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The midvalley region (comprising the intersecting areas of Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties) reported a decrease in activity from July. August numbers, compiled by Land Title Guarantee Co., show a total of 14 transactions in the region, totaling $6.5 million. The bulk of that activity was in Carbondale (Garfield County) which represented 86 percent of the transactions with 12 and 84 percent of the dollars with $5.5 million. Basalt (Eagle County) represented the remainder of activity in the area with 2 transactions and a little more than $1 million in dollar volume. One of the transactions in Basalt was a bank-owned sale for vacant land totaling $75,000.

For the year, there have been a total of 147 transactions in the midvalley region. Those transactions total $98.6 million in dollar volume. Included in the 147 total are 17 transactions that were bank owned.

The Colorado Department of Revenue will offer a three-hour business tax class regarding the laws surrounding state sales and use taxes applicable to businesses conducting sales in Colorado. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs City Building, 101 W. Eighth St.

Topics include: An overview of sales/use tax liabilities, state sales tax licenses, working with tax-exempt transactions, sales/use tax collection for state-collected jurisdictions, general guidelines for filing sales/use tax returns and available resources/electronic services.

Sandy Haber, nationally certified massage therapist, formerly of the Valley Wellness Center, which has recently closed, has joined the staff at Allure Medi-Spa. Conveniently located in Glenwood Springs at The Meadows with plenty of parking, appointments can be made by calling Allure at 945-8390.

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents a series of workshops in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College. All workshops take place at 817 Colorado Ave. #107, Glenwood Springs.

To register, visit and click on Education and Training; or call (970) 945-5158.

The first workshop is “Cost Effective Ways to Market Your Business,” taught by Susan Linden of Linden Marketing Group, from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5.

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