Groups: Energy efficiency jobs key to rebound

More hiring to fill jobs involving energy efficiency could help drive economic recovery in Colorado and other states, according to an analysis from two organizations advocating for those efforts. “Greatly expanding energy efficiency efforts benefits America’s business, labor and environmental interests alike,” said Pat Stanton, policy director for E4TheFuture. Sandra Purohit, the director of federal […]

City of Grand Junction revamps website

The City of Grand Junction has revamped its website to incorporate new features and tools intended to help users find the information and services they need. “We are a leader in innovation and technology. It is imperative that our residents and visitors are able to easily access the information they need, and this website helps […]

Animal shelter director receives certification

Anna Stout, executive director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society animal shelter and adoption center in Grand Junction, has received credentials as an animal welfare administrator. Stout received the Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) designation from the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. She’s one of 207 people to hold the designation worldwide. In addition to meeting […]

Foundation awards $329,000 in grants on West Slope

Six nonprofit organizations in Mesa County are among the latest recipients of grants from the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation. The foundation awarded $329,000 in grants to a total of 25 organizations across 22 Western Colorado counties. Nearly 90,000 people are expected to benefit from the funding. “We continue to focus on addressing the widespread effects […]

Mental health care provider taps network to help clients

A mental health and addiction treatment provider in Western Colorado uses a new community information exchange to connect clients with additional resources. Mind Springs Health uses the Community Resources Network (CRN) to help clients access assistance with food, housing and other services. “It’s important for us to be able to coordinate the social services needs […]

New route to Southern California takes flight

Allegiant plans to offer nonstop air service between Grand Junction and Southern California. The company announced twice-weekly flights between Grand Junction Regional Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County beginning Feb. 12. “Southern California is our largest market, and I am thrilled Allegiant included Grand Junction in the first set of routes it will […]

Presentation outlines pandemic planning for employers

Phil Castle, The Business Times Employers can take steps to not only avoid the spread of coronavirus, but also prepare for what to do in the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19. “Really, this boils down to planning and communication,” said Jennifer Cleerdin, vice president of quality and compliance at Capco, a Grand Junction-based […]

Holiday messages: Shop locally and stay safe

Holiday messages: Shop locally and stay safe

Phil Castle, The Business Times Diane Schwenke preaches what she believes to be two equally important holiday messages: shop local to support Grand Valley businesses and stay safe in the midst of a pandemic. Schwenke hopes the messages remain more complementary than contrary because the outcome of the holiday shopping season — and for some […]

Groups: Energy efficiency jobs key to rebound

More hiring to fill jobs involving energy efficiency could help drive economic recovery in Colorado and other states, according to an analysis from two organizations advocating for those efforts. “Greatly expanding energy efficiency efforts benefits America’s business, labor and environmental interests alike,” said Pat Stanton, policy director for E4TheFuture. Sandra Purohit, the director of federal […]

Colorado ranks 21st in state business tax comparison

Colorado ranks 21st among the 50 states in the latest comparison of how tax systems affect businesses. Colorado fared well in the comparison for lower corporate and individual income taxes, but less so for property and sales taxes and unemployment insurance. The Tax Foundation — a nonprofit, nonpartisan tax research organization based in Washington, D.C. […]

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