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Gateway Canyons Resorts halts expansion

By Staff

The sluggish economy is taking a toll on local tourism, with officials at Gateway Canyons Resort putting the brakes on several expansion plans. Gateway Canyons Resort is postponing construction of 80 guest rooms, employee housing, a golf ...

Sun Biz: Consumers hold out hope for late season sales

By Staff

Reviews are mixed in Grand Junction about holiday retail in light of national reports that retailers are expecting a difficult Christmas season for retail sales. The recent downturn of the economy has made some local shoppers hesitant to get ...

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GJ thrift stores showing uptick in their sales

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The call for more people to work the cash registers went out at least three times within an hour Tuesday at the Goodwill Industries store in Grand Junction. The parking lot was nearly full. Lines were long. Store officials say it’s ...


Sun Biz: Flour the new cookie monster October 19, 2008

By Staff

The price of flour is startling area and nationwide grocers. Year-to-date prices in the Western Region of the United States for food at home increased 7.3 percent, and prices for food away from home increased 3.9 percent, according to the ...

Pawn shops doing more loans in troubled economy

By Staff

While the conventional banks of the world may be tightening their credit, making it harder for anyone to get a loan, there is still the good old reliable corner pawn shop. Pawn brokers in Grand Junction say they are seeing more people hocking ...

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Inventory of jewelry increasing at local pawn shops

By Staff

With the economy flailing, operators of some local pawn shops are receiving an influx of jewelry as diamonds and gold become unnecessary luxuries. “Jewelry merchandise has been increasing on a gradual regular basis,” said Larry ...

West Star Aviation planning to start service center in South Carolina

By Staff

Alton, Ill.-based West Star Aviation announced Monday it will be building an eastern U.S. facility similar to, and from a financial perspective a satellite of, its Grand Junction Regional Airport location. Several of Grand Junction’s ...

GJ Wachovia officials don’t expect much impact from buyout

By Staff

The green light is on for Wells Fargo’s $11.7 billion acquisition of Wachovia Corp. after Sunday’s approval by the Federal Reserve, and the deal should be complete by the end of the year. Area Wachovia officials said the local ...


Graff Dairy lowers price of milk

By Staff

The nation’s economy has been in turmoil recently, but milk drinkers received some refreshing last week. David Nichols, co-owner of Graff Dairy, lowered milk prices for the first time in months. Milk prices at Graff Dairy, 581 29 Road ...


Sun Biz: Despite nationwide slump, auto dealer plans expansion

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Defying the financial gravity of the times, the Ed Bozarth car dealership in Grand Junction is moving ahead with plans to transform its gateway location to Grand Junction. The 16-year-old dealership for Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick and Saturn is ...

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