Advance Care Planning thanks supporters“My Life: Deciding in Advance,” coordinated by Community Health Action Coalition, is a two-year initiative to promote Advance Care Planning that involves multiple partners and financial supporters. Advance Care Planning thanks: Colorado Health Foundation, Ballantine Family Fund, La Plata County Senior Services, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Evening Rotary Club and all others who donated. Many thanks to local partners that invest expertise and time to educate the community, train professionals and strengthen community-clinical connections: Mercy Regional Medical Center, La Plata County Senior Services, Axis Health System, Four Corners Health Care Center, Tracy Cross, Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, SUCAP, DeNovo Health Advocacy, San Juan Basin Public Health and others.
Pattie Adler, Community Health Action Coalition executive director
Durango Early Learning board thanks sponsorsThe Durango Early Learning Center board of directors would like to thank the sponsors that supported the annual art show. We appreciate: title sponsors Nancy and Jim Fisher and AVL Property Maintenance; Durangourmet for the delicious food; Cream Bean Berry for the ice cream; Tom Chacon and the Powerhouse Science Center for the venue; and Bank of the San Juans, Wells Group and Durango Motor Co. for the contributions.
DELC board of directors
Durango Adult Education Center thanks volunteersDurango Adult Education Center extends a sincere thank you to the volunteers who donated 714 hours of their time and talent during the school year to help students succeed: Maggie Bowes, Sue Burke, Tim Baxter, Tiffany Bergman, Marya Corrigan, Keith Cliver, Denise Chaffin, Joyce Fontana, Paul DeBell, Jeanne Emmerson, Olive Holmes, Robyn Oneill, Marianne Mate, Kelly Quach, Jane Morehart, Marie Roessler, Chloe Staub, Marty Shank, Tom Skurky, Sarah Tescher, Anne Webster, Kathy Pierson, Katherine Christensen, Evans Adams, John Buting, Judy Duke, Judy Fairchild, Matthew Gomez, Mary Handrick, Donn Hicks, Susan Hicks, Nicki Massieon, Lauren Meixner, Tim Miller, Sally Olsen, Janet Oliver, Anne Swisher, Sue Woll and Laurie Van Ingen.
Durango Adult Education Center
Gratitude felt for Keys to High School SuccessThe Women’s Resource Center thanks the volunteers, sponsors and contributers of the 17th-annual Keys to High School Success girls conference, which allowed more than 250 eighth-grade girls in La Plata County to participate in workshops that teach healthy relationships, positive self-image and advocacy:
Contributers and sponsors: Bayfield School District, Celebrating Healthy Communities, Coca-Cola, Durango Education Foundation, High Noon Rotary Club, Kenpo Karate Studio, Durango School District 9-R, El Pomar Foundation, First National Bank of Durango, Fort Lewis College, Gutsy Girl Club, Hopper Family Foundation, Ignacio School District, Kiwanis Club, La Plata Electric Association, La Plata Youth Services, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Powerhouse Science Center, Sexual Assault Services Organization and United Way of Southwest Colorado; members on the steering committee: Alexandra Moran-Ayers, Allee McKown, Elise Savastano, Julie Popp, Katherine McClenny, Kristi Cowham, Liz Mora, Brandi Lucero, Maura Doherty, Maya Blaisdell, Megan Aus, Pat Dommer, Pat Senecal, and Samantha Weiss; keynote speaker: Thaddine Swift Eagle; workshop facilitators: Megan Aus, Maya Blaisdell, Stevi Cameron, Kristi Cowham, Pat Dommer, Patrick Fredricks, Heather Freeman, Ziggy Lanman, Talor Lopez, Brandi Lucero, Kate McCourt, Allee McKown, Liz Mora, Wesley Sebern, Stephanie Smith, Tim Smith, Nicola St. Mary, Laura West and Michelle Wilson; middle-school counselors at Escalante, Miller, Mountain, Bayfield and Ignacio: Marcia Hoerl, Dave Kelley, Mike Madden, Kim Osby and Dayna Talamante Montoya; high-school counselors and staff at Durango, Animas, Big Picture, Bayfield and Ignacio: Natalie Bertrand, Cindy Bonitz Ryan, Allee KcKown and Peggy Whiteman; facilitators of high-school-mentor trainings: Alexandra Moran-Ayers and Pat Senecal; and event volunteers: Shauna Agnew, Jennifer Bassignani, Maya Blaisdell, Liz Blumenfeld, Katie deButts, Sue Griffith, Petra Hinke, Ashley Martin, Katherine McClenny, Wendy Most, Nicole Pinkerton, Laurel Sabastian, Kicki Searfus, Barbara Shore, Lori Thibeaux, Judie Watson, Tava Wilson, Jamie Wright and Sky Yudron.
Women’s Resource Center
Kim Martin thanks campaign supportersI thank all who supported the campaign to unseat the incumbent on the LPEA board of directors. I hope you feel as positive as I do about the results. The show of moral support and enthusiastic commitment of time and effort is inspiring. Thanks also to all who voted in the election. This is how democracy works. A community of informed and interested citizens is the key to it all.
Wildfire Protection thanks event supportersIn conjunction with National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day, the Wildfire Mitigation Fair was a success for property owners in the Lemon Reservoir area. Educational workshops and training events that address wildfire issues are key components for forest-land owners of the Greater Lemon Reservoir Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
We express sincere thanks to event contributors: Fire Smart of Durango, Colorado State Forest Service, Upper Pine Fire Protection District, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Mountain Blade Runner, Bob’s Johns, San Juan Mountain Association, NFPA, State Farm, FireWise of Southwest Colorado, Jon Westrup, Ryan Cox, Kent Grant, Tanner Hutt, Paul Valdez, John Whedon, MK Gunn, Charlie Landsman, Rebecca Samulski, Pam Wilson, Rob Fogleman, Amy Paylor, Dan Paylor, Gina Abalos, Linda DiNoble, RJ Shiflett, Bonnie Cotton and Lloyd Briggs.
Judy and Scooter Bolton
Know Your Dough thanks program supportersKnow Your Dough, a nonprofit that provides financial literacy for youth and young adults, would like to thank Durango High School, Robert Logan, Leigh Gozigian and Sarah Trautmann for hosting the High School Financial Planning Program. Thank you also to: Steve Johnson, Wendy Rice, Gary Goold, Rebecca Applegate, Jessica Copp, Laurence Hutt, Virginia Miller-Cavanagh, Rebekah Garcia, Dave Smiley, Sylvia Triola, Tami Joslin, Laurel Waller and Dick Imig.
Know Your Dough