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.

Grand opening…

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

Grand opening…


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

Stage Stop sold to family from Craig

Dave Satterwhite, left, and Jason Steiner shook hands on Monday to close the deal on the sale of Stage Stop Meat Market & Deli in Meeker. Steiner opened Stage Stop in 2006, and he sold the operation to the Dave Satterwhite family of 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.

Fire destroys Rangely oilfield supply business

The building housing The Patch Supplies, an oilfield supply company started by Rangely resident Laura Hennerman in 2011, burned to the ground New Year’s Day. Nobody was in the building at the time. “What is already is,” said Hennerman, who doesn’t know whether she’ll start over or move on to something else. “I just want to move forward and trust.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.