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Fire Ready ready by springFire Ready, a wildfire prevention and protection service, will be opening in the Glenwood Springs area this spring. Fire Ready offers wildfire mitigation, defensible space creation, tree thinning and limbing, brush removal, and large-capacity chipping service.The office will be owned by Richard and Gloria Edwards of New Castle. Richard earned his bachelors degree in forestry in 1985 from Northern Arizona University, and a masters in forest engineering from Oregon State in 1992, and maintains his Certified Forester status through the Society of American Foresters. He has broad experience in timber management, logging operations, engineering, and fire mitigation and recently earned his firefighters certification.Gloria has her bachelors degree in anthropology from the University of Maryland, a masters degree in natural history from Northern Arizona University, and professional experience in archaeology, botany, silviculture, landscaping, and safety training. Additionally, she has worked in threatened and endangered species and firefighting for the U.S. Forest Service in five western states.The Glenwood Springs branch of Fire Ready will be serving Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. Information: 309-5500 or glenwood@fireready.com.Mason and Morse top producersMason & Morse Real Estate of Glenwood Springs top seller for January is Chris McGovern. The top listor for number and dollar amount is Nancy Carlson. Caribou Constructionopens doorsCaribou Construction Inc. has opened, specializing in custom-built homes, townhomes and light commercial buildings.The companys founder and president, Fred Cooke, has more than 25 years experience in general contracting and real estate development. The company is also the distributor for premier offsite custom-built homes for Garfield and Pitkin counties.With the recent establishment of Centerra Realty, as well as an association with Homeland Mortgages, Caribou Construction has the ability to meet and exceed all of the real estate needs of its clients.Caribou Construction is located at 734 Main St. in Silt; information: 876-5220.Top sellers for Independent Brokers GroupThe Real Estate Independent Brokers Group, made up of 10 local brokers, celebrates its top sellers for 2003 and the month of January 2004. Sharon Beattie of Sharon Beattie Co. was the top-selling broker for 2003; Bev Emmons was top-listing broker for 2003. Marsha Blake of Marsha Blake Real Estate was top-selling broker for January; Judy Douglass of Douglass Real Estate was the top-listing broker for January.Smiles for LifeJames D Cummins D.D.S, P.C. is offering professional-quality teeth whitening services at a reduced cost and donating every dollar raised to childrens charities. Fifty percent of money raised will stay in the community and benefit children with developmental disabilities through the Family Support and Early Intervention programs of Mountain Valley Developmental Services.Cummins office is located at 410 20th St., Suite 101, in Glenwood Springs. Appointments/information: 945-5083.Chamber ribbon cuttingsBikrams Yoga College of India, located at 0182 Cardiff Road in Glenwood Springs, is a new member of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Bikrams Yoga is a therapeutic series of postures practiced in a heated room designed to work the whole body. It offers classes for all levels and abilities. Information: 945-9642.Joe Mueller, owner of Mueller Construction Services, LLC, recently joined the Glenwood Springs Chamber.He is a general contractor providing commercial and industrial construction and is well-known for doing major projects in the valley since 1986. Information: 384-0584. New Chamber member, Diversion, Inc., is a retail store featuring snowboards, skateboards, streetwear, outerwear and accessories as well as board repairs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Diversion will be renting and selling bikes and equipment during the summer season. Information: 945-5520.Daily Bread open SundaysDaily Bread will now be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Come in and enjoy your favorite homemade breakfast. Information: 945-6253.


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