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Grand Junction businesses coping with flu

By Staff

When Nisley Elementary School was closed earlier this month because of an outbreak of the H1N1 virus, about 40 percent of its 436 students were ill, but only nine of its 64 staff members, 14 percent, were sick. The school was closed on a ...


Surviving layoffs has its downside

By Emily Shockley

Peggy Penberthy’s brother-in-law finds it hard to walk the halls at his company these days. “It’s difficult to walk past empty offices,” he told her. Penberthy, a representative of the Mountain States Employers ...


Cabela’s hopes to lure sportsmen to mall

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Sporting-goods giant Cabela’s will open a 75,000-square-foot store next spring in the former Mervyn’s store at Mesa Mall. The addition will bolster Grand Junction’s position as a regional center, said Ann Driggers, president ...


Solar savings shine on businesses

By Emily Shockley

Going solar doesn’t have to mean going broke, according to energy blogger Craig Severance. Severance, who edits the blog Energy Economy Online and also serves as a CPA, paid for a Toyota Prius hybrid car with savings from installing ...


Fewer houses haunted: Some usual places for fun vanish this Halloween

By Emily Shockley

Fewer haunts are hosting frights this Halloween in Grand Junction. There appear to be just three this year — the Trail of Terror haunted house at 601 Pitkin Ave., and the Haunted Acres indoor and outdoor haunted walk at 2465 I ...


Biz Buzz, Oct. 25, 2009

By Staff

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce and US Bank will host monthly networking events called Good Morning ... Montrose! beginning with the inaugural event Thursday at Holiday Inn Express, 1391 S. Townsend Ave. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., followed ...


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Local video game shops aim to find niche in struggling market

By Staff

The sales of video games have taken a nose dive in recent months. The decline in sales has been around 30 percent for game consoles and 23 percent for games in the past six months, according to the Associated Press. Although the decline has ...


President hopes to make loans larger, open up credit

By Staff

President Barack Obama announced new efforts Wednesday to make operating easier for small businesses. Obama said he wants Congress to increase the cap on 7a and 504 loans from the Small Business Association from $2 million to $5 million ($5.5 ...


Banks suffering for others’ sins, association leader says

By Emily Shockley

Regulators are putting the kibosh on some bank loans, according to Colorado Bankers Association President and CEO Don Childears. At the same time, politicians and consumers are asking banks to grant more loans. Stuck in the middle, Childears ...


Debt consolidation often means bills pile higher, state official says

By Amy Hamilton

Contracting with a debt-consolidation service in Colorado may end up costing more than its worth, according to a report released last week by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office. Data collected from Colorado’s 42 registered ...


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