Goodwill Celebrates the Power of Work
Friday, 21 March 2008 09:26

Goodwill Industries of Denver celebrated 90 years of self-sufficiency through work at this year’s Power of Work Luncheon on March 13 at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver.

At the event, Goodwill recognized organizations and individuals who have helped at-risk youth and disabled and disadvantaged adults through the power of work.

A few of these outstanding individuals included:

Terri Cossel, one of Goodwill’s most recognized employees for more than 20 years, works in Goodwill’s community programs. Terri assembles products for many local companies, including the well-known Steve Spangler Science program.

She motivates others with her calm and quiet demeanor and an intense focus on her work. While working, Terri only stops long enough to bring her entire team together with a unique whistle she developed many years ago to boost team morale. Terri’s whistle is a favorite with her co-workers because it sounds so unique, and her team enjoys trying to learn how to whistle just like her.

TMVOA Supports Opening of New Medical Office in Mountain Village
Thursday, 13 March 2008 16:44

The Institute for Altitude Medicine (IFAM) will open a second office in Mountain Village on March 27, in part due to a grant received from Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA). IFAM will be located in the Blue Mesa building at 113 Lost Creek Lane.

With 600,000 people living above 7,000 feet in Colorado and 25 million tourists to Colorado’s high-altitude communities each year, health problems related to or exaggerated by high altitude are very common. IFAM will treat these problems and produce research on the effect of high altitude on common health issues such as heart disease and pregnancy.

Goodwill Bridges Digital-TV Divide
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 16:43

Goodwill Industries International is part of a national coalition that is educating the public about the transition in WHEN from analog (over-the-air) television to all-digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide a clearer picture and more programming options and will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

Consumers with television sets with built-in digital tuners or TV sets connected to cable, satellite or other pay service will likely not be affected, but Goodwill Denver is concerned that some consumers with limited English-speaking skills, those in rural areas and those in lower income brackets may "fall through the cracks" and not receive critical information about the transition.
New Non-Surgical Stem-Cell Procedure to Relieve Chronic Tendon Problems
Wednesday, 23 January 2008 23:00

Regenerative Sciences, Inc., creator of the Regenexx™ procedure that uses a patient’s own stem cells to regenerate bone and cartilage, has announced a new clinical study using its patent pending processes to treat tendon injuries. 

The company is recruiting patients with moderate to severe tennis elbow, partial rotator cuff tears or Achilles tendon tears, and moderate to severe plantar fasciitis.  This study has been sanctioned by an independent research review board and involves using the patient's own stem cells to repair and strengthen these tissues. 

Culinary School of the Rockies Raises New Crop of Chefs
Monday, 21 January 2008 12:01

Prestigious school announces Culinary Arts Farm to Table Externship 

Call it farm to table, seed to fork, farm to fork, or sustainable kitchen -- by any name, diners in today’s top restaurants are demanding locally grown seasonal food.

Whether in response to increasing concern for the environment or simply a desire for the delicious, restaurants around the country are finding ways to source local ingredients, even in bustling urban areas such as Manhattan, Houston, Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta and Denver.

Quilters Resource Inc. Purchases Brewer Sewing Supplies
Monday, 17 December 2007 23:00

Quilters’ Resource Inc., a subsidiary of Bernina of America, is pleased to announce the purchase of Brewer Sewing Supplies effective January 2, 2008. Combining these two noteworthy notion, fabric, and book distributors will result in increased operational efficiencies and provide customers with an expanded assortment of products in a consistent, timely manner. Other benefits will include a proven order processing system, modern warehouses in both Aurora, IL, and Reno, NV, and a staff of truly dedicated employees.

Quilters’ Resource and Brewer will continue to operate as individual companies until the procedures of both companies are seamlessly combined. Operational consolidations are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2008. 

Santa On Demand: New Tech from the North Pole
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 19:53
Virtual Online Greetings Allow Santa to Make Surprise Visits to Young and Old

DENVER – This holiday season, Santa Claus is going high-tech with the help of MakeBeliever Productions. For the first time ever, anyone can e-mail a video of a real-life Santa Claus saying nearly anything you want him to.

Customers can create a highly customized MakeBeliever virtual greeting (V-Greeting) by visiting Santa's 21st-century workshop at Visitors simply type in the custom text they'd like Santa to say, and MakeBeliever's proprietary technology puts the words right in Santa's mouth. 

Then, with personalized input from the customer, MakeBeliever creates a Flash video file and delivers each V-Greeting straight from the North Pole directly to children, family, spouses, friends or colleagues via e-mail. 

"As a parent, there is something truly magical about seeing my children experience Santa Claus," said MakeBeliever co-founder David Wallace. "Picture your child's surprise when Santa greets her by name, knows how old she is and knows what she wants for Christmas. MakeBeliever makes that happen and creates a special Christmas moment for both parent and child."

D.H. Ruggles & Associates Announces Jody Yehle as Director of Architecture
Tuesday, 06 November 2007 23:00

D.H. Ruggles & Associates, a full-service residential and commercial architecture and interior design firm, has added Jody Yehle as director of architecture.

In this new position, created to support company growth, Yehle will lead a team of 10 architects and designers and manage new business prospects. Prior to joining D.H. Ruggles & Associates, Yehle worked extensively in the resort, mixed-use residential and entertainment fields in the United States and Asia.

“We’re thrilled to add Jody to our team at D.H. Ruggles & Associates,” said Don Ruggles, president of D.H. Ruggles & Associates. “Jody’s commitment to historic preservation and her holistic approach to building with the landscape are a perfect match for our company.”

Culinary School of the Rockies Announces “Farm to Table” Program
Tuesday, 06 November 2007 23:00

National School Accepting Applicants to Explore Colorado’s Bounty

Culinary School of the Rockies is recruiting students nationwide to participate in its newly created “Farm to Table” Culinary Arts Program, an industry-pioneering opportunity for aspiring cooks and chefs to combine culinary know-how with a deep understanding of ways to source and use local ingredients. This innovative and environmentally sensitive program responds to the growing demand from restaurant consumers who are asking for more locally grown menu items.

Anyone interested in pursing a culinary career can apply online at for this six-month intensive Culinary Arts Program, which includes a five-week immersion on the farms and in the kitchens of both Colorado’s North Fork Valley and Boulder County.  Only 16 students will be accepted into the groundbreaking program, scheduled from July through December 2008.

D.H. Ruggles Honored with Three Awards
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 11:53
In September our client D.H. Ruggles & Associates was honored with three awards: It was named one of ColoradoBiz's Top 250 Private Companies, Mountain Living magazine listed the company as a top mountain architect, and BUILDERnews named Don Ruggles a leading architect in the luxury homes category.

Each year ColoradoBiz magazine recognizes Colorado’s top 250 privately held companies, and D.H. Ruggles & Associates were among this year’s recipients of notice. The company's inclusion as one of the top mountain architects in Mountain Living magazine was its second year in a row for the recognition.

Additionally, for the first time, this year BUILDERnews magazine recognized Don Ruggles as one of the six leading 2007 Top Architects in the West. Don Ruggles, CEO of D.H. Ruggles & Associates, said this about his home design: “I incorporate integrity and honesty into luxury home design. The size of the home isn’t important, as long as it contains a uniqueness and history. When I visit a new home site, I look at the forces on the site, such as the topography, sunlight, weather and calm versus aggressive space. These are all forces that help shape the home. I try to design parallel to the topography, by working with the land.”

We are proud and excited to work with D.H.Ruggles & Associates, and we know that the company's success will only continue in the future.
Aurora City Council and Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, 10 October 2007 02:00

Aurora, Colo. – Kemmons Wilson Communities' (KWC) newest lifestyle community, the Villas at Great Plains Park (The Villas), celebrated the opening of its completed clubhouse today. Aurora City Councilman Bob Broom and Aurora Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Hougen joined Kemmons Wilson Companies executives for the clubhouse ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Located in Aurora at the southeast corner of South Dunkirk Street and Jewell Avenue, the clubhouse features a great room, fitness room and adjoining outdoor pool. The 3,000-square-foot clubhouse is the centerpiece for The Villas, a community designed for active empty-nesters who no longer want the inconvenience of stairs or exterior maintenance responsibilities.
Ron Hickman, senior vice president of (KWC), addressed the group at the afternoon ceremony. “Today marks a milestone in the progress of Villas at Great Plains Park. Soon this clubhouse will be the hub of activity for an 80-home community offering a unique opportunity for peace of mind.” 


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