Embroidery business under new ownership
Kathy Sipley has announced that Paul Stuart has purchased Needle Art Embroidery & Promotional Products.
Stuart has extensive experience in various fields, including embroidery and promotional products for more than 20 years.
Needle Art Embroidery will now sell labels, printing and rubber stamps and will source all products. Silk-screening is available.
The business is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The business is located at 434 Turner Drive, Unite 3B, in Bodo Industrial Park.
For more information, call 247-0106.
Mancos health clinic changes management
Effective May 25, Valley-Wide Health Systems Inc. will no longer provide management of the Mancos Valley Health Center in Mancos. Valley-Wide has operated the clinic for 12 years. Southwest Health System Inc. will begin management May 26.
Southwest Health System has been working with Valley-Wide since February to transfer operations and ensure continuity of care for existing patients. Several staff members, including longtime provider Jeff McElwain, will remain with the clinic.
The clinic will be closed from May 2630 for staff orientation and computer training. The office will reopen May 31.
To arrange for continued care at the clinic, call 564-4664.
Alpine Bank recertified for its green practices
Alpine Bank has been recertified for the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard of excellence.
KPMG Performance Registrar Inc., an internationally accredited ISO auditor, presented Alpine Bank with the Certificate of Registration, which is good for an additional three-year term.
Alpine Bank was first certified to the ISO 14001 standard June 23, 2006, and the bank obtained recertification at each renewal date of 2009 and now 2012.
For more information, visit www.alpinebank.com.
Local photographer earns certification
Allison Ragsdale of Allison Ragsdale Photography in Durango has earned the certified professional photographer designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission.
Ragsdale earned the designation after meeting requirements measuring her artistic and technical competence.
Ragsdale has a bachelors degree from the Art Institute of Colorado.
The Professional Photographic Certification Commission is the leading body for certifying imaging professionals. Certification must be renewed on a periodic basis.
For more information, call 259-9255, email email@example.com or visit www.allisonragsdalephotography.com.
Alpine Bank adds to mortgage team
Alpine Bank announced that Beth Malecki is the newest member of its mortgage team at Alpine Bank/Three Springs.
An accomplished mortgage lender, Malecki brings more than 30 years of experience to the team. She was one of the original committee members to find building sites for Habitat for Humanity in Durango and was involved in two of the first builds.
For more information, call 426-7184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown businesses to host meeting April 19
The Durango Business Improvement District will host its third Town Hall meeting from noon to 1 p.m. April 19 at the Durango Arts Center Theater, 802 East Second Ave.
Bob Allen, BID board members Karen Barger, Rod Barker, John Wells and Tim Wheeler will discuss activities and answer questions. Durango Business Improvement District Executive Director Bob Kunkel also will review the BIDs budget, allowing constituents to understand how their mill-levy dollars are being spent. Questions and commentary will be taken from the audience. People attending are invited to bring their own lunch or make arrangements in advance for lunch prepared by Mutus Italian Kitchen. The cost is $10 for the Pasta Buffet that will includes tossed salad, sausage lasagna, penne piedmontese and warm bread. Tea and water also will be provided.
To RSVP for the buffet, email email@example.com by Monday afternoon.
For more information, call 375-5067.
LPEA offers commercial lighting workshop
La Plata Electric Association will host Its all about Lights! from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 in the multipurpose room, 45 Stewart St., in Bodo Industrial Park.
Featured speakers will include Rob Kirkpatrick, chief operations officer of Service Concepts; and Rob Ebenkamp and Keith Emerson of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. New innovations and rebate opportunities will be introduced.
Because lunch will be served, people planning to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to Ray Pierotti, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 382-7770.