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Food bank names Grand Junction manager

Sue Ellen Rodwick has joined Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies as manager of the Grand Junction branch. Rodwick succeeds Starlene Collins, who retired after serving nearly 20 years in the position. Rodwick brings to her new duties experience in managing nonprofit organizations, including a stint overseeing the Goodwill Industries retail store in Grand […]

RE/MAXX 4000 broker associate earns designation

Barb Abrams, a broker associate with RE/MAX 4000 in Grand Junction, has received the Certified Residential Specialist designation. The Residential Real Estate Council, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, bestows the designation to professionals who’ve completed training and demonstrated achievement in residential real estate. Only 29,000 professionals nationwide have received the designation. “As […]

Three appointed to CMU board of trustees

Sonia Guiterrez, a Grand Junction real estate professional, is among three appointees to the board of trustees overseeing Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Guiterrez works with the Christi Reece Group at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties. Jonathan Anderson of Greenwood Village and Daniel Anthony Lee Ramos of Denver also were appointed to the board for […]

Artist in resident plans workshops

Julia March Crocetto will host a variety of workshops and other events as the latest Mesa County Libraries 970West artist in residence. Crocetto blends printmaking, painting and stitching to create her interpretations of the western landscape. She teaches art at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and has taught workshops since 1985. She holds a […]

Sales associate joins Coldwell Banker

Francisco Ibarra has joined the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties office in Grand Junction as an independent sales associate. Ibarra brings to his duties 25 years of experience in real estate, including work with properties owned by lenders, financing options and negotiation skills. He holds the Accredited Buyer Representative designation from the National Association of Realtors. […]

Community college hires instructional director

Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction has hired a new director of instruction whose duties will include in part responding to the needs of businesses for new programs. Patton Massengill will take on the new position and also work on improving existing programs and integrating the values, vision and mission of WCCC into course […]

Montrose construction firm hires executive

San Juan Construction, a global construction and logistics company headquartered in Montrose, has hired John Theiss as president and chief executive officer. San Juan Construction specializes in large, government construction projects for the Navy and Air Force in remote locations in the Pacific and Indian oceans. The company operates offices in Colorado and Hawaii as […]

Commission awards latest champions of the arts

Lancer Livermont and John Hopkins were the latest recipients of annual Champion of the Arts awards presented by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture. The awards recognize leadership, generosity and dedication to arts and culture. Livermont serves as president of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts board of directors as well as […]

Mesa County RSVP names new director

Alisha Howard has joined Mesa County RSVP as executive director. Howard succeeds Jean Brewer, who retired after working for the organization 24 years, 18 as executive director. Howard brings to her duties experience in marketing and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Mesa County RSVP, she worked as marketing and human resources director for a home […]

Guild Mortgage names Grand Junction branch manager

Minde Harper has been named manager of the Guild Mortgage branch based in Grand Junction.   Harper oversees operations for the mortgage company in Grand Junction as well as Basalt, Eagle, Montrose, and Rifle. Harper brings to her duties more than 20 years of experience in the lending industry, including loan origination, processing and operations […]


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