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Basalt collected record sales tax revenue in 2016, though growth rate slowed

February 21, 2017 — Cumulative retail sales increased for the sixth straight year in Basalt in 2016, according to a report by the town’s Finance Department. The town collected $4.82 million through its 3 percent sales tax in 2016. That was an increase of 3.8 percent from the $4.65 […]

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Inside the Chamber column: The more things change the more they stay the same

February 19, 2017 — My good friends Doug and Karen Christner taught me everything I needed to know about retail. In the 1980s they opened a store called “The Music Box” in the Glenwood Springs Mall. They sold records and tapes. When Wal-Mart came to town they saw those […]

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Business Briefs: Local business leaders form integrated services firm

February 19, 2017 — Local business leaders form integrated services firm A number of well-established local business leaders have joined forces to create a new company that will offer real estate sales and leasing, residential and commercial property and HOA management. The firm also combines experience in financial services […]

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Business Briefs February 13, 2017

February 12, 2017 — Jodi Manera honored by Gold Star Realty Jodi Manera was recognized with an “Above and Beyond Award” at the January sales meeting at Gold Star Realty Inc. Manera has been a real estate broker with Gold Star Realty for 10 years and was the office […]

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A Quiet Fortune column: Is a $400 need an emergency for you?

February 12, 2017 — If you had an emergency that demanded a $400 fix, could you take care of it without borrowing the money or selling something? If your answer is “No,” you have company. According to the Federal Reserve Board, 47 percent of us would view a $400 […]

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Inside the Chamber: Look for monumental changes in 2017

February 5, 2017 — The ringtone on my phone is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” It’s not a reminder as much as the way I try to conduct my daily life. I’m an optimist, and as such, I like to stay on the sunny side. In Glenwood Springs, we have […]

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Alpine Bank giving through debit cards nearly $1M in 2016

February 5, 2017 — In 2016, Alpine Bank donated $989,719.76 to local nonprofit groups and projects with money generated from the Loyalty Debit Card program. Alpine launched the Loyalty Debit Card program in 1997, and it has become a unique and easy way for customers to give to their […]

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Bankers’ Hours: Cutting home ownership breaks could free up big money

February 5, 2017 — The first act of the new administration was to cancel the decrease in the FHA mortgage insurance premium, which had been lowered just last month. (This premium is what an FHA borrower pays for the federal government to insure the loan against default.) This is […]

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Rifle turns out in big numbers to see Ute Theatre’s latest renovations

February 3, 2017 — RIFLE — For the first time in 2017, the Ute Theatre opened its doors Friday, and the redesigned venue hit capacity within minutes. By the time performances started, anyone without a seat had to either wait outside or in the lobby as the theater’s new […]

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BUSINESS BRIEFSIronbridge links with new realty partner

January 29, 2017 — Ironbridge Golf Club & Mountain Community has announced a new relationship with Red Deer Realty to help sell the 50 remaining lots at the development. About 5 miles south of downtown Glenwood Springs, Ironbridge is composed of single-family homes and the semi-private Arthur Hills-designed/Tom Lehman-refined […]

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New finance column: Zero dollars or financial calm? Your choice

January 29, 2017 — Imagine 17 states, all with the same population as Colorado, scattered throughout the U.S. Now imagine that not one of the working age people in those 17 states has put aside even $1 for the future. That’s a total of 75 million workers with less […]

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Retail sales trend continued climb in November

January 27, 2017 — Retail sales growth in Glenwood Springs for November 2016 was slower than in previous months, but sales grew nonetheless to keep the city on record sales tax pace for the year. Sales figures for the final month of the just-concluded year are not expected until […]

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Unique Haunted Mine thrill ride coming to Glenwood Caverns — bigger drop than Disney’s Tower of Terror

January 25, 2017 — A peek at life, and death, in a late 19th century Colorado mine will be among the attractions for visitors to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park starting this summer. The Caverns has been busy digging the final few feet of a 120-foot shaft in an […]

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Status quo at Hotel Colorado after sale fails

January 24, 2017 — It’s back to business as it was before at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, after a deal fell through this week for the neighboring Hot Springs Pool to acquire the 123-year-old hotel property. “The hotel is not on the market, and it is […]

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X factor gives winter bump to Glenwood, Carbondale

January 24, 2017 — The Rockstar, Monster and Red Bull energy drink banners are flying full force in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, which can mean only one thing: It’s Winter X Games time, as those and other key athlete sponsors roll out the colors at gas station convenience stores […]

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Howard column: Open the doors to freedom of choice

January 22, 2017 — As we embrace 2017, we have set goals, resolutions of intentions for change. The tradition of looking forward into the new year with resolve dates back to 153 B.C. January is named after Janus, a god with two faces. One looked forward and the other […]

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Business briefs Jan. 23, 2017

January 22, 2017 — Nelson’s Auto Body has been certified by Assured Performance, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization for maintaining the right tools, equipment, training and facility necessary to repair the participating Automaker brand vehicles according to manufacturer’s specifications. Nelson’s is now officially recognized by Assured Performance, GM, FCA, […]

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Inside the Chamber column: Make your new year’s resolution to use those membership benefits

January 15, 2017 — Make 2017 count. Join a leads/business referral group, save money on energy costs, get discounts at the spa, earn gift certificates to local businesses, advertising discounts and sponsorship opportunities. We’ve got that. Really, the Glenwood Springs chamber offers all of this and much more. I […]

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Business Briefs January 16, 2017

January 15, 2017 — Local rancher receives leadership award Linda Hayes of Llama Linda Ranch, in Glenwood Springs, was presented with a trophy for her role as a leader in the llama world. Presented by the Rocky Mountain Llama & Alpaca Association, the award honors those who have spent a […]

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