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The model has been pioneered in other parts of Wyoming, including Sheridan. There, four such homes have been built.

Shuptrine tells the Jackson Hole News&Guide that most of the people working on the project are at an age "where we have parents who need loving, personalized care." But while parents want to stay in their own homes, at some point, friends and family are being called on to become full-time caretakers.

Speaker says sunshine expected in ski towns

PARK CITY, Utah — Smile, as there's opportunity ahead for ski towns. That was the take-away message from a presentation by Andrew Busch, who does a CNBC show called "Money in Motion" and recently spoke to a business group in Park City.

As reported by The Park Record, Busch advised his audience to think of the big picture, including international markets. Japan's stock market is hyperventilating, and China is starting to spend money.

"China is a perfect example. The growth of the middle class there is so enormous, so rapid, and those people want to travel. For Park City, the wealthy in China are already interested in coming here. When I look at businesses, this is a strategy that is often completely undeveloped. If it were me, I would be trying to find travel agencies in China, overseas partners that could help navigate tourists to this town."

He also said that the United States will slowly grow jobs, but that the European debt crisis is still going to play a significant role in the global market.

Among his listeners, reports The Record, was City Councilman Andy Beerman, who also owns a local hostelry. He said he was encouraged by what he heard, noting that while Park City taps the wealthy, that still requires discretionary income.


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