Leading index forecasts growth, but at a slowing pace

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to signal growth, but at a slowing pace. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI) edged up two-tenths of a percent to 111.8 in November. Separate measures of current and past conditions increased. “Despite the recent volatility in stock prices, the strengths […]

Commission awards latest champions of the arts

Lancer Livermont and John Hopkins were the latest recipients of annual Champion of the Arts awards presented by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture. The awards recognize leadership, generosity and dedication to arts and culture. Livermont serves as president of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts board of directors as well as […]

Mesa County RSVP names new director

Alisha Howard has joined Mesa County RSVP as executive director. Howard succeeds Jean Brewer, who retired after working for the organization 24 years, 18 as executive director. Howard brings to her duties experience in marketing and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Mesa County RSVP, she worked as marketing and human resources director for a home […]

Guild Mortgage names Grand Junction branch manager

Minde Harper has been named manager of the Guild Mortgage branch based in Grand Junction.   Harper oversees operations for the mortgage company in Grand Junction as well as Basalt, Eagle, Montrose, and Rifle. Harper brings to her duties more than 20 years of experience in the lending industry, including loan origination, processing and operations […]

Real estate broker and agents honored

Toni Heiden, owner and managing broker of Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction, was honored for her 40-year career in real estate. Heiden received the recognition during a quarterly meeting of the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association. “I am humbled and honored to receive this recognition from the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association,” Heiden […]

Library offers resources to learn languages

Want to learn a new language? Mesa County Libraries now offer Mango Languages, a language learning resource that’s easily accessible and downloadable on mobile and other devices. Mango Languages features user-friendly instruction in more than 70 languages, including French, German and Spanish as well as four types of Arabic, two types of Chinese, Cherokee and […]

Monument to increase entrance and camping fees

The Colorado National Monument will increase entrance and camping fees starting Jan. 1. Entrance fees will increase $5 to $20 for a seven-day pass for private vehicles. The fee for the Saddlehorn Campground will increase $2 to $22 a night. “It is important that we balance the need for additional funding to support park visitors […]

Lions Club promotes random acts of kindness

Members of the Grand Junction Lions Club once again participated in annual program promoting random acts of kindness. Members of the club each received $100 in cash to give to individuals and organizations that might not receive assistance through traditional community programs. In the past, the Random Acts of Kindness Program has helped people pay […]

Humane society offers pet loss grief group

A new support group offers assistance to people who’ve lost beloved pets. The Roice-Hurst Humane Society will offer group meetings from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of every other month at its facilities at 362 28 Road in Grand Junction. Stacy Schoolfield, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist, will guide the groups. […]

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