Disaster loans available to businesses affected by I-70 closure

Low-interest loans are available to small businesses in Western Colorado affected by the closures of Interstate Highway 70 through Glenwood Canyon. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the U.S. Small Business Administration approved a disaster declaration for Mesa County as well as Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Rio Blanco and Routt counties in Colorado and Grand and Uintah […]

Primary care clinic opens in Grand Junction

A Grand Junction clinic has opened to offer more access to primary health care services. SCL Health Medical Group celebrated the grand opening of the clinic located at 2570 Patterson Road. The 22,000-square-foot facility offers a full range of primary care services, including imaging and laboratory services as well as mental care. SCL Health Medical […]

Work under way on community vision for Grand Valley

An economic development group expects to soon launch a community effort to envision what the Grand Valley should look like as it emerges from economic distress. The Grand Junction Economic Partnership plans to start the effort as part of the Western Colorado Economic Summit set for Sept. 30. The survey subsequently will expand to the […]

Pediatric group donates $7,500 to Kids Aid

Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in Grand Junction donated $7,500 to a program providing food to children who might otherwise go hungry over weekends. A division of Primary Care Partners, Western Colorado Pediatric Associates made good on a promise to donate $5 for every well-child checkup completed between July 14 and Aug. 9 to the Kids […]

Video series highlights efforts of workforce liaison

A new video series details the efforts of a workforce development liaison connecting Colorado Mesa University students and Grand Valley employers. The Mesa County Workforce Center and CMU presented the video series as part of Workforce Development Month. The video series can be viewed online at mcwfc.us/aim-higher-get-hired. “We recognize that workforce development in Mesa County […]

Grand Junction tax collections trend upward

A key measure of sales activity in Grand Junction continues to increase on a year-over-year basis by double-digit proportions. The city reported collecting more than $4.9 million in sales taxes in August. That was an increase of nearly $715,000 and 17 percent over the same month last year. The city received almost $900,000 as its […]

Index: Consumers shaken, not stirred

A measure of consumer confidence continues to decline as concerns mount over the COVID-19 pandemic as well as business and labor conditions. The Conference Board reported its Consumer Confidence Index fell 5.9 points to 109.3 in September. Components of the index tracking assessments of current conditions, as well as short-term outlooks, retreated. With declines in […]

Leading index signals growth through end of the year

An index forecasting economic conditions in the United States continues to increase, signaling growth for the remainder of the year. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index rose nine-tenths of a percent to 117.1 in August. Separate measures of current and past performance also increased. Ataman Ozyildirim, senior director of economic research at the Conference Board, […]

HopeWest Ranks among best places to work

HopeWest in Grand Junction continues to rank among the best places to work in health care based on the 2021 results of a magazine survey. The hospice, palliative care and grief organization ranked 17th among providers and insurers as well as fourth in the family friendliest category by the Modern Healthcare trade publication. HopeWest has […]