Archive for: March, 2016

Artwork installation also fund-raiser for animal shelter

An artwork installation by Cathey Pabst at Grand Junction City Hall draws attention to the plight of homeless animals and raises money for an animal shelter. Pabst’s collage pieces, titled “The Dogs of City Hall,” represent shelter animals that need love and a home. Their “kennel cards” tell the stories of animals that end up […]

Family Health West benefit to feature the Drifters

The Family Health West Foundation has scheduled a benefit event featuring the Drifters, a vocal group ranked among the best rock ’n’ roll artists of all time. The black tie event, titled Rockin’ Elegance, is scheduled for April 30 at the Avalon Theater, 645 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. The event will begin at […]

Online entrance passes available for Colorado National Monument

The Colorado National Monument in the Grand Valley now offers the option to purchase entrance passes online under a National Park Service pilot program. “At Colorado National Monument, we continually strive to improve services to our visitors and the public. With the launch of this electronic pass, we are entering into a new era of […]

Yurt company among Green America award winners

Colorado Yurt Company in Montrose is among the latest winners of the Green Americas People & Planet Awards. Green America, an organization providing resources to businesses and individuals addressing environmental and social problems, presented the quarterly awards to small businesses that promote do-it-yourself products and services. The other winners were Garden Towner Project, a business […]

Tailwind Concessions to run food and beverage operations at airport

Tailwind Concessions has become the food, beverage and retail operator at the Grand Junction Regional Airport. The company has taken over operation of food and beverage concessions at the airport and is scheduled to begin operating retail concessions on May 1. In addition to a restaurant, Tailwind Concessions plans to operate a full-service bar in […]

Caterer adds take-and-bake meal program to services

Ganic Grub has added a take-and-bake meal program to the services offered by the Grand Junction catering business. The menu for the program changes weekly, but offers two beef options, two chicken options, two vegetarian or vegan options and a rotating option for fish, lamb or pork. The meals include everything from burritos, tacos and […]

Real estate team offers pay for performance program

The Kimbrough Team at RE/MAX 4000 in Grand Junction has launched a program incorporating an incentive-based commission designed to promote real estate agent performance. “The Pay for Performance guarantee program is going to be a game changer. I believe it more closely aligns with what the consumer is really looking for and puts agent accountability […]

Congratulations, young entrepreneurs

Is there anything more refreshing — or reassuring — than young entrepreneurs excited about going into business and developing better products and services? Congratulations are in order for Brayden Kelley, the latest winner of a local competition for young entrepreneurs pitching their ventures. But congratulations also are in order for all the students who participated […]

Upcoming events add to business resources

Small business owners and managers in the Grand Valley can count among their blessings the plentiful resources available to help them do their jobs. The Business Incubator Center, Colorado Mesa University, Mesa County Workforce Center and chambers of commerce all offer services and programs to help businesses. Add to that the services local companies provide […]

What am I going to do about it? It’s the never-ending question

I don’t know what to say any more when I’m asked this question. I honestly don’t. But the question is posed more and more. It happens when I don’t back avowed socialists for president. It happens when I say one of the folks running  for the office is basically a career criminal who’s escaped prosecution […]

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