With all the current uncertainty and change, it’s easy to get caught up in the anxiety of the world around us. If you look closely enough, though, you’ll see there’s a distinct signal of positivity buried in all the negative noise. It’s important now, more than ever, to keep an eye out for the good that is happening.

Here are just a few of the positive news items coming out of our community in recent weeks.
We hope they give your day a boost.

  • CoorsTek Expansion on Track
    Coorstek is moving forward with plans to invest over $11 million into new equipment for their plant and the addition of 40 employees to stand up two new product lines.
  • Construction Activity is Up from Last Year.
    The Mesa County Planning Department recently shared the following numbers with the board of county commissioners:
    2019 1st Quarter Inspections: 8,022 | 2020 1st Quarter Inspections: 9,061
    2019 1st Quarter Permits: 948 | 2020 1st Quarter Permits: 1022
  • Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge announced that the company will be permanently raising its minimum wage to $20 per hour. In a statement, Charter Communications says, “Our employees are our greatest resource and we’re doing everything we can to protect them.”
  • The Colorado Oil & Gas Association, with men and women of the oil and gas industry contributed over $10,500 to the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Joe Elliott and the GJMakerspace volunteer team, located at the Business Incubator, made and sent over 600 face shields out to medical providers. The majority of them are going to the Navajo Nation by Farmington NM as that is where the need is most critical. The team continues to coordinate with our local healthcare and is in the process of providing face mask materials to the local sewing community (like 100’s of yards of elastic which is impossible to source, but they got it from Levi Strauss) to ensure everyone is protected.
  • The Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) has announced that KKCO 11 News has received the Small Market Television Station of the Year award. KKCO and KJCT received dozens of other awards for their work throughout 2019.
  • Adrenaline Driven Adventure Company and the Grand Junction Area featured on Fox Sports. The episode featured a blood-pumping ride through Grand Junction’s deserts and mountains.
  • Warehouse 25sixty-five Kitchen + Bar won the award for “Venue of the Year” with the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards.


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