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Grand Junction woman appointed to parks and wildlife board

Jennifer Rieke Taylor of Grand Junction has been appointed to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Taylor to succeed Jim Spehar, also of Grand Junction, on the commission to represent outdoor recreation and the use of park resources. The 11-member commission sets regulations and policies for state parks and wildlife […]

Retiring director of aging agency honored for service

Dave Norman, retired director of the Area Agency on Aging, has been honored for his 44 years of service to the agency and seniors in the region. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed Sept. 24 as Dave Norman Day at the Capitol in Denver. Hickenlooper also presented Norman with a flag that flew over the Capitol. […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agents

Kathy Tomkins, Cynthia Castaneda and Jon Nash were honored as the top-performing agents for September at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Tomkins posted the highest dollar volume in sales, while Castaneda had the most new listings for the month. Tomkins, Castaneda and Nash tied for the most closings. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates […]

Mortgage company sales manager reappointed to state board

Charles P. “Buzz” Moore, sales manager of the Grand Junction branch of Guild Mortgage, has been reappointed to the Colorado Board of Mortgage Loan Originators. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper reappointed Moore to a four-year term as one of three mortgage loan originators on the five-member board. The board licenses mortgage loan originators; registers mortgage companies; […]

HopeWest executive elected secretary of organization board

Christy Whitney Borchard, the president and chief executive officer of HopeWest based in Grand Junction, has been elected secretary of the National Partnership for Hospice Innovation (NPHI) board of directors. The NPHI works to improve hospice, palliative and advanced illness care through innovation and collaboration. “As a founding member of NPHI, Christy’s passion and drive […]

Financial advisor named to legislative task force

Jim Roland, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Grand Junction, has been appointed to the firm’s grassroots legislative task force. The task force voices the concerns of individual investors to local officials and state and national lawmakers. Because Edwards Jones exclusively serves individual investors, the firm is uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of those […]

Real estate company announces addition of sales associates

Justin Gohn and Christina Sadler have joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties in Grand Junction as independent sales associates. Gohn joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties after earning a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Sadler began her real estate career as a transactions coordinator. She previously worked four years in […]

Real estate firm names best-selling agents

Kat Rhein, Trisha Justice and Cynthia Castaneda were honored as the top-performing agents for August at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Rhein posted the highest dollar volume in sales and tied with Justice for the most closed transactions. Castaneda had the most new listings for the month. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices […]

Quality Health Network executive receives national recognition

Dick Thompson, chief executive officer and executive director of the Quality Health Network of Western Colorado based in Grand Junction, has received recognition for his role in a creating a consortium of health information exchanges. The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative presented Thompson with the Chairman Award at an annual conference in Atlanta. Dan Porreca, […]

City appoints director of new department

A man who’s served in a variety of positions with the City of Grand Junction has been appointed director of the newly created general services department. Jay Valentine will oversee a department responsible for a range of functions, including business management, cross-departmental projects, facility maintenance, fleet operations, and procurement. Valentine had most recently served as […]

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