Spaaah Shop announces new hires
Connie Imig, owner of the Spaaah Shop & Day Spa, 934 Main Ave., welcomes a number of new employees hired since she took over ownership late last year.
New massage therapists Brigit Hakanson and Kristi Zink join Melanie Higbee and April Lopez in offering custom massage treatments. Aestheticians Kristine Bianchi and Caitlin Murray also have joined the team of Desiree Carter and Crista Remly offering facials, waxing and nails. Added to the front desk staff are Rayven Pike, Tuesday Schween, Jennifer LaCroix, Elizabeth Salkind, Francine Hatathlie, Anglica Zuni and Chelsea Remy.
For more information, call 375-1866.
Physician assistant joins Family Medicine
Julia Lehman, a physician’s assistant, has joined Durango Family Medicine, 1 Mercado St., Suite, 160, in Durango.
Lehman is a graduate of the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program with a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She has worked the last 10 years in family practice caring for all ages.
She has special interests in skin problems, pediatric respiratory disease and diabetes. Lehman is a strong advocate for healthful lifestyle changes and nutrition in combating and preventing chronic diseases.
Before getting her master’s degree, she worked as a respiratory therapist and coordinated national clinical trials concerning pulmonary disease. She also farmed 50 acres of tomatoes, 2 acres of strawberries and 4,000 head of sheep. Her interests include hiking, camping, skiing, gardening, yoga, dancing, fly-tying and rock hounding. She is currently learning to play the violin. She and her husband, Lynn, have four grown children.
Office hours are by appointment. For more information, call 385-9850.
LPEA hosts free energy workshop
La Plata Electric Association will host a free informational workshop on Recharge Colorado’s Main Street Energy Initiative program from 8 to 10 a.m. March 31 in LPEA’s multi-purpose room, 45 Stewart St.
Businesses located in the Durango Business Improvement District are invited to attend. The workshop is a requirement of the Governor’s Energy Office for LPEA and Durango’s downtown businesses to receive available grant monies for energy assessments and installation of energy-efficient lighting.
During the session, LPEA will explain the basics of energy-data management and how the cooperative can monitor and evaluate data for those participating in the program. Workshop reservations are not required, but requested, as refreshments will be served.
E-mail Sue Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 382-7170 to RSVP or for more information.
LPEA featured in Network magazine
“Beyond electricity sales,” a cover story featuring La Plata Electric Association and the Durango community, appeared in the 2011 winter edition of Network magazine.
The article celebrates the work of LPEA and the community in energy efficiency and local renewable generation. The city of Durango, including the Durango Transit Center and Durango-La Plata County Airport, businesses Termar Trends, the Strater Hotel, Carver Brewing Co. and the Durango Discovery Museum are showcased in the article.
LPEA has posted an electronic version of the article at www.lpea.coop.