Archive for: July, 2013

Animal expert and autism advocate to speak in Grand Junction

Orchard Mesa Veterinary Hospital and Strive in Grand Junction will present an upcoming event featuring Temple Grandin, a professor, consultant, author, speaker and activist considered an expert on animal behavior and autism advocacy. The event is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the University Center ballroom on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. The […]

Picture this: Photographer opens downtown studio

A portrait photographer has opened a studio in downtown Grand Junction. Monument Photography is located at 438 Main St. and offers engagement, family, newborn, senior and wedding photography. Marc Melnick brings to the venture 10 years of experience as a portrait photographer. He also holds a bachelor’s of fine arts in photography degree from the […]

Confidence index retreats, but still reflects strengthening economy

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has retreated from a five-year high, but still reflects a strengthening economy in the United States. The Conference Board reported that its Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell nearly two points in July to 80.3. The month before, the index climbed at its highest level since it stood at 87.3 […]

U Fix It Garage caters to do-it-yourselvers.

A new Grand Valley business offers a location in which people can repair their cars and other vehicles. U Fix It Garage rents out nine bays for repairs, each bay equipped with a set of hand tools. Specialty tools and vehicle lifts also are available to rent by the hour. Glen Nickerson, owner of U […]

GOP candidates kick off Colorado campaign season

Kelly Sloan, The Business Times The 2014 campaign season began in earnest in the Grand Valley with visits from two candidates seeking statewide offices. Greg Brophy, a state representative from Wray running for the Republican nomination for governor, and Mark Waller, a state representative from Colorado Springs seeking the GOP nomination for attorney general, stopped […]

Oh, but I do understand … and that’s a problem for some

Since I printed my opinion about the Grand Junction City Council subsidizing the Avalon Theater, I’ve been inundated by Avalon supporters who use the old standbys of “You just don’t understand;” “If you had all the facts, you’d change your opinion;” and my personal favorite, “You don’t want to hear other opinions that differ from […]

Firearms raise estate planning issues

More than a third of American households have firearms. Consequently, passing on guns to family members and other heirs can constitute an important part of the estate planning process. As a simple example, take a 60-year-old man who wants to leave his hunting rifles and a few handguns to his beloved grandchild. It might not […]

Accounting firm announces promotions

Dalby, Wendland & Co. has announced the promotion of seven people working for the public accounting and business consulting firm based in Grand Junction. Nathan Fyock has been promoted to manager. He provides auditing and accounting services to clients in a variety of industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Adams State University. Sabrina Hoyt […]

Real estate firm names new associate broker, top agents

Kathy Tomkins has joined Heiden Homes Realty and Associates in Grand Junction as an associate broker. Mike Moran, Ron Baimbridge and Meighan Marquis were named the top-performing agents during June for the firm. Tomkins brings to her new duties experience as owner of Manufactured Home Parts, a mobile home supply business started in 2000, and […]

Housing Resources announces board changes

Housing Resources of Western Colorado has announced changes to the board of directors that oversees the Grand Junction-based agency. Mike Bradbury, a Low-Income Energy Assistance Program eligibility supervisor with the Mesa County Department of Human Services, has joined the board. Elsie Norris announced her retirement from the board and her position as vice president. Michael […]


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