ProStar receives extension on Jump-Start tax incentives

A Grand Junction-based company has received a four-year extension under a state program offering tax incentives for creating jobs. ProStar is the first company in the state to complete a four-year term and receive an extension under the Colorado Rural Jump-Start Program. “Receiving the extension is of great significance as Jump-Start has been a major […]

Consumer Confidence Index rebounds

A measure of consumer confidence has rebounded on more upbeat assessments of business and labor conditions, but doesn’t yet signal a return to spending levels before the coronavirus pandemic. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index rose 12.2 points to 98.1 in June. Components of the index based on current conditions and short-term expectations […]

Mesa County to receive $3.7 million PILT payment

Mesa County will receive more than $3.7 million in the latest payment in lieu of taxes on federal lands in the county. The payment is the single largest to a Colorado county out of more than $41.7 million in so-called PILT payments for the 2020 fiscal year. Nationwide, the Department of Interior will distribute a […]

Better regulatory process in everyone’s best interest

While people generally understand the considerable collection of laws that govern us as a society, the ever larger web of regulations intended to enforce these laws remain a mystery. But since regulations are essentially the muscle behind America’s laws, they’re central to supporting and protecting our economy, environment and overall welfare. In light of the […]

Bicycle companies relocate to Grand Junction

Two bicycle companies have relocated to Grand Junction. “The area goes well with my companies. There’s a great outdoor economy, and there are lots of biker here,” said Braden Kappius. Kappius operates Kappius Components and Broken Carbon. Kappius Components designs, manufactures and sells bicycle hubs, rims, wheels and accessories. Broken Carbon repairs carbon fiber bicycles. […]

Follow a few tips to beat the summer heat

We wait all year, it seems, for summer to arrive. Now it’s finally here. When most of us think of summer, we think about outdoor fun and a chance to kick back. Although this year might seem different because of the pandemic, summer still offers many opportunities to stay active. Remain aware, though, that changes […]

How about some relief for landlords?

Contrary to what some people believe, few rental property owners are in a financial position to forgo rent payments for months on end. They rely on this monthly income to pay mortgages and expenses. For some investors, rent payments constitute their primary source of income. So, where’s the relief for landlords when the government limits […]

CMU takes proactive approach in pandemic efforts

I’ve enjoyed the privilege to develop incredible relationships with countless businesses and organizations as Monument Health has grown and become more deeply ingrained in Western Colorado. Count Colorado Mesa University among those organizations. Through my service as a CMU trustee, I’ve been able to witness the thoughtful and proactive leadership that places students at the […]

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