Be Sweet Bake Shop has opened a new pop-up spot off of Horizon Drive and is in the process of turning it into a permanent section location.

Be Sweet now has a space in the Western Health Care Alliance office building, 715 Horizon Drive, in the atrium on the first floor. Currently, the shop is open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, according to owner Carrie Litz.

Litz said Western Health Care Alliance staff approached her about wanting coffee and snack options for employees.

“It’s just becoming a permanent location that we can open to the public,” Litz said.

Be Sweet has two people working at the office building who also work at the shop’s permanent location at 150 Main St. It opened that location in 2018. Be Sweet launched in 2015 and had a drive-thru shop on North Seventh Street, just north of North Avenue. It moved the drive-thru out to near the Mesa Mall but closed the location.

The new pop-up shop started in November and should be permanent within the next month, Litz said. At the moment, the shop keeps all its equipment on site in storage when it is not open. It will build a kiosk — similar to what would be seen at an airport — that will allow it to expand the menu and the hours. All the baking is done at 150 Main St.

Currently, the menu includes a full coffee and espresso bar, breakfast burritos, quiche, chicken pot pies, cold sandwiches, wraps and grab-and-go baked goods.

n Powderhorn Mountain Resort is kicking off its first Winter Carnival today at 6 p.m. with a snowshoe tour of the Odin Recreation Center. The carnival will run through Sunday.

Each day features numerous activities such as yoga classes, kid’s winter games and the Uphill Race.

Music during the event includes Zac Grant and Toph Music, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, respectively.

A full schedule of events is available at

n The Daily Sentinel reported last week that the Grand Junction Regional Airport had received a Small Community Air Service Development program grant of $950,000 that could bring a new nonstop flight to San Francisco, likely in 2021.

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced all 18 grants it awarded for the program. In total, the department doled out $12.2 million with Grand Junction receiving the second-largest grant of the 18. Only Abilene, Texas, taking in $1 million, received more.

Grand Junction was also the only Colorado airport to receive funding, joining airports in Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington.

The department noted that it received 57 applications for grants from 30 different states.

“This federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao said in a press release.


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