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Tiffany Lindenberg has been named November’s Instructor of the Month for the Glenwood Springs Community Center. She teaches spin, circuit blast, ski conditioning and morning thunder classes. Lindenberg enjoys biking, eating healthy, and listening to her favorite band, Florence and the Machine. Prior to teaching at the Community Center, she was a middle school math teacher for 10 years before starting a family eight years ago. Born in New Britain, Conn., Lindenberg says her two kids and husband keep life busy when she’s not teaching.

Edward Jones senior branch office administrators Tami Stroud and Vivian Surin have been honored for their client service excellence. Stroud and Surin are at the branch office of Hollis E. Kelley Jr. in Glenwood Springs.

This recognition earned Stroud and Surin an invitation to Edward Jones’ annual Branch Office Administrators Managing Partner’s Conference at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis. Stroud recently represented the branch office at the conference.

The three-day conference pooled 350 of Edward Jones’ branch office administrators to collectively recognize and reward their client service excellence, as well as take time to pinpoint the critical activities necessary to provide excellent client service.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.

The Carbondale Chamber has introduced the Carbondale Card, a new program offering specials, discounts and coupons from participating chamber businesses. Cardholders will be able to scan the QR Code on their cards or visit the chamber website for monthly specials and participating businesses. The cards can be purchased by anyone, but only Carbondale Chamber members are able to offer specials, discounts or savings on the card as part of chamber membership benefits. There is no cost to the retailer or service to be a part of this program. Contact the chamber to register specials. Cards will go on sale during the week of Nov. 26, and make ideal stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for teachers, employees, clients, friends or family. Cards are $25 each and valid from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013. Cards can be purchased from the Carbondale Chamber in the Third Street Center or from key retail locations. For more information, visit or call 963-1890.

In honor of America Recycles Day, Waste Management celebrated the grand opening of a new public recycling drop-off facility in Basalt on Oct. 24.

Area residents can now drop off recyclables at no charge at Basalt Industrial Park, 15 Park Ave.

Green metal bins are available along the fencing of the facility, and each bin is clearly marked to let the public know what can be accepted. Accepted items include plastic containers (Nos. 1-7), glass bottles, cardboard, paper, metal (tin/steel) cans, and milk and juice cartons. Items should be loose, dry and relatively clean. Residents are also asked to break down any large cardboard boxes to maximize container capacity.

Waste Management is committed to expanding the amount of material it recycles, not only by building new facilities, but also by promoting participation to residents in the area. By expanding participation, the town of Basalt and surrounding communities can increase the amount of materials they recover, making collection more efficient and supporting municipality plans for sustainability.

Confluence Architecture of Carbondale is pleased to announce that Angela Loughry has joined the company as an ownership partner. Loughry is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional. She brings experience in commercial architecture, LEED, Living Building and Passive House consulting to the Confluence Architecture team. Confluence Architecture meets the design, architecture and sustainability needs of clients, from residential remodels and energy audits to commercial buildings and LEED certification. More information is available at the recently updated website or at 963-9720.

Garfield County real estate activity was up in September compared to the same month last year, continuing an upward trend for the year, according to Land Title Guarantee Co.’s monthly market analysis.

Property sales for the month totaled close to $29.4 million, for an increase of 60 percent over September 2011. There were 112 transactions for the month, representing an increase of 35 percent over the same month last year.

Through September, there have been $272.3 million worth of property sales in Garfield County, for an increase of 31 percent over the same nine-month period last year. Transactions totaled 884 through that same period, which is an increase of 33 percent over 2011.

The highest transaction price in Garfield County for the month was just over $3 million for the Glenwood Raquet Club commercial property at 27th Street and Midland Avenue in Glenwood Springs.

Carbondale led the county in transactions with 31 ($10.4 million). Rifle followed with 25 ($3.8 million); Glenwood Springs, 23 ($8.8 million); Silt, 12 ($1.9 million); New Castle, 10 ($2.06 million); Battlement Mesa, seven ($601,300); and Parachute, one ($1.2 million).

There were 27 bank sales resulting from foreclosures for September, accounting for $4.02 million. Through September, there have been 295 bank sales in Garfield County, totaling $51.5 million.

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