Archive for: May, 2015

New water rule unleashes a flood of trouble for small businesses

The White House just approved an Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers rule that could give the agencies vast new power over water. The impact of this will be felt by every farmer and rancher in Colorado who happens to have a farm pond or dry creek bed on his or her property. […]

In a competitive world, United States still No. 1.

We’re No. 1. Whether it was actually the case or not, at least it seemed as though those of us blessed to live in the United States used to point with national pride at the top ranking of our country in any number of categories. While the U.S. remains atop many rankings — some good, […]

Mesa County jobless rate retreats

Phil Castle, The Business Times The unemployment rate has retreated in Mesa County despite a slowdown in the energy sector related to low prices. “We have to look at this as something positive considering what we were anticipating,” said Suzie Miller, business services manager at the Mesa County Workforce Center in grand Junction. According to […]

Students graduate from Young Entrepreneur Academy

A total of nine middle and high school students have graduated from the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Academy. Students in the program learn over the course of the academic year how to start and run their own businesses. They learn how to develop ideas, write business plans, pitch to potential investors […]

Managing director of real estate office wins recruitment award

Keith Everitt, managing director of the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties office in Grand Junction, has earned the Coldwell Banker Office Talent Attraction Award. The award recognizes individuals and offices in the Coldwell Banker network that increased their net number of sales associates and representatives by at least 15 percent during 2014, with a minimum of […]

Deputy DA named prosecutor of the year

Dan Garcia, a deputy district attorney with the 21st Judicial District in Grand Junction, has been named the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council Prosecutor of the Year. The council is comprised of local, state and federal employees who work with public assistance programs and are dedicated to detecting and preventing fraud against those programs. Matt Murphy, […]

Best-selling real estate agents honored

Carol Cross, Lori Enriquez and Meighan Marquis were honored as the best-selling agents for April at Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction. Cross posted the highest dollar volume in sales for the month. Enriquez closed the most transactions and tied with Marquis for the most new listings. Heiden Homes, a three-time winner of […]

Public TV network names West Slope coordinator

Alex Forsett has been named the Western Slope coordinator for Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service. Forsett will lead underwriting and donation activities for the public television station as well as plan and execute events. That includes the Kids Fun Fest, the largest free event for children on the Western Slope. Forsett also will serve as […]

Real estate firm announces addition and designation

Rick Thurtle has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as a broker associate. Jason Holm, also a broker associate with the firm, has earned designation as a Certified Residential Specialist. Thurtle specializes in residential and investment opportunities and has earned designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert. Along with his experience in real estate, Thurtle […]

City fleet division recognized as one of the best in the Americas

The City of Grand Junction has earned recognition for operating what’s been ranked as the 27th best fleet division in North and South America. More than 1,900 fleet divisions were evaluated in the contest. The ranking took into account such criteria as accountability, customer service, efficiency, improvements, innovation, pricing and use of technology. The City […]

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