Healing from trauma to be focus of talk
Randi Schweitz will present The healing power of connecting to our inner strengths at 7 p.m. May 18 at The Café of Life, 925 Colorado Highway 3.
This talk will explore how trauma affects people and how to heal through it. The talk is free. Schweitz began her career counseling women in abusive relationships on Alternative Horizons domestic-violence crisis hotline. Through her work as an advocate, Schweitz became curious about the effects of childhood trauma and how it affected the development of relationships and self-esteem in adulthood. She is currently a psychotherapist in private practice and a group facilitator for Alternative Horizons womens support groups.
For more information, call Schweitz at 946-3842.
Pharmacy offers free childrens program
Rivergate Pharmacy is offering a free childrens vitamin program to local families.
This program will give enrolled families access to free childrens vitamins for one year. Parents may enroll their children from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the pharmacy, located in the Rivergate Medical Office Building, 575 Rivergate Lane, Suite No. 111 adjacent to Animas Surgical Hospital. The pharmacy also will offer free refreshments, chair massages and other health-oriented screenings.
For more information, call 375-7711.
Pet Celebration to be held Saturday
Paws N Playtime, 214 Bodo Drive, will hold a Pet Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The La Plata County Humane Society and Annies Orphans will have adoptable dogs available. Pethaus, Café of Life Chiropractic, veterinarian Brian Marshall of Bakers Bridge and dog trainer Juliet Whitfield will be in attendance. There will be a live remote with 4 Corners Broadcasting and giveaways. All proceeds will go to Annies Orphans and the humane society.
For more information, call 422-8019.
Insurance women to meet Friday
The National Association of Insurance Women Four Corners Chapter will hold its annual membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Christinas Grill & Bar, 21382 U.S. Highway 160.
Speakers will include Vicie Reales, state director for NAIW, and Elizabeth Webb of Decorating Designs, offering an alternative to high-priced interior designing. The seminar is complimentary, and lunch will be available for purchase.
To RSVP, email Sue Plvan at email@example.com or call (877) 371-0984.
Four Corners IBD meetup will be Sunday
Four Corners Investors Business Daily Meetup will meet at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at Durango Joes at 732 E. College Drive in Durango.
Experienced and new investors are welcome. The topic will be Chart Reading: Not to be confused with tea leaf reading.
For more information, call 769-1351, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.meetup.com/Four-Corners-IBD-Meetup.
Jim Isgar to visit Native Roots center
Colorados State Director of USDA Rural Development, Jim Isgar will be in Durango on Friday to recognize the first business recipient of the Rural Micro Entrepreneur Assistance Program loan in Colorado.
Native Roots Garden Center is the first recipient of the money, and this business will be the site of Isgars visit at 10 a.m. The money supports the development and ongoing success of rural micro-entrepreneurs and microenterprises with loans of $50,000 or less.
For more information, call 247-9621 or visit www.scan.org.
Goff Engineering announces retirement
Bryan Duff P.E. announces his retirement from Goff Engineering and Surveying Inc.
Duff has been with Goff since 1983 and has served as the president of the firm since 2004. His engineering design projects are prevalent throughout the Durango area, including significant portions of the Animas River Trail and Bodo Industrial Park.
After the retirement of Duff, Goff Engineering and Surveying Inc. announces its new leadership structure. Goffs new officers include Parker Newby, P.L.S., president; Bruce Honisch, P.E. and P.L.S., vice president; Rob Harries, P.E., secretary; Rob Trudeaux, P.L.S., partner; and Garth Glasco, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, partner.
For more information, call 247-1705 or visit www.goffengineering.com.
Catering business, deli expands
Big Busters Gourmet Deli and Catering, 939 Colorado Highway 3, announces its recent expansion, which includes the addition of a bar.
The business is owned by Andy Asmuth a former Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University student and 12-year resident of Durango. The assistant manager and bartender is Edie Wentz. The business offers an outdoor patio, full liquor license, WiFi, gourmet sandwiches and homemade take-n-bake meals.
For more information, call 385-5533.