Business Briefs

Sandy Cooper awarded real estate certification

Sandy Cooper, managing broker of The Sterling Cos., 1040 Main Ave., Suite 1, was awarded the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager designation conferred by the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers.

The council, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, is the professional organization for brokerage management. The designation is recognized as the highest level of professional achievement. Candidates must complete academic and professional courses covering such topics as finance, marketing, training, recruiting and strategic planning.

For more information, call 426-4161, email or visit

Oil, gas taxation workshop to be held

Gervais & Associates, PC, CPAs will host “Essentials of Oil and Gas Taxation” presented by Tulsa University professor Pat Hennessee, a nationally renowned natural-gas and oil taxation specialist.

The two-day workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the Bank of Colorado, 1199 Main Ave. For more information, call Kathy Walker at 385-1002.

State Farm agency announces new hire

Chris Latshaw of State Farm welcomes Laurie Hahn to his team.

Hahn has extensive experience and knowledge with farm and ranch insurance policies. She is a lifelong Durango resident and can assist customers with life, home, auto and business insurance.

For more information, call 259-4500 or email

Black Canyon Builders receives honor

Durango-based Black Canyon Builders earned top honors in the judge’s selection for “Green Building” at the 2012 Durango Parade of Homes.

A comprehensive list of environmentally responsible materials and methods used in the home, including energy-efficiency ratings, can be found on the Black Canyon Builders blog at

For more information, call 903-9577 or visit

Herald Staff

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