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Spaaahshop names new masseuse to team

The Spaaahshop and Day Spa, 934 Main Ave., announces that Cheryl Pagano has joined its massage team.

Pagano has more than 10 years of experience and specializes in deep-tissue, and Swedish massage. She believes that massage is good medicine and allows each client to become more aware of his or her own body and mind.

For more information, visit

Pilates Connection moves to new location

The Pilates Connection announces its new location at 450 South Camino del Rio, No. 202.

The pilates studio offers mat and equipment classes, and specializes in integrative movement that incorporates breathing and precise joint alignment. The studio provides personalized instruction during classes to help clients in learning healthful movement habits. Specialty offerings include pelvic floor health and foot health. The business is owned by Kim Moriyama.

For more information, call 259-0089.

First National Bank names lending manager

Wayne Carsburg started with the First National Bank of Durango on May 7 as its lending manager.

Carsburg arrived in Durango after working at the Colonial Bank in Las Vegas as well as a handful of Australian banks. He is originally from Queensland, Australia, where he studied accounting and law at the University of Queensland.

For more information, visit

Electric co-op earns marketing recognition

La Plata Electric Association was recognized in the 2012 “Spotlight on Excellence” awards program, honored with two top awards in the national competition sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

A luncheon recognized all award recipients during the recent Connect 2012 Conference held in New Orleans.

LPEA received the top Award of Excellence for Writing/Best News Story, “LPEA, Time-of-Use Program Saving Members Energy and Dollars” and Best Special Publication for the comprehensive “Member Programs and Services” booklet. Both were written/produced by LPEA’s marketing communications specialist Indiana Reed.

Participants in the awards competition competed with electric cooperatives of similar sizes in 19 categories. Faculty members from the University of Missouri – Columbia, University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill judged the entries.

LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides electricity to more than 30,000 members.

For additional information, call LPEA at (970) 247.5786 or visit

Herald Staff