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Tierney Skahill receives designation

Tierney Skahill, a Realtor with RE/MAX Pinnacle, has achieved the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, a comprehensive course in buyer representation.

Skahill has 20 years of experience.

For more information, call 749-0080 or email

Four Corners Mental Health announces hire

Drs. Mark Braunstein and Eric Powell, of Four Corners Mental Health announce the addition of Heidi Bendell to their practice.

Bendell is a licensed professional counselor, a certified drug and alcohol and sex-addiction therapist. She also has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Bendell specializes in working with adolescents, families and couples.

For more information, call 382-6690.

Colorado Farm Bureau announces new hires

Colorado Farm Bureau, 321 South Camino del Rio, announces the addition of Chuck Winn, Susan Mudry, and Brianna Cundiff to its staff.

The agency offers all lines of insurance including farm policies, life, company and farm bureau bank. Colorado Farm Bureau has been in the community for 30 years.

For more information, call 247-0900.

First National Bank announces new hires

First National Bank of Durango announces the addition of Frank Pell and Donna Randall to its team.

Pell started with the bank Feb. 11 as an account services representative. He joined the bank after working at Vectra Bank and Land Title Guarantee. Pell graduated from Durango High School in 2002 and went on to study music theory.

Randall started with the bank Feb. 11 as an items processor. She is from Dolores, where she has lived for most of her life. Randall joins the bank after working at Mancos Valley Bank.

For more information, visit

Self-directed IRA seminars to be offered

“Buying Real Estate In Your Self-Directed IRA” seminars will be presented by Clay Malcolm of New Direction IRA Inc. and Bill Humphrey, co-founder and CEO of New Direction at 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

People will learn how to purchase real estate in self-directed IRAs; use loans on IRA-owned real estate; qualify properties; roll over an IRA; and set up an account. Light refreshments will be served.

Herald Staff

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