Western Slope an incubator for solid businesses

PAONIA I Timm Smith has been in the outdoor gear industry for a decade—just long enough to see one scrappy, independent company after another surrender to the kind of corporatization they once scorned. SmartWool apparel may still be based in Steamboat Springs, Colo., but in 2005 it was bought by Timberland, which was bought by […]

Entrepreneurship seminar set in Craig

RBC I The Colorado Rural Development Council will host the 2014 Rural Colorado Entrepreneurship MarketPlace at Moffat County High School on June 13. The event provides resources and technical assistance to small rural businesses or those who would like to start their own business. Share on Facebook

Grand opening…

The grand opening for Fone Zone, Inc., the new authorized dealer for Union Wireless in Meeker, was held Oct. 9. Share on Facebook

Grand opening…

Brother’s Custom Processing held a grand opening celebration Friday at 101 E. Market St. in Meeker. Share on Facebook

Stage Stop sold to family from Craig

MEEKER I Jason Steiner of Meeker opened the Stage Stop Meat Market & Deli in 2006, but he passed on the keys this week to the David Satterwhite family of Craig. Share on Facebook

Fire destroys Rangely oilfield supply business

RANGELY I A Rangely business owner lost her inventory and employment but was left with the remaining loan when a fire burned the building housing The Patch Supplies, an oilfield supply business, on New Year’s Day. Share on Facebook

Tipton encourages participation

RBC I Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) encouraged people to support local businesses on “Small Business Saturday” (Nov. 24). Tipton, who chairs the House Small Business Subcommittee on Energy, Agriculture and Trade, is a cosponsor of a House Resolution (H. Res. 793) expressing support for the designation of a “Small Business Saturday” and supporting efforts to […]

Shop small, spend big this holiday

RBC I Consumers say they will be out in full force on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, to support the small businesses that fuel the U.S. economy, create jobs and keep communities thriving. Share on Facebook

Park Street Grill and Bar satisfies Rangely dining niche

RANGELY I Though it’s in the same space as what used to be Betty’s Café, Rangely’s newest restaurant, the Park Street Grill and Bar, has a different feel behind its food, executive chef Jesper Jonsson says. Share on Facebook

Mexican House makes its debut in Rangely

RANGELY I These days, restaurant owners Alberto Vieyra and Arturo Rodriguez have more on their plates than just food. Share on Facebook

Shop, Dine most successful

RANGELY I The Town of Rangely started the Shop and Dine Rangely program four years ago and the number of receipts generated and individuals participating in the program this year broke records. Share on Facebook

Helping businesses cut red tape, costs

RBC I The Colorado Senate Republicans will conduct six regional business roundtables across Colorado beginning July 28 to collect new ideas for cutting red tape and compliance costs for Colorado employers. Share on Facebook