Grand Junction

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Why the head of the U.S. Patent Office is interested in artificial intelligence, false trademarks and the Western Slope

The Denver branch of the federal Patent and Trademark Office now has 209 employees, compared to 29 in the entire state five years ago

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado liftmaker Leitner-Poma entering boom as ski industry battles heat up and cities seek to innovate

Massive investments in resort infrastructure are one part of the surge, but the Grand Junction-based company also sees a future in solving urban traffic problems with its gondola systems

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

The Palisade Plunge (and its 6,000-foot descent) will be one of Colorado’s crown jewels

A diverse group of partners has worked for more than a decade to create a 34-mile trail that is destined to be one of the top mountain bike destinations in the country

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration says moving BLM to the West will save money, improve decisions

Environmental groups, however, say it will make the bureau a less important part of President Donald Trump's administration.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

BLM will move 27 jobs from Washington to Grand Junction, 54 more to Lakewood as part of HQ relocation

While the job number for Grand Junction might not be eye-popping, the people who are slated to move there are top-level brass

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Adjusting to life under tariffs, Jefferson County and Grand Junction are pursuing a solution that’s still proving itself in Colorado

A foreign-trade zone designation could allow businesses in the areas to defer or bypass federal import taxes. But the tool is still proving itself on the Front Range.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

All the classes, none of the Boulder: CU offers computer science degrees on Western Slope

Western Colorado University in Gunnison latest to sign on to program offering smaller classes, lower tuition for computer science and engineering education

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Bureau of Land Management more likely to relocate to Denver than Grand Junction, Polis says

Grand Junction has been pushing hard to secure the public land agency’s new home, which local leaders think could bring more than $30 million in annual economic impact

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

First-ever Techstars Startup Week on the Western Slope pushes innovation, investment off the Front Range

Startup incubator sees connecting rural investors with startup founders in their own backyard as one of Colorado's "secret weapons"