Small Business Spotlight: Compass Peak Imaging

Small Business Spotlight: Compass Peak Imaging

long time valley Radiologist Elizabeth Kulwiec starts new business which aims to make quality medical Imaging more affordable in the Roaring Fork valley.
Dr. Elizabeth Kulwiec, founder and co-owner of Compass Peak Imaging.

In this Small Business Spotlight, Maureen Stepp interviews Dr. Elizabeth Kulwiec and Jeff Vichick of Compass Peak Imaging. Listen in as they discuss the high costs of medical care in the valley, how Compass Imaging will help solve this problem,  and the challenges they overcame when starting this business. 



More about Compass Peak Imaging

Jeff Vichick, the director of Compass Peak Imaging.

Compass Peak Imaging was founded to provide cost effective, high quality medical imaging to our valley.  Compass Peak will open on Monday, March 19 with the latest equipment and  a highly trained and experienced staff. Their commitment to the customer is exemplified by their commitment to “transparent” billing which helps you know what your visit will actually cost.

Appointments can be made by calling 970-665-2194

For more information on Compass Peak Imaging, including their pricing, visit their website at:

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Tales of High Tails – Glenwood Springs Pet Store

Interview with Laurie Raymond. 

Laurie Raymond
Laurie Raymond: Founder of High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters

Aubrie Driscoll interviews Laurie Raymond, one of the founders of High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters. Their doors opened 14 years ago on Valentine’s Day in 2004.

High Tails offers doggy daycare, grooming, DIY grooming, pet nutritional consulting, pet training class, and they sell food and other pet supplies. They are located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


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Because animals cannot advocate for themselves, businesses like High Tails are so important. Their mission is to give back to pets for being  loving companions to their owners. This is why they put so much emphasis on teaching owners how to feed their pets nutritionally, as well as on training puppies to learn proper housebreaking behaviors. High Tails understands that our pets truly are family.

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Small Business Spotlight: GoBeMap

Small Business Spotlight: GoBeMap

From Healthy Food to Trailheads to Kids’ Activities, Learn how GoBeMap Helps you find places to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle while traveling.
Chris Beebe

In this Small Business Spotlight, Maureen Stepp interviews the founder of GoBeMap, Chris Beebe. Listen as they discuss how and why GoBeMap was created, how GoBeMap helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling,  and why you should use this app instead of competitors like Google Maps.

More about GoBeMap

GoBeMap is a currently free, currently iOS exclusive map app. This app uses preset categories with filtered results to help you quickly and easily find nearby locations that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle while traveling.

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Small Business Spotlight: Footsteps Marketing

Learn how this local digital marketing company helps clients increase their online visibility in our increasingly connected world. 
Sydney Schalit

In this Small Business Spotlight, Maureen Stepp interviews guests Sydney Schalit and Amy Moore of the digital marketing company Footsteps Marketing. Listen as they discuss digital marketing, the history of Footsteps Marketing,  and the importance of community.

More about Footsteps Marketing

Based in Carbondale, Footsteps Marketing has grown from advertising for just Ace Hardware to marketing for over 500 clients nationwide while maintaining a close connection with the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Inside Scoop for Roaring Fork Schools – Adam Volek – Principal at Riverview

Annmarie Deter interviews the new Principal of Riverview School, Adam Volek. She gets the inside scoop on what brought him to Colorado and how he got into education.

Adam Volek, Principal of Riverview

They also discuss some of the challenges involved with building a school from the ground up, how the K-8 dynamic works and if the students will get their requested microwaves. Listen to our podcast to find out these answers and more.

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More about Adam

Originally from Northern Arizona, Adam was fortunate to have a teaching career at both the elementary and middle school levels. Following his experience as a teacher, he became a school leader and had the opportunity to be the assistant principal and principal at McMeen Elementary, an amazing school in Southeast Denver where families came from 34 different countries.

Following his time at McMeen, he became an instructional superintendent, supporting principals at different schools in Northwest Denver.  During his time as a teacher, school leader and instructional superintendent, he made many wonderful connections with students, families, teachers and community members from all over the world.  Adam brings to his new role a deep commitment to build strong and meaningful relationships here in the Valley.

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Winter Stoke Film Festival – Calling Local Filmmakers!

Calling all local film makers, the Second Annual Winter Stoke Film Festival is on!

Submit your 1-3 minute video and win a 2017-18 Season Pass to Sunlight Mountain Resort. Your edit on the BIG screen. Anyone can enter. Share your stoke!

Submit Films @:

Three finalists will be chosen for each venue,and the audiences will vote for their favorite Winter Stoke Film. The winner receives a free 2017-18 Season Pass to Sunlight Mountain Resort AND a prestigious Golden Boot Award. All finalists receive 2 lift tickets to Sunlight. Deadline to enter is Nov. 7, 2017!

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Artist Profile – Local Rapper Andy Pablo

The Artist Profile returns with local rapper from The 970, Andy Pablo! This episode promotes his first independent EP release titled “Still Learning.”


Andy comes from Vail, Colorado and is currently attending college at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, CO. He has been writing songs and rapping since the age of 17. He spent the last year writing a few brand new songs, and well as re-using and repurposing some old lyrics. These efforts manifested in the release of his first EP, “Still Learning”

Andy studies some of his favorite rappers for inspiration, examples include Erick the Architect from Flatbush Zombies, Joey Bada$$, and Logic.

This interview features the track “Don’t Trust,” one of the darker tracks on the EP.  “In my head, trust can’t be reimbursed, so when that gets broken it’s a big thing. When I was writing the song it helped me to project what I was feeling without harming those people that burned me. There’s no sense in vengeance and revenge.” 

Andy believes that MCs should address and promote positivity, equality, and love. He says that these things are in people’s minds, but believes they should be more of a focus.

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For more interviews of local rappers, bands, and musicians head to our Artist Profile playlist on soundcloud!

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Summer Science Fair Interviews – Aspen Science Center

Listen to our live interviews from our day at the Summer Science Fair put on by the Aspen Science Center.

David Houggy

President of the Aspen Science Center. He believes that we need more science education in this country for both kids and adults. He says that kids need to be able to explore in a hands-on way at their own pace, following their natural instincts and curiosity.

Josh Eskin

Principal engineer for Ball Corporation’s Aerospace division located in Boulder, Colorado. Josh was at the Science Fair demonstrating information on the James-Webb space telescope which he describes as the “next big space telescope” to be launched.


Paleontologist at the Ice Age Discovery Center In Snowmass Village, Colorado. The Snowmastodon Site is one of the largest fossil discoveries in Colorado history, the world’s most significant mastodon find, and a remarkably complete record of climate change between 140,000-45,000 years ago.


Dean of Communication, Art, & Media at Colorado Mountain College. He spent the day with us at the science fair demoing the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung VR headsets.

Click here for the full list of interviews!

More about Aspen Science Center:

The Aspen Science Center’s mission is:

“To advance the public understanding of science through lifelong discovery, exploration and education.”

“Science is an indispensable tool for understanding our world, becoming an informed citizen, and enriching people’s lives. In today’s world, each citizen must have a solid base in the understanding of, and appreciation for, scientific concepts and their essential role in the betterment of humankind.

The Aspen Science Center was formed to offer teachers, students, and the larger community a vital center of instruction in and exploration of science, and a resource for science literacy.”

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Small Business Spotlight – Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities

Small Business Spotlight features the people and stories of the small business community in the roaring fork valley. This episode features John Klonowski, Director of Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO).

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John Klonowski – Director of CAMO (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities)

CAMO provides adaptive therapeutic recreation and wellness experiences for military personnel diagnosed with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. CAMO offers an opportunity for veterans, their spouses/partners and caregivers to reconnect with outdoor recreation activities through professional adaptive instruction for summer and winter sports.

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More about John:

John’s passion for sharing the beauty and serenity of the mountains through recreational therapy to injured military personnel translated into directing the Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities program. In the first year under John’s direction, the CAMO program served over 150 injured service men and women from all branches of the United States military.

With an eye on the future, John’s goal is to build community partnerships through CAMO participant; a greater awareness of the issues our injured service men and women face upon their return to civilian life; and, future partnerships with local and national business partners.  Read more at

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Because Of You Podcast – Doug Stewart – Director of Marketing

This episode of the podcast covers a range of topics from the early days of CMC’s marketing department, the brand identity of the college and its authentic marketing messages that have been cultivated over the years.

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Lucas Turner and Doug Stewart

Doug got his start at CMC in the Professional Photography program the 1984. He did various writing and photography jobs after graduation, including helping with the brand new marketing department at Colorado Mountain College.

“Working for CMC allowed me to live in a beautiful place that I love and raise my family. I love the outdoors and everything mountains. It also gave me a good job where I enjoy the people I work with, and I agree with the mission.

I’ve always felt extremely fortunate that I was able to work at Colorado Mountain College, contribute to its mission, contribute to the community, and live a lifestyle that’s hard to beat anywhere.”

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One thing from a marketing perspective that Doug says he’d like to see change is the perception of Colorado Mountain College as a “less than” school. He thinks that we should try to get parents and students and counselors and high school teachers to recognize that we send people to ivy league schools directly from here, we send people to Cambridge in England directly form here, we send people to work on their PHDs at Cornell that are full bright scholars, those are our students.

“We’re never going to have the reputation of Harvard or Yale or any of those, but there’s a different category that we fit it, that really does deliver a solid education and prepares you for whatever else you’ll do. I’d love to have that be the top of mind thought for people when they think of Colorado Mountain College, because it’s true.”

Doug Stewart

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