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Vicky Thurlow 11-7-8

New owner of athletic club says she’s excited to be back in charge

By Amy Hamilton

The phone never stopped ringing Friday at Grand Junction Athletic Club and Day Spa and Salon with callers asking if the business was hiring, returning owner Vicky Thurlow said. According to a judge’s order, Thurlow earlier this week was ...


Longtime GJ fabric store sews up quilting trade

By Staff

Whitney Bonner waited in line at Hi Fashion Fabrics on Tuesday with a holiday plan in hand. That plan took the form of a freshly cut, folded, light-brown-and-green, bird-patterned flannel. “This is the first time I’ve ever been ...


Sun Biz: Paying respects, burial and cremation have reversed roles

By Staff

The days when paying respects to the dead with a large funeral service complete with rose-covered caskets, well- suited pallbearers and tinted-window hearses are becoming less frequent. Burial and cremation have reversed roles in the past ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz November 02, 2008

By Staff

Word is the political junkies in town head to the courthouse to watch Election Day coverage, aside from their respective party headquarters. Where can the rest of us go Tuesday night if we yearn for a setting other than home to monitor ...

Traders Coffee closes Redlands store

By Staff

Traders Coffee and Tea has pulled out of the Redlands, closing one of its two stores in Grand Junction. The closing of the store at 2518 Broadway comes on the heels of the nation’s recent economic downturn, but the store’s owners ...

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 ...

Thrift Stores4 are hot 10-2

GJ thrift stores showing uptick in their sales

By Staff

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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