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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted photoFrom left, RMI supporter Tom Crum, RMI Chief Scientist Amory Lovins, RMI Executive Director Marty Pickett, and Wal-Mart Executive Vice President and General Counsel Tom Mars. Tom is giving RMI a check for $250,000.

Rocky Mountain Institute has received a donation of $250,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation,to support RMI’s cutting-edge work on various initiatives that encourage the efficient use of energy and resources.

Rocky Mountain Institute has worked with Wal-Mart for many years, primarily on making Wal-Mart’s trucking fleet and large stores more energy efficient.

This $250,000 will provide significant support for RMI’s continued work on fuel-efficient vehicles, high-performance buildings, and utility and industrial energy efficiency.

MDaesthetics welcomes Colorado native Sydney Hastings to its staff, taking care of stress, wrinkles, pain, tension, hair, blemishes, spots and more. Hastings is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and skin hygienist. She was raised in Glenwood Springs.

With thousands of hours of continuing education and experience in many types of massage, Hastings knows how to keep patients feeling great, and how to make patients look as great as they feel on the inside.

Combining cutting-edge laser technology with Botox Cosmetic, medical grade dermaceuticals, cosmetic fillers and non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures, MDaesthetics customizes cosmetic programs to enhance and maintain a youthful appearance.

MDaesthetics is located at 227 Midland Ave., Suite 15B, Basalt.

For more information about MDaesthetics’ treatments, call 927-4816 or visit

Following an annual audit, File Finders, Ltd. of Glenwood Springs recently received AAA-Certification for its mobile paper-shredding operation from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).

This marks the fourth consecutive year that File Finders has achieved the AAA designation from NAID. The NAID audit requires strict adherence to stringent security measures regarding company equipment, procedures and personnel policies relating to the collection and destruction of sensitive customer documents.

As a locally-owned company since 1990, File Finders offers both confidential document shredding and secure off-site document storage, serving customers from Aspen to Vail to Rifle.

Contact Craig Willis at 945-0447 or fax 945-0919 for more information.

Alpine Bank has added the Americas Card to its Loyalty Visa Check Card collection. Alpine Bank and several local nonprofits are partnering together with the new card to help the Latin-American communities in Western Colorado improve their quality of life and learn the importance of helping others.

Each time the card is used, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents on behalf of their customer’s loyalty to local organizations that embrace and support growing Latin-American communities. Nonprofits supporting Latin-Americans on the Western Slope that wish to benefit from Alpine Bank’s Americas Loyalty Check Card may contact Abraham Baeza to learn more about the program and how to participate.

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