West Star Aviation announces retirement of chairman

Bob Rasberry, chairman of the board of West Star Aviation, has retired. Rasberry plans to continue serving on the board as chairman emeritus as well as work as a senior advisor with Norwest Equity Partners, an investment firm and parent company of West Star Aviation. Jim Rankin serves as chief executive officer of West Star […]

Senior loan originator joins Cherry Creek Mortgage

Cole Sjoholm has joined Cherry Creek Mortgage as a senior loan originator at the company’s office in Grand Junction. Sjoholm brings to his duties more than 15 years of experience in the mortgage and banking industry. He holds designations as a Certified Veterans Loan Specialist and Certified Mortgage Lender. He’s a board member of the […]

Doctor joins arthritis center

Dr. Elizabeth Rook has joined the Arthritis Center of Western Colorado in Fruita and treats new patients who suffer from arthritis and specific autoimmune diseases. Rook joins Dr. Richard Cappiello and Dr. Jessica Mears at the center, which evaluates and treats more than 100 types of arthritis and related illnesses. The center also offers infusion […]

ProStar announces addition of chief GIS scientist

Peter Srajer has joined ProStar Geocorp in Grand Junction as chief geographic information system scientist. Srajer manages ProStar technology, including global positioning systems, augmented reality and machine learning. He brings to the position experience in designing, developing and installing projects ranging from geospatial software to hardware in support of virtual and augmented reality and machine […]

Veterans services officer joins workforce center

Shawn Martinez has joined the Mesa County Workforce Center in Grand Junction as a veteran services officer. Martinez helps veterans and their families access a range of benefits that include education and training, disability compensation, health care and pensions. Martinez brings to his duties his familiarity with the Grand Valley and military experience. He grew […]

Grand Valley residents named to state boards

Two Grand Valley residents have been named to state boards. Gustave Hendricks of Fruita was reappointed to the Fire Service and Training Certification Advisory Board. Derek Benoit-Wylie of Palisade was appointed to the State Board of Nursing. Hendricks serves on the board as a hazardous materials responder team leader. The board establishes fire service education […]

Doctor joins Grand Junction Gastroenterology

Dr. Philip Sarges has joined Grand Junction Gastroenterology. Sarges brings to his new duties experience in capsule endoscopy, colon cancer screening and fecal transplants as well as treating inflammatory bowel disease. He’s board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Sarges on our team. He’s truly passionate about his work, and […]

Former chief deputy DA joins Grand Junction law firm

Mark Hand has joined the LaCroix & Hand law firm in Grand Junction. Hand’s practice includes criminal law and traffic violations as well as domestic relations. He also practices business, civil, estate and real estate law. “We look forward to the contributions, hard work and knowledge that Mr. Hand will bring to the firm,” said […]

Family physician joins HopeWest

Dr. Denise Burnett has joined HopeWest in Grand Junction as a hospice and palliative medicine physician. Burnett brings to her duties more than 23 years of experience in family medicine, long-term care and hospice care. She’s certified as a hospice medical director. “I’m excited to welcome Dr. Burnett to our organization. Her clinical experience and […]