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RE/MAX Mountain West AwardsGRAND JUNCTION Realtors and office staff from RE/ MAX Mountain West recently attended the companys fourth annual awards banquet at Pion Grill at Tiara Rado Golf Club in Grand Junction. All four offices Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Paonia and Cedaredge attended, as did Elena VanDecar from the RE/MAX Mountain States Region, based in Denver. The announcement of the RE/ MAX International awards included Mike Kennedys Chairmans Club Award, an honor only 2,208 of the 115,000 RE/ MAX members achieved. Kennedy also received Carbondales Top Transaction Sides, Top Commissions, Top Listing Lone Star and Top Overall Lone Star. RE/ MAX inducted Christie Leonard into its hall of fame as one of 1,755 members who have helped at least 350 families buy or sell homes during their RE/MAX careers. Leonard also won the RE/MAX Platinum Club award, which signifies a sales volume nearly three times higher than the average RE/MAX affiliate. Craig Stifter received the 100 Percent Club Award, which signifies closing more than $ 3 million in sales volume. Friederike French received the Quantum Leap Eagle Award, which signifies the individual who improved production by at least 50 percent over last year for all four offices.New energy manager gets green light CARBONDALE Carbondale recently launched the implementation phase of its Energy and Climate Protection Plan as the towns energy manager, Lauren Martindale, begins work. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Martindale recently arrived from San Francisco, where she was the program manager for Flex Your Power, Californias statewide energy efficiency and conservation campaign. Martindale also has worked for Environment Colorado in Denver, the CU Environmental Center in Boulder and Ecos Consulting in Durango. Carbondale recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency to implement the Energy and Climate Protection Plan. The plan is available online at The plan calls for significant greenhouse gas reductions by increasing both the community and the towns renewable energy portfolio, and reducing consumption of electricity and natural gas. Top priorities for the year include: finishing two large photovoltaic arrays, upgrading the wastewater treatment facility, installing at least 10 renewable energy systems for residents and businesses, and launching a community climate change campaign. The town also is working to promote biking, walking and less cardependent development patterns as transportation accounts for 38 percent of the communitys greenhouse gas emissions. Hot Springs Lodge & Pool wins chamber awards GLENWOOD SPRINGS The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association recently honored the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool with two awards at its annual awards luncheon on April 4 Large Philanthropic Business of the Year and the Bosco Tourism Business of the Year. The Hot Springs Lodge & Pools monetary donations earned it the Large Philanthropic Business of the Year award. Contributions included a contribution of $100,000 to help fund the new Heart and Vascular Center as part of a long- term partnership with Valley View Hospital, a $20,000 pledge toward the construction of the proposed whitewater park in West Glenwood Springs, and nearly $50,000 annually to help sustain local organizations, charities and youth activities. The lodge also provides hundreds of in-kind pool passes and dozens of lodging certificates for fundraisers. It is quite an honor to be recognized, said Kjell Mitchell, COO and general manager of the Hot Springs Lodge & Pool. We are true to our mission at the Hot Springs, which is to care for and support our guests, personnel and community, while enhancing the wellbeing of all.ResortQuest adds properties ASPEN ResortQuest Aspen/Snowmass recently welcomed the Riverside and Caribou condominium associations to its collection. The Riverside Condos are near the Roaring Fork River, and the Caribou Condos are the base of Lift 1A. ResortQuests staff, building maintenance abilities and level of services impressed both property owners. A vacation property management and rental companies in Aspen/Snowmass, ResortQuest now oversees nearly 400 vacation property units, including the Inn at Aspen. We are excited to be working with the associations at each of these outstanding properties, said Karen Kelly, general manager of ResortQuest. We are committed to improving the building management and maintenance for the owners. ResortQuest is the largest marketer and management company of vacation condominiums and home rentals in the U.S. and Canada, based on a portfolio of nearly 17,000 vacation rental properties with a combined real estate value estimated at approximately $7 billion. For more information, visit

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