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Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Cynthia Castaneda, Jon Nash and Kathy Tomkins were honored as the top-performing agents for the first quarter at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the highest dollar volume in sales for the first quarter, while Nash ranked second and Tomkins third. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For […]

Downtown group names marketing and communications specialist

Caitlyn Love has joined Downtown Grand Junction as a marketing and communications specialist. Love previously served as event coordinator and also had worked as interim marketing and communications specialist since March. She was selected from among more than 50 applicants for the permanent position. Love will focus on supporting downtown businesses through marketing and communications, […]

Doctor joins HopeWest to lead elder care program

Dr. Shannon Keel has joined HopeWest based in Grand Junction to lead a new program offering care to the elderly. She also will work with hospice and palliative care programs. “Having Dr. Keel’s experience is instrumental for the success of our expanding organization and continually meet the needs of our aging population,” said Christy Whitney […]

Industry veteran named CEO of West Star Aviation

Jim Rankin, a pilot and aviation industry executive with more than 30 years of experience, has joined West Star Aviation as chief executive officer. Bob Rasberry has been named chairman of the board at West Star. Rodger Renaud remains president and chief operating officer of the company that operates facilities across the United States, including […]

CMU students qualify for national competition

Sixteen members of the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Chapter at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction have qualified to compete in a national leadership conference in Baltimore this summer. The 16 students qualified by virtue of winning a total of 32 top-three awards at the Colorado leadership conference in Denver, where they […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Cynthia Castaneda, Marlene Brunet and Kathy Tomkins were honored as the top-performing agents for March at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Home Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the highest dollar volume in sales for the month while also recording the highest number of closings and most new listings. Brunet had the second-highest dollar volume in sales, while […]

New manager to oversee BLM Southwest District

Stephanie Connolly has been selected as the new manager of the Bureau of Land Management Southwest District in Colorado. Headquartered in Montrose, the district encompasses a total of 2.7 million acres in the Grand Junction,Tres Rios and Uncompaghre field offices. Connolly expects to start her new position on May 29. She has managed the BLM […]

HopeWest announces addition to leadership team

Georgia Rock will join HopeWest based in Grand Junction as senior vice president and executive director of hospice. Rock expects to begin her new position in May, drawing on more than 30 years of experience in home health and hospice care. “As we look forward to the future, Rock’s position is key as HopeWest continually […]

Lawyer opening Grand Junction office

Brad Wright plans to soon open a Colorado office of Wright Legal Services in Grand Junction. The office is scheduled to open May 1 in Suite B10 at 1048 Independent Ave. The move follows the dissolution of the Grand Junction law firm of Griff, Larson, Laiche & Wright as a result of the retirement of […]

Doctors to join in medical mission to Haiti

Two physicians who practice at Community Hospital in Grand Junction expect to join in a medical mission to Haiti. Drs. Adam Baker and Katie McKee-Cole plan to travel to Haiti April 28 to May 5 to join a team from Thomas Jefferson University in performing free surgeries. The program is sponsored and coordinated by Chance, […]


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