Colorado ranks 16th in state business tax analysis

Colorado ranks 16th among the 50 states in the latest results of an annual analysis of how taxes affect businesses. Colorado held its spot in the State Business Tax Climate Index for 2017 on the strength of its property and income tax structures and overall tax climate. The Tax Foundation — a nonprofit, nonpartisan tax […]

United Way campaign off to fast start with workplace contributions

United Way of Mesa County is more than 40 percent of the way to its latest fund-raising goal thanks to workplace contributions. Employees at 31 businesses and organizations raised a total of $418,326, officials announced during kickoff event for the 2016-2017 campaign. That’s $55,000 more than what was raised by Pacesetter participants last year. “We […]

Consumer Confidence Index climbs to nine-year high

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has climbed to at its highest level since the recession on mostly upbeat assessments of current conditions and expectations for improvement. “Overall, consumers continue to rate current conditions favorably and foresee moderate economic expansion in the months ahead,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators for the Conference Board. […]

Leading index slips, but still forecasts growth

A monthly index forecasting economic performance in the United States has slipped, but continues to signal moderate growth in the months ahead. The Conference Board reported that its Leading Economic Index fell two-tenths of a percent to 124.1 in August. Separate measures of current and past economic conditions increased. “Although strengths and weaknesses among the […]

Real estate professional joins firm

Rebekah Renner has joined Hummel Real Estate in Grand Junction. Renner moved to the Grand Valley 14 years ago and brings to her duties experience in all aspects of buying and selling real estate as well as marketing. Hummel Real Estate operates offices at 316 Main St. For more information, call 314-7490 or log on […]

Real estate firm announces additions

Alex Blair and Arb Chivers have joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as broker associates. Blair returns to his native Western Colorado after teaching kindergarten in China for five years. “It was a great experience to live and work in Shanghai, but I’m really excited to be back in the Grand Valley and engaging […]

CMU names vice president of academic affairs

Cynthia Pemberton has joined Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction as vice president of academic affairs. Pemberton oversees 13 departments and various academic support units. She succeeds Carol Futhey, who retired after 12 years. Pemberton said she’s trying to learn as much as she can about CMU as quickly as she can. “This is a […]

Color Sunday fund-raiser scheduled

The Plateau Valley 4-H Club has scheduled its annual Color Sunday event for Sept. 25 at the Mesa Community Center at 48973 K E Road in Mesa. An arts and crafts fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the fair, call Terri Snyder at (970) 447-0014. A turkey dinner […]

Registration under way for free teen speaking course

Registration is under way for a free seven-week course designed to help teen-agers become better public speakers. The Toastmasters Youth Leadership course is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 4 through Nov. 15 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, located at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Grand Junction. The workshop-style […]

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