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Van Dyne and Duck recertifiedLaura Van Dyne and her dog, Duck, have been renewed as a certified Delta Society Pet Partners Team. Van Dyne and Duck make visits at Valley View Hospital and Columbine House and are involved in the Paws to Read Program through Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley.Van Dyne does business as The Canine Consultant LLC in Carbondale and is the Delta Pet Partners Evaluator for Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley.Computer security workshopA free, one-hour interactive workshop on computer security for home and small business users will be offered at 1 p.m. today at the Pitkin County Senior Center, 0275 Castle Creek Road, 920-5432. It will be conducted by Richard Sherman, founder of the ROFINTUG Internet service provider and host of Telecommunications in Our Valley on Grassroots TV.The workshop will cover viruses, spyware and firewalls. It is open to the public. A low-cost lunch will be available at noon.Sherman may be reached at 948-5508, or employee of monthLouis Guay, a pool operator who manages the pool chemistry and temperatures, is the Hot Springs April Employee of the Month. Guay was selected because of his meticulous attention to detail and great work ethic. He has been honored with a certificate, cash, gift certificate, and a complimentary Hot Springs massage. Glenwood Chamberwelcomes new membersTASC is a 125 Flexible Spending and Health Reimbursement program administrator. It also provides on-line administration for filing claims and pre-tax payroll funds. At 2140 S. Ivanhoe St., G-12, Denver. Information: 877-502-4147 or Homebuyers Mortgage, 1317 Grand Ave., Suite 216, is a full-service professional mortgage brokerage firm offering purchase, refinance, construction and lot loans. Information: 945-7210, Help-U-Sell Town & Country, 1112 Grand Ave., Suite 1, offers a complete menu of real estate services to sellers for a low set fee. Also provides buyer services. Information: 945-5794, mail to: A Team, Inc., 1319 Grand Ave., uses the team approach to getting homes sold. It donates $100 from each closing to YouthZone and provide moving trucks for local community and charity events, as well as for clients. Information: 945-4200, D&G Horses & Outfitting, 810 Lime Creek Road, Meredith, provides summer trail rides, cattle drives, fishing, and big game hunting in the fall. Information: 972-2870, Close on the River, P.O. Box 721, Silt, is a licensed and insured outfitter providing year-round fishing, leisure wildlife trips and float trips on the Colorado River between Glenwood and De Beque. Camping and day trips on a private island are available with shuttle service. Information: 876-2665, honors Hot SpringsGlenwood Springs High School DECA, a student marketing association, honored the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool with the prestigious Friends of DECA Award. The award is given to individuals, businesses and organizations that have been active supporters of GSHS DECA for at least 20 consecutive years. DECA president Amanda Whiting presented the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool with a plaque on April 6.Sunlight Mountain Resortstaff changesShelia Maurer is the new sales and marketing director of Sunlight Mountain Resort. Maurer started with Sunlight two years ago as the communications manager and then spent last year as the systems manager. The new marketing team consists of Caren Koning, advertising manager; Karen Susztar, communications manager; and Gara Harbour, sales manager. Koning has worked with Sunlight for the last six years as the guest services manager and last year was communications manager. Now she will be in charge of advertising, design and guest relations. Susztar has supervised the childrens center for seven years and served as the morning snow reporter. She will now direct communications and public relations.Harbour joined Sunlight last year and has been working to bring groups from the Midwest and Texas to enjoy Sunlight.Kerry Bustad, aka Stretch, who has been at Sunlight for the past six years as the lift maintenance supervisor, will be the new mountain manager. At Sunlights mid-season lift inspection, Stretchs lift crew was rewarded the only perfect score in Colorado from the Colorado Tramway Passenger Safety Board. Information:, 945-7491. A great arrangementHarrington Smith Flowers is pleased to welcome Jane Lindt, formerly of The Flower Shop. Lindt closed The Flower Shops location in Aspen after 22 years and has combined her business with Harrington Smith.The floral design team specializes in innovative, custom design for weddings, events, house flowers, and daily deliveries. Information: Townand Country opensHelp-U-Sell Real Estate has opened in Glenwood Springs. Help-U-Sell has been at the forefront of the unbundling revolution in the real estate industry and is one of the only national companies offering a fee-for-service option to the consumer, according to Greg Baker. This gives buyers and sellers the best of both worlds, reports Gretchen Heitzman. It allows the sellers to do the things they want to do, like show their own home, and we back them up with professional services that they cannot do or choose not to do on their own.Information: Greg Baker, Francie Baker and Gretchen Heitzman 945-5794.

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