Dog and cat daycare, boarding and grooming businesses Dog Dynasty and the Downtown Cat have moved to a new location along Main Street.

The businesses now have 10,000 square feet of room at 1649 Main St., roughly four times the size of the previous location at 126 N. Seventh St. The Downtown Cat was previously in a building behind Dog Dynasty. The businesses first opened just over a year ago. The move occurred at the start of December.

“We maxed out our space there,” Owner Tosha Long said.

In the old location, Long said the business had to mix boarding and daycare services because of limited space. The cats also keep their own separate space away from the dogs in the new location.

“It just wasn’t working out for us,” Long said. “The new building gives us the opportunities to separate.”

Long added that the dogs have roughly eight times the outdoor space at the new location. Mountain West Office Products had been in the building for many years, Long said. But the building recently came up for sale as the business shifted to focus more on internet sales.

Dog Dynasty and The Downtown Cat offer boarding, daycare and grooming services. Long also has grooming salons in the Redlands and in Clifton.

For more information, visit or search for Dog Dynasty and The Downtown Cat on Facebook.

n Hummel Real Estate is gearing up to open a new location in downtown Palisade.

The new building, which was recently purchased by owner Rhonda Hummel, is currently going through a renovation at 213 Main St. in Palisade and should be open in late January.

The Palisade location will serve as a satellite office for Hummel Real Estate, according to CJ Rugaard, a licensed professional assistant and broker associate.

The building will also house Purple Bee, a lavender farm business run by Hummel. A third business could also operate out of the building. Additionally, Hummel purchased the lot next door and plans to create a patio area.

“It’ll be a great location,” Rugaard said.

The reason for the move is to both grow and have a presence in Palisade. Hummel Real Estate also has an office at 316 Main St. and has approximately 25 agents. Four of the agents are now in Palisade.

“We want to expand in the area,” Rugaard said. “There is some growth going on and we want to take the opportunity to grow our own business.”

n Grand Junction’s Prinoth of North America, Inc., was recently awarded a $44,000 federal contract from the U.S. Forest Service in Nevada City, California for the rental of a snow grooming machine for the Stanislaus National Forest, Simmer Ranger District in Pinecrest, California.


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