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We are happy to publish, at no cost, news about businesses in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. “Businews” runs every Monday. E-mail your item to news@postindependent.com, mail a crisp copy to P.O. Box 550, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602, deliver it to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Avenue, or fax to 945-4487.Mountain Memories opens in GlenwoodThe Glenwood Springs Chamber Ambassadors recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new business Mountain Memories Scrapbooks & Stamps located at 720 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The retail store offers scrapbook and rubber stamp supplies and classes as well as custom photo albums, stamps and picture frames. The new owners are Mike and Shannon Moller. Contact them at 947-9644 or e-mail: memoriesinthemts@aol.com.Construction Junction has new ownersRob and Susan Kurk are the new owners of Construction Junction, 695 Buggy Circle, Carbondale, 963-1016. The consignment building supply and furniture store is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.Staples opensThe Chamber Ambassadors also welcomed new Glenwood Springs business Staples to the chamber. The store, on the west end of the Glenwood Springs Mall, offers office and school supplies, computers, cell phones, office furniture and a copy center. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 945-0196 or log on to http://www.staples.com. Back joins chamberNew Glenwood Springs chamber member Dr. Hilary Back is a natural health care physician who specializes in women’s health, allergens, digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases and mood disorders. She uses naturopathic treatments including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, diet and lifestyle changes, vitamins, minerals and homeopathy. Her office is located at 1517 Blake Ave., Suite 203. For a consultation or appointment, call 947-1701.Vail orthopedists offer new technologyVail Summit Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announces use of a new technology to make spine fusion surgery less painful and more likely to succeed. Dr. Todd Peters, spine specialist with Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, is using this new procedure at Vail Valley Medical Center. Spinal fusion surgery is used to treat people with severe back pain due to worn-out vertebrae caused by arthritis or injury. Orton joins Vicki Lee Green, Armijo and Werking topsMichele Orton has recently started a real estate career with Vicki Lee Green Realtors. Orton grew up and currently resides in Glenwood Springs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and has an extensive background in marketing, including experience with her former employer, CQG, Inc. She can be reached at 945-1010.LaPriel Armijo is sales person of the month of August at Vicki Lee Green Realtors with top dollar volume in sales. Stormie Werking was top listing agent with the most new listings.Workers comp class offeredThe Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will host its next Workers Compensation Seminar on the topic of falls, strains and carrying, presented by Pinnacol Assurance, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 1st Choice Inns on Highway 6&24 in Glenwood Springs. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. The fee includes breakfast and materials. To register, contact Shiela at the chamber at 945-6589 or Shiela@glenwoodchamber.com.Thompson top sellerStepping into fall as top seller for August for Mason & Morse Real Estate was Louis Thompson. Louis also took top honors for the month, along with his assistant April Schreck, as top listor.Cleator attends workshopGlenwood Medical Associates announces that reception services supervisor Kathy Cleator recently attended a day-long continuing education workshop, “Essentials of Managing the Front Desk” at the Hotel Colorado, presented by National Seminars Group. Cleator is responsible for training and supervising all of the reception staff at GMA.Wright joins Starr WesternDani Wright has joined Starr Western Real Estate. In addition to experience in real estate industry, she is also a hairstylist. She has worked with the public in customer service for 18 years. She can be reached at Starr Western Real Estate, Inc. office in Silt, 876-2998.Private planes may clear customsEagle County is working to enable private aircraft to clear U.S. Customs at Eagle County Regional Airport. Currently, planes coming from outside the U.S. must add a stop to clear customs before landing in Eagle. Last year approximately 350 planes had to clear customs at Centennial Airport in Denver before landing at Eagle. Once approvals are in place, customs service would be available in two months. Harris completes courseChad Harris of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department recently completed the National Fire Academy’s Management of Emergency Medical Services course in Emmitsburg, Md., on Aug. 30. The course focuses on current and newly emerging management practices as they relate to emergency medical services in the fire service.


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