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Alpine Locksmith of Aspen has been chosen as the only distributor for Liberty safes in the Roaring Fork Valley. Liberty safes, the top-selling safe in the United States, are affordably priced, come in all sizes and protect personal assets like cash, gold and silver, Alpine Locksmith said in a prepared statement. The safes add front-end protection to a home alarm system, offer increased storage capacity with no monthly payments, protect valuables from the devastating effects of fire and preserve contents from ultra-violet light and humidity (using optional dehumidifiers). Call 379-9145 for more information.

Charles Cunniffe Architects has hired Scott Smith as a senior project architect and general manager.Smith, who spent the last 15 years with Reno Smith, will oversee all project-related efforts at the firm as well as serve as a project leader. His previous civic, residential and commercial work and his experience running his own firm with prove valuable to CCA, the company said in a news release. Throughout the economic downturn, Charles Cunniffe Architects has been fortunate to maintain a strong client base. The firm has continued to hire some of the best talent available in the Roaring Fork Valley, the company said.

Entrepreneurs Virginia Frischkorn and Chelsea VanVleet of Aspen have created Bluebird Productions, a full-service event concierge company.The business was formed after Frischkorn and VanVleet identified a need for an environmentally friendly event concierge in the Roaring Fork Valley. After living the last five years in a town that puts on so many events – but produces so much waste – they set out to change how such events are handled.The company’s services include event coordination (wedding, social, corporate), event marketing/public relations, destination management, social media management, gift bag creation and vendor and venue promotion.Striving to be an eco-friendly company, from day-to-day operations to each aspect of their largest events, Bluebird Productions says it will make every effort to practice “green” approaches to business. Knowing that the average wedding emits 63 tons of CO2 – more than a single person emits in a full year – the company plans to tread lightly on the beautiful place it calls home.For more information, visit the website

Accounting and business-consulting company Dalby, Wendland & Co. P.C. recently was named as a top professional firm in ColoradoBiz magazine’s ninth annual ranking of companies whose services provide fundamental support to Colorado industries.The firm opened its doors in 1948 and is entering its 63rd tax season this year. Dalby, Wendland is the largest accounting, auditing and business advisory firm in Western Colorado, with offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle, Telluride and Vail. Visit the website for more information.

Colorado Mountain College continues its new series of Saturday workshops exploring the latest trends that businesses are using to generate more clients and more revenue.On Saturday, April 9, Patrick Curry teaches Sales Basics. Curry specializes in start-up market and sales-driven companies. His workshop addresses sales strategy, prospecting plans, reaching the decision makers and closing a deal. These workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at CMC’s Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs). The cost of each workshop is $60 and advance registration is required.For more information regarding the workshops or registration, please call 945-7486.

Two Rivers Natural Health in Glenwood Springs is connecting to the roots of town by implementing the therapeutic use of water to their menu of services. During their recent clinic remodel, a relaxing hydrotherapy space was built with a therapeutic soaking tub and table to accommodate these specialty procedures. Hydrotherapy can increase circulation, lymphatic drainage and detoxification as well as enhancing immune function, decreasing inflammation and relaxing the muscles and nervous system. This lengthy list of benefits is one of the reasons why natural medicine providers who use hydrotherapy have historically had incredible success improving the health and quality of life in their patients. The hydrotherapeutic options offered at Two Rivers Natural Health include hot immersions with peat moss or minerals followed by a sweat, peat moss wraps, constitutional hydrotherapy and the alternation of hot and cold applications. Water healing can be a very effective way to increase vitality so that the body can heal and overcome many disease states. Read more about hydrotherapy at or call (970) 948-9128.

Glenwood Springs-based paving contractor Grand River Construction Co. and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have been awarded the 2010 “Best in Colorado” Asphalt Pavement Quality Award by the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA). The award is for the “Best in Colorado” in the Preventive Maintenance Award Category for paving work on State Highway 82 near Basalt. “We are very pleased to recognize Grand River Construction Co. and CDOT Region 3 for this accomplishment. It is truly an honor and speaks well of the quality of work and cooperation and partnership between the two organizations,” stated Tom Peterson, executive director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association. Receiving the award on behalf of Grand River Construction Co. was Gregg Rippy, president. Colorado DOT, Region 3 was represented by Roland Wagner, resident engineer, and Adam Cornelli, project engineer.

Amy Luetke and Marci Pattillo of The property Shop in Glenwood Springs have been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, achieved by real estate professionals who have successfully completed formal training in the art of negotiation. Agents who receive this certification are in the top 1 percent of all agents nationally. With professional negotiation skills, agents will typically obtain better results for their clients. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to uncover information effectively, get more and give less during sales/purchase negotiations, and retain control over desired outcomes. Bottom line, CNE agents know how to influence and persuade others more effectively than agents without professional negotiation training.

The Western Tang Soo Do Federation held its annual Black Belt Meeting and Seminars on Saturday afternoon, March 12. Members of the WTSDF attended from Nevada, Utah, Washington and Colorado. More than 50 practitioners applied their skills and sweat to become better in their art. Brian Mable (president of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation) of Brian Mable Karate in Glenwood Springs hosted the event.

Alpine Legal Services has been awarded a grant of $35,000 by Aspen Community Foundation, Alpine Legal Services Executive Director Jonathan Shamis announced.According to Shamis, the grant will be used to provide legal services in Pitkin, Garfield, and Western Eagle Counties for seniors and low-income individuals and families, and victims of crimes. Alpine Legal Services is the only organization that offers legal advice, representation and educational opportunities while collaborating with other area nonprofits in the Roaring Fork Valley. The grant from Aspen Community Foundation’s unrestricted funds will assist in providing quality legal services to eligible clients, develop new programs, and create organizational efficiencies. There are many residents of the Roaring Fork valley who need legal assistance to secure and maintain health care, housing, custody, safety or other necessities that do not have the financial means to obtain legal counsel. Alpine Legal Services provides access to the court system and justice to low income individuals, crime victims, seniors, and youth. For more information, visit or call 945-8858.

As part of Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.’s commitment to leadership in the field and community, the company invested more than $685,000 in 2010 in charitable donations to organizations in western Colorado and more than $1.9 million throughout the state of Colorado.Encana continually seeks opportunities to build strategic relationships that generate positive change and support six key areas: education, the environment, family and community wellness, sport and recreation, community enhancement and employee programs.Last year, Encana approved and awarded 79 grant requests in western Colorado that helped fund a wide range of sustainable community initiatives. Highlights from last year’s community investment program include:• Colorado MESA to support math, science and engineering education• Community Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a new mammography unit• Hospice and Palliative Car of Western Colorado for the Itty Bitty Grief Camp• Rio Blanco 4-H for the Youth Education and Community Center• Denver Zoological Society for their continued education and outreach programs in western Colorado schools• Garfield County Public Library for Rifle and Parachute library improvements• Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley for work towards a new net-zero rated house”Investing in the community and fostering productive partnerships allow Encana to work with area organizations to resolve local issues and contribute to the well-being of our communities. Encana remains focused on actively contributing to improve, strengthen and build the towns where we live and work,” said Sher Long, stakeholder relations advisor.To learn more about Encana’s community investment program, guidelines and how to submit a request for funding, visit

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