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Support Colorado’s Small Businesses

Welcome to Colorado Country Life’s new #CoOpsSupportCO page. Colorado’s electric cooperatives want to support their local communities. One way they are doing that is through this page, which focuses on the many small, Colorado businesses that have been featured on the Discoveries page of the magazine and other similar businesses just trying to make it during this difficult time. Check out this amazing list and place an order:

Have a small Colorado business you want to see on this list? Click here to fill out the form!

Apparel and Accessories

Belong Designs, Denver, sells a variety of Colorado-inspired apparel and accessories:

Cibado, Hotchkiss, makes very attractive leather bags (and there’s only one gal doing it):

Elisabethan, Paonia, handmakes clothing using recycled fabrics:

Epoch Eyewear, Colorado Springs, is a veteran owned and operated eyewear manufacturer that makes slick sunglasses to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays:

Hip Bag Company, Eaton. Keep your belongings out of your pockets an into a hip bag. No two hip bags are exactly alike: 970-475-4045 or email

Mellivora, Denver, sells lots of great Colorado-inspired apparel and is currently offering $15 off any purchase:

Phoenix Fiber Mill, Southeastern Colorado, a family-owned alpaca-fiber sock company that sells socks, sock and more socks!

Save Our Soles, Broomfield, sells socks for all kinds of scenarios:

SilkPassionEtc, Grand Junction. GJ resident Olga Aslyozova sells hand-painted scarfs with designs such as delicate floral patters, swirls and geometric shapes:

Sundance Sheepskin & Leather, Buena Vista, constructs boots, moccasins, hats and more from sheepskin:

YoColorado, Golden, sells men’s, women’s and children’s apparel as well as accessories, all with a Colorado flair:

Arts and Crafts

Alf’s Blacksmith, Buena Vista. Blacksmith Alpheus G. Rudd can repair and/or restore your metal pieces or create an original artwork:

Bob’s Clock Repair, Durango. Bob takes beautiful old clocks and makes them function again by replacing, rebuilding, or making missing parts, and cleaning the mechanisms back to functionality. Same for watches you don’t want to learn to be without. He’s a perfectionist with an eye for beauty, so his jewelry designs are first-rate also. Contact Bob at 970-247-7729 or

Creative Traditions, Holyoke. Whether you are an experienced quilter or just beginning, you have a place to go to find supplies for all of your quilting needs – helping you create new treasures with time-honored traditions. Call 970-854-3699 or visit

Cullum’s Wildlife Art, Grand Junction, has the tagline “Capturing Colorado’s Glorious and Great Outdoors.” Uses a variety of avenues to create his artworks:

Prairie Metalworks, Springfield. Uses a portable welding rig to perform maintenance, repairs and construction, as well as creates beautiful metal artwork. 719-563-1014,

Wet Mountain Stoneworks, Colorado City. Handmade crosses, lazy susans, birdhouses, urns, coasters, plant stands and more. Materials include marble, granite, sandstone and travertine. Items are constructed by a master mason in Colorado and are meant to last generations. Quality guaranteed. 719-679-8284,

Bath, Body and Beauty Products

American Country Essentials, Matheson, sells really pretty soaps, lotions, etc., and is offering discounts on shipping. Also, currently 10% off your first order:

Blue Llama, La Veta, sells CBD-infused products for humans and pets:

Dream Colorado, Gypsum, makes a variety of skin creams as well as a Good Smelling Bug Spray:

Earth Layers Organic Aromatherapeutics, Colorado Springs, sells their handcrafted, freshly-made, organic, 100% pure aromatherapeutic products. 719-322-2537,

Gem Clay, Buena Vista, makes and sells pristine skin care minerals from Mt. Antero.  Masques, hydrating face cream, firming eye serum, and moisturizer are perfect for treating both high altitude dryness and the signs of aging found at any altitude. Good prices, too! Contact Tracie, 719-626-1921,

Glo Skin Beauty, Denver, has a line of skincare and makeup products:

Mountain Soap Factory, Steamboat Springs, makes several types of soaps and other bathing accessories:

Motherlove, Fort Collins, creates organic products for breastfeeding, pregnancy, birth and baby:

Queen of the Meadow, Fort Collins, sells an eco-friendly, all-natural, plant-based, organic line of skincare products that also includes all-natural solid perfume balms. The company is a local, homegrown family business that took great efforts to operate entirely off the grid. Prior to the pandemic, a good portion of the business was sustained through farmer’s markets along the Colorado Front Range and Wyoming. The products are now available online at For more information, visit the website or call 970-372-1189.

Rock’n Hair by Tracy, Colorado Springs. Rock;n Hair By Tracy Salon is a private salon boutique found inside Adorn Salon Studios. You can look forward to a private, personable, and relaxing atmosphere with your Master Stylist, Tracy, a licensed professional for 20+ years with a lifelong passion for hair. Tracy has been in business for herself since 2018 as she continually strives to improve and perfect her craft specializing in trending styles to edgy and fashion forward cuts and colors to make you feel beautiful every day. Tracy specializes in creative color and blonding services and utilizes the best in organic products focusing on L’anza Healing Haircare Products and Color Line. 719-347-1978,

Singing Springs Botanicals, Ouray, sells the popular arnica salve and arnica liniment for sore, inflamed or painful muscles, plus face and body products. Singing Springs Botanicals are all-natural and handcrafted by the owner, Julie., 970-708-0236.

True Grit Grooming, Denver. Get the grooming gear you need for your facial hair such as beard cleansers, balms, oils, combs, soaps and more. Be on the lookout for the grand opening of TGG’s Showroom and Grooming Lounge where men can get the meticulous look they long for:

Vital Living, Salida, sells handcrafted skincare, makeup, supplements and loose leaf tea. They also now feature throat spray and dish soap on their homepage:

Books and Cookbooks

BookBar, Denver, is an independent bookstore that is a wonderful place to read, have a glass of wine or grab a quick bite… when they’re open. Closed through April but they’re still selling books online:

Colorado Country Life’s Book Reviews. Check out our annual Book Reviews for reading ideas written by (mostly) Colorado authors:

Tasting Colorado cookbook, written by a Denver-based professional chef, features “recipes from Colorado’s finest restaurants, lodges and guest ranches to present an exquisite blend of Western flair and Rocky Mountain charm.” CCL featured this cookbook in our 2013 Book Reviews issue as well:

Food and Drink

Rose-infused honey from Bee Squared Apiaries

Bee Squared Apiaries, Berthoud, sells honey derived from bees from its 125 hives:

Boulder Raw, LLC, Longmont is a Colorado women-owned business. They manufacture a product called the BOCO Bar, a raw, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free replacement bar that comes in a variety of flavors. A healthy way to eat on the go. 970-308-5306,

Bubba’s Fine Foods, Loveland, makes binge-worthy snacks such as ‘Nana Chips, Snack Mix and Ungranola:

Cocomels, Boulder, makes a variety of coconut milk caramels:

Colorado Honey Bourbon, Durango. The name says it all:

Daddy’s Homemade, Evergreen, makes natural, homemade syrup in unique flavors as well as pancake mix. No artificial ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup and no preservatives. The unique flavors make the syrup not only amazing on breakfast foods, bust as a tasty topper to just about anything. 303-817-6208,,

1859 Coffee Co., Central City, roasts high-altitude coffee and cold brew:

Escobar Coffee, Colorado Springs. Fresh gourmet coffee delivered to your door! No minimum; quality guaranteed. 303-883-5715,

Genesee Candy Land, Golden, sells a variety of nostalgic sweets:

Honey Stinger, Steamboat Springs, honeystinger.commakes delicious, healthy snacks with honey as its star ingredient:

Honeyville, Durango, makes lots of yummy-looking food and other products. They ship to you and they also have curbside delivery (right now) as well:

Jumpin’ Good Goat Dairy, Buena Vista, is taking online orders and local pick-ups on Fridays:

Mouse’s Chocolates and Coffee, Ouray. This small-town shop will delight you with delicious truffles, caramels, fudge and more:

PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar, Durango – with a recent opening of January 2020, this new restaurant is an elevated fast-casual eatery and wine bar that brings a taste of Italy to downtown Durango. Featuring fresh-made pasta, paninis and salads made with quality ingredients sourced from local farms: 970-764-4138,

Pueblo Salsa, Pueblo, is made with local Pueblo chiles and packs a little punch to your favorite foods:

Savory Spice, founded in Denver, but there are several locations throughout the country, including Colorado:

Spirits of the Rockies, Pueblo, makes a variety of spirits to help boost your spirits:

Tailwind Nutrition, Durango, whether you’re working out or aren’t drinking enough fluids in the day, try Tailwind’s electrolyte powders (mix with water) to help hydrate and boost energy:

Third Street, Louisville, sells a variety of teas with Fair Trade ingredients:

Wacky Apple, Hotchkiss, is a family-owned company that has an apple orchard that produces the fruit for the healthy snacks it sells:

Gardening Supplies

Cactus Pruner, Golden, has handy tools to take care of your cacti and succulents:

Home Services

Clean Sweeps of Grand County, Winter Park – get your chimney spick and span before winter weather sets in. The person who submitted this small business said, “Keith and Ann Sanders put on the the schedule. The tech was there promptly, set up, worked and was done in less than an hour. I am so grateful for the service. I don’t have to climb on my roof anymore.” 970-726-9581,

The Whimsical Chair, Castle Rock. Give your worn out furniture a new look with this custom upholstery business that touts its “creative flair.” 316-640-1230,


Bloom Jewelry, Denver, handcrafts super attractive jewelry:

Lucky Tree Studio. Inconspicuous in design, no one will know you’re breathing in your favorite fragrances with a piece of Lucky Tree Studio jewelry. Your most beloved essential oils can go wherever you do when your jewelry has a built-in diffuser. This small business recently opened Mosaic, a brick-and-mortar DIY studio in Montrose, to get its products – and those of dozens of other Colorado-based makers and artists — to the public when go-to shows were canceled due to COVID-19. or

Mt. Antero Treasures, Buena Vista, mines and sells precious gems mined on Mt Antero in the Sawatch Range and features jewelry custom designed and made from precious gems.  If you like aquamarine, blue topaz, or purple fluorite, you’ll want to visit 331 E Main Street. 719-626-1921 or

Kitchen Products

David Rasmussen, Carbondale, sells beautiful kitchen products:

Outdoor Equipment

Grass Sticks, Steamboat Springs, manufactures bamboo ski poles, as well as SUP and canoe paddles:

Mountain Ridge Gear, Peyton. MRG products center around equine packing gear, yet any outdoor lover can find sturdy equipment that will benefit them when roaming the Rockies, such as duffel bags, pommel bags, saddle panniers and pack saddles:

Wildsyde’s Vintage eCruiser

Nite Ize, Boulder. While most of Nite Ize’s products are to explore the outdoors, there are several that can come in very useful during this time:

Romp Skis, Crested Butte, manufactures attractive, durable skis:

Ross Reels, Montrose, manufactures beautiful reels and spools for your fishing adventures:

Vintage Overland, Grand Junction, get a handcrafted caravan so you can hit the road in style:

Wildsyde, Avon, makes electric bikes with a cool, vintage touch:


Happy Dogs CBD, Cotopaxi – help alleviate your canine’s pain, anxiety, seizures, allergies, stress and/or wellbeing with Happy Dogs’ treats, tinctures and creams: 702-363-6382 or

Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Trinidad, has several pets ready for adoption. If adding a furry friend to the family isn’t plausible, consider making a donation to the shelter. Because of the suspension of several funding sources, the shelter is facing budgetary challenges:

Three Dog Bakery Denver sells fresh-baked, all-natural pastries and birthday cakes for pets. At this locally-owned dog boutique, you can also purchase homeopathic remedies, apparel, toys and accessories: 303-477-0844,


Brik Gifts, Colorado Springs. Brik makes smashable concrete-boxed gifts with useful and hardcore gear inside. Briks are popular with vets, military, police and EMT, roughnecks, or anyone who would find it enjoyable to break open a gift., 724-471-3947

Elevation Goods, Leadville, exclusively features goods from Colorado small businesses, from apparel to wellness to home goods. 785-845-5886,

Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop, Kremmling – In business for more than 30 years, this all-volunteer run store sells affordable household items and clothing. Its motto is “priced to move out the door, if we make money, that’s ok too.” For more information, call 970-724-2912.

Moffat Mercantile, Craig. With apparel, jewelry, totes, baby products, home products, pet items and more, Moffat Mercantile has something for everyone. 970-824-0230,

Montgomery’s General Merchandise, Yampa. Built in 1890, this store is one of the oldest operating stores in Colorado. The store carries hardware, groceries and sporting goods, and is a Henry rifle dealer. The owners are promoting their pork sausage, called Ken’s Sausage, that they have made in store for about 23 years. They make several kinds of breakfast and Italian sausages. Visit or call 970-638-4531.

Sliced Fruits, Denver, is a cozy shop specializing in crafting fresh and delectable fruit creations dipped in small batch farm-to-bar craft chocolate.

YAY-nique, Broomfield, was started in early COVID-19 times in 2020. YAY-nique makes unique gift boxes including kids gift boxes which are full of activities and promoting imagination instead of being in front of their tv’s. Choose from everything from house warming gifts to relaxation/at-home spa gifts to movie night at home to nostalgia 90s gifts and so much more. visit or call 303-834-2934.


Brackitz, Denver, has some great ideas to keep kids busy and is offering a 30% discount on their STEM toys:


Artspark Web Design, Boulder – creates contemporary landing page website designs for small businesses that include e-commerce and blogging options, as well as hosting and domain. 720-442-0850,

Aspen Ketamine Center, Aspen, offers a combination of ketamine infusion therapy and counseling for people living with anxiety, depression and PTSD. Its mission is to help its clients achieve mental wellness in a safe and compassionate environment. 970-429-8350,

Caliber Creatives, Centennial, is a full-service creative/digital marketing and web design company. The company helps other businesses acquire clients and new leads through digital marketing: 305-303-6857,

Colorado Crafted, Longmont, sells an amazing variety of Colorado gift boxes:

Colorado Outdoor Sports, Lakewood. This private hunting club is always seeking landowners who have excellent habitat and game herds or private lakes/reservoirs (or both). Responsible hunters/fishermen and women will follow landowner rules and take care to treat your property with the respect and attention it deserves. They’ll want to come back again and again! If you would like a steady source of income, either seasonally or year round, contact “Win” at 720-300-9400,

Colorado Ski Chairs, Manitou Springs, builds one-of-a-kind outdoor and indoor furniture and wall art using skis, snowboards, wakeboards, old ski chairlifts and more: 303-775-7273 or

Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) app. Developed by the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife, this app gives hikers, bikers, horse riders and motorized riders information about 2,350 trailheads:

Confluence Small Business Collective, Lafayette – Confluence is a shared office/coworking community offering nearly 8,000 square feet of private offices, open-plan workspace, conference rooms, phone booths, a kitchen, lounge and more for local professionals: 720-484-6095,

Content Creature Digital Marketing, Denver. In a world overrun by marketing copycats and digital zombies, Content Creature Digital Marketing creates authenticity. They make stunning content that catches the eye of your target market and boosts your SEO. They work with brands, musicians, authors and influencers who seek to connect through purposeful, authentic and epic content. Content Creature Digital Marketing offers services to help small businesses reach the next level. Their most popular services are copywriting, email marketing, social media management and social advertising. 720-314-8896,

Electronic Emergency Repair, Westminster. The company was founded in June 2021 during the pandemic. It provides customers with excellent service at an affordable cost. The folks at EER strive to reduce electronic waste by repairing and recycling old devices. 720-328-2974,

Elevated Properties, Steamboat Springs, manages the finest Steamboat condos on the mountain, from comfortable to luxurious, spacious to cozy. Elevated Properties will ensure your vacation rentals exceed your expectations. 877-607-3343,

High Country Bottles, Denver. They claim their water bottles will keep water ice cold for 24 hours, and we confirmed it:

Horsefly History Tours, Durango – History with a bite! Check out on of Horsefly’s history and ghost tours, and learn about Durango during its booming Wild West days: 970-570-0437,

HTMC, Centennial, Longmont and Milliken. HTMC is a business management and marketing consulting company. They work with companies and individuals who need the upper hand in running, managing, and marketing their projects. HTMC consultants also work with individuals helping to make sense of today’s fast-changing technology. They pride theirselves on working with all generations to ensure they can continue to use and understand technology. Their years of experience working with B2B, B2C, healthcare professionals and political clients give thema wide range of marketing and business management solutions that can help to you to obtain your goals. 303-961-6668

Lana’s Shop, Denver, illustrates and sells attractive greeting cards, including Mother’s Day and some in the category of “Social Distancing”:

Madison Small Business Consulting. This small business consultant is based in the Denver area and offers services to help small businesses grow with help in areas such as marketing, supply chain and general office work. This consultant helps businesses that can’t necessarily afford to hire someone or just need a helping hand.

Purple Rose, Florence. Fresh and artificial flowers. Custom orders, weddings and funeral arrangements: 719-372-4315

Quandary Consulting Group, Denver, is a team of tech consultants that specialize in business process management. They use integrations and automations to help businesses scale as they grow, giving them more time to focus on what matters most. 720-739-1406,

S-Cargo Truck Caps, Loveland – this Northern Colorado company can help you find the ideal truck cap, tonneau cover, roof rack and/or auto accessories your looking for: 970-669-3164,

Silibee Cruise Travel, Glade Park. This travel company touts outstanding customer service and excellent pricing for cruise vacations: 661-714-7091

State Farm Insurance Agent Mike Bailey, Lakewood. A team of experienced insurance professionals that are passionate about helping the Lakewood community. Insure your cars, motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles, recreational vehicles, homes, renters, condominiums, rental dwellings and/or small businesses. Life insurance and health insurance are offered as well: 303-988-3434,

Zaca, Denver, makes berry-flavored chewables that help hydrate, enhance electrolytes and aid in liver detox. Great for recovery after time in higher altitudes, exercise, traveling and late-night drinking: