Rebounding leading index signals continued growth

A monthly index forecasting economic conditions has rebounded — signaling continued growth in the months ahead, but at a slower pace. The Conference Board reported its Leading Economic Index (LEI), rose a half of a percentage point to 112.2 in July. The gain follows a tenth of a percent decline in both June and May. […]

Climate unchanging at new storage facility

Climate unchanging at new storage facility

Phil Castle, The Business Times Dave Brach knows what fluctuating temperatures and humidity can do to the things people keep in storage units. The deteriorating documents and photographs. The cracked furniture. And in his case, a pair of leather boots that turned green with mildew. That’s why Dave and Ann Brach said they’re excited about […]

Business groups weigh in on proposed development fee increases

Five Grand Valley business groups oppose proposed increases to fees the City of Grand Junction charges for development — fees the groups say are already higher than those assessed in five other cities. The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Junction Area Realtor Association, Housing and Building Association of Western Colorado, Western Colorado Contractors […]

Tour marks anniversary of Colorado ag promotion

A statewide tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of a program promoting Colorado agricultural products is scheduled to come to Grand Junction. The tour stop is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 as part of the downtown farmers market along Main Street. The Colorado Proud booth set up at the market will offer information […]

WCCC unveils lineworker training facility

Western Colorado Community College unveiled a new lineworker training facility at a grand opening event in Grand Junction. “Today’s milestone is an important one for Colorado rural electric cooperatives, utilities and municipalities that need a skilled workforce that can keep our lights on and our quality of life high,” said Tom Walch, chief executive officer […]

Paperwork available for District 51 School Board candidates

Completed petitions will be accepted until 4 p.m. Aug. 30 for candidates running for two seats on the Mesa County District 51 School Board. Seats from districts A and B will be filled in the November election. District boundaries are available from the website at www.d51schools.org. School board members serve four-year terms. Candidates must be […]

Grand Valley firms rank among fastest-growing in U.S.

Two Grand Valley companies rank among the fastest-growing private firms in the United States, according to the latest version of an annual list compiled for a national magazine. FHE in Fruita and Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Grand Junction are included in the Inc. magazine 5000 for 2019. Inc, compiles a list of the 500 […]

What a zoo: Grand Junction firm supplies panels for renovations

What a zoo: Grand Junction firm supplies panels for renovations

A Grand Junction-based company engineered, manufactured and installed 13 acrylic panels for renovations to an historic museum at the Toledo Zoo. Reynolds Polymer Technology provided the panels for exhibits at the ProMedica Museum of Natural History at the zoo. “Our highly engineered acrylic panels allowed Toledo Zoo to transform this space from the traditional zoo […]

Mesa County jobless rate slips

Phil Castle, The Business Times The monthly unemployment rate has edged down in Mesa County after a seasonal increase that reflects in part an influx of high school and college graduates joining the work force. According to the latest estimates from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate slipped a […]

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