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Seeds of business growth along North Avenue

By Greg Ruland

A recent uptick in new business openings on the east end of North Avenue could signal that efforts by a merchants association to improve conditions may be starting to pay off. About 50 years ago, commercial development on North Avenue was ...

Biz Buzz, June 1, 2014

By Staff

The first Downtown Farmers’ Market is scheduled for June 19, despite what city calendars say, according to Aaron Hoffman, spokesman for the Downtown Grand Junction Business Improvement District.  The opening has been moved back a ...


KAFM, downtown retailers seek compromise following station’s deal with

By Greg Ruland

A downtown bookstore owner meets with the KAFM board of directors today to discuss a fundraising program for the public radio station that upset dozens of local business owners, some of them KAFM members. Representatives on both sides of the ...

Biz Buzz, May 28, 2014

By Staff

■ Gracie Barra Grand Junction boasts it is the “premier Brazilian jiu-jitsu martial arts school in Colorado,” co-owner William Tedrow said. The franchise’s new, expanded facility is located at 2800 Printer’s Way ...


Business Briefcase: Alpine Bank awards 2 scholarships

By Staff

Alpine Bank awards 2 scholarships Two renewable J. Robert Young Scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to deserving 2014 high school graduates, Edgar Enriquez of Coal Ridge High School and Lindsey Cookson of Fruita Monument High ...


Milk matters: Future of regional dairies in doubt after processing plant closes

By Greg Ruland

Local milk producers will eventually pay thousands of dollars more in shipping costs after the last large milk processing plant in Montrose, Delta and Mesa counties closes July 15. One local dairy operator said the added cost could spell the ...

Biz Buzz, May 25, 2014

By Staff

Each year, oil and natural gas producers spend an average of 10 to 14 cents per gallon to purchase water, and each year between 20 billion and 40 billion gallons are trucked away from drill sites for disposal, according to a new, local ...


Pioneer TV station looks back on 60 years

By Greg Ruland

In the beginning, there was black and white. This colorless world, courtesy of hot vacuum tubes in giant wooden boxes, filled small children with wonder most days back when shows like “Romper Room” and “Captain ...

BizBuzz, May 22

By Staff

ANB Bank, which has three locations in Grand Junction, announced last week it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital West Bank. The $160 million Capital West Bank, headquartered in Laramie, Wyo., has banking facilities in ...

BizBriefcase: Free market group awards scholarships

By Staff

Free market group awards scholarships The Freedom and Responsibility of Economic Education Foundation, also known as FREE, awarded two scholarships to two students from Caprock Academy to attend an educational series on the importance of ...

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