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Hilltop program picked for housing project

A program offering services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Western Colorado has been selected for a project to help crime victims find and retain safe housing. The Hilltop Latimer House and Domestic Violence Services will receive a grant for $188,000 for the 20-month Housing for Crime Victims Special Project. Kaye Hotspenpiller, […]

County health director named to children and families fellowship

Jeff Kuhr, executive director of Mesa County Public Health, has been selected for the inaugural class of leaders who’ll work on making Colorado a better place to have a child and sustain families. Kuhr is among 20 people selected for the Aspen Institute Colorado Children and Families Health and Human Services Fellowship. “This investment in […]

Program to offer help recruiting entrepreneurs

Applications will be accepted through July 1 for a new program offering help to rural communities in recruiting entepreneurs. “Entrepreneurs can be the driving force in a local economy, especially ones that have been hit by large company closures and reclocations,” said Kelly Manning, director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network. “Entrepreneurs create […]

Grand Junction conference to offer employment law update

An upcoming conference in Grand Junction will offer an update on employment law as well as information about such human resource management topics as generational and cultural differences in the work force and problems created by social media. The Mountain States Employers Council has scheduled its employment law update for June 1 at Two Rivers […]

Regional economic summit planned for Grand Junction

Registration remains open for an economic summit in Western Colorado that will address a range of issues and also offer participants a chance to set for goals for economic development. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership has scheduled  the summit for June 6 at Colorado Mesa University. The day-long event will include breakfast and luncheon presentations, […]

Grand Junction company lands contract for space project

A Grand Junction company has been awarded a contract to manufacture parts for a spacecraft designed to transport astronauts into deep space, including Mars. Wren Industries will manufacture closeout seal plates for the Orion project. The company won the contract following a request for quotation process on behalf of Lockheed Martin. Wren Industries has already […]

Grand Junction firm picked to provide ticketing services

Monumental Events in Grand Junction will provide ticketing services for events at Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theater under an agreement with Pinnacle Venue Services. “We recognized them to be the best strategic partner to handle our current and future ticketing needs for our events,” said Maria Rainsdon, general manager of Two Rivers […]

City adds amphitheater to venue management deal

The City of Grand Junction has extended its agreement with a company managing two venues to also book entertainment at an amphitheater set to open in July. Pinnacol Venue Services will not only oversee Two Rivers Convention Center and the Avalon Theater, but also book live, ticketed events for Las Colonias Amphitheater under the three-year […]

Bicycle components manufacturer among grant recipients

A bicycle components manufacturer in Grand Junction is among the latest recipients of grants awarded through a program designed to promote advanced industries in Colorado. Mountain Racing Products was awarded $250,000 through the Advanced Industries Accelerator Program, one of 18 companies to receive a total of  $2.9 million in grants that were approved by the […]

Measure extending Economic Development Commission signed in Grand Junction

A commission created to promote economic development in Colorado will continue to operate under legislation signed into law in Grand Junction. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17-280 during an event at the Grand Junction Economic Partnership. The bill extends the operation of the Colorado Economic Development Commission by changing the repeal date of […]


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