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Congrats to RMI

Rocky Mountain Institute was recognized Oct. 22 at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s fourth annual national design awards gala in Manhattan as one of two finalists in the category of environmental design. Seven distinguished jurors selected by the museum gave tribute to RMI for “innovative green design processes that promote the efficient and restorative use of resources and new business models.” The museum also noted that RMI’s “research in sustainable design for the building trade is extensive and is one of the primary resources for design professionals, community leaders and real estate developers today.”

RMI’s Green Development Services has participated in hundreds of green building projects since the consulting practice was formed in 1991 including greening the White House and the Pentagon.

As a finalist, RMI’s work will be a part of ongoing educational work at the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The museum’s education department incorporates the finalists’ work into their program throughout the coming year, including lectures, roundtables and workshops designed to bring the finalists’ work to the public.

Hurry, hurry, hurry …

Procrastinators beware! The time is now to buy a raffle ticket from the ladies of the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary for their fabulous grand prize, a Folk Art Stars quilt handmade by Marilyn Hollenbaugh. Second prize is $500 in cash and third prize is a $100 U.S. Savings Bond. Proceeds benefit the auxiliary and their great work. The drawing is at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Devereux Room at the Hotel Colorado. One raffle ticket is $1. Our favorite raffle ticket seller Maudie Weller breezed into the newsroom Friday with her tickets. We love Maudie and can’t say no to her. Raffle tickets are available at the hospital gift shop or from any auxiliary member.

Recent marriages

James Henry Fox III and Tenna Lynn Greene, of Rifle, Sept. 14, 2003

Michael Matthew Messina II and Stephannie Rose Murray, of Basalt, Aug. 23, 2003

Joshua Lee Sigler and Jeanette Diana Dean, of Silt, Sept. 19, 2003

Pedro Garcia Villegas and Norma D. Castillo Benavides, of Carbondale, Sept. 19, 2003

Albert Daniel Apodaca Jr. and Joanie Kathleen Vigil, of Thornton, Sept. 22, 2003

Chris Moore and Tracey Jo Heckathorn, of Carbondale, Sept. 13, 2003

Jason Michael Neuman and Gina Nicolle Cappo, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 20, 2003

John Leland Hines and Cynthia Lynn Cochran, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 20, 2003

Michael Ray Banks and Elizabeth Jill Scheidt, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 20, 2003

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