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It’s snow time!

By The Daily Sentinel

Many residents of Mesa County didn’t make it to work Tuesday because of the massive snowstorm that hit the area beginning Monday afternoon. They couldn’t ride Grand Valley Transit buses because they weren’t running. Students ...


Whitewater River

Whitewater poised for growth, still a great place for solitude

By Penny Stine

Mesa County has written the plan for Whitewater, and is now implementing it through the rezoning process and by bringing sewer to the rural community. “518 parcels have the potential to be rezoned,” says Michael Warren, senior ...


Southeast Probuild

Southeast/Pear Park: Slower pace allows infrastructure to catch up

By Penny Stine

While the economic slowdown may have put the brakes on some plans for building and development in the southeast area, other developer’s plans are proceeding, perhaps a bit slower than they were two years ago. “We’re being a ...


Riverside Dual Immersion

Riverside: New things are happening in an old neighborhood

By Penny Stine

It’s one of Grand Junction’s oldest neighborhoods, within walking distance to downtown, with great views of the monument and right next to the Colorado Riverfront Trail. It’s also one of the most overlooked areas in town. All ...


Redlands Premier Pasta

Recreation a big attraction in the Redlands

By Penny Stine

Houses may not be going up as fast and furious as in previous years, but the Redlands remains a desirable place to live, even as new construction in some developments has stopped. Other subdivisions, like Redlands Valley off Broadway, have ...


Plateau Valley Alpine Motel

Fresh Opportunities in Plateau Valley

By Julie Norman

Although business is good in Plateau Valley and throughout the mountain communities, business is also for sale in Collbran and on the Grand Mesa. In Collbran, the flower shop, restaurants, the grocery store, the convenience store, and a hotel ...


Battlement Mesa Golf Course

Battlement Mesa and Parachute: Energy to Grow

By Penny Stine

From the terraced hills of Battlement Mesa you can look across the freeway and see the activity that’s driving the local economy. In Parachute, the trucks that lumber through town remind residents that energy is king once again. The two ...


Orchard Mesa Dog Park

Orchard Mesa: Open for Business

By Penny Stine

It takes a lot of vision to start a business in a slowing economy, but Orchard Mesa presented opportunities that partners Eddie Elari and Keith Simkins couldn’t ignore. “Business is good,” says Elari. “There’s no ...


Palisade Alpacas

Palisade!

By Penny Stine

Don’t tell the town of Palisade that there’s a recession going on. While sales tax fell elsewhere in the county, it rose eight percent in the first quarter of 2009 in Palisade. “A lot of it is the hotel,” admits Tim ...


Northwest Area Cows

The Northwest: Agriculture, estate homes and industrial development

By Penny Stine

The proximity to Interstate 70 and Highway 6 & 50 make the northwest area an ideal place for business. Historically, it’s been a good place for agriculture. As some farms gave way to housing, small three-to-five-acre estates have ...


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