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Accountant Brad Wolter passes CPA exam

Tafoya Barrett and Associates PC announces that Brad Wolter has passed the CPA exam.

Wolter has been with the firm since 2005 as a tax accountant. He provides tax preparation and planning services to many of the firm’s clients.

For more information, call 259-8000.

Adult day care center offers free service

Our Place at Grandview Adult Day/Respite Care, a nonprofit, announces that it will continue to offer the first day free to new clients through Dec. 31.

The business is located at 691 County Road 2333, Unit A8.

For more information, call Tanya Boyce at 385-5200 or email

Pine River Valley Bank announces hire

Boyd Hodges, president and CEO of Pine River Valley Bank, announces the hiring of Teri Simmons as community bank president of the Durango branch.

Simmons has more than 10 years lending and customer service experience. Most recently she served as a loan officer, then the branch manager at First National Bank Alaska in Healy.

Simmons, a native of Ruidoso, has a degree in agricultural economics and agricultural business, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics and economics, from New Mexico State University. Simmons was awarded “Financial Services Champion” in 2010 for the state of Alaska and the Western Division of the United States by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In 2012, Simmons was designated as one of “Alaska’s Top 40 under 40,” a statewide honor awarded to 40 business leaders younger than the age of 40.

For more information, visit or call 884-9583.

Physical therapy practice makes promotion

Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness P.C. announces the promotion of Lannie Lyman to office manager.

Lyman will take over the position from Lindsey Ward, who had been with Advantage for five years.

Lyman was born and raised in Emporia, Kan. She graduated from Flint Hills College in 2007 with a degree in business administration. She began working for Advantage in April. She has three children: Evan, Brandon and Jason. She enjoys spending her free time reading, cooking, and being outdoors.

For more information, visit

Steamworks beer-can designs receive honors

Steamworks Brewing Co.’s designs for the Colorado Kölsch and Steam Engine Lager beer cans received first and second place honors, respectively, in two categories at the inaugural “Canny” Awards.

The Kölsch was recognized in the “Best Local Tie-In (State, Town, Geography, Local Activity)” category, with the Steam Engine Lager honored for “Best Illustration of Beer Name.”

The “Canny” Awards recognizes the high-quality, captivating graphics featured on craft beer in cans.

A complete list of winners is available on the “Canny Awards” Facebook page and Twitter. Winners received a Canny Award trophy that features their can graphics, plus recognition at the Craft Brewers Conference and in industry publications.

Steamworks is at 801 East Second Ave.

For more information, visit

Herald Staff