Merle’s Brown Bag Sells Out First Order of Reusable Carryout Containers
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TELLURIDE – Merle’s Brown Bag, a favorite main street breakfast-and-lunch counter/carryout, is selling out of its green, corn-based reusable salad containers faster than customers can write up their orders on the (also-reusable) order forms.

The containers cost $10, but come with a free salad on the first go-round. “I only ordered 25,” says Shawn-Marie Parent, the eponymous “Merle” (government officials thought her name was Shawn-Merle due to her father’s hard-to-read handwriting on the forms he filled out for her birth certificate), “because I wasn’t sure how well it was going to work.”

Get in line for yours now, however; she has ordered 50 the second time around, and they’re due in this week. “They’re made from corn that’s probably GMO corn,” says Parent, “which I’m morally opposed to. But it’s a good start – and it’s reusable.” This winter she plans to order reusable containers for baked goods, as well.

Dave’s Mountain Tours a Fodor’s Choice

TELLURIDE – Dave Rote’s company, Dave’s Mountain Tours, has been awarded a Fodor’s Choice award from Fodor’s, the 70-year-old publisher of guidebooks for American travelers. “Each year, our expert team of writers around the world selects an exclusive list of restaurants, hotels and attractions in their area to represent the best places to visit when traveling to the region,” the press release from Fodor’s explains. To arrange for a jeep tour, call 970/728-9749 or

Montrose County Hires Due-Diligence Consultant

MONTROSE – Boyd Group International, a professional consulting company out of Evergreen, has been hired by Montrose County to conduct due diligence on Extra Aircraft Manufacturing Company.

“The county decided to hire this company because we want to make sure the due diligence is done correctly,” said Montrose County Manager Jesse Smith. “Boyd Group International is made up of experienced experts that understand market trends in the aviation industry.

“This firm can determine the potential market for the two aircraft that will possibly be manufactured in our County as well as gather the information we need to be able to make informed decisions regarding Extra,” concluded Smith. Michael Boyd, co-founder of the firm in 1984 and president, is often called upon by the national media to provide input regarding events and trends affecting aircraft manufacturers, airlines and airports. Since founding the company in 1984, he has directed hundreds of projects for clients ranging from small airports to global companies such as General Electric, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Aerostructures, and Embraer Aircraft.

The firm’s website can be found at:
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