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Think Network Technologies hires two new administrators

Think Network Technologies, a network integrator for computer systems in the Four Corners, announces the addition of Mark Beasley, system administrator, and Becka Austin, administrative assistant, to its team.

Beasley joins the company with more than 19 years of experience as an information-technology professional working in various industries including manufacturing, telecom, video surveillance and government.

Austin, a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, is pursuing her CCNA Certification at Pueblo Community College.

For more information, visit

Local tutoring service announces new specialist

Lauren Nelson has joined Mumbling Marmot Tutoring LLC, specializing in elementary and middle school reading and math, study skills, cognitive skills and homework support.

Nelson has a master’s degree in education and a Colorado Professional License with an endorsement in elementary education, and is a math teacher and reading tutor at The Liberty School for dyslexic and gifted students in Durango.

Mumbling Marmot provides private tutoring services, and is owned by Yvonna Graham, who started the service in 2005.

For more information, call Graham at 382-9128 or visit

Law firm relocates from Denver to Durango

Padilla Law P.C. announces its relocation to Durango from Denver.

Paul and Beth Padilla are husband and wife as well as equity partners in the firm located at 736 Main Ave., Suite No. 8. Padilla Law serves clients in Colorado and New Mexico with cases involving business transactions, civil litigation, criminal defense, family and domestic, immigration and nationality, and wills and trusts. Padilla Law offers free consultations.

For more information, call 764-4547 or visit

Forum about exporting to be offered Aug. 10

Congressman Scott Tipton and Colorado’s U.S. Export Assistance Center will host an export 101 forum from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Aug. 10 in Room 130 of Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College.

The forum will feature international trade experts from the federal government and other industries to assist small businesses with export opportunities.

Tipton will moderate a panel of speakers, that will include federal and local trade experts. The panelists will speak about the broad export procedure and explain the resources available to assist local businesses. After the panelists’ remarks, businesses will be available to meet with trade specialists to address specific questions.

To RSVP, email or call (202) 225-1405.

Durango insurance agency moves to Main Ave. location

Western Group Inc. announces its new location at 1199 Main Ave., Suite 226.

Vanessa Ruggles is the agent at the independent insurance agency, which offers business and personal insurance.

For more information, call 247-8391.

Herald Staff