Business Briefs October 3, 2016 |

Business Briefs October 3, 2016

From left, David and Kim McDavid, owners of High Country Honda, with their dog Blitzen; Bill Sanderson, president of Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs; Leticia Ingram, 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year; Dave Malehorn, owner of Professional Auto Body; and Fredrick Read, branch manager of Enterprise Rent A Car.
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Local businesses aid 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year from Basalt High School

Each year the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire profession in Colorado.

In 2016, the Colorado Teacher of the Year was Leticia Guzman Ingram, an English language development coordinator, history and math teacher at Basalt High School in Roaring Fork School District Re-1.

Ingram was selected for the honor based on her experience, passion and expertise with English learners and their families. She demonstrates excellence in all levels: She has an outstanding rapport with her students, colleagues, parents and administrators, while also contributing to world communities when she works with Teachers Across Borders. She constantly strives to perfect her craft, and her impact on the community is immeasurable.

As the 2016 Teacher of the Year, Ingram will participate in many professional development opportunities through the National Teacher of the Year program and will even get to attend a ceremony at the White House and go to Space Camp for a week.

To help Leticia with transportation to these state and national events, High Country Honda donated $1,500 in repair work to her Honda Odyssey; Professional Auto Body and Alpine Bank donated $500 each; and the local office of Enterprise Rent a Car donated $1,000. We are proud of Leticia’s accomplishments and dedication to her profession.

River Center Community Enrichment Class: Financial Freedom

Are you tired of struggling financially, or just want to learn new ways to save and get ahead? Join us for this four-week class from 6:30-8 p.m. each Tuesday evening at the River Center, 126 N. Fourth St. in New Castle. Dan Niedbalski, from Alpine Bank, will be here to give key lessons on how to save and prepare for financial freedom.

Class schedule is as follows:

Oct 4: Saving for an emergency/beginning budgeting. How do I start? How did I get a raise?

Oct 11: Beginning budgeting and relationships and money. Healing relationships and understanding how money causes problems.

Oct 18: Beginning budgeting and getting out of debt. Ready, set, flat tire. Debt snowball and how it works.

Oct 25: Budgeting/getting out of debt/insurance. Protecting your family and other assets. Having a plan.

Register for the class by going to or call 984-4333. Child care will be provided.

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