Business Briefs

Rivergate Physical Therapy announces hire

Rivergate Physical Therapy announces the addition of Ann Fox, a physical therapist assistant, to its staff.

Fox, who has a current PTA license in Colorado, graduated from Western Carolina University with a degree in parks and recreation management. She attended PIMA Medical Institute in Denver to pursue PTA training.

Fox has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as acute care, orthopedics, skilled nursing and wound care. She has benefited from several continuing education courses in wound care, stroke and myofascial techniques.

For more information, visit

Taxable property deadline approaches

The La Plata County assessor reminds all owners of taxable personal property – including furnishings, equipment and household furnishings used to produce income – that the deadline for filing a declaration schedule is April 15.

Anyone who owns personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,000 per county is required to report the personal property to the county assessor. Failure to declare personal property each year by the deadline will result in the assessor valuing the property using the best information available and attaching a penalty to the tax bill.

People who did not receive a declaration schedule may request one from the county assessor or submit a complete itemized listing of the property.

For more information, call 382-6231 or visit

Stillwater Foundation announces new hire

The Stillwater Foundation welcomes Evan Suiter to its staff of music instructors. Suiter is teaching several ensembles and combos at Stillwater, as well as private lessons in upright bass, electric bass guitar and guitar.

Suiter received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Fort Lewis College in 2008. During his time there, he studied bass, low brass and voice.

He also is a regular volunteer staff member at Victor Wooten’s Bass/Nature Camp near Nashville, Tenn. More recently, he started using his musical knowledge to help others produce and record albums and various other musical projects.

For more information, email

Guardian Angel Home Health announces hire

Guardian Angel Home Health Care announces the addition of medical social worker Erin Youngblood to its team. She will assist patients and families who are receiving home health care in La Plata and Montezuma counties.

Youngblood has lived in La Plata County for more than 15 years and has extensive experience working with seniors, caregivers and families. Her involvement in the community has included roles with Leadership La Plata, Adult Day Care at Our Place, Senior Services, La Plata Family Center Coalition and, most recently, assisting in the implementation of the 2013 annual Senior Caregiver Conference.

Guardian Angel Home Health is an in-home service providing nursing, therapy and home health aides as directed by a physician.

For more information, call Youngblood at 385-6747 or email

Herald Staff

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