Consumer confidence shaken by coronavirus fears

A monthly measure of consumer confidence has dropped on less upbeat expectations for business and labor conditions in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The intensity of the outbreak and volatility in financial markets has made business and labor prospects less certain, said Lynn Franco, senior director of economic indicators for the Conference Board. “March’s […]

Mesa County soars in ranking of top-performing areas

Mesa County climbed another 50 spots in the latest comparison of how small metropolitan areas fare for growth in jobs, wages and high-tech output. Mesa County ranked 81st in the Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index for 2020, up from 131st in the 2018 ranking. The gain was the 13th largest among all metro areas evaluated […]

Colorado business confidence index tumbles to record low

Phil Castle, The Business Times A measure of confidence among Colorado business leaders has tumbled to its lowest level ever as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak mount. “We expected this was going to be bad. It was particularly dismal,” said Brian Lewandowski, executive director of the research division of the Leeds School of Business at […]

Lawyers appointed to judicial nominating committee

Grand Junction lawyers Anne Deprey Murphy and J. Martelle Daniels have been appointed to the judicial nominating committee for the 21st Judicial District. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis appointed the two to serve terms scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2025 as Democrat attorneys from Mesa County. The committee selects nominees for county and district judicial […]

Couple honored for support of nonprofits

Bernie and Mary Beth Buescher have received recognition for their support of nonprofit organizations in Mesa County. The Community Impact Council of Mesa County presented the Grand Junction couple with the Living Legacy Award. A collaboration of businesses, charitable organizations, government agencies and individuals, the council promotes advocacy and education for nonprofit groups. The annual […]

Family practice announces addition

Dr. Randy Cate has joined Family Physicians of Western Colorado in Grand Junction. Cate brings to the practice his experience at Wasatch Internal Medicine in Salt Lake City and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in that city. He’s board-certified in internal medicine. He holds a medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School […]

Owner of real estate firm top performer for February

Toni Heiden-Moran was honored as the top performer for February at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. She posted the most closings and dollar volume in sales. She also posted the most new listings for the month. The owner and broker of  Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty, Heiden-Moran brings to her duties more than 40 […]

Real estate firms honor top agents

Annette Hejl, Niki Yenter-Pzystup and Julie Shafer were among the agents honored at annual celebration hosted by Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Grand Junction. Mike Foster and Brandon Schuette were honored for their work with Coldwell Banker Commercial Prime Properties in Grand Junction. Hejl won the salesperson of the year award for the highest adjusted […]

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