Creating Smiles for 45 Years!

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Patti, Matt and Lee at the Grand Re-opening of the store in January, 2014

High Country Gems and Minerals, in beautiful downtown Glenwood Springs, has been entertaining children of all ages for over 46 years. Lee and Peggy Maestas opened the rock shop in 1971 and held down the fort for 21 years! Returning customers often exclaim “I’m so glad this store is still here!”

Matt and Anita MacQueen bought the rock shop in 1997. Their children were practically raised here! Matt & Anita hired Patti in 2000, where she was cheerfully employed for 8 years–then Matt blessed her with the opportunity of a lifetime–to buy the rock shop! Patti acquired the store from the MacQueens in 2008. In her words–“SURPRISE, SURPRISE! I’m growing up a Rock Star!

Patti and her wonderful staff continue the tradition of entertaining generations of rock lovers and the child within us ALL! Thanks for being here Sara, Carol, Brandy & Terri! Couldn’t do it without you!

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Patti aquired the store from Matt and Anita MacQueen in 2008. In her words–“I’m growing up to be a Rock Star, and we’re ALL singers in this rock & roll band!”