Electronics recycling set for today, Saturday
The city of Durango and San Juan Basin Recycling Association will collect unwanted electronics for recycling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday at the Durango Recycling Center, 710 Tech Center Drive.
The cost for disposal ranges from $15 to $25 for televisions and monitors to $5 for CPUs, scanners and fax machines. Large office equipment costs 25 cents per pound. Other miscellaneous items, including keyboards, mice, power cords and cellphones, will be collected free of charge.
People bringing large volumes are asked to call 375-5004 to schedule an appointment and bring a detailed inventory list.
Talk to address toxins in the home
A free class called Homeowner Education: Toxins in Your Home will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Lavenia McCoy Public Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield.
Certified home inspector Erik Ziminsky will discuss radon, mold and what it takes to pass a home inspection.
Nikki Taylor, owner of Eco-Living Studio, will discuss the harmfulness of common household cleaners and teach healthy and natural options for cleaning.
Advance sign up is appreciated but not required. To sign up, call 884-2222, ext. 10.
Author, speaker to present at FLC
Author and speaker Derrick Jensen will give a presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Room 130 of Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College.
The talk is called Civilization and Resistance. A book signing will follow the talk.
New road and bridge will be built at Vallecito
The U.S. Forest Service will begin construction of a new road and bridge along the south side of Vallecito Reservoir this month to replace the current road across the top of the dam.
The new road and bridge will be a double-lane paved road with paved shoulders for bicycling and gravel shoulders for walking.
County Road 501 and Forest Service Road 603 will remain open during construction. Short traffic delays may be necessary when the new intersection is being completed. The old road will remain open until the new road is completed and then will be closed to motorized access. The old road will remain open for bicycle and pedestrian uses.
For more information, call Ben Martinez at 385-1202.
Land-use permitting will be topic of talk
Tips about land-use permitting for a business or subdividing property will be the subject of a presentation by Brian Kimmel to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Topics will include site analysis, working with regulatory agencies and more.
To sign up or for more information, call 259-2629, 247-0312 or visit www.durangobusiness.org.
Road construction to resume near Pagosa
A road project will resume this week to mitigate Jackson Mountain Slide area that has been affecting a section of U.S. Highway 160 five miles east of Pagosa Springs.
The project should be completed by late November. Work hours will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Motorists will encounter minimal delays.
For more information, call (970) 264-0542.