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A Quiet Fortune: Taking baby steps across a stage

May 28, 2017 — Throw those graduation caps in the air, seniors. If you're among the 3.5 million high school graduates this year, you deserve big congratulations. You too, parents. Your job is practically done. Or is it? If we think our kids are almost ready to be on […]

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Big O works to keep I-70 clean

May 28, 2017 — Big O Tires has partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Adopt-a-Highway Program to help keep Colorado beautiful by picking up litter on our highways. On Saturday, May 27, the Big O Tires Frisco team cleaned up 2 miles of Interstate 70 near […]

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Personal Finance column: Assets and liabilities — your life balance sheet

May 21, 2017 — Your financial assets minus your liabilities denotes your net worth. While your net worth is not your self-worth, you can create wealth in both areas. A broad definition of an asset is as anything that is, or could be, serving you and is expected to […]

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Business Briefs May 22, 2017

May 21, 2017 — Lauren Plaza joins Exclusive Athletic Club Lauren Plaza has joined Exclusive Athletic Club and will be teaching yoga and barre classes at the New Castle and Rifle locations. Plaza is originally from Chicago and has a background in teaching group fitness as well as a […]

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Glenwood retail sales nearly flat for 1st quarter

May 16, 2017 — Glenwood Springs finance officials are keeping a closer eye than usual on the trend in retail sales this year as the unknown impacts of the upcoming Grand Avenue bridge construction detour loom on the horizon. Sales taxes collected by the city through the first quarter […]

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Inside the Chamber column: When it comes to politics, we are engaged

May 14, 2017 — You've heard the old expression that one should never discuss religion or politics at family gatherings. At our family get-togethers, it was quite the opposite. That's all we talked about. I had heard about other families playing cards or charades after dinner — but we […]

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A Quiet Fortune: Mark or Robbie — which story will you choose?

May 14, 2017 — Mark and Robbie had been best friends since they were little kids. They whole time they were growing up they did everything together. As many friends do, though, Mark and Robbie grew apart as they got older. Sure, they saw each other, but not as […]

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Two new restaurants open in Basalt, brewpub getting close

May 8, 2017 — Two new restaurants have opened in recent days in Basalt, and a brewpub is right on their heels. In downtown Basalt, Hacienda Jalisco opened at 305 Gold Rivers Court, in a high-visibility space along Two Rivers Road that was previously occupied by Cocina de Valle. […]

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Dalrymple column: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is under (or on) fire

May 7, 2017 — We've promised to keep you posted on what's happening on bank deregulation, the rewriting of the Dodd-Frank Act, and the reorganization of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, all of which was promised by the new administration. Well, as in just about every other venue, the […]

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Business Briefs May 8, 2017

May 7, 2017 — Business and Breakfast: Social Media Micro Advertising Attend Business and Breakfast at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 9 a.m. Monday, May 8, to learn how advertising in Facebook advertising works, and why a small budget is the best budget. In the optional second hour […]

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Inside the Chamber column: You’re invited to the Colorado Tourism Roadshow

April 30, 2017 — According to the Colorado Tourism Office's 2015 Dean Runyan Associates study, 77.7 million Colorado visitors spent a total of $19.1 billion, generating $1.13 billion in state and local taxes. A recent Glenwood Springs Visitor Analysis estimates that approximately 1.3 million out-of-towners spent at least an […]

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Business Briefs May 1, 2017

April 30, 2017 — Gilhooly receives Parkinson's Regeneration training Matt Gilhooly, personal trainer at Midland Fitness, has completed part two of a special certification for helping clients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Midland Fitness recently hosted a Parkinson's Regeneration Training Clinic taught by PD exercise specialist Karl Sterling NASM-CPT. Sterling […]

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Personal Finance column: Three S’s of true financial health

April 23, 2017 — With physical fitness, there are three elements to valuable exercise: strengthen — build muscle tone; stretch — develop flexibility; and stamina — endurance for the long haul. Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, we are savvy and attuned to staying fit and healthy. Let's build […]

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Business Briefs April 24, 2017

April 23, 2017 — Roaring Fork Leadership accepting applications for Class of 2018 Marking 30 years as the Roaring Fork Valley's foremost leadership and professional development program, Roaring Fork Leadership (RFL) is now accepting applications for its Class of 2018 program. The annual RFL program entails taking 40 community […]

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Glen X Career Expo is set for April 26 in Carbondale

April 18, 2017 — Glen X Organization in partnership with Aspen Community Foundation's Cradle to Career Initiative will host the Glen X Career Expo on April 26 at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. More than 350 high school students from Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs are expected […]

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Trish Pickett receives Glenwood Hot Springs Devereux Award

April 16, 2017 — Trish Pickett, the lead cashier at Glenwood Hot Springs, was named as the latest recipient of the Devereux Award. The award honors employees in leadership positions who demonstrate exceptional skills that align with the resort's mission statement, which is "To make people feel better." Pickett […]

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Inside the Chamber column: It’s the time of year to think about strawberries

April 16, 2017 — I grew up on my grandparent's farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. Only those who grew up in the northeast may know this but PA is slated as the "Snack Food Capital of the World." Although, I personally like to refer to Pennsylvania as the "Dairy Capital […]

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Glenwood landmark Tamarack building gets face-lift

April 16, 2017 — A landmark downtown Glenwood Springs building that hearkens back to an era of main street car dealerships with big showroom windows is getting a face-lift that will both modernize what's now a bustling office building and restore some of its historic vibe. Scott and Christine […]

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Subaru gives $8,000 to Raising a Reader

April 16, 2017 — Glenwood Springs Subaru and Subaru of America on April 6 presented a check for $8,000 to the nonprofit Raising A Reader Aspen to Parachute. Each year during the year-end holiday season, Subaru of America pledges a $250 Share the Love donation for every new car […]

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Expert: Aspen likely realized it had to move on ski industry consolidation before it was too late

April 14, 2017 — The owners of Aspen Skiing Co. sat on the sidelines and watched consolidation sweep the ski industry for years before going whole hog this week in acquisition mode. Some observers said it was probably now or never to get bigger, and that the Crown family […]

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