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Lori Schmidt successfully completed training in levels I and II of the MyoMedX Regeneration Formula last month. She is now available as a life force coach, through the Rocky Mountain Institute for Physical Medicine. Lori specializes in nutrition and weight control, and enjoys helping people find relief from fatigue, arthritis, headaches and toxic pollutants. Through December, Lori will offer free nutrition profiles for new clients. Information: 948-0179.

Greg Feinsinger, M.D., who has practiced family medicine at Glenwood Medical Associates for over 30 years, has been reappointed to his position as associate clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Countrywide Financial Corp. announced last month that it has become the nations largest mortgage lender and largest servicer of residential loans. Countrywide has offices in Rifle, Carbondale and Aspen.

Michael Gustafson has been promoted to regional sales manager of Mr. Transmission of Colorado. Gustafson joined Mr. Transmission in May 2004 at the companys Parker location. Mr. Transmission, a national franchise, has two Colorado locations, in Parker and Carbondale.

Village Homes announces that Nancy Stover has joined the company as a community representative. Stover will work alongside Mason & Morse, in Village Homes Cardiff Glen, where home sales and construction are already underway. Stover has more than seven years of experience representing mountain real estate projects, including work at Aspen Glen and at Snowmass Real Estate. She has established strong customer relationships and has earned the respect of the people she represents.

Colorado Mountain College, 0255 Sage Road in Aspen, will present Business Valuation & Funding Sources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Tickets: $35, 384-8522.

Estate Financial Services, 25 Pine Tree Plaza in Battlement Mesa, provides custom mortgage solutions designed to its clients mortgage needs. Information: 285-5644, mstott@estatefinancialservices.comBeta Health Association, Inc., 607-281/4 Road, Suite 124, in Grand Junction, offers both individual and group dental plans. Select any dentist, or select from any participating member dentist at no cost to the employer. Information: 683-5224, anitapollock@yahoo.comFell Real Estate, 716 Grand Ave., is a full-service real estate company serving the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, dealing in residential, land and commercial properties. Information: 945-7300, donnafell@sopris.net Defiance Community Players produce a musical stage show in the fall and other plays throughout the year. The groups goal is to give children and adults the opportunity to participate both on and off stage. Information: 945-3074, kbarta@blizzardinternet.com

Breast Feeding Essentials, 2520 S. Grand Ave. No. 110, will host an open house featuring information about consultations and supplies from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. Information: Kim or Jeni, 945-MUMS (6867).

The Salvation Army Service Extension Unit of Garfield County introduces its new operations manager, Micaela Johns, who began work in September. Micaela brings a wealth of experience with local nonprofit organizations, having worked with LIFT-UP, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and Colorado Mountain College. She is pursuing a degree in nonprofit management from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt. Information: 945-6976

Glenwood Insurance Agency is proud to announce that Lisa Stroder has passed her licensing exam in property and casualty insurance for the State of Colorado. Lisa is one of three customer service representatives in the personal lines department.

Colorado Mountain College Senior Programs is a finalist in the 2004 El Pomar Foundation Awards for Excellence program in the seniors category. Finalists receive $5,000, and if CMC Senior Programs wins the senior category, it will receive $15,000. Above that, one overall winner will capture the Julie and Spencer Penrose Award of $25,000. El Pomar Foundation recognizes Colorado nonprofits serving their communities with excellence and distinction. The winners and finalists received their awards and cash grants at a banquet Nov. 17 at the Broadmoor Hotels International Center.

Michael Chandler, president of the Chandler Marketing Co. in Glenwood Springs, has a best-seller. His book, Dreamweaving the Secret to Overwhelming Your Business Competition, was the top seller advertising and promotion book at Wal-Mart, which offers 373 such publications. Information: 945-2706

Sopris Surfers has installed high-speed Internet DSL services in Basalt. Sopris Surfers has worked with Qwest and Zippy Communications to get this service installed into Qwests Basalt central office. The DSL service is only available within a three-mile radius of the office.

Valley View Hospitals HMR Program for Weight management recently earned a gold standard award for achievement. Health Management Resources offers a comprehensive approach to weight loss, including in-depth lifestyle education, personal coaching, and medically supervised treatment. Information: 945-2324, http://www.vvh.org

Ferdinand J. Liotta M.D., a Glenwood Springs-based orthopedic surgeon, was selected to provide clinical evaluation for a new shoulder implant designed by Exactech. Liotta was one of a select group of 20 top surgeons from around the country who gathered Nov. 19-20 in St. Louis to provide input on the design and surgical technique for Exactechs EquinoxeTM Shoulder System.

Dean Murphy, a registered representative with Piper Jaffray & Co. in Glenwood Springs, has earned PLANCOs highest honor membership in the 2004 Captains Club. PLANCO is a wholesaler of investment and insurance products, and distinguishes those representatives who produce more than $1 million in sales in a calendar year with Captains Club membership.

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, of Carbondale, has recently been chosen as a finalist for the 2004 El Pomar Award for Excellence. El Pomar presented a check for $5000 and a plaque to Andy Zanca youth Empowerment Program for its outstanding work in youth development. A statewide commission of community leaders chose AZYEP, which was among 33 nonprofits recognized statewide.


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