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Adult education center hires executive director

The Board of Directors for Durango Adult Education Center announces the hiring of Teresa Malone as executive director.

Malone has more than 22 years of extensive experience working with nonprofit and educational organizations and grant writing. She most recently served as finance director for Mountain Studies Institute and spent three years at Southwest Colorado Community College as the operations coordinator. She is a successful and accomplished grant writer.

For more information, call 385-4354.

Brad Tafoya receives designation

Tafoya Barrett and Associates PC announces that Brad Tafoya recently completed the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor professional designation program offered by The College for Financial Planning.

To earn the designation Tafoya had to study a wide array of tax, investment and financial planning topics, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics.

Tafoya Barrett and Associates PC, has been providing professional services in Durango since 1979, specializing in tax and financial planning for high net-worth people and closely held businesses.

For more information, call 259-8000.

Library seeks local businesses for program

The Durango Public Library invites local businesses to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month in September by participating in the Library Card/Discount Card program.

The program will offer customers incentives to shop locally while increasing the use of their library card.

The library currently is accepting applications from businesses that want to participate until May 30. Businesses should tell the library what sort of incentive they would offer customers who show their library card. In exchange, the library will highlight business partners in brochures, newspaper ads, posters and bookmarks. Participating businesses also will be listed on the library’s website and posted around the library. The library has more than 30,000 card holders.

For more information, call Donna Arment at 375-3386 or email

Sorrel Sky Gallery announces promotion

Sorrel Sky Gallery announces the promotion of Muriel Tissonnier to the position of jewelry sales manager.

After working as a sales associate for more than two years, Tissonnier now will oversee the gallery’s jewelry business. Collaborating with more than 35 artists, Tissonnier will be responsible for developing jewelry collections, inventory and purchasing. She also will be responsible for jewelry sales and employee training.

Tissonnier is a graduate of Fort Lewis College with a degree in art business.

For more information, call 247-3555 or visit

Humane society to host celebration

The La Plata County Humane Society Thrift Store. 1111 South Camino del Rio, will celebrate its grand reopening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7. The event will feature the store’s spring line, refreshments and more.

The store also will host its semi-annual bag sale Saturday. All clothing and accessories will be $4 per bag, and all other items will be 50 percent off.

The store and donations dock will be closed from March 31 to April 6 for spring cleaning and a makeover.

For more information, call 259-2847.

Free business consultations available

Enid Brodsky, a representative from the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, will offer free one-hour business consultations from noon to 4 p.m. April 1 at the Women’s Resource Center, 679 East Second Ave., Suite 6.

The consultations are for women who want to start or expand their business and already have a solid idea for a business plan.

For an appointment, call 247-1242.

Herald Staff

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