Medicine Horse celebrates anniversary
Medicine Horse Center with locations in Durango and Mancos is celebrating 15 years of service in the communities.
The nonprofit offers Equine Assisted Therapy to youths and adults with behavioral issues, at-risk youths and clients with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Seven specially trained and certified staff and 10 therapy horses offer an alternative to traditional therapy for clients coping with drug and alcohol abuse; veterans and their families; people with post traumatic stress disorder; and others dealing with physical abuse and violence.
For more information or to volunteer, visit www.medicinehorsecenter.org.
Independent Bankers elect Cortez banker
The Independent Bankers of Colorado, which represents 500 community bank locations statewide, has announced that Byron E. Maynes has been elected as its next president. Maynes has served as president of First National Bank, Cortez since 2007 and will continue to fulfill that role during his one-year term as IBC president. He has served on the IBC board of directors since 2009.
Maynes, a graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, obtained bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado. He has been a banker in Cortez for the past 32 years.
School of banking hires Baty as executive director
The Board of Directors for the Western States School of Banking has chosen Gigi Baty as the new executive director of the school.
Baty is a Durango native, Fort Lewis College graduate and has served as the director of continuing education at FLC for the past nine years. Before that, she worked for six years as a conference manager at Washington State University’s urban campus in Spokane, Washington.
At FLC, Baty founded the Community Enrichment, Professional Nonprofit Management and Professional Development Certificate programs that were designed to strengthen various community sectors in the Southwest region.
Four Corners bank picks Candelaria
Four Corners Community Bank announces Shawn Candelaria as Durango market president of its new Durango branch (slated to open in the first quarter of 2016).
Candelaria will manage the bank’s growth and development of commercial and consumer loan relationships in the Durango market. Prior to joining FCCB, Candelaria was executive vice president at First Southwest Bank of Durango.
“We’re thrilled to bring Shawn on board,” said FCCB President and CEO, Sheila Mathews. “His vast knowledge and experience as a longtime local banker, and longevity in the Durango community will be a great benefit to us and our customers.”
“I look forward to continuing to support the Four Corners and serving their lending needs,” said Candelaria, a native of Western Colorado.