Archive for: December, 2013

Scholarship helps student pursue culinary career

A scholarship provided by Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates (RMOA) in Grand Junction has helped a college student pursue a career in the culinary arts. The $500 scholarship from the orthopaedic practice covered the cost of required cooking tools and uniforms for Jesus Alvarado, a student at Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction. In addition […]

Grand junction firm joins group for senior move managers

A Grand Junction company has joined a national association of firms that help seniors downsize, relocate or modify their homes. Total Transitions has joined the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Jeannine Donahoe and Kathy Viglianco launched Total Transactions to help older adults and their families organize, sort, downsize or move. The business also recommends […]

New system turns sun into power at surgical practice

RGS Energy has completed the installation of a solar power system atop a new building constructed for General Surgeons of Western Colorado in Grand Junction. The 40-kilowatt photovoltaic system includes 160 solar modules and is expected to generate about 60,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually. “The surgeons wanted to care for the environment by choosing […]

Flooring business relocates to larger quarters

A Grand Junction flooring business has moved to a new and larger location to accommodate its growing operation. Gallagher’s Flooring is now located in an 11,000 square-foot facility at 1100 Pitkin Ave. What started out in 2009 as a modest flooring warehouse open only to architects, builders and designers has expanded over the years. The […]

Legislative action needed to protect private water rights

With great foresight, the founders of this nation endeavored to protect private property from the federal government. In the West, we know this protection extends to privately held water rights. Unfortunately, recent history has shown the federal government is more than willing to overreach its authority to try and acquire private water rights, through coercion […]

Income gap resurrects minimum wage folly

It’s unfailingly ironic, yet entirely expected, liberal Democrats characterize themselves as “progressive” and yet feel an insatiable need to promote policies that’ve been tried before, often repeatedly, and reliably fail at every attempt. Partly to redirect attention away from his signature debacle — there are many competing for the honor, but Obamacare wins insomuch as […]

Dueling forecasts

The end of one year naturally prompts a look ahead to the next year. Unfortunately for some business owners and managers who’ve struggled through a slow economic recovery in the Grand Valley, it’s something like a welcome gasp of relief sucked through teeth clinched tight in terror. OK, we survived that. Now what? As usual, […]

Lucky business year 13 reason to toot our own horn

For those of you who know me well, this might sound like a very odd thing to say given the upheaval in all things personal. But with every cloud comes a silver lining. When one door closes, another one opens. It’s always darkest before the dawn. Yeah, I know, whatever. You get the picture. But […]

Health clubs offer healthy option for exercise

Looking forward to a new year almost always prompts reflection. Weight loss and a healthy lifestyle could make your list of resolutions again this year.    There are many ways to improve health, but exercise tops the chart. Health clubs are a healthy option, but not the only option. Alternatives include exercising outdoors or having your […]

Do minimum wages make a difference?

Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage in Colorado will rise from $7.78 to $8 an hour — a 2.8 percent increase. Regardless of the exact numbers, minimum wage remains a political football. There are those who seem to push for higher minimum wage rates nearly every year. It all sounds good if you’re the one […]


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