Liam Price, 16, washes dishes in the kitchen of Donita's Cantina as owner Kay Peterson Cook works in the background on August 10, 2019. After 30 years in the historic Elk Mountain House building, Cook is closing Donita's in September. The lease went up 50% Cook said, and that along with a shortage of labor is causing her to close. Already short-handed, Cook closes Donita's twice a week to save money. (Dean Krakel, Special to The Colorado Sun)

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