Here is the scoop on the new CDOT sponsored bus routes. VERY EXCITING and affordable too!!!
We'd like to introduce you to Bustang. Yes, Bustang.
It’s our new interregional bus line. It’s big. It’s black and purple. A CDOT first, Bustang will travel North, South and West daily from Denver’s Union Station. In short, Bustang will change the way we look at commuting.
Bustang will be parked in front of the CDOT headquarters on Thursday, December 18 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. So saddle up, take a few minutes for a tour and get to know this black and purple machine.
Bustang will connect Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs and a few points in-between. A ride on Bustang changes your outlook completely. Now, you’ll want to go where you need to go. Climb aboard and you’ll find free WiFi, 110v outlets, USB ports, bike racks and bathrooms. Hop aboard Bustang to discover the many additional amenities available.
This will serve Glenwood Springs!
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What: CMC ArtShare Opening Reception
Featured artist: Jane Seglem, watercolor artist & CMC Instructor
When: Friday, Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Glenwood Springs Branch Library
Exhibit runs through Jan. 26, 2015
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information call 970-945-5958 or visit www.gcpld.org
We are thrilled to announce that Stan Brown has joined the Stewart Title team as Business Development Officer for the Garfield County market. Stan brings over 30 years of experience in the real estate, banking and finance industry. Formerly the Vice President of Vectra Bank in Snowmass Village, Stan’s 15 years of experience in his role there have provided him with a deep understanding of industry challenges and opportunities in the Valley. Stan has been an integral part of the community and real estate industry in the area since 1993. A graduate of the University of Denver School of Business, Stan and his wife Debra are happy to call Carbondale their home. They have 5 children and 12 grandchildren and enjoy the opportunities and lifestyle that the Valley and Colorado have to offer.
Stan is proud to represent Stewart Title in the Glenwood Springs, Basalt and Rifle communities and is excited to offer the strengths, stability and trustworthiness of a company celebrating 120 years in business serving the real estate community.
As part of a global company and one of the nation’s largest underwriters, Stewart Title is able to call upon its experience locally and world-wide to service all aspects of the real estate industry.
Additionally, the tools and services available to you through Stewart Title are designed to support your business success. A few of those services are listed below:
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) blueprint for improving the state’s transportation system over the next 10 to 25 years now is available for public review and comment at www.coloradotransportationmatters.com.
The Colorado Statewide Transportation Plan is CDOT’s first web-based Statewide Transportation Plan and includes the goals and objectives to enhance safety, mobility, maintenance, and economic vitality. It also presents:
• Public and stakeholder input
• Identifies Colorado’s multimodal transportation system
• Transportation needs, revenue and funding gap
• Overall investment strategies
• Top strategic actions to meet the plan’s goals
Colorado's Regional Transportation Plans and the Statewide Transit Plan are also available for review and comment.
For further information, please contact Michelle Scheuerman, Statewide Planning Manager (303) 757-9770, Michelle.Scheuerman@state.co.us.
Check out the video above to see the three film genres that countdown to Colorado Gives Day, on Tuesday, December 9th.
Produced by BEHEARD! Class of 2014-2015
TIME is RUNNING OUT!!
BE HEARD! 2014-15 class video campaign is set to raise funds for True Media Foundation on Colorado Gives Day. Make your contribution to True Media Foundation on December 9th online at https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday. You can also schedule an automatic donation for December 9th. Each donation puts us in a drawing to win an additional $5000. Your support provides an opportunity for young people to learn how to produce media with positive social impact. Enjoy the videos -- these kids are working hard, learning a lot and having fun!!!
Small Business Saturday® Results: Independent Businesses Make Strong Statement to Start the Holiday Shopping Season
14.9% Increase in Small Business Saturday Shopper Traffic Helped Offset Lower Average Consumer Spending, According to NFIB and American Express Research
From the main streets in towns like Galesburg, Illinois to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, there was strong support for local independent businesses on Small Business Saturday. Shoppers across the nation made a powerful statement with 88 million consumers “Shopping Small” on the day, up 14.9 percent from just a year ago.
This according to the results from the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released today by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express.
According to the survey, the average person who shopped on Small Business Saturday spent $162, down 11.5 percent from the previous year. Though average spending was down, overall spending was boosted by strong awareness and the sheer volume of shoppers supporting their local businesses on the day.
With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population aware of Small Business Saturday (67%) and more people shopping, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $14.3 billion* with independent retailers and restaurants on the day, an increase of 2.1 percent from $14 billion in 2013.
“More Americans recognize the direct link between shopping locally and stronger communities and that’s an extremely positive result,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. “We’re delighted by the success of Small Business Saturday but we’re even more excited by the growing commitment among Americans to give small businesses a chance to compete all year round.”
“Once again, Small Business Saturday proved to be a bright spot over the first official holiday shopping weekend,” said Denise Pickett, President, American Express OPEN. “Small businesses are critical to the stability of our local communities and growth of our national economy. We are confident that the broad national support for these businesses will continue well beyond November 29th.”
Elected Officials Across the U.S. Pledge Their Support
Communities and Supporters Make Year Five Bigger than Ever
About the Survey
The Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of 2682 males and females 18 years of age or older. The sample was collected using an email invitation and an online survey. The study was conducted anonymously by independent marketing performance specialist Ebiquity on November 30, 2014. The survey has an overall margin of error of +/- 1.9%, at the 95% level of confidence.
About Small Business Saturday
November 29th marks the fifth annual Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 in response to small business owners’ most pressing need: more customers.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
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*Please note that due to a change in research vendors, we have made an adjustment to our methodology for this survey. As a result, we have restated trend data from all Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Surveys. The new methodology includes more survey participants and a spending extrapolation based on average consumer expenditure.
Local author and artist Jessica Meath emerges for book release, art show and signing at Glenwood's Main Street Gallery
Jessica Meath, a longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident, just published her first children's book.
"Nile in Denial" is the first book from New Castle artist and author Jessica Meath. Two years in the making, it tells the account of a change-averse caterpillar and his journey to acceptance of his inevitable metamorphosis and transformation. On Saturday, Dec. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., everyone will have the opportunity to read the engaging story, meet the author, and purchase signed books and illustrations. Main Street Gallery, at 817 Grand Avenue in Glenwood, will host the event.
All children who attend the signing event are invited to enter a "Nile in Denial" coloring contest. The winner will receive a signed copy of the book, custom bookmark and a set of book plates.
"We all face changes—that for better or for worse—we often shy away from or wish to avoid," says Meath. "'Nile in Denial' offers a relatable view of the struggle and acceptance of change. I created this story with kids in mind, but it's really an inspiration for people of all ages who are experiencing a move, graduation, new baby or other significant life event."
The book includes a vocabulary list and an informative graphic on the phenomenon of metamorphosis. The accompanying website, www.nilethebutterfly.com, has free tools and resources for parents and educators. In addition to books and prints, Meath has created puzzles, pillows and more themed "Nile in Denial" gift items that are available for purchase online.
"Nile in Denial" books will be available at Main Street Gallery through December, and also for sale at The Book Train at 723 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs in 2014 and 2015.
About the author
Jessica Meath is a Colorado native with Midwestern roots. Children’s books have always intrigued her. She has been known to collect them and to be caught browsing the children’s literature sections of libraries and bookstores. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up the only answer that came to mind was: an artist. With a degree in art education (despite the persuasive efforts of her English teacher directing her toward a degree in literature) and years of professional experience as a graphic designer, Jessica has now pursued her lifelong dream of author and illustrator. And determined to remain a child at heart, the realm of children's book illustrations and literature is a natural fit.
About the book
"Nile in Denial" is a book about the challenges and rewards of embracing change both physically and metaphorically. Nile is a stubborn caterpillar who resists change in all aspects of his existence until one day he meets an adventurous caterpillar who predicts the greatest transformation of his life. Dealing with this transformation forces Nile to break out of his comfort zone and work past his denial. After all, the one consistent thing in life is change. The book is an excellent learning tool for exploring what adaptation means in our own lives.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association was named 2013 Chamber of the Year by ACCE!