Business Briefs

Chamber announces finalists for awards

The Durango Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the annual awards ceremony to be held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Citizen of the Year: Rod Barker, Charlotte Pirnat and Katharine Roser.

Business of the Year: Alpine Bank, Animas Surgical Hospital and Durango Electrical Services.

Small Business of the Year: April’s Garden, Ore House Restaurant and Russell Planning & Engineering.

Entrepreneur of the Year:, FastSigns of Durango and James Ranch.

Non-Profit of the Year: LPEA Round-up, Manna Soup Kitchen and Volunteers of America.

Bill Mashaw Volunteer of the Year: Mike and Sandy Bruce, Pat and Calvin Story and Terry Swan.

Spirit of Durango Award: Durango Arts Center, Hillcrest Golf Club and Leland House/Rochester Hotel.

Green Business Leadership Award: Alpine Bank, Linda’s Local Food Café and Open Shutter Gallery.

Tickets are available at the Durango Chamber of Commerce offices located in Santa Rita Park, call 247-0312 or visit and the Community Concert Hall Box Office located at 707˝ Main Ave., call 247-7657 or visit The tickets are $30 each.

Mumbling Marmot hires new tutor

Debra Moses has joined Mumbling Marmot Tutoring LLC, specializing in science and math.

Moses has a master’s degree of science in botany from Colorado State University and a degree in wildlife biology from the University of Wisconsin.

She currently is the director of the Garden Project of Southwest Colorado. She has worked as a research and teaching assistant in biology and other areas.

Mumbling Marmot Tutoring provides private tutoring services in reading, writing and math from kindergarten to college, test preparation, languages and more. Mumbling Marmot is owned by Yvonna Graham.

For more information, call 382-9128 or visit

Herald Staff