LPEA newsletter receives recognition
La Plata Electric Association has been honored for newsletter excellence by the Colorado Rural Electric Association for its publication Watts Up included in the rural electric associations monthly magazine, Colorado Country Life.
The cooperative received the Award of Excellence among Colorados rural electric cooperatives. In addition, Watts Up editor and LPEAs contracted marketing communications specialist Indiana Reed took two first-place awards for writing excellence. Reeds first-place awards were in the Safety story category for Remember this photo? which covered the dangers of ice formation on meters plus winter hazards, and in the Community category, Power to the Pups covering the LPEA/Durango Mountain Resort light-bulb exchange in support of Annies Orphans, the no-kill dog shelter in La Plata County.
As part of the award, the rural electric association purchased and donated about $400 worth of books to the Durango Public Library.
For more information, call 247-5786 or visit www.lpea.coop.
Psychotherapist practice now accepting insurance
Nattalie S. Blau, MS, LPC announces the acceptance of insurance with her private psychotherapy practice serving adults, young adults and older adolescents with individual and family therapy.
She provides body-centered experiential psychotherapy integrating the Hakomi Method & Mindfulness. Blau has more than 15 years of experience assisting clients with adjustment to life-changing events, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship or career issues, stress reduction and family dynamics.
For more information, call 779-7404 or visit www.nattalieblautherapy.com.
Advantage welcomes addition of new physical therapist
Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness announces the arrival of physical therapist, Jennifer Hoctor.
Hoctor earned a degree in exercise physiology and biology from the University of Miami in 2005 and her doctorate of physical therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2011.
She has concentrated her continued training on manual therapy techniques and functional movement assessment and correction.
She has a passion for working with patients with chronic pain as well as most orthopedic and neuromuscular ailments, including treatment of the spine, headaches and extremities.
Advantage Physical Therapy is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
For more information, call 259-7829.
Skyridge Market announces new owner
Skyridge Market, 100 Jenkins Ranch Road Suite A, is now owned by Ed Grittnen.
The business features a convenience and liquor store, gas station. The market is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The business has expanded its offerings to include groceries, burritos, pizza and sandwiches.
For more information, call 247-2669.
Mercury Payment CEO named award finalist
Mercury Payment Systems announced that CEO Matt Taylor was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 program in the Mountain Desert region, which includes Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Taylor was selected by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a gala June 28 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program.
For more information, visit www.mercurypay.com.
Garrhs Heating receives national accreditation
Garrhs Heating and Air Conditioning announced that it has recently been accredited as an ACCA, Quality Assured contractor by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.
This recognition allows Garrhs Heating and Air Conditioning to install Energy Star rated heating and air-conditioning systems.
For more information, call 259-5579.