Agency receives grant extension to continue weatherization

A Western Colorado agency has received a $2.4 million grant extension to continue offering free weatherization services to low-income residents in a seven-county region. Housing Resources also was selected to participate in a national case study on the effectiveness of such programs. “We were picked because we performed the best in Colorado,” said Mike Hansen, […]

Trade association reports construction backlog up

A leading indicator of construction activity in the United States continues to rise, but the overall outlook remains less promising. Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) increased 10 percent in the second quarter to an average of 8.1 months. That’s up from 7.3 months the previous quarter. The CBI is […]

Certified personal trainer joins staff at Crossroads Fitness

Jessica Cassinari has joined Crossroads Fitness in Grand Junction as a certified personal trainer. Cassinari previously served as head trainer at Ultimate Fitness in Grand Junction and has worked with clients of all ages and physical abilities. Cassinari said she advocates full body functional training focusing on free weights and body weight movements not confined […]

Grand Junction woman earns pathologists’ assistance degree

Paula Pahler of Grand Junction has earned a master of science in pathologists’ assistant studies degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill. Pahler also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Denver. Founded in 1912, the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers a […]

High school library specialist attends summer teacher institute

Pam Middlemas, a library media specialist at Grand Junction High School, participated in a Library of Congress summer teacher institute in Washington. D.C. During the five-day program, Middlemas and other educators worked with Library of Congress educational specialists and subject matter experts to learn practices for using primary sources in the classroom. Participants developed primary […]

Accountant earns certification for forensic financial examinations

Steven Hovland, a certified public accountant with Dalby, Wendland & Co., has earned an additional certification as a forensic accountant. The American College of Forensic Examiners Institute awards the designation to forensic accountants who use accounting, auditing and research training to conduct financial examinations. Forensic accountants uncover such crimes as fraud, embezzlement and improper business […]

City employees plan clothing give away

The City of Grand Junction Employees’ Association has scheduled its annual clothing give away for 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lincoln Park Barn near 12th Street and Gunnison Avenue. Donations of clean, gently used clothing will be accepted through July 31 at containers set […]

Firm to handle marketing for convenience store chain

Synergy Marketing Consultants in Grand Junction has entered into a partnership with Feather Petroleum to handle marketing for the company’s convenience stores in Colorado. “We are working to bring fresh ideas and new ways of speaking to their customers,” said Erika Jones, who along with Matt Jones operates Synergy Marketing Consultants. The two combine traditional […]