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New Lions officers: The New Castle Lions Club recently inducted its new 2010-2011 officers. Pictured are, from left, back row: Lion Tamer Shirley Williams; Judy Shaffer, vice president; Charlie Ringer, president; Elyse Hutchinson, Membership Committee director; Larry Borgard, returning member; and Janine High, secretary/treasurer; and, front row: Lesley Morse and Scott Parr, Vision Committee directors. Not pictured is Tail Twister Mary Johnson. Chartered in 1999 the New Castle Lions currently have 23 members, and serve their community with projects including vision testing for preschoolers, sponsoring the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, helping children get glasses that cannot afford them, support for Angel Tree and LIFT-UP, and highway clean-up. This vital group meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m. at the River Center, 126 N. Fourth St., New Castle. For more info please see

The Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co. earned a gold medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival in Boulder for their German-style doppelbock called “Carbonator.”

The festival, which is the largest commercial beer competition in the world, drew more than 3,500 beers vying for medals in 79 categories. This year’s competition topped the entries in previous years and attracted 151 beer judges from 10 countries. More than 50,000 enthusiasts attended the event.

Carbonator doppelbock is a smooth, malty lager with a burgundy color and a hefty 8.7 percent alcohol by volume. It is a seasonal beer, brewed once a year, and the Brewpub will have it on tap again in January.

Italian monks of the Order of St. Francis of Paula in Bavaria brewed the first doppelbock more than 200 years ago. The brew was named Salvator, after the Savior and it was intended to sustain them during Lenten fasts. In honor of the first doppelbock, all others have retained the ‘-ator’ suffix in their names.

Carbonate was the name of a town on the Flat Tops that was abandoned long ago, probably due to harsh winters. In keeping with the Brewpub’s tradition of naming beers after local spots, they chose to adapt the historic name of this now-barren location.

Carbonator doppelbock won a gold medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival in the German-Style Doppelbock category. Carbonator previously won a silver medal at the 2004 World Beer Cup Competition and a Bronze at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Since it opened in 1996, the premier brewpub has won more than 50 awards for its restaurant and brewery.

The Brewpub, located in the first floor of the historic Hotel Denver, at 402 Seventh St. in downtown Glenwood Springs, features a full bar and wine menu as well as a variety of fresh and unique menu items, hand-crafted beers, and a family-friendly atmosphere.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Visit to sign up for the newsletter that previews upcoming weekly specials from the restaurant and brewery.

The brewers at Glenwood Canyon are Ken Jones, Chip Holland and Chuck Campagna.

Elisabeth Strouse has returned from a fun filled summer in Texas and is taking again clientele at Yampah Spa and Salon. Elisabeth is a graduate of the AVEDA Institute in Denver. She also attended the 8 month Pure Talent Program at the AVEDA Academy. Call Yampah Spa and Salon at 945-0667 to schedule your appointment with Elisabeth.

Garfield County real estate activity for the month of August was very comparable to August 2009 with a reported 56 transactions totaling $21 million dollars. The highest amount of activity for the month was in Glenwood Springs with 17 transactions and $7.3 million. The Carbondale area had a reported 12 transactions and $5.5 million. Rifle had a total of 10 and $4.05 million. New Castle reported 7 transactions and $1.7 million, Silt 6 and $1.5 million. Battlement Mesa rounded out the activity with 4 transactions and $942,000. Glenwood Springs, Silt, and Battlement Mesa all reported increases in both dollar volume and transaction activity over July. Also included in the 56 transactions for the month were 11 transactions of bank owned properties. There were three each in New Castle and Silt, two in both Rifle and Glenwood Springs, and one in Battlement Mesa.

The Roaring Fork Business Resource Center presents a series of workshops focused on a range of topics for existing business owners and start-up enterprises.

The workshops will be presented in conjunction with Colorado Mountain College by advisors and mentors of the center. All workshops take place at 817 Colorado Ave. #107, Glenwood Springs.

The workshops will also be available by audio/web conference during the live presentation. Cost is $30 per workshop for the general public; and $20 for clients, advisors and mentors of the center and members of participating chambers of commerce.

To register, visit and click on Education and Training; or call (970) 945-5158.

Additional business workshops are presented by Colorado Mountain College in topics including Quickbooks, Financial Management, Conflict Resolution and more.

Partial workshop schedule:

• Tuesday, Oct. 5, 8:30-10 a.m.

“Cost Effective Ways to Market Your Business”

Susan Linden, Linden Marketing Group

• Thursday, Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m.

“Legal Basics for Your Startup Business”

Jim Olp, Small Business Development Centers of Colorado

• Tuesday, Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

“Retail – 10 Tips for Staying Alive”

Presenter: Vicki Peterson, Ace Hardware, and Jon Zalenski, Treadz

• Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.

“How to Fund Your Business … From Day 1 and Beyond”

Tod Cecil, Colorado Lending Source and Bill Sanderson, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs

• Wednesday, Nov. 10, 4-5:30 p.m.

“Why radio is STILL an important advertising vehicle”

Teresa Cotton and Ron Milhorn, KMTS 99.1 FM Radio

• Thursday, Nov. 11, 4-6 p.m.

“Understanding Payroll and Avoiding Common Pitfalls”

Mark Betts and Dale Ahrens, ASAP Accounting and Payroll Services

• Friday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to noon

“Selling More with e-Commerce”

Eric Fullerton, Marketing Stimulus

Congratulations to 20/20 EyeCare. To celebrate their 20th anniversary at the office near Wal-Mart, they are expanding the building 20 feet. Come meet one of the four doctors who average 20 years experience caring for the valley’s eyecare needs.

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