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Leading index signals continued U.S. growth

An index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to signal growth. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose four-tenths of a percent to 111.2 in August. The index remains well above its previous peak of 102.4 reached in March 2006. “The leading indicators are consistent with a solid growth scenario […]

Title company announces additions

Shanna Burke has joined Advanced Title Co. in Grand Junction as closing manager. Nicholas Frye also has joined the firm as an administrative assistant. Burke brings to her duties 13 years of lending and management experience. Frye holds a degree in business management from Colorado Mesa University. Advanced Title operates offices at 618 Rood Ave. […]

Real estate sales manager attends leadership conference

Michael Burkhard, sales manager at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, attended the National Association of Realtors leadership training conference in Chicago. State association presidents and board presidents from across the United States gathered to discuss consumer expectations, evaluations, innovation and leadership goals. “This conference was a great opportunity to learn from leaders all across […]

Land trust adds to staff

Dillon Robertson has joined Colorado West Land Trust based in Grand Junction as development and communications associate. Robertson will assist Mary Hughes, development director, with communications, fund-raising and events. “I look forward to working with the entire community to promote land conservation and the wonderful array of outdoor opportunities that drew my wife and me […]

Property managers receive professional designation

Dena Watson of Freedom Property Management in Grand Junction and Lindsay Jewell of Cheryl & Co. Real Estate in Rifle have received the Residential Management Professional designation. The National Association of Residential Property Managers awards the designation to those who’ve completed advanced courses and demonstrated service to the organization and real estate industry. Applicants undergo […]

Real estate firm announces addition

Sue Maguire has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction. Before she became a real estate professional, Maguire worked 22 years as a marketing proposal manager for an architectural firm. “Buyers and sellers appreciate someone dedicated to their needs, and I enjoy meeting people and making lifelong friends in this business,” Maguire said. “It’s very […]

Grand Junction parks and rec director retiring

The man who’s led the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department for a decade and been involved in construction and renovation projects at a variety of facilities has announced his retirement. Rob Schoeber said he expects to retire effective in December. “I have been fortunate to work with an extremely energetic and dedicated department in […]

Brats back at Weinerschnitzel

Just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations, Wienerschnitzel has brought back bratwurst sausages through Oct. 28. “We are inviting everyone to celebrate Oktoberfest the Wienerschnitzel way with our one-of-a-kind bratwurst,” said Doug Koegeboehn, chief marketing officer of the hot dog chain. Wienerschnitzel operates or franchises a total of 333 stores in 11 states — including seven […]

Applicants sought for artist in residence program

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 8 for openings in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio artist in residence program for 2019. The program is open to Mesa County artists 18 and older. Artists who work in a variety of mediums will be considered. The program will accept three artists in 2019 for terms of […]

Author presentations to continue at downtown bookstore

A series of weekly presentations by local authors is scheduled to continue from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Crystal Books and Gifts, located at 439 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction. The event will feature Jan Weeks and Frank Daniels. Weeks — a writer, journalist, editor, proofreader and instructor — will discuss how […]


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