Biz Buzz:
ArtWalk in Old Town July 6

       Two openings have been announced for Old Colorado City's First Friday Art Walk Saturday, July 6.
       Featuring 16 participating galleries/shops between 24th and 27th streets, the free, self-guided event is from 5 to 8 p.m.
       The openings are at:
  • Velez Galleries, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., for California oil and acrylic painter Onesimo Alfaro.
  • Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., for bronze sculptor Peggy Cook and silk artist Marilyn Kirkman.
           Feed shop grand opening
           The new Buckley's Homestead Supply at 1501 W. Colorado Ave. will have a grand opening Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
           Owned by Ed and Allison Buckley, the business sells animal feed and supplies, beekeeping equipment and supplies for making soaps, candles and cheese.
           The couple currently runs an urban homestead, where they raise chickens and have a large organic garden. Asked why they decided to start this business on the Westside, Allison said it was partly personal: “We live on the Westside and didn't like having to drive so far to get our own feed.”
           The business is open Tuesday through Sunday.
           The phone is 358-8510, the e-mail is, and the website is
           Governor tabs Baalman
           Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently appointed Ronald Baalman co-owner of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Old Colorado City, to the state's Small Business Council.
           The council makes recommendations for regulatory and statutory changes regarding small businesses. His term will continue through Aug. 1, 2015.

    Editor's note: If you know any Westside locations not listed here, or you find that any of this information has changed, please let us know at 471-6776.

  • Westside Pioneer/press release