Brainard no longer employed at West Star

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KKCO) -- KKCO 11 News has learned that Grand Junction City Councilor Rick Brainard is no longer employed by West Star Aviation.

Brainard, who was sworn into his new post just yesterday, is not one of the 96 employees listed on the company's online directory. KKCO 11 News confirmed that Brainard was no longer employed by the company, but details about the departure were not available.

According to a biography Brainard provided to KKCO 11 News before the city elections, he's worked with West Star since 2005. He was the General Manager from 2005 until 2008. From 2008 to 2011 he was the Vice President of Sales. His most recent title was VP of Business Development.

Calls to Brainard for comment have not been returned.

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