Salvaging business: Land use dispute tests mettle of businessman

Salvaging business: Land use dispute tests mettle of businessman

When Chuck Myers made plans to expand his metal business to include salvage storage near the Fifth Street Bridge in Grand Junction, he didn’t count on a long-term comprehensive plan that envisions the area as a more enticing entry to the south side of downtown. But that’s what’s happened. Myers believes city government is throwing […]

Higher gas a tourism hindrance or help?

Higher gas a tourism hindrance or help?

As the rising price of gasoline takes a bite out of company and family budgets, travel-related firms in the Grand Valley likely will feel the effects. But whether those effects will include an increase or decrease in business is difficult to determine. “The strategy that we return to is to yet again focus on the […]

RV business booming in midst of soft economy

During economic downturns, people often plan their vacations with an eye toward staying close to home. And if one happens to live in a beautiful state known for its variety of outdoor attractions, such a scenario can be as enjoyable as spending thousands of dollars to travel thousands of miles. Such is the case with […]

Mountain biking brings riders and their dollars to Grand Valley venues

It can be easy to overlook amenities in your own backyard coveted by people who live elsewhere. When the spring mud season hits the high country in places like Breckenridge or Aspen, people from the mountains often gravitate toward the desert of the Grand Valley, where the mountain biking season can begin in February and […]

New hotel expected to add to downtown tourism draw

While many business owners hesitate to expand during a period of high unemployment and tight lending regulations, Steve and Kevin Reimer move ahead in downtown Grand Junction. The owners of the Main Street Suites and Hampton Inn expect to open a third hotel in the same block by late June. The new, five-floor hotel at […]

Fruita chamber names new director

A woman with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and event coordination has been hired as the new director of the Fruita Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber announced that Leanne Ingwersen will serve as the new director. Ingwersen succeeds Mary Lou Wilson, whose resignation in February sparked a dispute over the actions […]

Mesa State hall renamed in honor of bank support

A Mesa State College classroom has been renamed to recognize the support the college has received from Wells Fargo. Room 212 in the Academic Classroom Building at Mesa State has been renamed the Wells Fargo Lecture Hall. “Through the years, Wells Fargo has generously supported numerous scholarships, academic programs and capital projects on the campus […]

Fruit and wine trail planned for Palisade

The wine business has become possibly the most famous portion of the tourism industry in the Grand Valley. Sure, people might come to the valley to ride mountain bikes, visit retail stores and eat in restaurants. But those are activities offered in other parts of Colorado as well. The plethora of vineyards and wineries dotting […]

Winefest back on at Denver venue

An event that has brought wine lovers and others to the Grand Valley for 20 years is back on the schedule for a second venue in Denver. What’s described as a “sister event” to the Colorado Mountain Winefest is set for June 9 to 11 at the Shops at Northfield Stapleton. The event will offer […]

Entrepreneur gives back in leadership role with trade group

When Scott Fasken and his wife, Jill, launched their document destruction business, they relied on the assistance of a trade organization to help them get started. Eight years later, Scott Fasken expects to reverse that role as president elect of the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID). When Fasken becomes president next year, he’ll help […]

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