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Allegiant announces new flight between Grand Junction and Phoenix

A company that connects travelers to resort destinations has announced plans to add a flight between Grand Junction and Phoenix. Allegiant expects to offer twice-weekly service between Grand Junction Regional Airport and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport beginning April 5. Flights are planned for Fridays and Mondays. The flights will add to the year-around service Allegiant […]

Taking care of business: Chamber chairman plans collaborative approach

As president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital, Thomas oversees efforts to take care of patients. As the new chairman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Thomas is involved in efforts to take care of business through advocacy and promoting a strong Grand Valley economy. (Business Times photo by Phil Castle)

Phil Castle, The Business Times      Chris Thomas attributes successful hospital management in part to three things: collaboration, transparency and, ultimately, doing the right thing. The president and chief executive officer of Community Hospital expects to bring a similar approach to another leadership role as chairman of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce […]

Sky no longer the limit for company taking tech underground

A crew from Dragonfly AI used technology and techniques developed for aerial imaging to collect information along a 3,000-foot-long gold mine shaft near Telluride to create a three-dimensional computer model. The work has attracted the attention of several mining operations. (Photo courtesy Dragonfly AI)

Phil Castle, The Business Times The sky is no longer the limit for a Grand Junction-based company that’s applied technology and techniques developed for aerial imaging to underground settings. In taking services to a new level, limits of other kinds disappear not only for customers, but also the prospects for a growing operation. “The possibilities […]

Website helps youth export careers

A new website offers help to youth to find information about careers, including those in high demand in Mesa County. The Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction announced the launch of the website at “There are so many great resources for youth in Mesa County. With this new website, we have pulled all […]

Incentives offered to ag businesses to hire interns

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for a new program offering incentives to farms, ranches and other agricultural businesses to hire interns. Qualified businesses could be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the cost of hiring an intern, not to exceed $5,000 per internship. “Investing in the future is integral to continued progress […]

SkyWest joins in collaboration to expand pilot training

Students enrolled in a pilot training offered by Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction have gained access to the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program. The partnership provides a career pathway for students who want to work as pilots for a commercial airline. Students in the Pilot Pathway Program will receive […]

Service club honoree combines love for law and helping others.

Larry Beckner long has combined two of his passions: the law and helping others. Now the lawyer has been recognized for his efforts with his selection by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction as Kiwanian of the Year. While Beckner is known for his wit and endearing remarks at club functions, he was at a […]

Petitions due for Grand Junction City Council election

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Jan. 18 to turn in nomination petitions to run for three open seats on the Grand Junction City Council. The spring city election will determine who fills four-year terms on the council in District B and C as well as an at-large seat. Council candidates must be at least 18 […]

2018 a good year for real estate, but pace could slow in 2019

Phil Castle, The Business Times Despite some slowing in December, 2018 ended as the best year for the Mesa County real estate market in more than a decade. While the pace might slow further, the overall trend could continue upward in 2019. “It’ll still be a good year,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of […]

December brings happy ending to 2018 with big payroll gains

The pace of job growth in the United States surged in December with the biggest payroll gain in 10 months. The unemployment rate edged up as more people looked for work. Nonfarm payrolls swelled 312,000, and the jobless rate rose two-tenths of a point to 3.9 percent, according to the latest Labor Department estimates. Estimated […]


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