Fosset Gulch Road to close for construction
Five miles of the Fosset Gulch Road (Forest Road 613) will be closed to through traffic beginning July 26 to allow for pipeline and road reconstruction.
The northern closure point will be about two miles south of U.S. Highway 160, restricting access to the Bull Canyon Road (Forest Road 841) and the Fosset Gulch area of the HD Mountains.
The closure may extend to Nov. 1, although segments of the road will reopen as construction is completed.
For more information, call Walt Brown at 385-1372.
Creating items using wool contest to be held
The Jean & Casey Brown Colorado Make It With Wool contest will be held on Dec. 4 at the First Christian Church in Burlington. It is open to all Colorado residents.
The contest encourages personal creativity in sewing, knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving wool fabrics and yarns.
Contestants may compete in one of five divisions. Prizes will be awarded.
For more information and an entry form, visit www.SheepUSA.org. Forms should be mailed by Nov. 1 to Jean & Casey Brown, Colorado Make It With Wool Contest, c/o Sheri Rider, 47910 Road Y, Burlington, CO., 80807.
Maintenance to take place on Pine River Trail
The San Juan National Forest will conduct maintenance next week on the Lake Creek Bridge on the Pine River Trail six miles north of the Pine River Trailhead. As a result, the bridge will be closed to the public for three to four days, beginning Tuesday.
During this time, those seeking access to Emerald Lake, Flint Creek and other trails in the Weminuche Wilderness via the trail will need to cross through Lake Creek downstream of the bridge.
Trail users should be prepared to meet pack trains carrying materials.
Hikers and backpackers should stand off the trail to the downhill side and speak in a normal tone of voice.
For more information, call 884-2512.
Nonprofit offers horse programs for children
Medicine Horse Center, a nonprofit, will offer horse programs for children ages 7-12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 23 and Aug. 9-13 in Mancos.
Participants will learn about horses, how to take care of them, how to ride bareback, create horse art, make horse treats and more.
A camp for children with autism, ages 4-12, will also be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 23 at the centers Durango location at Riversong Ranch in the Animas River Valley.
Activities will include therapeutic riding, learning horse skills, sensory games, social-skill development and horse-themed arts and crafts.
For more information, call Trish Lemke or Lynne Howarth at 533-7403 or visit www.medicinehorsecenter.org.