Energetiic efforts fall short without market freedoms

When California recently experienced rolling blackouts as a last-resort measure used by utilities to avoid a total blackout of the power system, Gov. Gavin Newsom blamed the situation on a failure to predict and plan for an energy shortage. What Gov. Newsom failed to state was the obvious: The blackouts were a result of self-inflicted […]

Three elected to Grand Valley Power board

Janie VanWinkle, Don McClaskey and Joe Burtard have been elected to the Grand Valley Power board of directors. VanWinkle and McClaskey were re-elected as incumbents. Burtard was elected for the first time. The three each will serve three-year terms. They join six others on the board. The board is comprised of members who receive electric […]

Genetics company adds COVID-19 testing to services

Phil Castle, The Business Times A company that provides genetic testing to personalize wellness now offers a different kind of testing, but with the same objective in mind. As businesses reopen and schools prepare for the return of teachers and students, testing for COVID-19 constitutes an important effort in slowing the spread of the disease, […]

Trade group: Like early snowfalls, ski business lags

Colorado ski resorts reported decreased businesses that corresponded with lower snowfalls during the early portion of the season. Colorado Ski Country USA reported skier visits at its 23-member resorts were down 13 percent between October and December compared to the same span in 2016. One skier visit represents a person participating in skiing or snowboarding […]

New owners sought to steer automotive business

Phil Castle, The Business Times Hugh Phillips fully expects to continue offering the customer service, extensive parts inventory and specialized work that’s made his automotive business a success over the past 10 years. But Phillips also expects Safari Ltd. to soon operate under new ownership. “New owners will carry the torch as it’s been carried […]

Sound effort: Entrepreneur brings varied skilled to studio

Phil Castle, The Business Times Jim Hewitt brings a unique constellation of attributes to his audio production business. Hewitt long has worked as a computer programmer, but also brings to the venture experience as an audio engineer and musician. That means he can handle both the technical and artistic sides of production. “What I think […]

Energy industry group establishes CMU scholarship program

Phil Castle, The Business Times A new scholarship program has been established to encourage students pursuing careers in the energy industry to attend Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association has joined with the CMU Foundation and other donors to create an endowment to fund an annual scholarship. […]

Bank of Colorado names Delta branch president

Chris Cox has joined Bank of Colorado as market president of its Delta branch. Cox will oversee the management and growth of the Delta branch while also developing business relationships. In addition, he’ll manage all aspects of lending. Cox brings to his new duties experience in relationship banking, including a stint as market president of […]

Weekly author events continue at book store

A series of weekly events featuring local authors continues at Crystal Books and Gifts in downtown Grand Junction. The next Off the Shelf event is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at the store, located at 439 Main St. The event will feature Marcus Straub, a coach and consultant who works with individuals and businesses  […]

Bank honored as social media leader

Bank of Colorado has been honored as a leader among community banks for using social media as a part of its marketing and communications strategies. Bank of Colorado is included among the Top 50 Community Bank Leaders in Social Media in an annual competition organized by the Independent Community Bankers of America. “It’s an honor […]