U.S. senator: BLM headquarters coming to Grand Junction

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will relocate its headquarters to Grand Junction, according to a Colorado lawmaker who’s long advocated the move. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner announced the relocation in a news release. “Today is a historic day for our nation’s public lands, western states and the people of Colorado,” Gardner said. “Relocating the […]

At halfway point of 2019, cautious optimism prevails

At halfway point of 2019, cautious optimism prevails

Phil Castle, The Business Times While C.J. Rhyne follows the usual metrics in tracking how the Grand Valley economy performs, he pays more attention to what he hears from the business owners with which he talks. “I want to get it straight from them.” As director of business retention and expansion at the Grand Junction […]

Pilates instructor enjoys latest moving experience

Pilates instructor enjoys latest moving experience

Phil Castle, The Business Times Caren Crandall estimates she’s relocated her Pilates studio a dozen times over the course of her more than 20-year career as an instructor, but considers her latest moving experience the best one of all. “By way far,” Crandall said. For one thing, the newly constructed studio offers nearly double the […]

Webinars to offer information about patent process

A series of three free webinars planned for Grand Junction will offer information about the process to obtain a patent. The Patent and Trademark Resource Center at Mesa County Libraries and Rocky Mountain regional office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have scheduled the webinars for 10 a.m. to noon July 19 and Aug. […]

CSU Extension awards former official

A former Mesa County commissioner and state legislator has received recognition for his contributions to the Colorado State University Extension. Steve Acquafresca was presented with the inaugural Extension Distinguished Service Award during a ceremony on the CSU campus in Fort Collins. C.J. Mucklow, western regional director for the CSU Extension, nominated Acquafresca for the award. […]

Partners director appointed to state taskforce

The executive director of a Grand Junction-based organization that helps youth has been selected to serve on a new state task force to evaluate the behavioral health system in Colorado. Jill Derrieux, executive director of Mesa County Partners, is among 25 members of the Behavioral Health Task Force. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado […]

Kiwanis Club honors member for his efforts

A sales representative for a solar energy company has earned recognition for his contributions to the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club. Rick Nisley was named Kiwanian of the Year for 2019 for his work as a club website manager and photographer as well as his other activities. “I feel there isn’t anything Kiwanis is involved in […]

Healthy approach key to addressing community issues

When you think of public health, what comes to mind? A place to get a flu shot or pick up a birth certificate? Perhaps you recall seeing an official-looking document hanging in a business and think of public health as the inspectors who ensure restaurants, pools and other public places operate safely. But what about […]

Make it your business to foster happy customers

For any business to become a lasting success, it must satisfy customer wants and needs. Understanding what they truly want and then fulfilling their needs leads to ongoing satisfaction. In return, they’ll not only come back for more, but also tell others about their wonderful experiences doing business with you. One of the biggest differences […]

Supplements play key role in maintaining nutrition

You don’t have to be a dietitian or nutritionist to have a general idea these days of what you should be eating. For one thing, the old food pyramid has been replaced by MyPlate, a  simple visual tool reminding us about the best food groups and relative portion sizes to consume. Nonetheless, to say maintaining […]

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