Archive for: July, 2011

Certified personal trainer joins staff at Crossroads Fitness

Jessica Cassinari has joined Crossroads Fitness in Grand Junction as a certified personal trainer. Cassinari previously served as head trainer at Ultimate Fitness in Grand Junction and has worked with clients of all ages and physical abilities. Cassinari said she advocates full body functional training focusing on free weights and body weight movements not confined […]

Grand Junction woman earns pathologists’ assistance degree

Paula Pahler of Grand Junction has earned a master of science in pathologists’ assistant studies degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill. Pahler also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Denver. Founded in 1912, the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers a […]

High school library specialist attends summer teacher institute

Pam Middlemas, a library media specialist at Grand Junction High School, participated in a Library of Congress summer teacher institute in Washington. D.C. During the five-day program, Middlemas and other educators worked with Library of Congress educational specialists and subject matter experts to learn practices for using primary sources in the classroom. Participants developed primary […]

Accountant earns certification for forensic financial examinations

Steven Hovland, a certified public accountant with Dalby, Wendland & Co., has earned an additional certification as a forensic accountant. The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute awards the designation to forensic accountants who use accounting, auditing and research training to conduct financial examinations. Forensic accountants uncover such crimes as fraud, embezzlement and improper business […]

City employees plan clothing give away

The City of Grand Junction Employees’ Association has scheduled its annual clothing give away for 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lincoln Park Barn near 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted through July 31 at containers set […]

Grand Junction hotel earns Ramada brand award

The Ramada Inn Grand Junction has earned an award presented by Ramada Worldwide to the best hotels among a portfolio of nearly 900 properties. “This is a great honor for our hotel and a direct result of the hard work of our wonderful staff,” said Ed Baal, one of the owners of the Ramada Inn […]

Firm to handle marketing for convenience store chain

Synergy Marketing Consultants in Grand Junction has entered into a partnership with Feather Petroleum to handle marketing for the company’s convenience stores in Colorado. “We are working to bring fresh ideas and new ways of speaking to their customers,” said Erika Jones, who along with Matt Jones operates Synergy Marketing Consultants. The two combine traditional […]

Portion of Grand Hunction hotel converted to Econo Lodge property

Western States Motel Operations, the parent company that owns the Clarion Inn, has converted a portion of the Grand Junction hotel into an Econo Lodge property. A 49-room redevelopment of the former Clarion annex building was completed July 5. The renovated facility located at 751 Horizon Drive offers rooms to budget-conscious travelers with many of […]

Hospitals join health information exchange

Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker have joined the Quality Health Network Health Information Exchange. The exchange electronically delivers medical records from a range of sources to the point of care. More than 2,440 online users, 600 health care providers and 160 health care organizations in 20 Western Colorado […]

Grant program offers help to artists

Artspace & Open Studios in Grand Junction has launched a grant program to advance professional development and artistic excellence in Mesa County. “The grant fulfills our mission to incubate the continual growth of the arts and individual artists and enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our community,” said Linda Brotman-Evans, executive director of Artspace […]


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