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Business Briefs September 18, 2017

September 17, 2017 — Land Rover, Boy Scouts help Houston Land Rover Roaring Fork decided to help out its affiliates in Houston with a relief fundraiser and teamed up with the Boy Scouts to "Stuff the Cars." The local dealership sent 10 cars stuffed to the brim with supplies […]

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Inside the Chamber: A walk with a 3-year-old or bridge detour? Either way, stop and smell the flowers

September 17, 2017 — We smell every flower we see, examine every bug and jump into every puddle within sight. This is a typical walk with my 3-year-old daughter. Getting from point A to point B certainly takes a little (or sometimes a lot) longer with a small child, […]

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City sales up through July, before detour

September 17, 2017 — The last full month before the Grand Avenue bridge closure and detour was a good one on the Glenwood Springs retail front as a whole, despite some reported summertime blues for many individual businesses, especially in the downtown core. Several downtown business owners approached Glenwood […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Take it from the people who know

September 17, 2017 — I'm no professional financial adviser, that's for sure. I'm a retired educator who started reading about personal finance a long time ago. In years of research I saw one recommendation time and again. Financial experts steadily emphasize this idea: "Live below your means … save […]

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Forest Service prepping for leaf-peeping hordes at Maroon Bells

September 14, 2017 — Leaf-peepers are expected to show up in droves at the Maroon Bells Scenic Area starting this weekend, even though vibrant colors aren't expected to show up in aspen groves until at least the next weekend. "It's still pretty early [for fall colors] but they're starting," […]

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Bridge work has little impact on summer tourism

September 11, 2017 — Widespread reports of summer spending being down amid the ongoing Grand Avenue bridge construction and detour didn't seem to affect Glenwood Springs' tourism trade as much. By most accounts, numbers for lodges and tourist attractions were at least even — or in many cases up […]

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Business Briefs September 11, 2017

September 10, 2017 — Horning joins Rocky Mountain Alternative Health Susan Horning is opening an Ayurvedic healing practice that also focuses on mind body nutrition and strategic intervention. Susan received her Ayurveda Practitioners certification through the National Ayurvedic Medical Association in 2013. Rocky Mountain Alternative Health also supports four […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Coulda, woulda, shouldas? Or can and will?

September 3, 2017 — Note: I don't like writing about numbers all that much, but sometimes looking backward at them can be surprising. Six years: It's been six years since we got married. We still don't have it. Enough. But what if we had started right when we got […]

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Visitors getting front-row seats to bridge construction

September 3, 2017 — Here at the Glenwood Springs Visitor Center, having a front-row seat for the demolition of the "old," 1953 Grand Avenue Bridge has been interesting and amusing and educational, to say the least. Thanks to CMC we have live coverage of the actual construction, and Garfield […]

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City tax incentive to help fill vacant Meadows stores

August 30, 2017 — A city sales tax rebate will help the Glenwood Meadows commercial center bring two separate tenants into the store space formerly occupied by the bankrupt Sports Authority sporting goods chain. Glenwood Springs City Council earlier this month OK'd an agreement with Miller Real Estate, leasing […]

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Bridge impacts prompt incentives

August 30, 2017 — With reports of lagging sales in Glenwood Springs as the three-month Grand Avenue bridge closure takes hold, some organizations are stepping up efforts to lure customers into area shops and restaurants. A rough summer and fall for retail sales and dining was expected because of […]

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s sister company ramps up competition with Vail

August 21, 2017 — Countermoves are coming fast and furious in the ski industry by a sister firm of Aspen Skiing Co. Vail Resorts made the first big moves a few seasons ago with the acquisitions of Stowe, Vermont; Whistler-Blackcomb, B.C.; and Park City, Utah. Now a sister firm […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Who said ‘What goes up must come down?’

August 20, 2017 — During the years preceding 2007, an interesting phenomenon was taking place in the U.S. This was not a one-time, neon-lights event, but rather a quiet creep through the country. By 2007, for every $100 that they were earning, households were, on average, spending $133. Oops. […]

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Inside the Chamber column: Observations from Ground Zero — life next to the concrete blonde

August 20, 2017 — As I sit in my office at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue — literally "Ground Zero" of the Grand Avenue bridge project — I've made some observations during Week 1 of the reconstruction of this iconic landmark. For me the bridge has developed a persona. […]

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Business Briefs August 21, 2017

August 20, 2017 — Sobieralski joins DTCI JB Sobieralski has joined DTCI filling the helpdesk position. Working closely with DTCI's team of technical experts, Sobieralski will serve as our customers' first touch point for support and assistance. He was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and joined […]

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Aspen airport will see surge in ski season service in 2017-18

August 17, 2017 — Competition among three major airlines is resulting in a surge in ski season flights for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. American, Delta and United will increase their number of flights in winter 2017-18, according to Bill Tomcich, president of Stay Aspen Snowmass, a central reservations agency. As […]

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Miser’s Mercantile consignment customers in limbo

August 16, 2017 — Carbondale's longtime downtown consignment shop Miser's Mercantile is under new ownership, though the new owner isn't talking about the circumstances of that transition. After being closed for several days last week, Miser's reopened Friday under new ownership. Employees at the store say that the building […]

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Cafe Bernard in Basalt sells to owners’ French connection

August 13, 2017 — The sale of a restaurant in the Roaring Fork Valley usually produces hand-wringing and laments that things will never be the same. Not so with the sale of Cafe Bernard in Basalt. If anything, the small, adorable French restaurant on Midland Avenue will be even […]

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Personal Finance column: Clarity and caution around financial capacity

August 13, 2017 — Many people work hard to make sure there are ample assets to provide for the go-go, slow-go and no-go season of life. Have you ever considered how the mental capacity to manage those resources will change as you age? A study done in January 2017 […]

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Business Briefs August 14, 2107

August 13, 2017 — New Castle Dental ribbon cutting Dr. Lauren Roper has recently opened New Castle Dental. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. New Castle Dental's mission statement is Viva La Boca, Viva La Body! It's more of a war cry than a […]

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