Biz buzz:
Local cookie store relocates to Uintah

       Ruth's Cookies sells homemade cookies in a number of flavors, shapes and sizes at 1939 W. Uintah St. (in the West Side Shopping Plaza). Other offerings by owners Don and Irma Allen include cookie dough, juices, diabetic cookies and custom orders.
       Relocated to the Westside in August, the business was started by the original “Ruth” (Ruth Mehsling) in 1998, with the Allens buying it from her in 2001.
       The location was in a shopping center off Powers Boulevard. Don Allen said he and his wife decided to move the shop to the Westside to be closer to their central- area home.
       Ruth's is open Monday to Saturday. The phone is 591-8505. The website is
       The Yarn Outlet is a new business at 416 S. 8th St. Owner Gary Findlay, who has more than 20 years of retail experience, carries domestic and imported yarns (“you name it, we've got it,” he said), as well as knitting supplies and garments.
       The shop is open daily. The phone is 227-3665.
       Stacey Kachman recently opened Pikes Peak Grooming at 609 W. Colorado Ave. She has more than 15 years experience in animal grooming, ranging from dog and cat needs to bird's wings and nail trimming.
       The business is open by appointment. The phone is 634-7033. The website is

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.