Archive for: January, 2018

Index: Consumers more upbeat at start of new year

Consumers are more upbeat in the new year and expect growth to continue, according to the latest measure of their confidence. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose 2.3 points to 125.4 in January. While a component of the index tracking consumer assessments of current conditions slipped, the component tracking expectations increased. “Consumers […]

Jan. 31 economic presentation available online

A webcast will offer the public a chance to participate in an annual event offering forecasts for the Colorado and national economies. Vectra Bank has scheduled its economic breakfast for 7:30 to 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in Denver. The event will be streamed live, and online participants will have an oppotutnity to ask questions through […]

Boettcher Foundation awards $120,000 grant for hospital expansion

The Boettcher Foundation has awarded a $120,000 grant for an expanded psychiatric hospital under construction in Grand Junction. The $34 million project at West Springs Hospital will add up to 64 beds, doubling the number of patients that can be treated at the inpatient facility. The expanded hospital also will include a dedicated child and […]

Increasing business filings in Colorado signal employment and wage growth

Employment is expected to continue to grow and wages move higher in Colorado during 2018, according to the latest analysis of business filings in the state. “I expect 2018 to be a good year for Colorado businesses and consumers,” said Wayne Williams, secretary of state. The business research division of the Leeds School of Business […]

Registration under way for CMU water course

Registration is under way for a series of lectures about water, drought and river habitats. The Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction has scheduled its 2018 water course for 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27 at the University Center ballroom. Admission is $45 for the series and $20 […]

Applications sought for Washington, D.C., conference

Applications will be accepted through March 21 for an annual conference offering Colorado residents an opportunity to learn more about the federal legislative process. Colorado Mesa University, Colorado State University and the University of Colorado have joined with U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner to host the 2017 Colorado Capital Conference on June 12 […]

CMU and CU expand collaborative engineering degree program

A third engineering degree program has been added to an instructional partnership between Colorado Mesa University and the University of Colorado. The electrical and computer engineering degree program will start with the fall semester. Students enrolled in the program will participate in courses offered on the CMU campus in Grand Junction and earn a bachelor’s […]

Chamber honors businesses and individuals for community service

A call center and caterer are among the latest winners of annual awards presented by the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce in recognition of their community service. StarTek was honored as the business of the year, while The Cowboy and The Rose was named small business of the year. The chamber also honored Tim […]

Tasteful event a fare fund-raiser for United Way

Advance tickets are now available for an annual event that not only showcases the local food service industry, but also raises money for United Way of Mesa County. The 16th annual Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley is set for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Meyer Ballroom of the University Center […]

Leading index forecasts continued U.S. growth

An index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to signal growth during the first half of the new year. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI) advanced six-tenths of a point to 107 in December. Separate measures of current and past economic performance also increased. “The U.S. LEI continued rising rapidly […]


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