Construction under way on U.S. Highway 6 & 50 project

Construction is under way on a nearly $9.4 million project to revamp a three-quarter mile stretch of U.S. Highway 6 & 50 near the Mesa Mall in Grand Junction. The comprehensive project will include two additional driving lanes as well as a new storm water system, updated signals and curbs, gutters, sidewalks and landscaping. The […]

Mesa County foreclosures: good news and more bad

Property foreclosure filings dropped slightly in Mesa County during the second quarter of 2010 even as the increase in foreclosure sales was the smallest in a year. Nonetheless, foreclosure activity has continued to accelerate over the past year to one of the fastest paces among the most populous counties in Colorado. According to figures compiled […]

Hilltop CEO settling in after a year on the job

Mike Stahl had a long time to prepare to take over as chief executive officer of Hilltop Community Resources in Grand Junction. By the time Stahl finally succeeded Sally Schaefer last summer, the transition had been in the works for six years. “And we’d worked together for 25 years,” Stahl said. “We methodically staged it […]

St. Mary’s announces new CEO

An administrator who has managed medical centers in Texas and Arkansas has been selected as the new president and chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center in Grand Junction. Michael McBride is expected to begin his new duties with St. Mary’s on Sept. 20. McBride now serves as the regional vice […]

Real estate market unlikely to improve until labor market improves

Real estate activity in Mesa County slowed during July, but through seven months of 2010 remains slightly ahead of last year. The market isn’t likely to change much until labor conditions substantially improve, says Bob Reece, president of Advanced Title Co. in Grand Junction and a long-time industry observer. “Nothing will change until we see […]

Grand Junction firm awarded Russian contract

A Grand Junction engineering consulting company has been awarded a contract to evaluate coal mine methane recovery projects in Russia. Ruby Canyon Engineering is expected to complete its evaluation of the United Nations Development Program Global Environment Facility project by September. The objective of the project is to reduce so-called greenhouse gas emissions believed to […]

Bank exec raises concerns over reforms

Pete Waller has worked in banking for nearly 40 years and considers recently enacted financial reform legislation the most far-reaching of his career — and beyond. “It’s the most sweeping change in legislation affecting the banking system since the 1930s,” said Waller, president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of First National Bank […]

Hospice earns national recognition for programs

Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado has been named a Circle of Life Award Honoree in an annual awards program that recognizes organizations across the United States that have made great strides in palliative and end-of-life care. The Grand Junction-based hospice was one of eight organizations in the country honored by the program conducted […]

DirtGlue: Firm sticks with versatile products

Rocky Hutson sells products that suppress dust, stabilize soil and even plug potholes. Those products don’t wash away or harm the environment, Hutson said. And they last longer than alternatives that might cost less, but also are less durable. “It’s not cheap. But for what it does, it’s well worth the money,” he said. Hutson […]

Business group disputes health reform estimates

Fewer small businesses will be eligible for tax credits to help pay for health care insurance than some estimates project, according to a small business advocacy group. “Supporters claim 4 million small businesses are eligible for the temporary credit, but the fact is less than 2 million small businesses will receive it,” said Bill Rys, […]