Insulation company expands with Grand Junction office

An Idaho-based residential insulation company has opened an office in Grand Junction. Located at 1128 S. Ninth St., the office is the fifth for Eco Insulation. The company supplies environmentally safe insulation products and services designed to help homeowners curb energy costs 25 percent to 30 percent a month and in turn reduce carbon emissions […]

Art gallery opens in downtown Grand Junction

A grand opening celebration is scheduled for 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 for the new Oakley Gallery in downtown Grand Junction. Located at Sixth and Main streets in the Interiors etc. building, Oakley Gallery displays the works of more than 40 artists in a range of mediums, including acrylics, ceramics, encaustics, glass, oils, sculptures […]

$800,000 in improvements planned for Powderhorn

A total of $800,000 worth of improvements are planned for the upcoming ski season at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort. “Investing in the 2011-2012 ski season is the first step in our multi-year capital improvement campaign,” said Andy Daly, a member of the ownership group that purchase the resort earlier this year. “We want these improvements […]

Leading index offers promise of accelerating growth

A sharp increase in a monthly index forecasting economic performance in the United States offers promise that what long has been slow growth could accelerate next year. The Conference Board reported that its Leading Economic Index (LEI) rose nearly 1 percent to 117.4 in October. “The LEI is pointing to continued growth this winter, possibly […]

Apartment vacancy rates decline

Apartment vacancy rates jumped to their highest level in a year in Grand Junction, but the average monthly rent also increased nearly $25. According to the latest results of a survey conducted for the Colorado Division of Housing, the average apartment vacancy rate in Grand Junction climbed to 7.7 percent during the third quarter. The […]

Sales tax collections continue to outpace 2010

Sales and use tax collections, a key indicator of retail activity, continue to come in ahead of last year in Mesa County, the latest government reports confirm. The City of Grand Junction reported collecting a total of more than $4.3 million in sales and use taxes in October, an increase of more than 4.2 percent […]

Colorado Small Business Index retreats

A monthly measure of economic conditions for small businesses in Colorado has retreated, although somewhat faster growth nationally could help. “Any improvement in what has been to date meager U.S. economic growth would pay dividends for Colorado’s small business sector,” said Jeff Thredgold, a corporate economist who calculates the Vectra Bank Colorado Small Business Index […]

Dietitian and laboratory technician join Family Health West

Kathy Donoher and Jason Hudson have joined Family Health West in Fruita as a registered dietitian and medical laboratory technician, respectively. Donoher moved to the Grand Valley from Idaho, where she recently completed her dietetic internship. Before that, she completed her master’s degree in family and consumer sciences with an emphasis in nutrition from New […]