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Vail Valley hotels take five of top 10 spots on list of best Colorado hotels, Aspen takes 3

February 14, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley is already a well-established brand. But a recent list of the top hotels in the state may put a little more shine on that marketing halo. A recent survey by U.S. News & World Report rated the state’s top hotels, and

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Ross denies it stood in the way of new Glenwood Springs Mall tenants

February 12, 2019 — Ross Dress For Less, the Glenwood Springs Mall's anchor tenant, is pushing back against an accusation that its 2011 lease agreement "makes it all-but impossible" for mall owner Frank Woods to freely manage his properties. "Shopping centers are symbiotic animals," Ross's attorney, Brandee L. Caswell of

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Colorado reports $6 billion in marijuana sales since 2014

February 12, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. The figures released Tuesday represent sales through the end of 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 billion of marijuana

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Dalrymple column: Mortgage companies are raising some red flags

February 10, 2019 — Residential mortgage fundings are down, a result of a combination of higher interest rates (although they're still not very high) and housing costs, primarily caused by rising material and labor costs. Fewer homes are being bought, so there's a softening in the housing market. Since

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Business Briefs

February 10, 2019 — Stifel's Breanna McCallum earns certified financial planner certification Breanna McCallum, financial advisor in Stifel's Glenwood Springs Private Client Group office, has earned the certified financial planner certification. McCallum began her investment industry career with Stifel in 2015. In addition to the CFP certification, she holds

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‘Give a Flake’ advertisement campaign from Aspen Skiing Co. wins prestigious award

February 7, 2019 — Aspen Skiing Co.’s “Give a Flake” print advertising campaign won the prestigious Kelly Award from The Association of Magazine Media in New York City on Tuesday, according to Skico and its ad agency, Karsh Hagan. The ad topped the creative campaigns of such national companies

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Ross sues Glenwood Springs, city officials over urban renewal authority

February 5, 2019 — Ross Dress For Less, the Glenwood Springs Mall's anchor tenant, has filed a complaint in Garfield County District Court challenging the city's recently formed urban renewal authority that could result in redevelopment of the property. Ross, in its complaint, stated that, "Unbeknownst to Ross, the

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Downtown Glenwood businesses brace for 7th Street construction closures

February 4, 2019 — Beginning this month and lasting until the first week of July, businesses along Glenwood Springs' Restaurant Row will remain open for customers, even as the street outside their storefronts will be closed for another round of construction. According to city of Glenwood Springs officials, Seventh

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Burgers, movies and speakers: Why Vail Valley-founded Larkburger is rebranding

February 4, 2019 — EAGLE COUNTY — What worked in the restaurant business in 2006 doesn’t necessarily work any longer. That’s why locally founded Larkburger is now Lark Spot. The Larkburger group recently closed six of its 14 locations and has launched a rebranding effort that includes more than

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The North Face parent-company moving to Denver, may open about 400 jobs

February 4, 2019 — Of the 800 high-paying jobs that apparel holding company VF Corporation plans to relocate to Denver from around the country starting this summer, about half may require new hires. “We do expect to have a lot of people move, but not everyone,” Anita Graham, the company’s chief

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Colorado Business Hall of Fame enshrines Walter Paepcke

February 4, 2019 — The “Paepcke” name is nearly synonymous with ski-era Aspen, and last week it became enshrined in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. The hall posthumously recognized Chicago industrialist Walter Paepcke at its 30th annual induction ceremony Thursday. Paepcke’s contributions to Aspen’s economic growth were immense.

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Colorado ag chief’s focus is building the next generation of farmers

February 4, 2019 — DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — It has been a bit of a whirlwind the past few weeks for Kate Greenberg. After spending six years in Durango working to galvanize a new generation of farmers with the National Young Farmers Coalition, Greenberg put her name in to

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Inside the Chamber column: Glenwood Springs — built on tourism

February 3, 2019 — Glenwood Springs has been built on tourism. From the foresight of its earliest visionaries, Isaac Cooper and Walter Devereux, to the present-day Glenwood Hot Springs Pool board and Glenwood Caverns owners Steve and Jeannie Beckley, this community has grown from a mecca for the well-off

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Report: Colorado hospitals pushed costs to privately insured patients

February 2, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado hospitals could have passed on savings to consumers of as much as $11.5 billion over a nine-year period if they had better contained costs and lowered their margins, according to a new state report.The report seems to indicate the administration of Gov. Jared

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Garfield County giving small businesses a boost

January 31, 2019 — Resources for small business owners starting up and hoping to stay in business are popping up across Garfield County, as the county commissioners appear to be committed to organizations that help young entrepreneurs in the region.

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Meet Your Merchant: Giving off-road vehicles a lyft

January 27, 2019 — 1. When did your business start? January 2. What do you sell? offroad parts, accessories, customization, installation and fabrication 3. Why do you like what you do? Through my work as an off-road aftermarket, custom install and fabrication shop, not only am I able to

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Gypsum’s new ACE Hardware store to open Tuesday

January 21, 2019 — GYPSUM — Downvalley residents have been closely following the construction progress and highly anticipating the opening day for the new ACE Hardware store located just south of Costco in Gypsum. On Tuesday, the waiting will finally be over. The new Gypsum ACE Hardware store will

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Roaring Fork Valley couple pitch feline products on ABC’s TV show ‘Shark Tank’

January 21, 2019 — For the second time in two months, entrepreneurs from the Roaring Fork Valley will peddle their products on ABC TV's "Shark Tank" show. Emma residents Nikki Linn and Rusty Niedwick will be on the reality show Sunday night to pitch pet products they are already

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Wrecking ball coming to Boogie’s Building in downtown Aspen

January 21, 2019 — Front-end loaders recently started cranking up at the corner of East Cooper Avenue and South Mill Street, home to a building project once decried as the “Boogification of Aspen” in the 1980s. Boogie’s Diner opened in 1987, its atrium drawing complaints that it was too

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Personal Finance column: Gray matters and gray matters

January 20, 2019 — Heading into your fall season of life, there are more than 50 shades to consider as you look at the gray matter inside your head to the gray that is on top of it. Inside, the brain's gray matter contains most of the neuronal cell

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