Business Buzz: Grand Re-Opening of Desert Sun Hydro |

Business Buzz: Grand Re-Opening of Desert Sun Hydro

The new owner, Chris Conner, is making a gumbo to welcome visitors to the store. Enjoy a bowl while browsing the new products on the shelves and learn more about how easy it is to have veggies and herbs all year.  11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., July 8. The store also has new hours:  11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Located at 321 Ranney Street. To learn more or arrange to visit the store after hours, call: 970-824-1715.

July workshop to highlight vacant property redevelopment

Those interested in finding ways to redevelop vacant properties are encouraged to attend a workshop in Craig in July.

The Community Revitalization Workshop is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop, Craig.

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is partnering with nonprofit organization Community Builders and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Human Environment to host the event. Rio Blanco County and Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council also support the project.

The workshop will focus on strategies for site assessment, cleanup and redevelopment for properties such as former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, junkyards and landfills. Attendees will also learn about how state brownfields resources can be leveraged to further community redevelopment goals.

Anyone interested is invited to attend. The workshop is especially pertinent for government officials, property owners, real estate professionals, investors, attorneys, developers, bankers and environmental consultants.

The event is free, and lunch is provided for those who register by visiting

For more information or to submit a site for a visit during the workshop, contact Michelle Balleck with CMEDP at 620-4370 or

For more information about Community Builders, visit

Scholarship Available for Rural Philanthropy Days

The Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days  Steering Committee will be awarding a total of 15 full scholarships and 20 half scholarships to qualifying applicants with financial need. Scholarships will be divided evenly among all five counties in the Northwest region.

If you are applying for a scholarship, do not yet register for the event. You will be notified of whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship by August 18th. Recipients will then need to register for the conference by August 31st using the discount code that is provided. Applicants that are not awarded will receive a discount code to honor the early bird registration price.

Deadline to complete scholarship applications is August 1st. To learn more and apply visit:

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