Consumer confidence slips on less upbeat expectations

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has edged down on less upbeat expectations for labor and financial conditions. “While the economy hasn’t shown signs of further weakening, there is little to suggest growth and in particular consumer spending will gain momentum in early 2020,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators with the Conference Board. […]

A Donor’s Reflection on Giving

Sponsored Content from St. Mary’s Foundation My family’s education in the joy and satisfaction of giving came as a direct result of my father’s struggle with sepsis and my feisty aunt’s impressive, but ultimately unsuccessful battle with a particularly difficult infection know in medical shorthand as “C-Diff.” Her loss left us saddened and annoyed by […]

Mesa County jobless rate edges upward

Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate in Mesa County has edged up as colder weather slows activity in some industry sectors. But 2019 will end as one of the best years on record for the local labor market, said Curtis Englehart, director of the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction. “2019 […]

Index forecasts 2 percent U.S growth in 2020

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions remains unchanged, signaling continued growth in 2020. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Indicator (LEI) held steady at 111.6 in November after three straight months of declines. The index has slipped two-tenths of a percent over the past six months. Separate measures of current and past conditions both […]

Broker a best seller for Grand Valley real estate firm

Toni Heiden-Moran was honored as the top-performing agent for November at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Heiden-Moran posted the highest dollar volume in sales as well as the most closed transactions for the month. Heiden-Moran is the owner and broker for Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty and has worked in the Western Colorado real […]

West Star Aviation names component repair marketing leader

Tommi Krell has assumed leadership for marketing the component repair business units for West Star Aviation. Krell will oversee marketing for Avant Aerospace, Dallas Aeronautical Services and Flite Components, all wholly-owned subsidiaries of West Star Aviation. Krell will maintain her responsibility for corporate communications. Krell joined West Star Aviation earlier this year after working as […]

Corn growers association honors West Slope legislator

State Sen. Don Coram is among the latest winners of annual awards bestowed by the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. Coram, a Republican from Montrose who represents Senate District 6, was named state legislator of the year. Coram was recognized for his advocacy for water rights for agricultural, local control on […]

Organization honors retiring board member

Susan Alvillar has been honored for her role in founding and growing a Western Colorado organization that promotes communication between the energy industry and the communities in which it operates. Alvillar, a founding board member of Community Counts Colorado, received a certificate of appreciation at the group’s annual meeting in Parachute. She recently retired after […]

Applications sought for arts grants

Applications will be accepted through Feb. 3 for grants for arts and cultural projects in Grand Junction. The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has earmarked $40,000 for the arts grant program in 2020. Any nonprofit organization or agency in Colorado bringing a cultural experience to Grand Junction may apply for up to $4,500 […]

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