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Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

September 18, 2018 — The world's largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it's monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD — the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn't

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CDOT hiring winter maintenance workers

September 16, 2018 — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning its search to hire both permanent and seasonal full- and part-time highway maintenance workers and snowplow drivers for the upcoming winter and beyond. According to a CDOT news release, hiring currently is underway in many regions of

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Wendt elected chairman of Colorado Real Estate Commission

September 16, 2018 — Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate managing broker and employing broker John Wendt III has been elected chairman of the Colorado Real Estate Commission for a one-year term. Appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve on the commission for three years, Wendt was asked to

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Bankers’ Hours column: Financial collapse unlikely in the near future

September 16, 2018 — As real estate prices shoot up, and the stock market continues a record climb, we hear some scary things out of the mouths of economists and financial pundits. But to the question "Is a repeat of 2008 imminent," no real answers. Brings to mind one

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Colorado farmers hurt by drought worry it could get worse

September 14, 2018 — OLATHE, Colo. (AP) — John Harold charges his Chevy through chest-high stalks of sweet corn. He’s talking on his phone, scribbling notes. He’s got corn-harvesting crews spread across the Uncompahgre Valley, picking more than 100,000 ears a day of his trademarked Olathe Sweet. The fields

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Spaceport Colorado sells the future

September 10, 2018 — AURORA, Colo. (AP) — There was a time we would have marveled at flying to 380,000 feet to experience the curvature of the Earth, weightlessness, and the darkness of space. In the next few decades, space travel may become so ordinary that we don’t even

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CBS’ Moonves, the latest powerful exec felled in #MeToo era

September 10, 2018 — NEW YORK (AP) — The #MeToo movement fighting sexual misconduct had already claimed one of Hollywood’s top movie moguls in Harvey Weinstein. Now it has done the same for Leslie Moonves, one of the television industry’s most powerful executives. The CBS Corp. announced its chairman’s

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Garfield County finance department earns ninth-straight budget presentation award

September 9, 2018 — The Garfield County Finance Department has earned the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for 2018. This marks the ninth-straight year the finance department has been honored in this capacity by the GFOA. “The award is presented to state and local governments

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Business Briefs September 10, 2018

September 9, 2018 — Dalby, Wendland & Co. Named a Top 300 Public Accounting Firm Dalby, Wendland & Co. has been recognized by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as a Top 300 Firm. IPA Top 300 firms are ranked by U.S. net revenues and are compiled by analyzing more than

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Carbondale Chamber introduces new ‘Business Confluence’

September 9, 2018 — The Carbondale Chamber hosts a new event this month, the Carbondale Business Confluence, which will replace the chamber's former annual business conference. The all-new format will combine networking, interactive experiences and 20-minute informative and educational "conversation streams" (TEDTalk-style) presentations. The confluence takes place from 3:30

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Personal Finance column: Give more, keep more — embracing tax law changes

September 9, 2018 — Are you charitably inclined and want to do it with moxie and momentum? We are headed into the fourth quarter and understanding how the new tax laws impact you will help you enhance your charitable decisions. Standard deductions have gone up ­— for individuals $12,000

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Facebook, Twitter pledge to defend against foreign intrusion

September 6, 2018 — WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their social networks against manipulation during the 2018 midterm elections and beyond. Facebook’s

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Colorado coal production drops 7 percent in 2018

September 6, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Recent data shows coal production in Colorado is down. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports figures from the federal Energy Information Administration through Aug. 25 show state coal production so far this year totals 9.3 million tons (8.4 million metric tons). That’s

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Housing perks help in meeting labor needs

September 2, 2018 — Garfield County workers are enjoying the typically low unemployment rate that accompanies the busy summer tourist season, while employers are finding new and unique ways to hang onto workers in Glenwood Springs' ever-challenging labor market. The countywide unemployment rate for the region stretching from Carbondale

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Energy groups, Garfield County towns push electric-vehicle sales

September 2, 2018 — Area municipalities, energy efficiency groups and local auto dealerships are teaming up to promote sales of electric vehicles in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties. The effort is backed by Refuel Colorado, the consortium of Garfield County governments that make up Garfield Clean Energy, and Carbondale-based

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Wyatt’s Apothecary in Carbondale talks CBD vs. THC

September 2, 2018 — Jeremy Morris was born in Glenwood Springs, calls himself a "Redstone boy," and named his hemp shop in Carbondale after his own son. "I owned a cannabis recreational cultivation facility up near Redstone, and I got out of that and got into the hemp business,"

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Business Briefs September 3, 2018: Glenwood Canyon Brewing participates in sixth annual Ales for ALS Program

September 2, 2018 — Glenwood Canyon Brewing participates in 6th annual Ales for ALS Program The Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., along with more than 145 breweries from 39 states across the United States, is participating in Ales for ALS, a charitable program that raises money for the ALS Therapy

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Colorado regulators green-light Xcel’s plan boosting renewables, cutting coal

August 29, 2018 — A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and solar and retire a third of its coal generation was green-lighted Monday by state regulators. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission voted 2-1 in support of what Xcel calls

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Personal Finance: Don’t let your retirement capsize

August 26, 2018 — You worked hard to accumulate and plan for retirement. As you head into the fall or distribution season of life, do it with the same finesse. You need to discern which income streams to access, when to turn them on and how they will interact

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Business Briefs August 27, 2018

August 26, 2018 — Bluetent acquires Visual Data Systems Bluetent has acquired Visual Data Systems (VDS), an agency in Maryland focused in online marketing strategies and website development for the vacation rental industry. Founded by Roaring Fork Valley locals, Bluetent's business is digital marketing, web design and eCommerce for

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