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W. Charles (Charley) Hill is the new lead pastor at The Orchard, succeeding senior pastor Doug Self, who founded The Orchard (previously Church at Carbondale) in 1990, and celebrated his retirement this past fall.Charley has lived in the Roaring Fork Valley for 14 years and currently resides in Glenwood Springs with his wife, Gwen, and son, Henry, a junior at Glenwood Springs High School. Charley and Gwen also have two older daughters, Morgan, who is an Environmental Health Specialist for Garfield County Public Health, and McKenzie, a freshman at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Charley has been on staff at The Orchard for 13 years, first as director of ministries, then as associate pastor after being promoted in 2004. In anticipation of Doug’s retirement, he assumed the title lead pastor in the spring of 2012. Previously Charley was on the staff of Young Life, as the youth pastor and senior pastor. He also was the general manager of a local Culligan office.

Craig Snow, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, invites the public to attend an open house from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at 820 Castle Valley Blvd., Suite 108, in New Castle. Light refreshments will be served. Balcomb & Green opens Aspen officeBalcomb & Green is celebrating its 60th anniversary and opening a branch office in Aspen. For more information, contact the Glenwood Springs office at 818 Colorado Ave., 970-945-6546 or 800-836-5928 or the Aspen office at 0133 Prospector Road Suite 4102E, 970-920-5467, or

The Colorado Association of Realtors and FirstBank have forged an alliance to help Colorado Realtors and their customers with their mortgage and other financial needs. Effective Jan. 1, FirstBank became the official bank sponsor of the Colorado Association of Realtors as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement.”We’re extremely honored to partner with the premier Realtor association in Colorado,” said John Ikard, CEO of FirstBank Holding Co. “This relationship provides FirstBank with the opportunity to support education programs and networking opportunities for some of the men and women who make this state thrive. One of FirstBank’s primary goals is to help support our communities, a value shared by the Colorado Association of Realtors that makes this partnership a natural fit.”

Aria Salon is now open for business. The salon is at 315 14th St. in Glenwood Springs, just across the parking lot from City Market and in the strip mall that houses the UPS store.The stylists at Aria Salon are equipped to provide cuts, color, highlights, straightening and perms for clients wanting to take advantage of the latest in hair trends and design. The salon provides facial waxing services as well. The team at Aria Salon includes operator and manager Marsha Kilpatrick and stylists Lisa Chudy, Eric Doman, Victor Gabossi and Audry Meyers.The salon believes in natural and environmentally friendly products and offers a full line of hair care essentials, including Neuma and Color Proof. A unique product offering available at Aria Salon is DS Laboratories – a treatment line that that guarantees to grow hair for 94% of the population. This product, exclusively provided by Aria Salon in the Roaring Fork Valley, is excellent for men and woman who have suffered hair loss due to medical reasons or simply due to genetics.While appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 970-945-1045.

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