While it’s the thought that counts, beware thoughtlessness

What, do you suppose, will be the most popular gifts this holiday season? Reviewing what’s hot and what’s not has become something of a journalistic tradition — as much a part of the holidays as fruitcake and, I contend, about as necessary. Should herd mentality play a role in what ought to be a thoughtful […]

Consumer Confidence Index edges down

A measure of consumer confidence has edged down on less upbeat expectations for business and labor conditions, but remains encouraging heading into the holiday season. “Confidence levels remain high, and there are no indications that consumers will curtail their holiday spending,” said Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators for the Conference Board. The Conference […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Mary Kruse, Cynthia Castaneda and Toni Heiden were honored as the top-performing agents for September at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Kruse posted the highest dollar volume in sales and most closed transactions for the month. Castaneda and Heiden tied for the most new listings. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 […]

ProStar Geocorp hires manager for oil and gas division

Steven Maldonado has joined ProStar Geocorp to manage sales and service for the oil and natural gas division of the Grand Junction-based company. Based in Houston, Maldonado will work with existing ProStar clients in the oil and gas industries as well as assist other companies that could benefit from ProStar software and services. He brings to […]

Wine Country Inn names new executive chef

Michael Deremer is the new executive chef at the Wine Country Inn, where he oversees food service and event catering at the Palisade hotel. Deremer brings to his duties 16 years of experience working in country clubs in Colorado and Florida and operating a catering business in Florida. He designed the Paradox Grill at the […]

Free online course offers help in using public data

A free online course offers information to businesses and others about how to access and analyze public data. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and Business Research Division of the University of Colorado launched the Data Tools eLearning course. “Government should help Coloradans achieve their own American dream. We are excited to collaborate with the […]

Where less is more: Small towns gain big attraction

Small towns are where it’s at right now, according to an entrepreneur, philanthropist and author who’s literally written the book on the subject. “More and more I see this sense of pride emerge in leaders and citizens of small and mid-sized cities and towns. They’re realizing, ‘Hey, our community has a lot to offer, whether […]

Library plans forums on proposed Clifton branch

Three community forums have been scheduled to hear comments on a proposed new branch library in the Clifton and Fruitvale areas of the Grand Valley. “This is an important opportunity for the communities in the east valley to talk to us about what they’d like to see in a new library,” said Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, director […]

Report: Activities on public lands contribution billions to Colorado economy

Energy development, recreation and other activities on public lands in Colorado managed by the Department of Interior accounted for a total of $12.3 billion in economic contributions during the 2018 fiscal year. Those activities also supported nearly 66,000 jobs, according to the latest economic report from the federal agency. The numbers from Colorado were part […]

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