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Bidding transparency a focal point for Glenwood Council in 2019

December 10, 2018 — Heading into 2019, Glenwood Springs City Council will take a closer look at its bidding practices for capital projects, with one question in mind: Should the city provide its own engineering estimates to potential contractors ahead of the formal bidding process? Some councilors say yes,

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Glenwood, mall owner angle to reclaim property tied up by main tenant

December 4, 2018 — Technically speaking, the property located at 51027 Highway 6 and 24 in West Glenwood goes by the name of the Glenwood Springs Mall. Frankly speaking, it functions more like a near-standalone retail location for Ross Dress for Less, per the terms of the anchor chain's

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Lisa Curley joins Post Independent ad sales team

December 4, 2018 — The Glenwood Springs Post Independent welcomes Senior Account Manager Lisa Curley as the newest member of its advertising sales team, servicing the Glenwood and Carbondale markets. Curley comes to Glenwood Springs from Park City, Utah, where she has been living for the past 15 years

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Anytime Fitness works out in former Glenwood ReStore location

December 3, 2018 — Although Jessica Grenier has graduated from scoring goals on rival opponents and Kevin Grenier's time of pressuring quarterbacks has passed, health and physical activity remains at the forefront of the newlywed's first business venture together. Anytime Fitness is set to open later this month in

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Inside the Chamber column: International tourism elevates Glenwood’s economy

December 2, 2018 — Colorado is a dream destination with many dreamy locations and activities within the state's boundaries. How can Glenwood Springs, a small community with a modest promotional budget, reap the benefits of the state's robust marketing arm, the Colorado Tourism Office? The answer is collaboration. The

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Eric Carlson takes the helm of West Slope oil and gas trade group

December 2, 2018 — Those in attendance at this week's Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting in Rifle will likely get the chance to meet Eric Carlson, the new representative for the West Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Carlson, who started as the oil and natural gas industry

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Business Briefs December 3, 2018

December 2, 2018 — Cottle Carr Yaw Architects announces new associate and four new hires Cottle Carr Yaw Architects has promoted to associate Gage Reese, who joined the firm in 2004. The firm also recently hired Jola Pieslak, a Colorado licensed architect, Justin Ping, a designer from New York

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Michael Zhang set to open fourth eatery, Ming’s Cafe Glenwood, in former Grand Avenue Sweets location

November 25, 2018 — From sweet to Southeast Asian, Ming's Café Glenwood is gearing up to open its doors this winter in the former home of Grand Avenue Sweets at 721 Grand Ave. Located in the heart of downtown, Roaring Fork Valley restaurateur Michael Zhang, who already owns Taipei

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Personal Finance column: Three ways to tune in a better financial frequency

November 25, 2018 — As I got out of my car, the ringing of the Salvation Army bell evoked a warm smile, and I open my purse. On my way to the office, an ambulance's siren caught my attention, and I pulled over to the side. My scheduling app

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Small Biz Saturday shopping boon for Glenwood Springs businesses

November 23, 2018 — For communities across the country, the Saturday after Thanksgiving — and, notably, the day after the big-box store bonanza of Black Friday — is a day for shoppers to patronize small businesses. The goal of Small Business Saturday, which American Express started in 2010 to

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Glenwood Springs Council decides on location for new downtown restrooms

November 20, 2018 — Glenwood Springs City Council, after working closely with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), has designated where the city's new permanent, public restrooms will go, after the construction of the new Grand Avenue Bridge wiped out the old facilities. "The City Council selected the location at

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Glenwood Springs economic boom, or post-Grand Avenue Bridge detour bump?

November 19, 2018 — Glenwood Springs' overall economy, heading into the holiday season, continues to improve, at least according to the city's latest sales tax numbers. However, as city officials and area business owners point out, while those statistics look great on paper, take them with a grain of

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Dalrymple column: Housing market is rarely down for long in resort towns

November 18, 2018 — By now, just about everybody knows that volume is down for home sales in the state and across the country. The causes are pretty much common knowledge as well: shortage of materials and shortage of labor resulting in higher prices, coupled with stagnating wages. These

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Business Briefs November 19, 2018

November 18, 2018 — Chamber representative among year two participants of Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) sponsors the Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey, a tuition-based executive training program aimed at building the bench strength of the state's tourism industry. Marlene Neidert, Tourism Promotion Project Manager for

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Enter ‘The Gandy Dancer’ to former Glenwood Springs Eagles Club space

November 16, 2018 — In between two popular eateries, The Pullman and Juicy Lucy's, lies one of Glenwood Springs' oldest buildings which dates back to 1888. Located in the heart of Glenwood Springs' "restaurant row," 312 Seventh Street, over the course of its 130-year history, has housed everything from

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Meet Your Merchant: Building self-confidence through Krav Maga training

November 11, 2018 — 1) When did your business start? Classes started Oct. 8. 2) What do you sell? I sell empowerment and confidence through practicing discipline, focus and respect while teaching leadership skills and problem solving. We train Krav Maga five days a week in a fun, safe

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de Moraes column: How VRBOs affect our neighborhoods

November 11, 2018 — As City Council voted on a suspension of new vacation rental properties, it seems like a good time to examine these and how they affect our neighborhoods. Whether I am for them or against them is irrelevant; however, I wanted to bring to light the

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Business Briefs November 12, 2018

November 11, 2018 — Silversmith joins Strautman Estate Law Christopher L. Silversmith Esq. has joined Strautman Estate Law P.C. (formerly Kerst & Strautman P.C.) as an attorney "of counsel," specializing in estate planning, probate, trust administration and U.S. federal taxation. Silversmith received his law degree from Barry University School

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After years of big growth, Colorado craft beer is slowing

November 11, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — After years of double and triple digit growth, craft beer is slowing, weighed down by intense competition and even systemic changes to Colorado’s beer market. There are more than 300 breweries now in Colorado. Competition to be the cold one you reach

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Inside the Chamber column: Thank you from the Glenwood Springs Chamber

November 5, 2018 — "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it." — George Elliston I often hear my friends and family say that this is their favorite time of the year, and it is definitely mine. The cooler fall weather always reminds me of my adolescence

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