Archive for: April, 2017

Officials: Alliance to bring more pediatric care services to Western Colorado

Phil Castle, The Business Times Alex Clark believes a collaborative effort between St. Mary’s Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Colorado saved her son when a test during her pregnancy revealed he had an abnormally low heart rate. The condition remained stable, but the collaboration also allowed Clark to remain in Grand Junction for monitoring rather […]

Cattle industry group to gather in Grand Junction

Members of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association will gather in Grand Junction for an annual convention that will include presentations, a trade show and keynote speech by a security contractor who survived an attack in Benghazi, Libya. The 150th convention of the trade association is set for June 12 to 14 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. […]

Consumer Confidence Index retreats from 16-year high

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has retreated from its highest reading in more than 16 years, but still reflects expectations the economy will continue to grow. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index stood at 120.3 in April, down 4.3 points from what had been the highest reading since December 2000. “Consumers […]

Strive scheduled benefit Kentucky Derby party

Strive has scheduled its annual Tulips & Juleps Kentucky Derby fund-raiser for 2 to 5 p.m. May 6 at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Strutters Ave. Tickets sell for $35 and are available online at In addition to watching the Kentucky Derby, participants can purchase raffle tickets to bet on races. Proceeds from […]

Walk MS set for May 6 in Grand Junction

Registration is under way for an annual event raising awareness and funding for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In Grand Junction, Walk MS is set to start at 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Canyon View Park, 730 24 Road. To register or obtain more information, visit, call (855) 372-1331 or send an e-mail to […]

Art street fest planned for Palisade

The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade has scheduled an event offering food and music as well as demonstrating the skills of nearly 25 artists. The May Street Fest is set for 5 to 8 p.m. May 6 in downtown Palisade. Michaelangelo’s will serve pizza and the Palisade Migrant Center will serve tamales. Talon Winery will […]

Foot and ankle center schedules free clinic

Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center in Grand Junction has scheduled a free clinic. The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the center, 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 1. Participants will receive a screening and exam. Appointments are available on a first-come, first served basis by calling 245-3338. “This is […]

Mesa County jobless rate drops to lowest level since 2008

Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate in Mesa Country has dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years on a combination of an increase in payrolls and decrease in the ranks of the unemployed. While it’s too early to tell if the local labor market has begun to recover in […]

Leading index signals growth ahead

An index forecasting economic performance in the United States continues to rise, signaling more growth in the months ahead. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index rose four-tenths of a percent to 126.7 in March. A separate measure of current economic performance also increased. A measure of past performance held steady. The Leading Economic […]

Entrepreneurial dream comes true

Jack Hays runs Resource West, a Grand Junction company that manufactures and sells a line of water evaporators Hays developed. The operation also includes such diverse products as above-ground storage tanks and industrial fans. Hays recently was recognized for his efforts in his selection for the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times      Jack Hays knew he wanted to run his own business when he was still in grade school and selling stuff to his classmates. While it took a lot of time and hard work, Hays eventually realized his entrepreneurial dreams. These days, Hays operates a venture selling wastewater evaporators […]


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