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Plateau Valley Alpine Motel

Fresh Opportunities in Plateau Valley

By Julie Norman

Although business is good in Plateau Valley and throughout the mountain communities, business is also for sale in Collbran and on the Grand Mesa. In Collbran, the flower shop, restaurants, the grocery store, the convenience store, and a hotel ...

Battlement Mesa Golf Course

Battlement Mesa and Parachute: Energy to Grow

By Penny Stine

From the terraced hills of Battlement Mesa you can look across the freeway and see the activity that’s driving the local economy. In Parachute, the trucks that lumber through town remind residents that energy is king once again. The two ...

Orchard Mesa Dog Park

Orchard Mesa: Open for Business

By Penny Stine

It takes a lot of vision to start a business in a slowing economy, but Orchard Mesa presented opportunities that partners Eddie Elari and Keith Simkins couldn’t ignore. “Business is good,” says Elari. “There’s no ...

Palisade Alpacas


By Penny Stine

Don’t tell the town of Palisade that there’s a recession going on. While sales tax fell elsewhere in the county, it rose eight percent in the first quarter of 2009 in Palisade. “A lot of it is the hotel,” admits Tim ...

Northwest Area Cows

The Northwest: Agriculture, estate homes and industrial development

By Penny Stine

The proximity to Interstate 70 and Highway 6 & 50 make the northwest area an ideal place for business. Historically, it’s been a good place for agriculture. As some farms gave way to housing, small three-to-five-acre estates have ...

Olathe Cottonwood Cellars

Olathe: Planning for growth, counting on corn

By Penny Stine

If the potato grower’s co-op, the corn festival and the irrigated fields surrounding the town don’t make it abundantly clear that Olathe is a farm town, perhaps a visit to the local hardware store will. At Olathe True Value ...

Moab Diner

Moab: A resort in progress

By Penny Stine

If you hear the name ‘Moab’ and immediately start singing, ‘Mo-ab, U-tah, adventure at its best,’ you’ll probably agree that Moab has been successful in their attempts to get the word out about its recreational ...

Mesa: Mountain Living

By Penny Stine

There’s no McDonald’s, but the Drive-In near Collbran serves up a mean burger. There’s no mall, but the Padilla’s General Store in Mesa sells everything from doll clothing to fishing gear, groceries and dishes. There ...

Northeast Area 29 Road

Northeast: Facelift Brings Change

By Penny Stine

The northeast area includes some of the oldest parts of the valley and some of the fastest-growing areas. North Avenue has been a main drag for years and unfortunately, it shows. Some of the buildings and parking lots look like they’re ...

Loma Boat Launch

Loma and Mack: The Ruler Out West

By Penny Stine

Loma and Mack, two rural communities west of town, are struggling with the basic urban convenience of a sewer system. Residents are being asked if they want it, and if they do, they may need to allow for a higher housing density to help pay ...

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