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Strive scheduled benefit Kentucky Derby party

Strive has scheduled its annual Tulips & Juleps Kentucky Derby fund-raiser for 2 to 5 p.m. May 6 at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 641 Strutters Ave. Tickets sell for $35 and are available online at In addition to watching the Kentucky Derby, participants can purchase raffle tickets to bet on races. Proceeds from […]

Walk MS set for May 6 in Grand Junction

Registration is under way for an annual event raising awareness and funding for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In Grand Junction, Walk MS is set to start at 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Canyon View Park, 730 24 Road. To register or obtain more information, visit, call (855) 372-1331 or send an e-mail to […]

Art street fest planned for Palisade

The Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade has scheduled an event offering food and music as well as demonstrating the skills of nearly 25 artists. The May Street Fest is set for 5 to 8 p.m. May 6 in downtown Palisade. Michaelangelo’s will serve pizza and the Palisade Migrant Center will serve tamales. Talon Winery will […]

Foot and ankle center schedules free clinic

Grand Valley Foot and Ankle Center in Grand Junction has scheduled a free clinic. The clinic is set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at the center, 2478 Patterson Road, Suite 1. Participants will receive a screening and exam. Appointments are available on a first-come, first served basis by calling 245-3338. “This is […]

Leading index signals growth ahead

An index forecasting economic performance in the United States continues to rise, signaling more growth in the months ahead. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index rose four-tenths of a percent to 126.7 in March. A separate measure of current economic performance also increased. A measure of past performance held steady. The Leading Economic […]

Companies to watch: Grand Junction firms among finalists for awards

Three Grand Junction firms are among the latests finalists for annual awards honoring fast-growing Colorado companies. Bonsai Design, Networks Unlimited and ProStar Geocorp are all finalists in the Colorado Companies to Watch Program. The 100 finalists will be considered for 50 awards scheduled for presentation at a June 23 gala in Denver. The Colorado Office […]

CMU to offer master’s degree for athletic trainers

Colorado Mesa University will offer a master’s degree in athletic training program to enable students to meet more rigorous professional standards. “We are taking the steps now to get out in front of the changes that are coming,” said CMU President Tim Foster. “This is an ever-growing and evolving industry. It is in our students’ […]

Community Hospital earns higher trauma rating

Community Hospital has been designated a Level III trauma center, meaning the Grand Junction hospital can treat patients with more severe conditions, including those transported from facilities with lower designations. The trauma division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the designation of Community Hospital has been upgraded from Level IV to […]

Grand Junction teams advance to Go Code finals

Two teams have advanced from a regional competition in Grand Junction to vie in the statewide finals of an annual business startup competition. A team that proposed a platform to connect idle equipment and workers to the oil and natural gas companies that need them was selected to advance from the Go Code Colorado event […]

Energy Smart Contractor Expo planned

An upcoming event in Glenwood Springs will offer information about the latest trends in energy efficiency in construction. The Energy Smart Contractor Expo is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St. Admission is $20 in advance or $30 at the door, which covers workshops, morning refreshments […]


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