Archive for: November, 2016

Mesa County Republicans plan holiday event

The Mesa County Republicans and Mesa County Republican Women have scheduled a combined luncheon and Christmas celebration. The event is set for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. in Grand Junction. Lunch will be $15. For reservations, call 549-8570 or log on to

Screening and discussion to explore end-of-life issues

Martin Mortuary and HopeWest have joined to host a screening of a documentary film exploring the way people and doctors deal with life-ending illness. The screening of “Being Mortal” is set for 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the mortuary, 550 North Ave. in Grand Junction. Afterward, participants are encouraged to join in a discussion about […]

Powderhorn to open for preview weekends

Powderhorn Mountain Resort has scheduled what’s billed as two preview weekends in advance of the official launch of its 50th anniversary season. The resort will be open Dec. 3 and 4 and again Dec. 11 and 12. The resort will reopen for full operations starting Dec. 15. Favorable snowmaking conditions combined with natural snowfall on […]

Consumer Confidence Index returns to pre-recession level

Thanks in part to a big gain in November, a measure of consumer confidence has returned to pre-recession levels. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index jumped 6.3 points to 107.1 That’s the highest level since the index stood at 111.9 in July 2007. The increase comes in the midst of the holiday shopping. […]

Palisade artist win bluegrass festival poster contest

Gayle Madden has been selected to provide the poster for the 2017 Palisade Bluegrass & Roots Festival. Madden was among six artists who competed in a poster design contest for the annual festival. The winner was announced at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade after 87 people cast votes in the public competition. Madden’s design, […]

Family doctors to join Community Hospital

Drs. Stacia Baker and William Donald Hoisington of Peach Valley Family Medical Center have announced plans to join Community Hospital in January. Peach Valley Medical Center will maintain its location at  3225 Interstate 50 Business Loop, Suite A-4, in Clifton as well as its name and telephone number. Staff, including Nancy Lange, a family nurse […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agent

Cynthia Castaneda was honored as the top performing agent for October at Weichert, Realtors-Heiden Home Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions, highest dollar volume of sales and most new listings for the month. She has worked as a real estate agent for eight years. Weichert, Realtors-Heiden Home Realty operates offices at […]

Manager assumes leadership role with real estate council

Michael Burkhard, sales manager at Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction, has been sworn in as first vice president of the board of directors of the Council for Certified Residential Specialists. The council trains real estate professionals and offers the CRS designation. Burkhard has served as a part of the council leadership team since 2011, […]

Library joins in effort to collect gifts for needy families

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach once again will collect and distribute holiday gifts for needy Mesa County families through the annual Giving Tree effort. Trees decorated with gift requests from Catholic Outreach clients of all ages are set up at the central library in Grand Junction as well as branch libraries in […]

Series of events set to collect donations for food bank

A series of events will continue through December in Grand Junction to collect food and money for the Community Food Bank. Events are set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Albertsons grocery store at 2512 Broadway and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Albertsons at 1830 N. […]


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