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Woodworker displays work at local galleries

Dave Sronce announces that his work is available at Durango Trading Post, Raven House Gallery in Mancos, where his wife, Stacy, also has her photography, and Artifacts Gallery in Farmington where they both have worked.

Sronce was born and raised in Colorado. He came to Durango to attend Fort Lewis College and never left. He made Durango his home close to 30 years ago. Sronce has always had a passion for woodworking. It started in high school when he took wood shop for the first time. His favorite thing to do was work on the lathe. Sronce did some carving and made furniture for his friends and family in his spare time. Sronce started using aspen and came to appreciate its beauty. He finally got a lathe of his own and is hooked again. He uses fallen logs and lets nature do the aging for him.

For more information, call Sronce at 946-2670, his wife at 946-9412 or email

Wells Group joins real estate network

John Wells and Jim Wotkyns, founders and owners of The Wells Group, announce the Wells Group, the largest real estate brokerage serving Southwest Colorado, has been selected for membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

The Wells Group joins Leading Real Estate, a global network comprised of more than 500 of local and regional real estate firms, with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in the United States and more than 30 other countries. Collectively, these firms sell nearly 900,000 homes annually in the U.S. valued at $235 billion.

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Nominations sought for Dyslexic Hall of Fame

The Liberty School seeks nominations for its fourth annual Dyslexic Hall of Fame.

Dyslexic business people, professionals or artists will be honored for their efforts and contributions to the community. The school will induct the chosen Hall of Fame nominees on Nov. 10 at the school’s fourth-annual Dyslexic Hall of Fame Gala at The Henry Strater Theatre. Gov. John Hickenlooper, a successful dyslexic, has been invited to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

To make a nomination or for more information, call Bill O’Flanagan at 385-4834 or email

Airborne Media Group attends tech conference

Durango-based Airborne Media Group, Inc. participated as an exhibitor sponsor at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Sept. 10 to 12.

The company sought to showcase its product, Audioair. This is TechCrunch’s sixth visit to the annual conference in San Francisco.

The Audioair patent-pending technology permits mobile device users to privately listen using their mobile device to television displays and digital screens anywhere a television or digital display has been muted. Airborne’s free mobile application is available in the App Store and Google Play marketplace, and is designed to interface with a proprietary Audioair system that is installed on premise. The app then allows users to listen to any muted television or digital screen displayed on site, as well as use social chat features, Facebook check-in, digital screen interactivity and receive location-driven content. Airborne’s proprietary Audioair platform also provides a dedicated mobile media channel, giving brands the opportunity for mobile-marketing campaigns with interactive and location-based ad content distributed to users.

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Virtual job fair event slated for Sept. 19

The Durango Area Human Resource Managers will offer an informative luncheon Sept. 19 to introduce the concept of “Virtual Job Fairs.”

Terry Coleman, a graphic/web designer in the Business ServicUnit of the Department of Labor of Employment, will provide an overview of virtual job fairs. These fairs allow employers and applicants to meet, greet and interview via webcams.

They are a way for employers to recruit applicants from outside the area. The cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Lunch choices are Italian chicken salad sandwich, muffaletta, or a vegetarian sandwich option, each with pasta salad, sweet-potato chips and cookie, catered by the Yellow Carrot.

To RSVP with lunch choice, email Betsy Fitzpatrick at, or call 403-1843 no later than noon Monday.

Herald Staff