Celebrating small businesses 

Veterans Small Business Week begins Nov. 5, according to a recent announcement from Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ office.

“The nationwide Small Business Administration event celebrates the accomplishments of every veteran and military spouse who is a small business owner,” it noted.

“I am thankful that the SBA makes an effort to help veterans and their families” Williams stated. “My office provides tools to the military community in Colorado to make it easy to start and maintain a small business.”

According to an economic indicator report recently released by the SOS’s office, there are more than 700,000 businesses in Colorado that are considered “in good standing.”

For more, go to sba.gov.


Corning second in World Cup

Chris Corning, a 2018 Olympian who trained with Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club as a junior, started the official FIS Snowboard World Cup season with a silver medal behind Japan’s Takeru Otsuka. Kallie Jarvilehto of Finland took third.

“Corning was the lone American in the top 10 for finals and he came out firing with a flat spin frontside 1140 melon,” according to a dispatch by USST’s Andrew Gauthier. “Many riders took a relatively safe run on their second jump, but Corning took a very different approach, performing a backside triple cork 1440 melon landing almost at the flat bottom. His perfect landing matched his first run score of a 92.50 putting him in second place.”

His third run in trying to overtake Otsuka saw Corning uncorking a quad cork 1800, “which won him the opening World Cup big air of the (early) season in Cardrona, but he simply ran out of real estate on the landing and settled for his second-consecutive World Cup big air podium,” according to Gauthier.


Friends to pets and homeowners 

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse Real Estate announced that it recently hosted its second annual pet adoption weekend, in concert with other Coldwell Banker offices and animal shelters locally and around the nation. 

“Homes for Dogs” was held Oct. 13-14 and local participating offices included Aspen, Snowmass, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. New homes were found for five local pets. CBMM employees also raised money for the cause.

“We’re very proud to support this wonderful cause both nationwide and with our local animal shelters,” stated Will Herndon, president of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. “It’s extremely rewarding to see our agents come together in this collective effort.”

“During the adoption weekend, one couple visiting Aspen on their honeymoon loved the event so much, they stayed and played with the dogs for over an hour,” it was noted. 

Coldwell Banker Real Estate launched its “Homes for Dogs Project” in 2015.