Archive for: December, 2017

Leading index forecasts continued U.S. growth

An index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to signal growth in the new year. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index rose four-tenths of a percent to 130.9 in November. Separate measures of current and past economic performance also increased. Ataman Ozyildirim, an economist with the Conference Board, said the Leading […]

Real estate firm names Montrose sales manager

Alan Brown has been named sales manager of the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties office in Montrose. Brown has worked as a real estate agent in the Montrose area since 1990 and ranks among the top agents for closed transactions. “I am excited for the opportunity to lead the existing group of professional Realtors at Coldwell […]

City of Grand Junction names new utilities director

Randi Kim soon will join the City of Grand Junction as utilities director. Kim is scheduled to begin her new role Jan. 2. She will oversee the operations of a department with 71 employees that handles environmental compliance, water and wastewater services and utility billing. “I am looking forward to having Randi join us,” said […]

Grand Junction councilman remains on national committee

A member of the Grand Junction City Council will continue serving on a committee for a national advocacy group for cities. Duncan McArthur has been named to the National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee for 2018. McArthur is the only representative  from Western Colorado on the panel. The committee develops policy […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Jon Nash and Cynthia Castaneda were honored as the top agents for November at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Nash posted the highest dollar volume in sales, while Castaneda posted the most new listings for the month. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For additional information, call 245-7777 or […]

Freddy’s brings Chop House Steakburger back to menu

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has brought the A.1. Chop House Steakburger back to its menu for a limited time. Topped with A.1. and garlic sauce, the burger features two ground beef patties, grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms and white cheddar cheese served on a homestyle bun. The burger will be available at participating locations through […]

Registration under way for agriculture forum

Registration is under way for the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture. The forum, set for Feb. 21, brings together agricultural producers, consumers, industry representatives and political leaders. The forum includes presentations, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions. The event will feature Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown, Colorado State University President Tony Frank and roundtable discussions on […]

Nominations sought for SBA awards

Nominations will be accepted through 1 p.m. Jan. 9 for annual awards presented by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The federal agency names a Small Business Person of the Year for each of the 50 states in addition to awards for business exporters, government contractors, lenders and SBA resource partners. The awards are presented during […]

Nominations sought for chamber awards

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 5 for annual awards presented by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber bestows business of the year awards to a firm with less than 25 employees and company with 25 or more employees. The chamber also honors a citizen of the year. The awards are based […]

West Slope construction firm passes safety milestone

United Companies-Telluride Gravel has passed a safety milestone with 3 million man hours without a lost time injury. “This milestone is a testament to all of the tremendous professionals in our business,” said Kyle Alpha, general manager of the Western Colorado construction and materials supply company. “It could not have been achieved without our employees’ […]


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