Kroegers to support Bear Smart efforts
During August, cashiers at Kroegers Ace Hardware, 8 Town Plaza, will sell $1 and $5 “bear paws” as a fundraiser for Bear Smart Durango.
Donations will support educating residents about coexisting with black bears, advocating for policies that limit foods that attract bears, making bear-proofing more available in the community and offering solutions to human-bear conflict.
For more information, call 749-4262 or email email@example.com.
Children’s health report to be given Aug. 9
San Juan Basin Health Department’s Celebrating Community Norms initiative will report about what La Plata County students in grades six to 12 said about themselves in the 2012 “Healthy Kids Colorado Survey” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway.
People who attend will learn about the 40 developmental assets young people need to avoid risks and thrive. The event also will feature an ice cream social.
RSVP by Monday by emailing Lauren Patterson at Lpatters@frontier.net or call 259-1247.
Archaeological society to meet Aug. 9
The San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
Wayne Lorenz, president of Wright Water Engineers and director of Roman Aqueduct Studies for the Wright Paleohydrological Institute, will present a program called “Ancient Roman Water Systems.”
BLM, Forest Service lift fire restrictions
The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have lifted all fire restrictions on public lands in southwestern Colorado.
The BLM lifted restrictions within Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Mineral and Montezuma counties. The national forest lifted the remaining fire restrictions for its lower elevations, known as Zone 1, in Montezuma, La Plata and Archuleta counties.
For more information, visit www.blm.gov/co/st/en/district_offices/southwest.html#Restrictions or www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan.
Back Country Horsemen to meet
The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen will meet Aug. 9 at the Pine River Senior Center, 111 W. South St. in Bayfield.
Social time will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to attend. There will be a presentation by Pete and Lisa Turner about packing in Nepal.