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Real estate activity in Garfield County showed an increase over other months in 2010 in the month of June, with a total of 68 transactions. Of the areas within the county, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, and Carbondale showed transaction increases over May, while the other areas did not. Rifle posted the highest activity level with 21 transactions and a little more than $5 million in dollar volume. Glenwood Springs followed behind Rifle with 15 transactions and $4.6 million. Silt reported 10 transactions and approximately $3 million in dollar volume, while Carbondale posted a total of 9 transactions and nearly $4 million. The rest of the county came in as follows: New Castle had six transactions for $1.7 million, Battlement Mesa had five transactions for $1.2 million, and Parachute had two transactions for $990,000. It’s important to note that of the 68 transactions in the county, 11 were properties that were sold by a bank, representing 16 percent of the transaction volume. Four of these properties were in Rifle, three in Silt, two in Carbondale, one in New Castle, and one in Glenwood Springs.

The Bank of Colorado Rifle Branch will be having its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Aug. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Come join us for luau, food and drinks at 1200 Railroad Ave., Rifle.

Dalby, Wendland, & Co., P.C. would like to congratulate the following professionals on their recent promotions. Christopher T. Allen, CPA, an Azusa Pacific University graduate, promoted to principal, began his career in public accounting in 2000. He specializes in audit, review, compilation of financial statements, reporting requirements, business consulting and strategic planning. These services are provided to a wide variety of clients in several industries including insurance, construction, manufacturing, governmental, nonprofit, and employee benefit plans.Kenneth “Ian” Philips, CPA, a Fort Lewis College graduate, promoted to senior staff accountant, has been with the firm since 2006. His expertise is in the areas of business and individual taxation. He also has experience with profit sharing plans, gift taxation, and estate taxation.Christopher J. Kampe, CPA, a University of Colorado graduate, promoted to senior staff accountant, began his career in public accounting in 2007. His expertise is in the area of business and individual taxation including large corporate taxation, real estate development, and high net worth individual taxation.Nathan A. Fyock, CPA, an Adams State College graduate, promoted to senior staff accountant, has been with the firm since 2008. Nathan specializes in audits and reviews of financial statements for insurance companies, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, construction companies, and employee benefit plans including medical and dental plans, 401(k) plans, and 403(b) plans.Russell R. Haynes, CPA, a Colorado State Graduate, promoted to senior staff accountant, has been with the firm since 2008. His expertise in is the area of farm and ranch tax accounting. He also focuses on construction and small business taxation.With more than 60 years as an industry leader in Western Colorado, we attribute our longevity and success to our employees and to our core values of trust, respect, and responsibility, which we aim to exemplify in relationships with our clients, our people, and our communities.The firm has seven offices in Western Colorado and is consistently ranked among the top accounting firms in Colorado. Visit for more information.

Congratulations to Bob Arnold who just retired from Harbert Lumber of Aspen after 18 years. Harbert Lumber wishes Bob the very best in his new endeavors and enjoying the good life in Crestone. John Hannigan, manager of Harbert Lumber-Glenwood Springs, and the entire management team will now oversee both stores. John invites the public to see the Aspen store’s new facelift as the new Orgill Hardware dealer.

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