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Submitted PhotoDave Armbruster, left, with Bank of Colorado, and Jim Yellico, Strawberry Shortcut race director, present a check for $4,000 to Special Olympics representative Julie Fite.

The Bank of Colorado was a primary sponsor of the 2006 Strawberry Shortcut 5K and 10K races held during the annual Strawberry Days festival. These races help raise money for the Special Olympics, an organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 2.25 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries around the world.Bank of Colorado is proud to be a sponsor of this worthwhile community organization, and followed up its participation with a $4,000 cash donation presented to Special Olympics representatives Dec. 12. Bank of Colorado has been an active community partner since the 1930s.For more information about BOC, visit

First Horizon Home Loans has opened at 981 Cowen Drive, Suite B, in Carbondale.The branch is currently run by a longtime banker/lender, Julie Lilienkamp, who has moved here from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She has more than 20 years experience, and now has more than 450 products from First Horizon Home Loans. She specializes in first-time homebuyers, FHA, VA, true one-time close construction loans, investment property purchases (up to 100 percent loans) and education and credit repair. First Horizon Home Loans/First Tennessee Bank, was established in 1864. First Horizon is a bank which offers the home loan servicing, installment loans, credit cards, premium interest checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposits, estate planning, and more. Call 704-9755 for more information.

Amy Luetke, a Glenwood Springs Realtor has been awarded the prestigious certified residential specialist (CRS) designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Less than 4 percent of Realtors nationwide have earned the credential.Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS designees subscribe to the strict Realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.Amy Luetke is a broker/owner with The Property Shop in Glenwood Springs and a member of the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors.

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