Family Health West Foundation names new director

John Kelley has joined Family Health West as foundation director for the Fruita-based organization. “John’s strongest assets are his energy, personality, strong worth ethic and personal skills, which is just what we need to grow the foundation,” said Dr. Korrey Klein president and chief executive officer of Family Health West. Kelley brings to his duties […]

Broker associate joins real estate firm

Westin Pease has joined Bray Real Estate in Grand Junction as a broker associate. “Westin brings a solid work ethic, is outgoing, reliable and has a strong attention to detail that is going to make him very successful in this business,” said Lynn Thompson, president of Bray Real Estate. “We are thrilled to have him […]

CASA volunteer awarded for service

Dorothy Rinderle has earned recognition for her service as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Mesa County. Rinderle received the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The award recognizes volunteers who’ve completed 500 hours of service. CASA of Mesa County provides a voice in court […]

Grand Junction residents serve on state councils

Two Grand Junction residents have been selected to serve on state councils. Tim Fry was reappointed to the Workforce Development Council, which advises the governor on labor issues and workforce development strategies. Diane Conner Read was appointed to the Minority Business Advisory Council, which recommends regulatory changes to encourage the creation and growth of minority-owned […]

Broker association joins Fruita real estate firm

Derek Biddle has joined Robinson & Co. Realty in Fruita as a broker associate. Biddle worked as lead information technology engineer for ACS Business Systems for 18 years and later became IT director at Family Health West in Fruita. He holds degrees in computer science and business from what’s now Colorado Mesa University. Biddle belongs […]

Real estate company honors best-selling agent

Cynthia Castaneda was honored as the best-selling agent for October at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions and listings for the month. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at 735 Rood Ave. For more information, including listings  and available rentals, call 245-7777 or visit

Broker associate joins real estate firm

Alexie Rusk has joined NextHome Valley Properties in Grand Junction as a broker associate. Rusk brings to her duties experience as marketing manager for a local real estate company that expanded from four to eight offices. She also holds college degrees in both marketing and management. NextHome Valley Properties operates offices at 619 Main St. […]

Girl Scouts of Colorado honors Grand Junction women

Jenn Moore, Angelina Salazar and Diane Schwenke were honored for their professional and personal contributions to the community. Moore, Salazar and Schwenke were named the Western Slope Women of Distinction for 2019. Moore serves as executive director of the Eureka McConnell Science Museum in Grand Junction. Salazar is chief executive officer of the Western Healthcare […]

United Way names new board president and member

Laura Glatt is the new president of the United Way of Mesa County board of directors. Erika Hoy has joined the board as a new member. Glatt works as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. She’s served on the United Way board since 2017. […]