Archive for: October, 2017

Event to feature deputy Interior secretary

Reservations will be accepted through Nov. 6 for an upcoming event featuring Kate MacGregor, deputy assistant secretary for land and minerals management at the Department of the Interior. The Grand Junction Petroleum and Mining Club will host the presentation as part of an event set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Two Rivers Convention Center, […]

Tapping the power of the pause

What do these three things have in common: the Doobie Brothers classic rock song “Long Train Running,” Paul Harvey’s memorable radio stories and good stand-up comedy? They all masterfully incorporate the pregnant pause — a moment of suspenseful silence before delivering something great. One could argue that without the intentional pause, what follows wouldn’t seem […]

Does a team member hold you hostage?

Every company has team members who hold positions critical to daily operations. While these individuals might fill important roles, they also could contribute to a negative work environment. They might not fully support company philosophies, objectives and goals. In fact, they actually could hinder the progress of the organization with their bad attitudes, gossip and […]

Understanding who’s who among investment professionals

When it comes to investing, there are many schools of thought about the most profitable approaches. Depending on your level of financial expertise, you might want to take a more independent approach. Alternatively, you might prefer the assurance of having a professional manage your portfolio. No matter what type of investor you are, it’s important […]

How to choose a personal trainer

It used to be only Hollywood celebrities who attributed their fabulously fit bodies to personal trainers. Not anymore. People of all income brackets, ages and fitness levels hire personal trainers to help them meet their goals. While a healthy lifestyle has become a top priority for many people, they sometimes lack the direction and guidance […]

Fall a good season for preparation and planning

Every autumn, building owners schedule the winterization of evaporative coolers as well as irrigation systems for landscaping.  It’s also time to get furnaces ready for the coming winter and check that no major air leaks occur in overhead doors, windows, and entry doors. While they’re planning, building owners also might want to think about what […]

Ballot initiatives have my support, but not my confidence

I know, I’m the Negative Nancy. Believe me, many friends have told me so over the past few months when addressing the ONLY way to fix a problem a government entity created is to throw more money at it. I mean, if you’ve ever seen them approach taxpayers with a different solution, please point me […]

Want a better community? Consider what’s important

Urban myths persist in many ways and forms. Many have to do with traffic, crime and what people really want out of their hometowns. In a three-year study by the Knight Foundation that focused on the connection of the emotional aspect between residents and their hometowns and examined factors related to loyalty and passionate feelings […]

CMU honors distinguished alumni and faculty

Al Ruckman, an engineer who founded GeoStablization International in Grand Junction, and Robert Strong, a retired aviation engineer who’s traveled the world, have been selected as the latest distinguished alumni from Colorado Mesa University. Gigi Richard, a geology professor at CMU, was named distinguished faculty member. The three will be among those honored a dinner […]

Grand Junction insurance professional honored

James Lummis, a partner at Moody Insurance Agency in Grand Junction, has been honored for his involvement in the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. Lummis received a certificate marking his more than 15 years of participation as a designated CIC, which requires annual training he applies to risk management and meeting the needs of business […]


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