Tax seminar to be held for nonprofits, donors
A Nonprofit Taxation: Not an Oxymoron! seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
This is a seminar about tax implications for nonprofits and donors. There will be information and examples to help navigate issues such as tax exemption and in-kind contributions.
The seminar will be hosted by FredrickZink & Associates, United Way and the Community Foundation. The cost is $25 per person, and beverages and pastries will be provided.
RSVP is needed by Tuesday by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber to hold Lunch and Learn
The Durango Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn focusing on Business Solutions that will Save You Money & Help You Find Time for the Things You Love! will be held at noon June 22 at First National Bank of Durango, 259 W. Ninth St.
The cost is $7 for chamber members and $14 for nonmembers. The event will be presented by Laura Shelton of Alpine Bank who will cover new technologies that will launch this summer, taking customer payments anytime and anywhere and more.
Reservations are required.
For more information and to RSVP, call 247-0312 or visit www.durangobusi ness.org.
Durango Orthopedics announces new CEO
Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado announces the appointment of new CEO Adele Rittmueller.
Rittmueller held a similar position with Flathead Orthopedics in Kalispell, Mont., for 11 years until moving back to the Four Corners in May to take the helm at Durango Orthopedics and Spine Colorado. Rittmueller has extensive experience in health-care management and is certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification.
She and her husband, Frank Weis, are avid sailors and participate with the San Juan Sailing Club at Navajo Lake.
For more information, call 247-5362.
Fox Fire Farms opens wine-tasting room
Fox Fire Farms Vineyards, owned by Richard and Linda Perry, announces the opening of its Durango wine-tasting room inside the Durango Coffee Co. retail store, 730 Main Ave.
Durango Coffee Co. has been at its present location since 1990 and offers locally roasted coffee, specialty teas and kitchen merchandise. The wine-tasting room at Durango Coffee Co. is open from 3 to 8 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The vineyard tasting room offers wine tastings, wine sales, wine seminars and wine accessories such as wine aerators, corkscrews and other specialty wine items.
Wine tastings are also offered from 1 to 6 p.m. daily at the vineyard located at Fox Fire Farms near Ignacio.
For more information, call 563-4675 or 259-2059.
SUCAP announces new board members
The residents of the Ignacio School District 11JT and the Southern Ute Indian Reservation voted these people to the Southern Ute Community Action Programs board of directors at the June 7 election: Lena Atencio, Kathleen Lorenzini, Oolcu Buckskin, Linda Sanchez, Sue C. Herrera and Kathleen Sitton.
There were a total of eight candidates. Those elected will serve two-year terms.
Tutoring service announces new hire
Mumbling Marmot Tutoring LLC announces that Tanner Young has joined its team specializing in mathematics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, physics, calculus and statistics), ACT/SAT preparation, academic writing and study skills.
Young is a senior in economics and mathematics at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs and has worked as a tutor and mentor in the UCCS community since 2008.
The tutoring business provides private tutoring services in reading, writing, and math kindergarten to college, test preparation, learning differences, languages, economics, study skills, gifted and talented enrichment, and cognitive training.
The business is owned by Yvonna Graham. Initial consultations are free, and scheduling is flexible.
For more information, call Graham at 382-9128 or visit www.mumblingmar mot.com.
Lighting workshop to be held June 28
La Plata Electric Association will host a commercial lighting workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. June 28 at First Southwest Bank, 249 Navajo Trail Drive in Pagosa Springs.
The workshop will help businesses and electric contractors understand the options and benefits of different lighting.
The overhead lighting in most commercial operations is T-12 fluorescents, which, beginning in 2012, will no longer be manufactured, thus requiring a shift to the smaller T-5 and T-8 bulbs. Businesses can receive a rebate of $250 per each kilowatt of lighting load reduced at the facility, up to a $20,000 total.
Businesses with refrigerated cases, such as grocery and convenience stores or delis, can receive up to $3,000 in rebates when installing LED case lighting. Those installing LED and induction technology street and parking lot lights are eligible for up to $20,000 in rebates.
Space is limited, and refreshments will be served.
RSVP is required. To RSVP, email Ray Pierotti at email@example.com or call 382-7770.