Archive for: July, 2018

Consumer Confidence Index rebounds

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has rebounded on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions in the United States, but doesn’t signal faster growth. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose three-tenths of a point to 127.4 in July. A measure of current conditions jumped 4.2 points to 165.9. A measure […]

Despair not: Midlife angst more transition than crisis

Unless I live to be 118, I’m well past midlife  — at least from a strictly mathematical perspective. Does that also mean I’m past the threat of a so-called midlife crisis? Since I don’t seem to recall any bitter disappointment about the shortcomings in my life — or, in a desperate attempt to assuage my […]

Emotional labor can be draining

When I was growing up, my father had two main jobs: teaching math during the school year and working for a pest control company in the summers. I noticed he often appeared more exhausted after a day spent in the classroom dealing with students than a day spent in the hot sun doing manual labor. […]

Fruita woman among beef industry group officers

Janie VanWinkle of Fruita is among the officers and members elected to the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association board of directors during the group’s annual meeting. VanWinkle will serve as first vice president of the board, which leads an association that advocates on the state and national levels for the Colorado beef industry. For more information about […]

Three join United Way board of directors

Darrel Allen, Bryan Johnson and Jon Tadvick have joined the United Way of Mesa County board of directors. Allen works as director of business development at the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Johnson works as vice president and chief operating officer at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Tadvick works as director of the Fountains at Hilltop. Allen, […]

Downtown Grand Junction hires event coordinator

Rykel Menor has joined Downtown Grand Junction as event coordinator. Menor will plan downtown events as well as assist others in events held downtown. She succeeds Caitlyn Love, who was promoted to marketing and communications specialist. Menor holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, where she was active in the Associated […]

Employee engagement: It’s time to bust some myths

Employee engagement — it’s a buzzword that seems to be on the rise lately. But what is it, and why should you care? By one estimate, only 33 percent of employees are engaged in their work, costing their companies between $450 billion and $550 billion each year. These costs can be seen in increased absenteeism, […]

New law brings changes to 2018 income tax returns

Now that we’re more than half way through 2018, it’s a good time to review some of the changes imposed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December. While most of the changes didn’t affect your 2017 income tax return, they will come into play when you file for 2018. Most TCJA changes […]

Fitness and health bring freedom to do things

Freedom means different things to different people. Most would agree freedom in the United Stables enables us to learn, work, speak and generally enjoy life. Consider, though, that fitness and a healthy lifestyle also give you freedom — the freedom to do things, whether it’s routine chores or favorite activities. It’s never too late and […]

Airport essential to economic wellbeing

How does an airport affect commercial real estate? I was reminded of that question recently when I flew to Granby to put together a land deal for a client. I thought to myself: If the weather’s clear enough, I could make better time flying to Granby from Grand Junction than I could leaving early, driving […]


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