Commissioners vow to address taxing matters

Mesa County commissioners have vowed to work with local entities to ease property taxes in the midst of rising home prices. “Forty-four taxing entities in Mesa County have the ability to reduce their mill levies and help aid in the reduction of taxes owed. We will be coordinating with all of them and encouraging them […]

Grand Valley Power to switch supplier

An electric cooperative serving Mesa County has announced an agreement to purchase power from a Denver-based supplier. Grand Valley Power selected Guzman Energy to provide electricity under a 15-year agreement scheduled to begin June 1, 2028. Until then, Grand Valley Power will continue to purchase electricity from Xcel Energy. “After navigating several years of volatile […]

Proposals sought for West Slope Startup Week

The deadline for submitting proposals for presentations and speakers at the upcoming West Slope Startup Week has been extended to June 16. The free regional business conference is scheduled for Aug. 21 to 25 in Durango. The event will be held both in-person and virtually, offering participants the option to choose between the two. “We […]

United Way plans simulation to raise awareness about poverty

Business, community and human service agency leaders have been invited to participate in an event intended to help them better understand the experiences of living in poverty. United Way of Mesa County has scheduled the event for June 9 using its community action poverty simulation kit. “This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations […]

D51 Foundation donates $35,000 for student and staff wellness training

The Mesa County School District 51 Foundation donated $35,000 for training to create student wellness and belonging systems and structures. The money will fund Engaging Schools Training planned for the 2023-2024 school year. The training is intended to improve academic achievement while also promoting social and emotional development among middle and high school students and […]

Florida-based firm buys Grand Junction dealerships

An automotive business headquartered in Florida has purchased the Harley-Davidson dealership in Grand Junction. The Ed Morse Automotive Group also purchased Grand Junction Powersports. Both dealerships are located at 2747 Crossroads Blvd. The operations will be rebranded as Teddy Morse’s Grand Junction Harley-Davidson and Teddy Morse’s Grand Junction Powersports. “This is our first acquisition into […]

Pinnacle Assurance issues $15 million in dividends

Pinnacol Assurance has issued a general dividend of $15 million to Colorado employers who purchase workers’ compensation insurance from the carrier. Pinnacol Assurance has issued dividends eight years in a row, returning a total of $385 million to policyholders during that span. Operating as a mutual insurer, Pinnacol Assurance treats its customers as owners, making […]

Food truck operators sought for fair competition

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. June 16 for food truck operators interested in competing at the Colorado State Fair. Food trucks from across the state will compete for the Golden Plate awarded by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. Fair attendees will vote on their favorite dishes to determine the winner of a people’s choice […]

Del Taco adds beverage options as part of fund-raiser

Del Taco will serve three new Independence Poppers beverages through July 12 as part of a fundraising campaign to support wounded veterans and their families. The new lineup of red, white and blue beverages includes Independence Lemonade Poppers, Independence Sprite Poppers and Independence Mini Shake Poppers. The beverages all feature popping boba pearls. The additional […]

Chamber executive selected for work force program

Candace Carnahan, president and chief executive officer of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, will participate in a national work force development program. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced Carnahan was selected for the Business Leads Fellowship Program. A total of 35 leaders from chambers of commerce, economic development agencies and trade associations […]

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