Archive for: March, 2017

West Star acquires Falcon jet supplier

West Star Aviation, an aviation maintenance and repair company with operations in Grand Junction, has acquired a parts and equipment supplier to add to its services. West Star announced the deal with Avant Aerospace, a supplier of  Dassault Falcon jet parts and equipment based in Grapevine, Texas. “There is a synergy between our two companies, […]

Freddy’s opens first of two Grand Junction locations

A fast-food franchise known for its frozen custards, steakburgers and shoestring fries has opened the first of two locations in Grand Junction. Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has opened in a newly constructed building at 739 Horizon Drive. A second location under construction at 2489 U.S. Highway 6 & 50 is expected to open in […]

Trade group: Ski business up for January and February

Colorado ski resorts reported increased business during January and February, according to the latest numbers from a trade association. Colorado Ski Country USA reported that skier visits to its 22 member resorts edged up 1 percent for January and February compared to the same two-month span last year. One skier visit represents a person participating […]

Chef promises benefit feast “fit for the gods”

Wayne Smith promises a feast “fit for the gods” at an annual benefit showcasing food, wine and spirits. Smith will lead a team of culinary instructors who will prepare a VIP luncheon at Edesia, set for April 2 at the Wine Country Inn, located at 777 Grande River Drive in Palisade. The VIP luncheon is […]

Go Code Colorado competition set for Grand Junction

Grand Junction will serve as one of five cities in Colorado hosting an annual business startup competition. In Grand Junction, the Go Code Colorado event is set for April 7 to 9 at the Factory, a new co-working space located at 750 Main St. The Factory, Launch West CO and Business Incubator Center will host […]

VP and loan officer marks 20 years with mortgage firm

Rick Hamm, vice president and loan officer at Unifirst Mortgage, has passed the 20-year milestone in his career with the Grand Junction company. Hamm has worked in lending and finance since 1984 and joined Unifirst Mortgage in 1997. He’s also been named a top producing loan officer through the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. Unifirst […]

West Slope bank executive announces retirement

Kris Gardner, a Western Colorado banking executive who’s worked in the region for more than 40 years, plans to retire on April 30. Gardner, chief administration officer of Alpine Bank, will end a 42-year career with the bank that’s included work as a teller, bookkeeper, cashier, loan officer, manager, vice president and president. She was […]

Fruita UPS driver honored for safety record

Scott Jelouchan of Fruita is among 27 UPS drivers  from Colorado inducted into the Circle of Honor in recognition of delivering packages for 25 or more years without an accident. “My thanks go to all of them for their dedication and focus and for the countless lives they’ve saved,” said Kenneth Cherry, president of the […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Chris Pinson and Cynthia Castaneda were honored as the top agents for February at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. While Pinson posted the most closed transactions for the month, Castaneda had the most new listings. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For more information, call 245-7777 or visit

Mind Springs Health names VP of information technology

Charles Andrews has joined Mind Springs Health as vice president of information technology. Andrews coordinates and develops information and technology systems for Mind Springs facilities in Western Colorado, including the West Springs psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction. Andrews also serves as a security officer in overseeing patient records security policies and procedures. Andrews brings to […]


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