Archive for: August, 2017

Water seminar set for Sept. 17 in Grand Junction

An upcoming event in Grand Junction will offer information about water management and irrigation. The Colorado River District has scheduled its annual water seminar for Sept. 17 at Two Rivers Convention Center, located at 159 Main St. Admission, which includes lunch, is $30 for those registered by Sept. 8. Admission at the door is $40. […]

Thanks to $2 million grant, construction to soon begin on psychiatric hospital expansion

Construction is scheduled to begin this fall on the expansion of a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction thanks in part to a $2 million grant. The grant from the Colorado Health Access Fund of the Denver Foundation, the largest ever from the foundation, enables Mind Springs Health to proceed with the project at West Springs […]

Name change fits mission: Visit Grand Junction

A city department has a new name that matches its mission of encouraging people to visit Grand Junction. “Our new name is simple, straightforward and invites people to come here. It clearly translates what our mission is,” said Debbie Kovalik, executive director of Visit Grand Junction. What was formerly the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention […]

New efforts under way to connect businesses and CMU students

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jenna Noem knows from first-hand experience the benefits of hiring fellow alumni from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Darcy Weir similarly knows the importance of internships in gaining full-time employment. Noem and Weir recounted their experiences as part of a news conference announcing new efforts to strengthen the connections […]

Indicators make investment strategies more cautious

Phil Castle, The Business Times A lengthy expansion that’s seen record-level cash flows and profit margins shows signs of slowing down, and that has James Swanson feeling more bearish than bullish about the stock market. Swanson believes a more conservative investment approach could be in order that involves a little less stock and a little […]

Consumer Confidence Index rises

A monthly measure of consumer confidence continues to increase on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose 2.9 points to 122.9 in August. “Consumers’ more buoyant assessment of present-day conditions was the primary driver of the boost in confidence, with the present situation index continuing […]

Healthy endeavor: New facilities add to health science instruction at CMU

Anne Rogers, a student at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, demonstrates a simulation while Sandie Nadelson, director of the department of health sciences  at CMU, checks on a display of  vital signs. The new health sciences building features a simulation laboratory where students practice a variety of skills on high-tech mannequins. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times        Anne Rogers checks on a patient. Looking up from his bed, his chest slowing moving up and down and his wide eyes blinking, the young, red-headed man isn’t clear about exactly what’s wrong, only that he doesn’t feel good. Rogers tries to obtain specifics, asking him to […]

Appetite for local foods benefit businesses

Phil Castle, The Business Times Theo Otte doesn’t have to travel far to satisfy the appetites of his customers for fresh fare. The co-owner and chef at 626 on Rood obtains a lot of the ingredients he uses from the Grand Valley. But several of the producers who supply the Grand Junction restaurant were especially […]

Colorado mining rebound expected under Trump administration

Phil Castle, The Business Times The mining industry — coal mining in particular — is expected to fare better under changing federal policies, according to the president of the Colorado Mining Association. “This is an industry we believe is going to rebound,” said Stan Dempsey. That in turns bodes well for the state because mining […]

Grand Junction selected for economic development initiative

Grand Junction is among the latest communities selected to implement initiatives under state economic development efforts. Grand Junction and Grand Lake were selected for the creativity lab initiative under an effort billed as Colorado Blueprint 2.0. Blueprint 2.0 leverages state partnerships and specialized resources to address the economic development goals of rural areas of Colorado. […]


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