Montrose

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The Western Slope economy was already improving. Then Opportunity Zones added a power boost.

Montrose and Grand Junction are at the forefront of new investment through the tax program created to bolster growth in rural and low-income areas.

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With or without WeWork, Colorado’s coworking industry sees sustainable growth in flexible office space

Denver’s the nation’s 7th largest flex space region in the U.S., and one Western Slope company aims to connect the rest of the industry.

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Parked: Delta mobile-home resident poisoned by carbon monoxide; rental company denies anything is wrong

When the woman notified mobile park management she was moving out, she received an eviction threat

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Sweet corn put Olathe on the map, but seeds of economic revival didn’t take

Olathe Sweet Corn Festival has moved to Montrose and the town still is wrestling with troubling changes back in the ‘80s that spurred grower John Harold to pitch ‘Olathe Sweet’ to the world.

Culture Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s oldest drive-in theater: 70 years of watching the stars, under the stars at The Star in Montrose

The Star is the nation’s oldest drive-in theater still owned and operated by the founding family, and one of nine drive-ins left in Colorado

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Small hydropower providers are hoping it’s their time to shine as Colorado moves toward a renewables future

“My dream is to get to the world where hydropower is like rooftop solar," said Kurt Johnson, a hydropower advocate who co-authored the Colorado Energy Office’s “2015 Small Hydropower Handbook.”

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Hemp has arrived: Colorado crops double after Farm Bill makes growing more legit

Beyond rush for CBD products, hemp-reinforced plastics pioneered by Henry Ford are in the works, but legal hurdles remain

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Montrose wants a piece of Colorado’s $62.5 billion outdoor recreation economy with new 150-acre business campus

Layers of federal, state, city incentives luring outdoor companies, including one of Colorado’s first Opportunity Zone investment projects