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The second Roaring Fork Business Resource Center “Do-It-Yourself Market Research” workshop has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 10, at Colorado Mountain College, 0255 Sage Way, Aspen; time to be announced.

The workshop will cover questions such as: How big is the industry and the local market? Who are my competitors? Who is my target market? Is the market growing? What business should I start?

The cost is $20 for RFBRC clients, advisors/mentors and sponsors, and $25 for others.

To register and for more information, call 945-5158 or order online at

The Glenwood Springs Planned Parenthood now welcomes clients at its new location at 50923 U.S. Highway 6. The facility opened Monday.

The move from its original location on 20th Street to a larger, state-of-the-art health center is in direct response to the growing need for affordable reproductive and basic primary health care in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas.

“We are excited to unveil our beautiful new health center to the community,” said Rebecca Murray, Glenwood Springs health center manager. “Our new location was designed to meet the needs of current and future clients.”

The Glenwood Springs health center offers services based on a sliding scale fee. Women who qualify may also receive free breast and cervical cancer screenings, including a pelvic exam, Pap test, breast exam and mammogram. Many of the center’s medical professionals are bilingual.

Comprehensive reproductive health care and basic primary care services include: all birth control methods; emergency contraception; sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment for men and women; HIV testing and referrals; LGBT services; pregnancy testing and information about all pregnancy options; annual exams and screening for breast and cervical cancer; treatment for abnormal Pap test results including colposcopy, cryotherapy and LEEP; routine gynecological care; abortion services; mid-life services for women; and cholesterol, diabetes and blood pressure screenings.

For more information about the Glenwood Springs Planned Parenthood, visit asp?f=2172&a=90210&v=details, or call (970) 945-8631 (toll free at 1-800-230-PLAN).

Rocky Mountain Dog Retreat offers a safe, peaceful atmosphere and lots of TLC for special-needs dogs while their owners are away.

RMDR is an in-home, cage-free dog boarding establishment in New Castle, open seven days a week and all holidays. Included in the daily $25 charge are several long walks, time in the secure play yard, daily dog massages and brushing.

Call for a brochure and list of references, Susan Mountjoy, at (970) 984-3757.

The Glenwood Hot Springs announced recently that it will not be raising its 2009 prices for summer 2010 at any of its venues and that includes admission to the Hot Springs Pool, miniature golf, waterslide rides, the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, services at the Spa of the Rockies as well as the price of annual pool passes.

“We have a loyal customer base. Some families have been coming to Glenwood Hot Springs for decades because we’ve always been a family vacation value – now grandparents are bringing their grandkids – that’s the kind of fixture we are for vacationing families. We are also tuned into the fact that the state of the economy is touching the lives of our customers, and we feel now is not the time for us to raise prices,” said Kjell Mitchell, chief operating officer and general manager for Glenwood Hot Springs.

Glenwood Hot Springs did not raise admission prices in 2009, either, and the cost of annual season passes has remained the same since 2006. All-day admission to the pool during peak season, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, is $18.25 on weekends, $16.75 weekdays, and for kids ages 3 to 12 it’s $11.25 and $10.75 respectively. Even mini-golf prices aren’t budging. It still costs only $6 for adults and $4 for kids to play a round of mini-golf. The shade and the laughs are free.

Vacation packages are available through the 107-room Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge , many of which incorporate the spa or other great Glenwood Springs activities like rafting or exploring caves. To reserve a room or find out more about lodging package values, please visit

RE/MAX Select is proud to announce their Outstanding Agent with Outstanding Results. Brenda Ulibarri takes the honor for the month of April with the top dollar volume of transactions. Brenda Ulibarri can be contacted at RE/MAX Select at 928-8999 or her cell at 618-4342.

V2K Window Decor and More and its owner, Shane Ortell, have been setting the standard in the valley for window treatments for nearly a decade. From draperies to shutters, bedding to motorization, V2K has done it all, and done it all well for a lot of years. V2K has been a national window fashions franchise since the 1990s, with the Ortells coming on board in 2001. Since then, V2K Glenwood Springs has been the No. 1 selling franchise in the nation seven of eight years.

With the 2000s behind us, V2K has changed its name to something a little more catchy: V2K Window Decor is now Gotcha Covered. Still the great family-owned business with excellent service and top-of-the-line products that the valley has come to know and expect, Gotcha Covered is excited to blast forward into the next decade. Offering specials on several different energy efficient options such as window filming and cell shades, Shane, Bette, Justin, Krystle, Dan, and the whole family wants the valley to know: we’ve Gotcha Covered.

Please call 945-4010 for more information on spring specials, or visit the showroom at 720 Grand Ave., upstairs in the King Mall right next to the bridge.

Mountain Home Technology is proud to offer the Roaring Fork Valley a new line of fully customizable lighting control and home automation options.

A new affordable spin on an otherwise expensive technology, Mountain Home Tech offers a product that is perfect for remodel projects, people looking to save money, and all those in the valley pioneering the new green way of living, and the best part is: This product is specifically designed to go into existing homes effortlessly. This is a great opportunity for Aspen Valley citizens to experience life today as others will experience it tomorrow, and the lighting control systems pay for themselves in an average of 4-5 years.

With the scalability option, Mountain Home Tech offers clients the option to start controlling lights from any switch in their house, like in their master bedroom for example, and gradually over time, scale up to a fully automated, intelligent and efficient home.

Mountain Home Technology is offering a number of spring specials right now: Get introduced to the wonder of home automation with the “Home Theater Package,” which allows full automation of one room in the house for 30 days, absolutely free.

Contact Justin with Mountain Home Technology today at (970) 618-9554,

Big O Tires believes we should all do our part to leave behind the smallest environmental footprint as possible and preserve our world for the future.

In January 2010, Big O Tires of Western Colorado began offering re-refined oil, as an option for our customers. In addition, since 2007 Big O Tires has recycled automotive waste fluids, including motor oil, transmission oils, anti freeze, and power steering and brake fluids. In 2008, we began offering customers the option to fill their tires with nitrogen. The use of nitrogen in tires is known to maintain proper tire inflation three to four times longer than compressed air, thereby saving fuel, lengthening tire life and increasing safety.

Big O Tires also recycles all scrap tires. Scrap tires are recycled into crumb rubber, a process where the tires are shredded, ground up, and separated from the metallic material. The resulting, environmentally friendly, crumb rubber is then colored and used as mulch for landscaping and playgrounds. This mulch is readily available in local home improvement stores. Scrap tires are also used as a fuel in the manufacture of Portland Cement. In this process, the waste energy is captured and used as fuel. The minerals and components not destroyed during the process are added to the final product, leaving behind no waste to be disposed of in landfills.

Big O Tires will continue to look for ways to support a green environment.

As a 40-year resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Bill Wright has always been involved in our community. A former instructor at CMC, Mr. Wright taught farm/ranch management and is a previous owner of Glenwood Realty. Now, Mr. Wright has extended his focus and joined the board of directors for Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley (JA). “I’ve seen the need, first-hand, in our schools’ curriculum for basic financial and economic skills. JA focuses on teaching these concepts where the normal curriculum leaves off. I’m excited to be part of this important organization,” Bill said. Junior Achievement is proud to have Mr. Wright serve on its board of directors as the school year 2010-2011 fast approaches.

To become involved with Junior Achievement’s board, as a volunteer or donor, please contact Sharon Brady, district manager, at 404-7722.

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