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Gould Construction Inc. is proud to announce that Mark C. Gould Jr. has been named chief operating officer. In this role Mark oversees all construction operations. He takes over as chief operating officer after three years as vice president of operations. Mark joined Gould Construction after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Business Administration in May 2006. Gould Construction is a heavy and highway construction company based in Glenwood Springs and working primarily on the western slope of Colorado with a satellite office in Williston, N.D.

Silt resident Jessica Damuth is now an independent consultant with The Pampered Chef, the largest direct seller of everything you need to cook and entertain at home. In this role, she will offer cooking shows to teach people how to cook at home easily and affordably, as well as provide practical solutions for family mealtimes, such as recipes for around $2 per serving.

“The Pampered Chef offers people the opportunity to live their personal and professional dreams,” said Jean Jonas, senior vice president of sales for The Pampered Chef. “We welcome Jessica as a new member of our sales field and look forward to supporting her future successes.”

Damuth is having an open house with appetizers at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at her home at 271 County Road 261 in Silt. Any orders will be shipped in time for Christmas delivery. For information, call (605) 484-5179 or email

Action Shop Services of Rifle is pleased to announce the expansion of its Budget Truck Rental to 77 Mel Ray Road in Glenwood Springs on Dec. 12. In addition to Budget Trucks, Budget Car Rentals will be available starting in January 2012. Budget Trucks and Cars will be available for both local and one-way rentals. Glenwood Springs will also serve as a drop-off location for our small engine repair service. Our December hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Call 970-945-4908 for more information. The Rifle location will continue with the same services that are available presently.

In a unique twist to the annual Christmas giving season, several locally based companies have come together to raise money for Eagle County’s Salvation Army. The project is presented by Bighorn Toyota of Glenwood Springs, and involves Ski Country and local brewery Crazy Mountain Brewing Co. in Edwards. They have come together to create an official holiday beer dubbed “Ski Country’s Brew.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds from Ski Country’s Brew sold through Crazy Mountain Brewery will be donated to the Salvation Army. Money raised will go towards Salvation Army’s food pantry, emergency assistance program, emergency shelters and Christmas food basket program.

Kevin Selvy, owner of Crazy Mountain Brewery, crafted a Red Ale in honor of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Holiday promotion. For the holiday season this year, he flew in some hops from New Zealand to make this dry hopped charitable ale. This hop-forward beer has a burst of blackberry and pine notes balanced by a delicate malt backbone to create a special holiday ale that will appeal to most beer lovers.

For more information on Ski Country’s Brew presented by Bighorn Toyota of Glenwood Springs, please contact Holli Snyder at (970) 949-0140, or e-mail at

James leads Vicki Lee Green

Vicki Lee Green Realtors would like to congratulate Michelle James for being the top sales person as well as the top listing agent for November. Michelle has been selling real estate since 1993.

Lucky Day Animal Rescue Colorado has opened its “doors” as a new animal rescue organization in the Roaring Fork Valley. It is a nonprofit, foster-based rescue group. All of the dogs go directly into peoples’ homes where they are taken care of by foster parents until their forever homes are found. Thus, Lucky Day doesn’t actually have “doors,” but is always in need of new temporary foster homes.

Most of the rescued animals come from either shelters that typically kill animals after a certain time period or from neglectful situations or are surrendered by owners who can no longer care for their pets.

Lucky Day makes sure all its animals have had proper veterinary care, are up to date on shots, are spayed or neutered and are micro-chipped before they are adopted. Lucky Day also works to rehabilitate animals that have suffered from any number of issues regardless of age or breed, issue or amount of time needed. Mostly they provide a safe environment, proper care and lots of love.

The board of Lucky Day includes Kelley Brenninger and Rachel Hahn who have extensive experience in rescuing and placing pets in foster homes, having placed close to 200 dogs and cats over the past couple of years. Also on the board is Katie Solondz who manages the finances. Other dedicated members who spend endless hours helping in many other ways include Ariel Brady, Arna Einarsdottir, Kathryn Fleck, Michelle Fox, Jim Rothschild, Chris Kelly, Judy Kohl, Jim Rathell and Kassandra Thompson.

Lucky Day, an all-volunteer organization that has filed for 501 (c)(3) status, receives no government funding and depends entirely on donations from the public and fundraising activities to accomplish its mission. Adoption fees cover only a small portion of the costs incurred in rescuing and rehabilitating each animal.

Since its founding only a few weeks ago, Lucky Day has placed its first rescue, Rascal, in a new home, and has another four in foster homes with more on the way.

To see animals available for adoption now, to volunteer or make contributions, go to, e-mail or call 970-379-4606. (Photos available to media.)

Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley welcomes to its board of directors Jessie Johnson, U.S. Bank branch manager at the Glenwood Rose location.

Johnson was raised in Oakdale, Minn., and has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 17 years. She has been with U.S. Bank for the past seven years.

Johnson, who has been a very active volunteer with JA in Glenwood Springs, is excited to join the board and strongly believes in the mission of Junior Achievement. “I think that it is so important to teach our kids financial awareness and also about business, so that when the time comes for them to enter the workforce, they are prepared and have the knowledge to succeed in anything they do,” she explained.

She is married to Eric and they have two beautiful daughters, Ella and Avery. Favorite activities include running, hiking, skiing and travel.

To become involved with Junior Achievement’s board, as a volunteer or donor, contact District Manager Sharon Brady at 404-7722.

The Roaring Fork Business Center (RFBC) has received an anonymous challenge again this year from a funder who will match dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $20,000, sponsorship pledges received by Dec. 31. RFBC is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so sponsorship may be treated as a tax-deductible contribution.

Funds will be used to increase RFBC’s capacity to provide technical and educational assistance; to focus on business development; and to develop research capabilities for start-ups and business owners from Parachute to Aspen.

See for details about the benefits of sponsorship, or call at (970) 945- 5158.

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