Health screenings at Natures Oasis
Vertical Family Chiropractic will offer free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 20 at Natures Oasis, 1123 South Camino del Rio.
For more information, call 247-1988.
Herb Lady announces its new location
Herb Lady of Durango has moved to 600 Main Ave., Suite 203, next to Serendipity and across from the Balcony Bar & Grille.
The business offers fresh and dried herbs, spices, teas, accessories and Progressive kitchen products.
For more information, visit www.herbladyofduran go.com or call (970) 581-4256.
Marketing business announces hire
The Marketing Department announces the addition of Randy Hatcher to its team.
He brings more than 20 years of experience in graphic and Web design. Hatchers experience varies from print to Web design. Graduating from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, he received a degree in art direction and has advertising and art-history certificates from Oakland Technical Center and Oakland Community College in Michigan.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3-year-old son, teaching kung fu, and playing drums and guitar. Hatcher hopes to bring a glass-blowing studio to Durango, and he volunteers at DCAT.
For more information, call 259-4027.
Region 9 receives federal funding
U.S. Rep. John Salazar announces that $61,000 in federal funding has been allocated for the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado based in Durango.
This funding supports the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic-development strategy in the region served by the district which comprises Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties.
For more information, call 247-9621.
Local EMT receives recognition
Peggy Jenkins, an EMS captain with Durango Fire & Rescue Authority, was recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered EMT.
To maintain her status as a nationally registered EMT, Jenkins completed a recertification program for Emergency Medical Technicians in America. She not only completed courses to refresh her fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional education courses to advance her knowledge of new lifesaving skills.
Jenkins also is one of the few EMTs in the United States with extensive training in pre-hospital emergency medical care.
She was nationally registered as a paramedic in 1989 and has been serving La Plata County since 1980.
First National announces new hires
First National Bank of Durango has hired Tameron Guse and Christina Jessing.
Guse joined the bank as a Bayfield office customer-service representative and teller July 12. She is married and has three children. Her family loves horses, hunting, movies and eating dinner out.
Jessing started with the bank July 26 and is now working in the phone branch. She is originally from Texas and has lived in Durango for more than a month. Jessing came to the bank after living in Oregon and working for a title company there.
Leadership La Plata announces new class
Leadership La Plata, an all-volunteer organization designed to educate and train community leaders from the county, has named these people to its new class for 2010-2011: Tim Birchard, Cindy Coleman, Sara Comerford, Kevin Culhane, Nathan Disser, Kalvin Evans, Wendy Haugen, Kara Hellige, Ted Holteen, Mika Kusar, Abigail Lambert, Julie Levy, Dianne Milner, Sean Moore, Thomas Morrissey, Mary Jo Rakowski, Raequel Rhodes and Charles Spence.
The 2010-2011 class was selected after a written application and an interview by the organizations selection committee.
For more information, visit www.leadershiplapl ata.org or call 247-0312.
Region 9 district announces new hire
Rick Evans, a consultant with RAE Consultants and technical assistance adviser with the Colorado Department of Transportation, has been hired by the Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado to facilitate the Local Transit Coordinating Council.
The purpose of the council is to serve as a forum for human service and general public transit providers in Southwest Colorado.
For more information, call 247-9621 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.