Archive for: June, 2013

Push on for a million solar roofs

Lindsey Wilson, a field organizer for Environment Colorado, discusses a report prepared by the environmental group exploring the potential for increasing the solar energy market in the state.  (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Heidi Ihrke describes the development of the solar energy industry in terms of a quote attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. Solar is on the brink of winning,” said Ihrke, co-owner of High Noon Solar in […]

Business and job growth priorities under new Mesa County plan

Phil Castle, The Business Times Business and job growth remain important priorities for Mesa County under a new strategic plan developed to guide county government. “We want a county environment that’s business friendly,” said Mesa County Commissioner Steve Aquafresca. Lower taxes and fees, fewer regulations and partnerships with local business and economic development groups all […]

Two doctors join practices with Primary Care Partners

Dr. Paula Lopez and Dr. Paul Simmons have joined Primary Care Partners in Grand Junction. Lopez will join Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, while Simmons will join the Western Colorado Physicians Group. Primary Care Partners offers a range of medical services at its facility at 3150 N. 12th St. For more information, call 245-1220 or visit […]

Fruita representative joins cattle board

Janie Van Winkle of Fruita joined the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association board even as a new president was inducted during the annual convention of the trade organization in Breckenridge. Van Winkle is one of eight regional representatives — and one of two representatives from the southwest quarter of Colorado — to serve on the board. Gene […]

Artist latest winner of Art for Health competition

Family Health West hospital in Fruita displays the works of Grand Valley artist Julie Thielsen, the latest winner of the bi-annual Art for Health competition. “We are thrilled to have Julie’s work in the hospital,” said Angelina Salazar, director of community relations for Family Health West. “Our patients, our staff, their families and friends all […]

Operations manager joins Family Health West

Tim Rison has joined Family Health West in Fruita as operations manager for rehabilitation therapy services. “We are extremely fortunate to have Tim on our team,” said Mark Francis, president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. “He brings a diverse background and is a dedicated leader.” Rison holds a bachelor’s degree in management […]

Barnes & Noble schedules book-signing events

Book-signing events featuring local authors will continue in July at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 2451 Patterson Road in Grand Junction. Events are set for 2 to 4 p.m. on: July 6 with Mel Stevens, author of “Spanish Gold” and “Santa Fe Riches.” July 13 with Marcella Martyn, author of “New Ages and Other […]

Motorcycle dealer to host Humane Society event

Grand Junction Harley-Davidson has scheduled a benefit event dubbed “Hawgs for Dawgs” to raise money for the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. A poker run and after-ride event is set for June 29. Rider signups are set for 9 to 10 a.m. at the dealership, 2747 Crossroads Blvd. The cost is $15 per rider or $25 per […]

Downtown bookstore plans event with local author

Crystal Books and Gifts in downtown Grand Junction has scheduled a book signing event featuring local author Barbara Moore. The event is set for 5 to 8 p.m. June 27 as part of the weekly farmer’s market. Moore will sign copies of her book “Submissive No More: One Woman’s Journey to Joy.” Crystal Books and […]

Pediatric practice joins with clinic to offer dental services

Western Colorado Pediatric Associates has joined with the Marillac Clinic to offer dental services two days a week to patients of the pediatric practice in Grand Junction. Starting in July, Kate Hurt, a pediatric dentist, will treat patients Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Western Colorado Pediatric Associates offices at 3150 N. 12th St. Western Colorado […]


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