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Travel industry offers summer deals

By Emily Shockley

Travel packages for warm destinations are sizzling this summer. Heat and hurricanes tend to dent business during the next couple months in areas of the Caribbean and Mexico, according to Vonnie Hicks, owner of First Class Travel, 435 Main St. ...

Biz Buzz, Aug. 1, 2010

By Staff

After 15 years in its corner of Cottonwood Mall, 2493 U.S. Highway 6&50, Encore Shoppe & Gallery is moving downtown. Owner Mandy Barnes signed a lease Wednesday for the building at 461 Grand Ave., the former home of ...

Boot Barn to fill Jo-Ann vacancy at Mesa Mall

By Emily Shockley

Boot Barn will be the newest addition to Mesa Mall. The Western-wear outfitter will move into the storefront outside Sears currently reserved for Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, which is closing in August. The move could happen as soon as this ...

Biz Buzz, July 25, 2010

By Staff

Steven Sherer and his wife, Pat, thought they bid aloha to Hawaii’s palm trees two years ago to retire among Palisade’s peach trees. Instead, fast approaching his 69th birthday, Steven finds himself focused on another career: ...

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New Palisade brewery follows stout process to christen beers

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If the Palisade Brewing Co.‘s Laid Back Blonde is too easygoing, something with a little more firepower might be in order. Consider, for instance, the brewer’s Gatling Gun Brown. Or maybe its SOB Pale. Whatever the art of naming ...

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Extra Aircraft lands headquarters in Montrose

By William Woody

German based Extra Aircraft company celebrates the opening of its U.S. headquarters to the excitement of residents and officials in Montrose Friday morning July 23, 2010.  ...

Biz Buzz, July 18, 2010

By Staff

Drivers on Interstate 70 Business Loop a little east of 30 Road no doubt saw a young lady wearing a sandwich-board sign and waving at traffic on recent weekday afternoons. And many probably wondered what the sign’s large letters, ...

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Ice vendor hopes to bag area market

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Tom Slappey is a cold businessman. So cold, in fact, his business is a 32-degree frozen asset. Bagged or in bulk, Slappey sells ice as well as purified water at a number of roadside vending machines popping up across the Western ...

Biz buzz: July 11, 2010

By Staff

After proliferating the Front Range with 34 stores, Brakes Plus finally decided to cross the Continental Divide in Colorado. The Western Slope’s first Brakes Plus is under construction in Grand Junction at 519 Ligrani Lane, between the ...

Local startup aims to make roads into energy fields

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A Mesa County entrepreneur is hoping to make inroads into the energy field by building better roads for drill rigs. Steve Casano, his wife, Kimberly, and some partners last year completed a quarter-mile test strip of road near Vega Reservoir ...

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