Surgeon plans free presentation on back pain

Michael Dohm, a doctor with Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates in Grand Junction, will present a free seminar on back pain set for 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Fruita Community Center, 324 N. Coulson St. A board-certified orthopaedist who specializes in general orthopaedic surgery, Dohm treats patients for a variety of conditions. He performs surgery […]

Buffalo Wild Wings announces plans for Mesa Mall location

A fast-growing restaurant franchise that specializes in chicken wings has announced plans to soon open a location in Grand Junction. Buffalo Wild Wings is expected to open later this year at the Mesa Mall. “We’re always looking for opportunities to expand our brand and bring our great-tasting food and unique guest experience to new markets. […]

Colorado growth forecast, but global economy uncertain

The Colorado economy should continue to slowly recover in 2012 even as uncertainty over the global economy persists. Gross domestic product, the broad measure of goods and services produced in the United States, should grow at an annual rate of about 2 percent. Payrolls nationally should increase 1 percent, according to projections at an annual […]

Mesa County falls in metro ranking

Grand Junction tumbled another 60 spots in the latest ranking of how well small metropolitan areas create and sustain jobs and economic growth. The Grand Junction metropolitan statistical area, which equates to Mesa County, fell from 57th to 117th among 179 small metro areas ranked in the 2011 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index. The index […]

County offices relocating to new facility

Several Mesa County offices are moving into a newly renovated central facility, a consolidation that’s expected to offer one-stop convenience as well as save  an estimated $260,000 a year. At the same time, the Grand Junction City Council has voted to enter into a contract to provide procurement services for Mesa County in a collaborative […]

Downtown Uplift awareness effort earns recognition

The City of Grand Junction and Downtown Development Authority have earned statewide recognition for a public awareness campaign conducted during a massive Main Street renovation project in 2010. The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association presented the award during a luncheon in Denver. Trent Prall, engineering manager of the Grand Junction Public Works […]

Lodging taxes dip as travel indicators mixed for 2011

Lodging tax collections declined slightly in 2011, one of several indicators tracked by the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau that reflected mixed results for the local tourism sector. The VCB reported collecting $69,041 in lodging taxes in December, just $12 less than the same month last year. For all of 2011, lodging tax collections […]

Former telecommunications exec joins economic development team

A former telecommunications executive has joined the leadership team at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (COEDIT). Teresa Taylor serves as an executive advisor focusing on statewide industry growth. Taylor previously served as chief operating officer of Qwest Communications based in Denver prior to the acquisition of the company by CenturyLink last […]