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Judson L. Hawk is the new general manager of Aspen Meadows Resort.

Matt Harrington of Chaffin Light Real Estate recently earned designation as a certified real estate auctioneer in the state of Colorado.

Harrington attended an eight-day training session in Minnesota in February to earn the certification. He is now a member of the Colorado Association of Auctioneers, as well as the National Association of Auctioneers. He said he will head the auction division of Chaffin Light Real Estate.

Harrington said he sees the auction method of selling real estate as a strong alternative to the traditional MLS method. He plans to use both live and online Internet auctioneering.

The auction method of marketing and selling real estate guarantees a sale of a property in 30 to 45 days with a zero percent commission paid by the seller, an exact date of sale and a no-contingency contract, Harrington said. Properties are sold to pre-qualified buyers only, “as is” and on a date chosen by the seller.

Harrington said more than $58 billion traded hands through real estate auctions last year. The National Association of Realtors predicts that 33 percent of homes will be sold using the auction method of marketing over the next several years.

Christine Poirier Shine has been hired at Bluegreen, a local landscape architecture and planning studio.

She will work on program management for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority’s new Bus Rapid Transit project service. Bluegreen is assisting RFTA with community engagement, land-use entitlements, and planning and design support. In addition, Shine has joined the Redstone Park and Open Space Management Plan team, and has designed several residential landscapes.

She has a dual master’s degree in landscape architecture and urban design from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Alpine Bank has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its environmental efforts.

Since the second quarter of 2009, Alpine Bank has purchased 100 percent green electric power directly from their utility providers, where available.

For more information about Alpine Bank’s Green Team efforts, visit http://www.alpinebank.com.

The Little Nell this summer will add custom-guided fly-fishing tours to its list of offerings.

The Little Nell’s director of fly-fishing, David Doerr, has developed a selection of options in an effort to cater to the needs of any angler, from novice to expert. Working closely with Doerr will be former Olympic downhill ski racer turned five-time Gold Cup fisherman, Andy Mill.

Lynn M. Kirchner, owner and managing broker of Amore Realty in Carbondale, has successfully completed nationally recognized negotiations training for real estate professionals. Kirchner has been a real estate broker in the valley since 1995.


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