Business Briefs

Tarpley RV technicians earn certification

Ben Bledsoe and Chris Reddersen, service technicians at Tarpley RV in Durango, have both earned RV Industry Association Certification status.

Bledsoe has worked at Tarpley RV for six-years, and Reddersen for five-years.

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Co-op seeks applicants for board vacancy

With La Plata Electric Association Director Pam Patton’s appointment to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, LPEA has begun the process to find a replacement to fill her seat on the LPEA board of directors.

A vacancy will be filled by an affirmative vote of a majority of remaining directors. Any director appointed serves for the remainder of Patton’s term, which expires in May 2013.

Any member of LPEA who is a permanent resident of District 4 (North and East La Plata County) can apply.

An application and support information is available at, as well as at the cooperative’s office in Durango, 45 Stewart St. Completed applications must be returned to Greg W. Munro by noon July 16, in person at the Durango office, by mail at P.O. Box 2750, Durango, CO, 81302, or by email to

Michelle Reott receives certification

Michelle A. Reott, green building consultant and managing principal of Earthly Ideas LLC, recently earned the Green Building Certification Institute’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional in Interior Design and Construction.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED rating system is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

The LEED AP ID+C credential demonstrates the expertise of professionals participating in the design, construction and improvement of commercial interiors and tenant spaces that offer a sustainable, healthful and high-performance work environment. Reott already possesses a LEED AP in the Building Design and Construction specialty.

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First National Bank announces promotion

First National Bank of Durango announces the promotion of Joseph Hernandez.

Hernandez is a native of the Four Corners and has lived in Durango for 23 years. He moved up from the bank’s cleaning crew where he had been serving for three years to become a customer service representative/teller at the Main Office in June.

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Herald Staff

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