Archive for: December, 2014

Consumer Confidence Index rebounds on more upbeat outlook

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has rebounded on the most upbeat assessments of current business and labor conditions in nearly seven years. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index rose 1.6 points to 92.6 in December, offsetting part of the decline from the month before. A component of the index tracking current […]

Life lessons in giving with Express Gives Back

The young lady athletes of Cheer and Spirit Express All Stars take their cheer and spirit of the Holidays and give back to those less fortunate in our community. When it comes to cheer and dance groups in Colorado and across the nation, few can compare to the success of the Express All Stars. Chances […]

Powderhorn schedules opening day

Powderhorn Mountain Resort has announced plans to open for the ski season on Dec. 20. “We are looking forward to another great season and ready to get the chairlifts turning and people on the slopes,” said Dave Smith, marketing manager for Powderhorn. Opening day will come more than a week after what originally was scheduled […]

Property manager group elects directors

Jaime Allen, a property manager with Bray Property Management in Grand Junction, has been elected president of the Colorado Western Slope Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. The chapter board of directors for 2015 also includes Dax Marutzky of Maxim 4000 Property Management in Grand Junction, vice president; Greg Valunas of Rifle […]

WCCC students to vie in culinary event

A team of culinary arts students from Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction has advanced to a regional competition. The five-member team is scheduled to compete in the 2015 Western Region American Culinary Federation competition set for March 21 and 22 in Las Vegas. The team advanced by virtue of its first-place finish in […]

Residential property manager joins firm

Chris Thompson has joined Bray Property Management in Grand Junction as a residential property manager. “Chris is dedicated to customer service and is a great fit for our team,” said Cindy Hoppe, manager of Bray Property Management. “Working with people and helping them find a safe and comfortable home is very rewarding, and I’m looking […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Kathy Tomkins, Lori Enriquez and Chris Pinson were honored as the top-performing agents during November at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Tomkins posted the highest dollar volume in sales for the month. Tomkins and Enriquez tied for the most transactions. Tomkins and Pinson died for the most new listings. Heiden Homes Realty […]

Real estate agent earns military relocation certification

Angela Paul, a real estate agent with Coldwell Bankers Distinctive Properties in Grand Junction, has earned the Military Relocation Professional certification. The National Association of Realtors confers the designation to Realtors who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing that meets their needs while allowing them to take full advantage of their military […]

Open house set for monument facility

An open house has been scheduled to offer information about a plaza and education center proposed for a site near the east entrance to the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction. The open house is set for 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the east entrance maintenance building adjacent to the fee gate. Architect […]

U.S. Bank deemed military friendly

U.S. Bank ranks among the top 100 military friendly employers for a fourth straight year in an annual listing compiled for G.I. Jobs Magazine. The 2015 Military Friendly Employers listing recognizes companies with strong military recruiting programs and meaningful job opportunities for transitioning service members and spouses. U.S. Bancorp, the parent company of U.S. Bank, […]


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