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Pagosa product to appear on HGTV

Growing Spaces announces its upcoming appearance on an episode of “My Yard Goes Disney.”

The series features families who win a surprise backyard makeover that is Disney-themed. “The Epcot Inspired Backyard” episode will feature a 22-inch diameter Growing Dome greenhouse manufactured and constructed by Growing Spaces of Pagosa Springs. It will air at 6 p.m. Fridayon HGTV.

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Registrations accepted for business conference

The Small Business Development Center at Fort Lewis College will sponsor the third annual Southwest Colorado Women’s Small Business Conference on July 13 at DoubleTree Hotel, 501 Camino del Rio.

The conference will feature speakers, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities specifically designed for women entrepreneurs. Participants can choose either a track for startup businesses or a track for current business owners. Registration for the conference is $35 before Monday and $50 after. Vendor tables are available.

To register, visit For more information, call 247-7009 or email

Downtown supermarket changes logotype, name

Albertsons has a new logo and name.

The logo has changed on its ads to “Albertsons Market.” The exterior signs will not change. All weekly ads, coupons, digital information, etc., for the Albertsons stores will now have the Albertsons Market logo.

Sunshine Gardens announces new hire

Sunshine Gardens introduces its new marketing director Christie Schler.

Schler began her health-care career at Sunshine Gardens shortly after it opened in 1997. She was a caregiver at Sunshine Gardens for five years while she completed high school and began studying at Fort Lewis College. Schler went to Boulder to finish her degree in psychology and studied social work at Smith College in Massachusetts, before deciding to return to Durango and explore the business side of health care. She worked in the admissions department at Four Corners Health Care Center for two years.

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Tile, Light Art Durango has new ownership

Tile & Light Art of Durango, 2180 Main Ave., announces new owners Paul and Jackie Beasley.

The Beasleys come from small towns in British Columbia. They, along with their two daughters, hold dual U.S./Canadian citizenship. They moved to Colorado in 2003.

Jackie Beasley has been the owner of three small businesses. As a building products solutions executive for more than 20 years, Paul Beasley built a career around his ability to assess and anticipate customer needs, identify unique alternatives, and develop and implement long-term solutions.

The home décor business is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Changes and move announced at salon

Karen Kostuch, owner of Vis a Vis, has moved her business and partnered with Dr. Alison Jackson at 3577 Main Ave.

Kostuch has been doing business in Durango for 15 years and will continue to take new clients for skin care and massage therapy.

For more information, call 259-4326 or visit

Martial arts academy moves to new location

Durango Martial Arts Academy announces it has moved to 1129 Camino del Rio.

The martial arts gym is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gym features Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kick boxing, judo, women’s kick boxing, kid martial arts and fitness.

For more information, call 259-3398.

Herald Staff

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