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Business group awards Grand Junction legislator perfect score for voting record

A state senator from Grand Junction is among 21 legislators to earn perfect scores from a small business advocacy group in its latest review of voting records on key issues. State representatives from Grand Junction also were among 31 lawmakers who received thank-you letters from the National Federation of Independent Business based on their votes […]

West Slope dealers offer discounts on electric vehicles

A car dealership in Grand Junction has joined in an annual event offering discounts on plug-in electric vehicles. The event, which runs through Oct. 31, will offer discounts ranging from more than $500 to nearly $2,000 on seven models of electric vehicles. “We are building on the success of last year’s EV sales event, which […]

Community Hospital earns trauma center designation

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has earned designation as a Level III trauma center. “Becoming a Level III trauma center continues our mission to grow and expand the clinical capabilities of Community Hospital and increase the health care options for the Grand Valley and throughout the region,” said Chris Thomas, president and chief executive officer […]

Grant funds Riverside Education Center expansion

The Riverside Education Center in Grand Junction will offer services at five more Grand Valley schools with $600,000 in grant funding. The center expects to provide after-school academic support and enrichment activities to an additional 250 students in Mesa County School District 51 during the 2018-2019 academic year. “This grant award is about our community […]

Nominations sought for SBA awards

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 9 for annual awards bestowed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The awards will be presented as part of National Small Business Week scheduled for May 5 to 11. The SBA has recognized the achievements of small businesses since 1963. “This is a great opportunity to recognize those small […]

Application sought for tourism grants

Applications will be accepted through Aug. 15 for the latest round of marketing grants offered by the Colorado Tourism Office. In addition, a new grant program offers funding for projects and technical assistance in developing the tourism industry. The Colorado Tourism Office has increased funding for its marketing matching grant program by $100,000, bringing to […]

Entrepreneurial bug? Study finds connection

Infection from a globally prevalent parasite could increase a person’s likelihood of pursuing entrepreneurial and business-related activities, new research at the University of Colorado in Boulder finds. In a study of 1,495 undergraduate students, CU researchers found that students who tested positive for Toxoplasma gondii were 1.4 times more likely to major in business and […]

New instrument brings new approach to methane leak detection

A new field instrument developed by a team of researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder can detect and quantify methane leaks as tiny as one-quarter of a human exhalation from nearly a mile away. The revamped laser technology — based on Nobel Prize-winning science developed at CU Boulder — turns a room-sized collection […]

Sci-fi author, comic creator to headline convention

A best-selling science fiction author and the co-creator of a superhero comic are scheduled to appear at a comic convention coming to Grand Junction in October. Kevin Anderson, the author of more than 140 books, will participate in the Mesa County Libraries Comic Con. He’ll be joined by Mike Baron, a comic book writer and […]

Real estate activity increasing, but pace of residential sales slowing

Phil Castle, The Business Times Buoyed in part by large commercial transactions, real estate activity continues to increase in Mesa County. But slowing in residential sales reflects lower inventories and higher prices. “It’s still a healthy market, but it’s tapering off a little bit,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray Real Estate in […]


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