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Biz buzz: July 11, 2010

By Staff

After proliferating the Front Range with 34 stores, Brakes Plus finally decided to cross the Continental Divide in Colorado. The Western Slope’s first Brakes Plus is under construction in Grand Junction at 519 Ligrani Lane, between the ...

Local startup aims to make roads into energy fields

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A Mesa County entrepreneur is hoping to make inroads into the energy field by building better roads for drill rigs. Steve Casano, his wife, Kimberly, and some partners last year completed a quarter-mile test strip of road near Vega Reservoir ...

Biz Buzz, July 4, 2010

By Staff

Many a local liquor store owner complained last year when a state law allowing liquor stores to be open on Sundays went into effect. A common gripe was the stores wouldn’t profit from the extra day, that customers would just spread their ...

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Ruby Canyon Engineering helps verify greenhouse-gas reduction projects

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Grand Junction-based Ruby Canyon Engineering, founded five years ago with two employees, now maintains offices on two continents and counts among its clients some of the largest companies in the world. Ruby Canyon Engineering helps those ...

Biz Buzz, June 27, 2010

By Staff

Lower rent for basically the same amount of space, plus gaining a local landlord instead of one from out of state, made it a no-brainer for Kelli O’Neal to move the women’s health and fitness club Curves across the street into its ...

Sentinel to become part of auction team

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Western Colorado will have a new access point to the auction world of the Internet later this month when boocoo auctions goes online. The auction site, which goes live on June 21, combines the convenience of local classified ...

Biz Buzz, June 13, 2010

By Staff

When you learn Jon Labrum is a 26-year-old student who hasn’t earned a degree yet and isn’t sure how many years he’s been in college — “five or six years, maybe seven,” he said — you might be ready to ...


Hitching a ride thorugh Palisade’s wine country

By Melinda Mawdsley

Joe Burtard found a fun way to blend his love of horses and wine. During the weekends this month and starting up again in August— he wants to avoid July heat — Burtard plans to guide wine tours on a horse-drawn carriage in the ...

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Venerable downtown Frame Works gallery to close

By Paul Shockley

An avid photographer with nearly 5,000 human autopsies under his belt as a forensic pathologist, Robert Kurtzman says he may yet find time to pursue his passion. This, by getting out of the photo gallery and framing ...

Jobs still bring some newcomers to valley

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It’s true that people aren’t rushing into western Colorado as much as they were two or three years ago, but they’re still coming in, said a Grand Junction native who monitors migration trends closely. “The people I ...

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