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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments and the Colorado State Forest Service will host a half-day workshop on financing and lending opportunities available for forestry and wood products businesses.

The workshop starts at 9 a.m. on April 24 at the Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Center on Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs.

Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Call Tim Reader at 970-247-5250.

The Gym at the Hotel Colorado has hired former Mr. Colorado Steve Dingman as a personal trainer and nutrition coach.

Steve brings knowledge and experience of bodybuilding, exercise and nutritional coaching to the members of The Gym. The services are available to nonmembers as well.

For more information, visit the website or call The Gym at 970-945-5783 to schedule a consultation.

New Castle Family Fitness trainer Paula Black has completed three additional International Sports Sciences Association certifications.

She attended a conference for fitness professionals in Colorado Springs in March. Black is certified in mat pilates, sports nutrition, life wellness coaching and holistic health.

Paula is a personal trainer, Yoga-Fit Instructor and a Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Nutritional Counselor. For more information visit the website

Solar Energy International in Carbondale has a new green place to call home.

The nonprofit solar trainer and renewable energy educator has moved from its Second Street location it shared with KDNK Community Access Radio to new offices in Carbondale at the Third Street Center, an eco-friendly facility renovated from the former Carbondale Elementary School building.

The Third Street Center is home to more than 30 nonprofit organizations and artist studios.

“SEI is thrilled to become a member of the Third Street Center nonprofit community,” said Tresi Houpt, SEI executive director. “Our new offices greatly complement our SEI training campus in Paonia and will allow us to better serve our students.”

SEI’s renovated space, previously two classrooms in the former elementary school just off the facility’s Round Room, features architectural design by Carbondale architect and SEI board member Jeff Dickinson and his associate Angela Loughry of Energy and Sustainable Design, Inc. Interior woodworking was handled by Terralink Structures’ Keith Brand, an SEI alumnus who served as the project’s general contractor; interior design work was by Andi Korber of Land + Shelter along with future SEI alumna.

“The SEI solar educational staff is delighted to call the Third Street Center our new Carbondale home,” said Johnny Weiss, SEI co-founder. “We look forward to being a part of this recycled, vibrant community building and fun-happening place.”

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