Archive for: July, 2018

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Jon Nash, Cynthia Castaneda, Kathy Tomkins and Kat Rhein were honored as the top-performing agents for June at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Nash posted the highest dollar volume in sales for June, while Castaneda had the most closings for the month. Tomkins and Rhein tied for the most new listings. Weichert Realtors-Heiden […]

Service club honors financial professional

Richard Keller, a financial advisor with the Oakley-Wanebo-Love-Mendenhall-Keller Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Grand Junction, has been named the Horizon Sunrise Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year. Keller was honored at the club’s annual charter night on June 28. Club members select the Rotarian of the Year through a secret ballot to […]

Hospital president named to Donor Alliance board

Dr. Brian Davidson, president of St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, has joined the Donor Alliance board of directors. The organization facilitates organ and tissue donations in Colorado and most of Wyoming, serving a total of more than 100 hospitals and 5.8 million residents in the two states. “I have had professional and personal […]

Alpine Bank expands in opening Denver Tech Center branch

A bank headquartered in Western Colorado has further expanded its operation in opening a branch in the Denver Tech Center. The branch at 4949 S. Niagara St., Suite 100 is the 39th in Colorado for Alpine Bank. “On behalf of our Denver Tech Center team, we’re thrilled to bring Alpine Bank’s brand of outstanding customer […]

All in the family: Residency program brings doctors to West Slope

From left, Drs. Christopher Taggart, Andrew Jones and Christopher Meinzen discuss the family medicine residency program at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. Meinzen is among the latest graduates of the program and works as a hospitalist at St. Mary’s. Since 1979, the program has brought about half of primary care physicians to Mesa County. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times Christopher Meinzen applied to family medicine residency programs across the country, but was accepted to what he says was his first choice — the program offered at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction. Three years later, Meinzen has started the next phase of his career at St. Mary’s as […]

Collaborative efforts with CMU promoted

Phil Castle, The Business Times Page Tucker promotes collaborations between his company and Colorado Mesa University, hiring students as first interns and then employees. CMU graduates prefer to remain in the Grand Valley, and Tucker’s only too happy to help keep local talent local, he said. “I think there’s lots of opportunities and lots of […]

Grand Valley sales tax collections trend upward

Sales tax collections, a key indicator of retail activity, continue to increase in the Grand Valley. The City of Grand Junction reported a 6.9 percent increase in sales tax collections for June compared to the same month last year. The proportional increase was even larger at 8.8 percent for Mesa County. Grand Junction lodging tax […]

Mesa County gets $3.5 million in latest PILT distribution

Mesa County will receive nearly $3.6 million in the latest payment in lieu of taxes on more than 1.5 million acres of public land. The payment is the single largest to a Colorado county out of a record $40.1 million in so-called PILT payments in the state for the 2018 fiscal year. Four neighboring Western […]

Comments sought on oil and natural gas leasing

Comments will be accepted through July 17 on plans to offer oil and natural gas leases on more than 236,000 acres of public land in Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management plans a competitive oil and gas lease sale in December on lands managed by its Grand Junction field office as well as its Colorado […]

Grand Junction and Colorado ranked in business assessment

Grand Junction ranks in the top third in the latest analysis of the best and worst small cities in which to start a business. Colorado ranks 10th in the analysis. Grand Junction finished 400th overall among 1,261 small cities evaluated by WalletHub. The personal finance website offers credit scores, reviews and other services. WalletHub used […]


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