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Peggy Utesch, owner of Movin’ Forward Consulting, is happy to announce several new services to be offered by her business, including facilitation, mediation and surface use negotiation. Utesch will offer education and assistance to landowners who will have natural gas drilling on their property and need to negotiate a surface use agreement.Utesch was one of four negotiators and the principal writer of the Rifle Silt, New Castle Community Development Plan, which has been endorsed by Sen. Ken Salazar as groundbreaking work. She is a senior fellow with the American Leadership Forum, an e-chievement award winner and one of four GVCA members who recently received awards for outstanding work in 2006.She can be reached at (970) 984-3107.

Woodpecker Workshop Inc. has recently incorporated. The workshop has been builders in the valley since 1975, specializing in home building, barns, remodels, repairs and furniture design.Call the Woodpecker Workshop at 876-5655 for your woodworking needs.

Barbara Hayward has joined the personal training team at New Castle Family Fitness. Hayward is a recent graduate of Mesa State College with a degree in kinesiology and sports and fitness management. She is an AFFA certified personal trainer and is accepting new clients at any fitness level.Call New Castle Family Fitness at 984-3200 to schedule an appointment with Barbara today.

Bob Fullerton, real estate broker with Glenwood Brokers LTD, and Jan Hubbell of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage of Rifle, were honored as 2006 Realtor of the Year and 2006 Affiliate of the Year, respectively, at the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors annual Inaugural and Awards Luncheon, held Oct. 11 at the Hotel Colorado.A Distinguished Service Award was also presented to Richard Eberspecher in memory of Debbie Eberspecher, GSAR member and board office, who passed away earlier this year.Newly elected officers for the 2006-07 board of directors include Bob Fullerton, Glenwood Brokers; Danette Dickey, Colorado Heritage Real Estate; Shannon Kyle, Sotheby’s Aspen Land & Homes; TJ Guccini, Rocky Mountain Realtors; Mava Leighty, Vicki Lee Green Realtors; Bill Blanton, Mason & Morse; Brad Mastro, Brad Mastro Real Estate; Francisco Ruiz, Century 21 Mi Casita Real Estate; and J.B. Van Teylingen, Gold Star Realty.

Climate Control Co. of Glenwood Springs was recognized for their handiwork at the Cheryl and Sam Wyly Animal Shelter in Aspen. The System Showcase award in the Commercial Building Category by the Radiant Panel Association was presented to CCC General Manager Stu Lorton on Sept. 29 in Chicago.”We were excited,” he said. “It gives us a little pat on the back for our work.”CCC installed the radiant heating system in the floor of the animal shelter. The awards recognize the quality of the work through presentation, application, technical merit/workmanship and impression.CCC worked in connection with Red Eagle Construction, which was the general contractor for the project.