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RE/MAX SELECT is proud to announce their Outstanding Agent with Outstanding Results for the month of November. Laura Kuhl takes the honors with top dollar volume of transactions. Laura can be reached at 379-2396 or 928-8999.

Nancy Carlson is now representing Mason Morse Real Estate as an associate regent, providing marketing expertise, innovation and unparalleled service to clients. Mason Morse is a member of the Board of Regents, the governing body of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and, an exclusive network of the world’s most elite luxury real estate brokers, comprising the most legendary names in the industry. Only one regent is selected for membership per territory.

Carlson attended the 14th annual Luxury Real Estate Conference in Bachelor Gulch this year. The network convenes three times a year, and includes the most prominent global luxury brokers, nationally and internationally. The conference covered multiple topics of great interest to those who serve the high net-worth demographic, including current real estate trends and the state of the luxury market around the world.

The Board of Regents, a prestigious and highly coveted affiliation of luxury brokers, forms the governing body of the global Luxury Real Estate network. It comprises 79 brokerage firms representing more than 600 offices and 1,900 luxury real estate professionals from around the world. Each Board of Regents associate member is selected because of his or her qualifications and commitment to the Luxury Real Estate brand. is the most-viewed luxury real estate website in the world, featuring more than 66,000 high-end properties in more than 100 countries. Luxury Real Estate is an international marketing network creating innovative connections between industry professionals, the finest properties they represent, and the world.

The Aspen/Snowmass and Roaring Fork Valley markets consistently draw international clientele, now Mason Morse and our associate regents can capitalize on their new role and alliance with the Board of Regents and LuxuryRealEstate. com to offer more services to their existing client base.

“Nancy Carlson provides unparalleled experience to the luxury real estate market. Her commitment to the buyers in the affluent market is unparalleled,” said Bob Starodoj, president/CEO of Mason Morse Real Estate. “The tools for regents and our international visibility will further reinforce Mason Morse as the source for all real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley, with not only local expertise, but a worldwide reach.”

For more information on Mason Morse, visit For more information on the Board of Regents, visit, or Luxury Real Estate, visit

In its commitment to giving back to the communities it serves, American National Bank today announced its contributions and employee volunteer hours for 2009. In total, 37 banking centers supported more than 550 organizations across Colorado and Wyoming last year.

The bank’s community sponsorships and donations totaled more than $865,000. In addition, bank employees dedicated more than 3,300 combined volunteer hours.

“American National Bank not only serves these many communities, but it’s where we all live and work. Every banking center is committed to making its community a better place to live,” said Judy Zezula, senior vice president, marketing. “We contribute philanthropically to a variety of charitable causes, support community events, and connect our employees in volunteer efforts for nonprofit organizations.” Like most businesses, ANB has seen some affects from the economic downturn, but Zezula says the bank “has remained strong and still believes in giving back to the community. We’ve definitely had to cut back on some of our giving, but we are proud to still support so many deserving causes and events in our communities.”

In addition, Donald and Susan Sturm, owners of American National Bank, founded The Sturm Family Foundation to support many philanthropic initiatives, with a focus on affordable housing opportunities for low-income families and educational opportunities for children. The foundation also helps further higher education opportunities, as well as philanthropic efforts in many of the communities American National Bank operates. In 2009, The Sturm Family Foundation matched $176,221 in American National Bank community sponsorships and donations.

Locally, American National Bank and The Sturm Family Foundation supported more than 200 organizations and activities in Western Colorado during 2009.

For a full list of the organizations that American National Bank and The Sturm Family Foundation helped in 2009, please visit our website, and click on the Press Room.

The bank is a member of the Sturm Financial Group, consisting of 42 community banks located in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri. The Sturm Financial Group maintains financial strength embodied in approximately $2 billion in assets.

Paradise Day is proud to announce the addition of Sara Watkins to our team.

Sarah is a longtime local of the Roaring Fork Valley and has been designing hair in both Denver and our valley. She has an artistic flair for cuts and hair color and is passionate about creating styles to bring out your best look. Sarah loves to meet new people and is offering 20 percent off introductory cuts and color. Other services offered at Paradise Day Spa include waxing, spray-on-tan, facials, tanning, nail care and anti-aging skin care. Come in for a free cup of gourmet coffee or tea at Paradise Day Spa (no purchase necessary). For appointments call (970) 928-9782.

Danciger Tybar Ranch LLC, Carbondale, owns two bulls listed in the Spring 2010 Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus Association in Saint Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the spring and fall, the new report features the latest performance information available on 4,607 sires, and is currently accessible at

“This report provides both Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics with accurate, predictable selection tools for improving their herd,” says Bill Bowman, American Angus Association chief operating officer and director of performance programs. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are generated from the performance database of the American Angus Association, which includes information submitted by nearly 9,000 Angus breeders this past year through the Association’s Beef Improvement Records program.

EPDs are listed for growth and maternal traits, as well as carcass traits that integrate performance records from the carcass, ultrasound and DNA databases. Decision-making tools also include dollar values in the suite of bio-economic indexes designed to assist commercial producers in simplifying the genetic selection process. In addition, the Spring 2010 Sire Evaluation Report includes updated research reports for docility and heifer pregnancy.

The semi-annual analysis for the Sire Evaluation Report utilizes nearly 18 million measures used to generate more than 53 million EPDs for the Angus Breed.

Mountain Air Mechanical gives a stainless steel BBQ Grill away at the end of each quarter to our customers that participate in our customer service surveys. We are proud to announce our fourth quarter winner is Nondis Lowther of Rifle. Nondis has lived in the area since 1996 and is originally from Broomfield. She is a retired school teacher and enjoys such hobbies as hiking, bicycling, skiing and, of course, golf. Nondis is a Western Slope board member of the CWGA and has been golfing for more than 25 years. She has two children, Chris who is the Rifle High School boys basketball coach, and Jeff, who lives in Kansas. Mountain Air Mechanical installed a 92 percent Armstrong furnace and a Pro Series evaporative cooler. Nondis stated that “she was very pleased with our work and that everyone she dealt with was very cordial and everyone responded in a timely manner.”

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