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 […]

Real estate firm honors best-selling agent

Cynthia Castaneda was honored as the best-selling agent for August at Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty in Grand Junction. Castaneda posted the most closed transactions for the month as well as the most new listings. In addition to her real estate career, Castaneda works as a personal care provider. Weichert Realtors-Heiden Homes Realty operates offices at […]

Fruita teacher among finalists for state award

A kindergarten teacher who works at a Fruita elementary school is among the latest finalists for the Colorado Teacher of the Year award. Richard Green is one of seven finalists in the annual awards program conducted by the Colorado Department of Education. “These seven teachers serve as inspiring examples among the thousands of teachers across […]

Artist in residence brings glass act to studio

Paula Marchionda, a fused glass artist who explores in her work the different textures and colors of the medium, will serve as the next Mesa County Libraries 970West artist in residence. Marchionda will present a series of workshops as well as host open studio hours during her residency, which runs through Dec. 2. Workshops for […]

Three re-elected to Grand Valley Power board

Rod Martinez and Carolyn Sandeen-Hall of Grand Junction and Sylvia Spanger of Collbran have been re-elected to three-year terms on the Grand Valley Power board of directors. Members of the electric cooperative voted for board directors through mail ballots and at an annual meeting. Grand Valley Power serves more than 18,000 consumers in Mesa County […]