Crow Canyon honors Durango resident
Durango resident Gene Bradley on Oct. 15 was presented the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the centers mission and goals at Crow Canyons 2011 annual meeting appreciation dinner.
Bradley joined Crow Canyons board of trustees in 1994, and in 1995 was appointed the centers interim president. He served as president for nearly nine months.
Since then, he has been active with Crow Canyons board as chairman of the audit and executive committees and as a member of the investment committee.
Bradley is a retired senior partner of KPMG, an international accounting firm.
Currently, he is a board member and treasurer of the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District, board member of the Fort Lewis College Foundation and board member of First National Bank of Durango.
Michael Rendon receives an award
Sexual Assault Services Organization announces that Michael Rendon, executive director, won the Deana Griswould Award for outstanding Advocate within the Nonprofit Sector from the Colorado Organization for Victims Assistance.
Rendon has been the executive director of SASO for the last three years, and in addition to increasing fundraising and marketing, Rendon has devoted his time to engaging men to help end sexual violence and to give male survivors of sexual assault a voice.
Rendon is SASOs first male executive director, and since he started working with SASO, the nonprofit has trained many male advocates. Rendon also helped start a support group for male survivors of sexual violence.
For more information, call 259-3074. To reach the 24-hour hotline, call 247-5400.
Shared Vision moves to 700 block of Main
Shared Vision Publishing, the parent company of Southwest Arts Programs and the regional quarterly arts magazine Arts Perspective, has moved to 736 Main Ave., Suite 7.
Since Denise Leslies acquisition of the company in 2010, Arts Perspective magazine has nearly doubled in size and has extended its distribution beyond the Durango, Mancos and Cortez area to the complete Four Corners, with interest as far as Gunnison and Crested Butte.
Not focused exclusively on visual arts, Arts Perspective now covers the literary, performing, culinary and healing arts.
In 2009, Southwest Arts Programs was created to enhance the experience of those attending live performances at venues.
Most recent was the addition of the Specialty Publication Division, launched with the publication of the Durango Area Tourism Office Group & Meeting Planner Guide.
For more information, visit www.sharedvisiononline.com or call Leslie at 403-1590.
Mercury Payment employs 500
Mercury Payment Systems announced it has reached a milestone of 500 employees.
Thomas Bentley of Mercurys In-bound Customer Support center in the Durango headquarters is the 500th employee.
To honor the achievement, the company is awarding one employee with a trip for two to the Indianapolis 500 that includes round-trip air travel, tickets, accommodations and more.
In July 2011, the company was named a Best Company to Work for in Colorado by the Society of Human Resource Management Colorado State Council for a second time.
For more information, call (800) 846-4472, ext. 1820, or visit www.MercuryPay.com.
Lemon Head adds new stylist to team
Lemon Head salon, 145 E. College Drive, announces the addition of stylist Nancy Caup.
Caup has studied under Vidal Sasson in California and Peter Lumis at Gingels in London.
Caup provides body waxing, cuts for men and women, highlights and re-corrective color, 100 percent human hair extensions and perms.
For more information and to make an appointment, call Caup at 946-5516.
Real estate college reopens in Durango
Real Estate College of Colorado Inc. announces its reopening in Durango at 700 Main Ave., Suite H.
The business is owned by Aaron and Ernestine Diem, who have practiced real estate for 31 years and education for eight years.
The real estate, mortgage broker or appraisal license school is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The school prepares students for the required 168 hours of education coursework the Colorado Real Estate Commission requires for new licensure. This enables the student to be eligible to sit for the state exam and apply for his or her license.
The original real estate school, now the Real Estate College of Colorado Inc., consists of an online program that blends video, text and audio instructions as well as all materials in printed format.
For more information, call 247-8530 or visit www.realestatecollege.com.
Wellspring Acupuncture announces new owner
Wellspring Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, formerly Terry A. Leonard Oriental Medicine, announces new owner David Konikowski.
Konikowski is a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified Chines herbologist.
The business provides traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The practice offers individualized treatment plans, specializing in acupuncture orthopedics, acute and chronic pain management, Chinese pulse diagnosis and prescription Chinese herbal medicine.
Konikowski takes over the practice of Terry A. Leonard, licensed acupuncturist and registered nurse, who retired from practice after 18 years.
Konikowski has been in private practice for the last eight years in Scottsdale, Ariz., before recently moving to Durango with his wife and two children.
For more information, call 382-0321.