Women's hunting, fishing workshop June 6
Women interested in fishing, hunting and wildlife are invited to a free, one-day workshop, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, on June 6 in Durango.
No experience is necessary. Novices are encouraged to attend the workshop.
Participants will receive instruction in shotgun shooting and fly-fishing.
All equipment will be supplied, and expert instructors will be on hand.
Registration deadline is June 1.
To register, call 247-0855 or send an e-mail to Leland.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors Outdoors! announces the following activities:
The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center for a moderate hike on the Log Chutes Trail in the Junction Creek area.
Trip leader is Barb Hancock, email@example.com. No RSVP needed.
On Thursday, there will be a moderate hike on the Purgatory Trail.
Meet at 9 a.m. RSVP to Bill Cagle at 385-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Durango Bird Club will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. May 29.
The meeting will be held at the LPEA building in Bodo Park. The public is invited.
Riley and Heather Morris will present "Birding Nome, Alaska."
Riley Morris is the assistant hatchery manager for the Durango Fish Hatchery, and Heather Morris also works for the Division of Wildlife. Both are avid birders.
The Durango Bird Club meets the last Friday of every other month.
Monthly field outings are offered.
For more information, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DurangoBirdClub or send an e-mail to Durango BirdClub@yahoo.com
Youth riding camp offered in Durango
Wilderness Trails Ranch will offer a summer Youth Riding Day Camp for Durango-area children.
Riders ages 6-16 can sign up for one of two weeks available, June 15-19 or June 22-26.
Horseback riding instruction and riding in the arena and on the trails will be offered along with games and activities.
Campers will be split into groups by age and experience.
For more information, visit www.wildernesstrails.com.
Mountain Studies Institute, based in Silverton, has complied a 30-page booklet, How's the Air Out Here? Outdoor Air Quality in the Eastern Four Corners Region: Southwest Colorado & Northwest New Mexico, and made it available to the public.
The booklet is designed to offer knowledge and tools to local government, land managers, businesses, conservation groups and the public to help people in the region make educated decisions related to local air quality.
The booklet presents information about mercury, ground level ozone, particle pollution, nitrogen, sulfur, visibility and haze, regulatory agencies, permitting processes and governmental oversight.
The booklet is available in hard copy and on the Web at www.mountainstudies.org.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cannondale Bicycle Corp. said this week it is recalling about 1,500 bicycles because of a faulty part that can cause riders to lose control and crash.
The forks in the recalled bikes can lose alignment and cause the front wheel to turn unexpectedly, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a release. No incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves model year 2008 Cannondale Adventure 2, Adventure 3, Adventure 2 Feminine and Adventure 3 Feminine bicycles. Model names are printed on the bicycle's frame.
The bicycles have a suspension fork with the words "cannondale AT35 adventure trail" printed on them. The forks are from JD Components of Taiwan. Bicycles equipped with the Rock Shox i-ride fork are not included in the recall, according to the press release.
The recalled bikes were sold at Cannondale dealers between February and April and cost between $600 and $800.
Consumers should stop riding the bikes immediately and call their dealer for a free repair, the release said.
For additional information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872.
Cannondale, based in Bethel, Conn., makes aluminum bikes, offering about 80 models.