Energy-efficient motors workshop coming Jan. 5
La Plata Electric Association, USDA Rural Development and Tri-State Generation and Transmission will continue its Free Information Series with the Energy Efficient Motors & Drives Workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at 45 Stewart St.
The event is designed to provide people with intermediate knowledge about electric motors and their operation, an in-depth overview of newer energy and premium efficient motors, including economic and operational considerations important when selecting new motors. Course content includes discussions of motor speed, torque and power, motor efficiency, protecting energy-efficient motors, variable frequency/adjustable speed drives and more.
Lunch will be served. Workshop presenter Greg Stark earned both bachelors and masters degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Formerly executive director of the Texas Agri-Business Electric Council, Stark has co-authored more than 40 technical publications.
To RSVP, call Sue Maxwell at 382-7170 or email email@example.com.
Agriculture-related workshop in Cortez
The Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center will offer Tilling the Soil of Opportunity, a business-skills and planning class for farmers and ranchers, from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 19 at the Cortez Welcome Center in Cortez.
The course will run for 10 weeks. The cost is $280 for the entire 10-week session or $50 per session. Scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Jan. 6.
Participants will be guided as they develop a business idea, create a plan and begin growing a successful farm, ranch or ag-related business. Awards will be made to those who successfully complete all activities and submit a business plan to the Small Business Development Center. This course qualifies as a Borrower Training Program.
For more information, call Cindy Dvergsten at (970) 882-4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, call 247-7009, email email@example.com or visit www.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=170310132.
Salon announces new barber, stylist
Signature Salon and Spa, 1521 Main Ave., announces the addition of stylist and barber Beverly Palumbo.
Palumbo specializes in mens haircuts. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are available.
For more information, call 247-7769.
Business forum to be held at FLC
The 20th Southwest Business Forum will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Jan. 4 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.
The forum is free and open to the public. The forum brings together experts on local, state, national and international economics and business. The forum is sponsored by Wells Fargo and FLC.
For more information, call 247-7289.
Optometrist joins Advanced EyeCare
Dr. Kiley Berry, optometrist, has joined Drs. Lee Ann Hoven, Susannah Standal and Mark Rahner at Advanced EyeCare in Durango.
Berry received her doctorate of optometry in 2008 from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. The next year, she began her career with the Indian Health Services and completed a residency in primary-care optometry at the Northern Navajo Medical Center.
Before moving to Durango, Berry was practicing at the Zuni Indian Hospital and played an instrumental role in developing a new optometry residency program as the program director. She specializes in ocular disease management, pediatric optometry and contact lens fitting.
Advanced EyeCare is located in the professional building south of Walmart.
For more information, call 247-8762.