Biz Buzz, Jan. 20, 2013

Is that New Year’s resolution to get fit still lingering on your list of things to get done in 2013?

If so, Gold’s Gym in Grand Junction, 700 Maldonado Way, has a bunch of opportunities this month to get you on the path to your fitness goals — and they’re free, so you can ease your way back into shape, if you choose.

A free seminar at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, will introduce some healthy workout ideas, and how to make them a part of your daily lifestyle. Right after, the group exercise crew at Gold’s will run folks through 15 minutes of free samples of their popular classes.

Each class “launches” new music and choreography at the end of the month, and the launch classes between Jan. 26 and Feb. 6 are free and open to the public. Check out a specific schedule at, and finding the gym closest to you — either Grand Junction or Gold’s Gym Clifton at 3229 I-70 Business Loop.

■ The photo studio Time Flies Photography, previously located in the Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, is changing its operations. The company will still do on-site portrait and event photography, but now it will be through appointment only, Monday through Saturday. Get more info at

■ Much was made of the opening of Sprouts Farmers Market, 1450 W. Independent Ave., but the new Del Taco restaurant nearby, at 2513 Hwy. 6 & 50, is set to open for its first full day of business this week as well, on Wednesday, according to a sign at the new restaurant.

A grand opening ribbon-cutting is planned the day before, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

■ Grand Junction attorney, author and college prof Carroll Multz is dealing a new enterprise, this time in the form of another card game. Multz, who previously introduced “Finagle,” billed as “a chancy game of chance,” is offering “Coterie,” which is “a winsome game of chance,” the idea being that you win some and you lose some.

“Coterie” is a card game that contains a traditional 52-card deck, plus four wild cards. The idea is that players draw cards until an ace appears, and then play their cards in order, regardless of suit, to form stacks. The player holding the fewest cards, or the cards of least value, wins.

As was the case with “Finagle,” “Coterie” is the result of Multz trying out new games with his grandchildren, Kate and Cole Knudsen, he said.

“Coterie” is available at the Colorado Mesa University Bookstore, 1455 N. 12th St.; the  Museum of the West, 462 Ute Ave.; St. Mary’s Hospital, 2635 N. Seventh St.; the Boy Scouts office, 839 Grand Ave.; Turn the Page bookstore, 119 E. Aspen St., in Fruita; and other Grand Valley novelty stores.

U-Haul, the longstanding resource for the do-it-yourself mover, is expanding its footprint in town. The former ABDM self-storage facility at 3113 E. 1/2 Road in Grand Junction was recently purchased, and the new facility there will be operated by U-Haul Moving and Storage at North Avenue.

The new facility will have 13 single-story, self-storage buildings with 331 rooms, and more than 44,400 square feet of rentable space. It will be climate-controlled, with covered docks for loading and unloading, and 24-hour security. There are deals on storage space for people who rent U-Haul vehicles, a press release said.

■ And finally, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and the popular singing Valentines by local group The Tonettes are a unique gift — and they’re being offered in a unique way this year.

For $35, they’ll sing your sweetie a song, and deliver a rose and chocolate. Additional singing Valentines are $20, an organizer said. You can even order and pay online at

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