees to resign after media reports detailed some […]

Women in construction to host accounting presentation

The Western Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction will host a presentation on Internet-based accounting services as part of its upcoming meeting. The meeting is set for 6:15 p.m. Nov. 5 at Golden West Accounting, 397 Ridges Blvd. in Grand Junction. Lisa Tonsfeldt from Morris & Tonsfeldt CPAs will discuss Internet-based […]

Confronting problems: Make difficult encounters easier

Susie’s always late for meetings. You don’t like it, and you’ve signaled your displeasure with frowns and even  blurting out “Late again?” But nothing is working. To change bad behavior in their employees, business owners and managers must confront them and ask for good behavior. Have you heard this catch phrase? If you don’t confront, […]

Answer blowin’ in the wind? Video and booklet offer help

A new video and booklet offer information to farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners interested in harnessing wind power. The video and booklet — titled “Colorado Wind Energy Installation Guide for Agriculture and Rural Applications” — explains how to evaluate the wind energy potential for a site, select the right wind turbine and tower for […]

Turning a new Leaf: Montrose firm develops more efficient solar systems

Phil Castle, The Business Times Doug Kiesewetter expects his company to deliver three solar energy systems by the end of this year, the beginning of what he envisions as rapid growth for the Western Colorado venture. In the process, Kiesewetter said BrightLeaf Power also will deliver on the promise of more efficient systems that produce […]

Family Health West opens wound care center

 Family Health West in Fruita has opened a medical facility to care for patients with wounds that won’t heal properly. The new wound care center is located at 551 Kokopelli Blvd., Suite G. The center offer a variety of treatments for various types of wounds, including burns, diabetic ulcers, post-surgical wounds and traumatic wounds. Those […]

St. Mary’s earns certification for stroke care

St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center has received certification for treating patients who’ve suffered strokes. The Joint Commission awarded St. Mary’s advanced certification for primary stroke centers, recognizing the hospital meets its criteria for caring for stroke patients. “In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, St. Mary’s has demonstrated is commitment to the highest level […]

Trip Advisor: Palisade ranks among top wine destinations

Palisade ranks among the top 10 destinations in the United States for wine enthusiasts in the results of an annual awards program announced on a popular website offering travel reviews and advice. Palisade ranks ninth in the list of the top 10 wine destinations in the U.S. as part of the 2012 Travelers’ Choice Awards […]

CMU to host Special Olympics summer games

Colorado Mesa University will host a statewide competition expected to bring thousands of people to Grand Junction in June. CMU will host the Special Olympics state summer games June 1 and 2 in what will be the first time a Special Olympics event of that size will occur in Western Colorado since the organization started […]


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