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Bankers’ Hours column: Good loans don’t always get the money

May 20, 2018 — OK, class, we've got an interesting topic today: interest rate risk in a volatile Federal Reserve monetary oversight environment. So … what? You're tired of all this technical bank stuff? Who cares what the suits in the corner offices do, as long as they don't

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Glenwood, New Castle could pair to market trails

May 20, 2018 — A growing network of mountain bike trails between Glenwood Springs and New Castle, coupled with a crucial link to better connect them, could add a new pinpoint on the national map of off-road biking destinations. The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association's recent efforts to partner

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Carbondale resident, Alterra Mountain Co. at odds over ‘Ikon’ trademark

May 20, 2018 — The upcoming debut of the Ikon Pass from the newly created Alterra Mountain Co. is intended to spur competition with Vail Resorts' Epic Pass, but it's also shaken loose an entrepreneur who claims his intellectual-property rights have been violated. Carbondale resident Cary Thompson, founder of

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Business Briefs May 21, 2018

May 20, 2018 — Valley View Nurse Residency Program accredited as a Practice Transition Program The Practice Transition Accreditation further validates Valley View's Nurse Residency Program, transitioning registered nurses (RNs) into new practice that meets rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Valley View is the first accredited American

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Business Briefs May 14, 2017

May 13, 2018 — Emery joins Cedar Networks Suzanne Emery has joined Cedar Networks, in business locally for 10 years. She will be visiting businesses from Aspen to De Beque to discuss fiber optic connectivity. Emery has lived in the valley for over 30 years. During that time, she

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A Quiet Fortune column: Goodbyes and turning points

May 13, 2018 — Turning points come at odd times. This is one of those times for me. It's not so unexpected, really; we knew it was going to happen. Just didn't plan for it today. Or even this year. Today's turning point arrived with news of an escort

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Inside the Chamber column: Miss Strawberry Days is an ambassador and volunteer for Glenwood Springs

May 6, 2018 — It's that time of the year again. This sounds like an adage from days gone by, but, with Strawberry Days and summer knocking at our door, it really is almost that time of the year. You can smell it in the air with flowers blooming,

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Business Briefs May 7, 2018

May 6, 2018 — Coldwell Banker Mason Morse achieves half million dollar philanthropic milestone Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate has surpassed $500,000 in charitable contributions to more than 100 organizations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley since 2013. Since its inception in 1961, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse has been

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Business Briefs April 30, 2018

April 29, 2018 — FirstBank promotes Dave Portman to Roaring Fork Valley president FirstBank, Colorado's second largest bank and one of the nation's largest privately held banks, appointed Dave Portman as the bank's new Roaring Fork Valley president, representing FirstBank's market from Aspen to Rifle with branch locations in

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Defiance West brings personal training to New Castle

April 29, 2018 — How did your business start? We were coaching at Defiance Strength and Conditioning in Glenwood Springs and loved what was going on there. We saw a need in New Castle and wanted to be able to offer what they have going on to a larger

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Bipartisan legislation could bring more competition to rural Western Slope health care markets

April 25, 2018 — t’s an issue that’s been studied to death, but the problem seems very clear: Health insurance premiums on the individual marketplace on Colorado’s Western Slope are insanely high and part of a trifecta of economic forces crippling small businesses and entrepreneurs. Coupled with the high

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Flourishing or floundering? Bald eagle population recovery celebrated, but another threat remains

April 25, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The United States fought hard to save its bald eagle population, and Steamboat Springs wildlife rehabilitator Tracy Bye was alarmed after seven of the birds were brought to her in a three-month period poisoned by a substance that humans shot into the

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Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out

April 25, 2018 — RALEIGH, N.C. — The only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within a decade after dwindling to a few dozen, government officials said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review of the species' status estimates that

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Glenwood Springs’ February sales down, but not out

April 23, 2018 — Retail sales in Glenwood Springs dropped off some in February, but what that means in the grand scheme of Glenwood's economic picture as the first quarter closes out remains to be seen. According to the city's monthly sales tax report, sales took about a 2

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Glenwood Springs’ new Native Son restaurant opens in former Loyal Brothers location

April 22, 2018 — After a decade of serving Glenwood Springs' residents and tourists their favorite libations, Ricky Rodriguez, owner of Loyal Brothers Lounge, officially closed his business. The next day, Rodriguez reopened but with a new name, different look and a tasty twist. Meet Native Son. Located in

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Business Briefs April 23, 2018

April 22, 2018 — Scott Dillard with Integrated Mountain Properties earns CCIM designation Scott Dillard with Integrated Mountain Properties has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. The CCIM designation represents that the designee has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis, and demonstrated extensive experience in the

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Personal Finance column: Retirement – get ready to bloom this spring

April 22, 2018 — This spring, I am prepping to grow hops to provide shade for my western exposed patio. It is a lot of work to create the structure, prepare the soil and get ready to watch them climb. As I do this, I can't help but feel

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Wildfire in Horsethief Canyon forces closure of I-70 near Grand Junction Thursday afternoon

April 19, 2018 — A 15- to 20-acre blaze nicknamed the Skipper Island Fire forced the closure of Interstate 70 near Grand Junction Thursday afternoon. The wildfire is believed to have been started by a campfire at about 7 p.m. Wednesday in an area known as Skipper Island in the

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NEW: Winter storm warning issued for Elk, Gore mountains; heavy snow expected

April 19, 2018 — Winter is coming back to the mountains with estimates of up to 14 inches of snow coming in the Elk and Gore mountains above 9,000 feet as well as into the central mountain valleys, according to a warning issued Thursday afternoon. Heavy snow is expected to

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Lance Armstrong settles $100M lawsuit with U.S. government

April 19, 2018 — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he

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