Small businesses still the big — and best — idea

It’s probably easier in a place like the Grand Valley to a more accurately survey the landscape and recognize the fact most businesses are small businesses. That’s because small businesses fill the downtown shopping district, line thoroughfares like North Avenue and Patterson Road and populate manufacturing areas. The journal you’re holding in your hands or […]

Free writing workshop set for Dec. 14

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers has scheduled its next Grand Junction workshop for Dec. 14. The free workshop is open to members and nonmembers alike and is set for 9 a.m. to noon at the Business Incubator Center at 2591 Legacy Way. For reservations or more information, send an email to Terri Benson at Jason […]

Applications sought for TED talk event

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 25 for presenters interested in participating in an upcoming TED talk event in Grand Junction. The event is scheduled for March 7 at the Avalon Theater and follows the TED talk format of short talks, demonstrations and performances that foster curiosity, inspiration and learning. The theme will be “2020.” […]

Mineral lease district to award $400,000 in grants

An estimated $400,000 in grants will be awarded in 2020 by a district that distributes federal mineral leasing funds to public entities in Mesa County. That total for spring and fall grant cycles was part of the 2020 budget for the Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District approved by the district board of directors. The district […]

Entries sought for Winefest artwork competition

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 3 for a competition to select artwork for the 2020 Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade. The competition is open to Colorado artists regardless of where they live in the state. Entries should represent the Colorado wine industry. The winning artwork will be selected by the public through online voting. […]

Construction contractors win awards

A construction contractor headquartered in Grand Junction has received recognition for its work on a school innovation center. FCI Constructors won the general contractor project of the year award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter. Two members of the FCI staff also received awards during the Excellence in Construction Awards presentation in […]

Community Hospital hires vice president of human resources

Jerry Clipp has joined Community Hospital in Grand Junction as vice president of human resources. Clipp brings to his duties more than 25 years of experience in human resources in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Most recently, he worked as chief administrative director for the Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute. He holds a […]

Grand Junction accountant receives Enrolled Agent designation

Brandon Warnock, an accountant with Dalby, Wendland & Co. in Grand Junction, has received designation as an Enrolled Agent. The designation, the highest credential conferred by the Internal Revenue Service, enables Enrolled Agents to represent clients before the IRS without restrictions to which clients they represent, the type of tax matters they handle or which […]