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Marcia Kent, Wells Fargos Community Bank president for Rifle and Battlement Mesa, has been promoted to manager of the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs branches in addition to Rifle and Battlement Mesa. She will continue to be based in Rifle. Cami Taylor, a Wells Fargo personal banker, has been promoted to store manager for Rifle.Kent is a 20-year Wells Fargo veteran. She joined the company in 1984 as a teller and has held several positions including personal banker, business banker and store manager. She was named Community Bank president in 1999. Taylor joined Wells Fargo in 1993. She began her career as a teller and also has worked as a receptionist, proof operator and customer service representative. Taylor was named a personal banker in 2003.

New Castle Family Fitness would like to welcome their new nationally certified massage therapist, Suzette Levine. She graduated with 500 hours of certified massage training, and received national certification. Specialties include raindrop therapy, therapeutic massage (including Swedish, deep tissue, and Lomi Lomi), chair massage, reflexology and aromatherapy massage. She is currently studying a new technique called Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT) and will be certified in 2006.

New Castle Family Fitness is proud of our yoga instructor Alison Gromme. She recently received her level III YogaFit certification, receiving certification in postpartum yoga as well as yoga for seniors. Stop by New Castle Family Fitness and try Alisons class this week. Call 984-3200.

V2K Window Decor and More, recently opened at 720 Grand Ave., Suite 7, in Glenwood Springs. The business offers window fashions and has all types of window coverings. Call 945-4010 or log on to

From German cuckoo clocks to beer steins, Monis Fine European Imports has it all. Featuring Bohemian hand-cut crystal, Christmas ornaments and spa products. For our little ones, we have beautiful toys and clothes. Located in Basalt at 231 Midland Ave. behind Toklat. Call 319-7304 for more information.

Schmueser Gordon Meyer recently made Colorado Construction magazines Top Colorado Engineers list. SGM, with offices in Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Meeker and Crested Butte, ranked sixth in the Civil Engineers category and 19th overall. Rankings were based on the Colorado offices revenue for 2004. SGM acts as the engineer of record for the municipalities of New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Palisade, Rangely, Carbondale, Basalt, Snowmass Village, Granby and Buena Vista.

Brent Wenner and Keith Mayton have opened a new toy store in Basalt. More eclectic international inventory is offered, including wood toys from Germany, stuffed animals from Belgium, along with products from El Salvador, Australia, France, Canada and, of course, the United States. Location: 207 Basalt Center Drive, Basalt. Call 927-8697.

Five Mason & Morse brokers graduated from recent Hobbs Herder Marketing Training. Hobbs Herder, of Newport Beach, Calif., conducted the intensive, two- day Mega Marketing 101 sessions in Denver Nov. 8 and 9.Honing their marketing skills were Erin Basset, Paula Derevensky, Lori Kass, Jim McDade and Vicki OHalleran. The course work included new approaches to market real estate plus utilizing the newest technologies.The brokers can be reached at 928-9000.

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