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Emery joins Glenwood’s U.S. BankSuzanne Emery has joined U.S. Bank Home Mortgage in Glenwood Springs as a mortgage banker. She works at the U.S. Bank office on Grande Ave.Emery is responsible for originating home loans for owner-occupied and investment properties, as well as refinancing. She is a Colorado native and has enjoyed living and doing business in the Roaring Fork and Vail valleys since 1988.Emery is active in the community as a volunteer at her daughter’s school.U.S. Bancorp, with $213 billion in assets, is the sixth largest financial holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,434 banking offices and 4,966 ATMs in 24 states, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at magazine changes nameAndrew Modell, publisher of The Catalogues, announced last week that Aspen Valley Resort Properties, a quarterly magazine devoted to home ownership and home services, is changing its name to ASPEN HOME, effective with the holiday issue, due out in November.”We have always devoted editorial to topics of interest to homeowners and prospective homeowners,” Modell said. “Our departments include ones on architecture, interior design, landscaping and home trends in addition to our lead stories, which focus on one of the many choices in home ownership available to us in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now our new name accurately reflects what the reader can expect to find inside the magazine.”Aspen Valley Resort Properties began publication in June 2005, and its sister publication in Vail is a year old. The Vail publication is also changing its name to VAIL HOME, effective with the holiday issue due out in November.Both magazines will be found on the web under http://www.resorthome-, effective with the upcoming issues in November.For more information, contact Andrew Modell at 970.927.2015 or Adams names new controllerBJ Adams and Co. recently hired Jamie Tredeaux as the real estate firm’s new controller. A resident of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1988, Tredeaux has performed all levels of accounting in various capacities, including real estate, real estate appraisal, and banking. She was most recently the accounting manager at a major Aspen architectural firm.”I’m excited about working for such a healthy, vibrant company of dedicated and devoted professionals that are so obviously committed to excellence,” said Tredeaux.BJ Adams and Company recently opened a new office in Aspen in addition to its Snowmass Village office. Garco sheriff completes institute sessionSheriff Lou Vallario of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office completed participation in the 91st session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute held in Longmont, Colorado, August 20-26.Vallario was awarded their degree of completion from Mr. Larry Solomon, Deputy Director, National Institute of Corrections, and Fred G. Wilson, Director of Training, National Sheriffs’ Association.The National Sheriffs’ Institute is the only national executive development program designed for sheriffs. Vallario was joined by 29 other sheriffs from across the country to address the pressing issues faced by sheriffs. Sheriffs discussed ways to respond as leaders to emerging and continuing issues in criminal justice and public safety, such as homeland security, school violence, court security, and community relations in the current context of increased awareness for public safety.The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is a non-profit professional association located in Alexandria, Va. NSA represents the nearly 3,100 elected sheriffs across the nation and has more than 20,000 members, including deputy sheriffs, other law enforcement professionals, students and others.L. Russell Bennett joins WorldwatchThe Worldwatch Institute announced recently that L. Russell Bennett has joined its board of directors. Bennett resides in Sullivan’s Island, S.C., where he is co-owner of Poe’s Tavern, a popular beachside restaurant, and Aspen, where he raises Alpacas. Bennett retired from law in 2000 and is now engaged primarily in real estate investment and development.Bennett was a founder and managing partner with the Charleston-based law firm of Davidson & Bennett, and a member of the American Bar Association as well as the South Carolina Bar Association. He received a B.S. degree in business administration from the College of Charleston and a J.D. degree form the University of South Carolina School of Law. Worldwatch President Chris Flavin said, “I’m thrilled that Rusty has accepted our offer to join the Institute’s board. Rusty’s entrepreneurial energy and his non-profit board experience will add greatly to our work in the years ahead.”The Institute, an international research organization based in Washington D.C., has provided fact-based analysis of global economic, resource, and environmental trends to decision makers around the world since 1974. The Institute’s work has been published in 36 languages and regularly reaches top policy makers.For more information, visit