Free military pass available for parks
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. military, starting Saturday, Armed Forces Day, the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.
At Mesa Verde National Park, the pass can be picked up at the entrance kiosk between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning on Saturday.
A current, valid military identification card must be shown. This military version of the pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. The pass also is available at these locations.
For more information, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.
Crews to paint local roads
The La Plata County Road and Bridge Department is conducting road painting operations through early fall.
Road striping hours are usually from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To minimize the possibility of getting paint on the vehicle:
Dont pass the striper truck. The striper truck does attempt to pull over at regular intervals, which will provide an opportunity to pass.
Avoid swerving back and forth to see around the striper truck and trail vehicle.
Wait at least three to four minutes before crossing newly painted lines and then do so at a low speed if possible.
La Plata County does not accept responsibility for any damage that results from driving on wet paint when warning signs are present.
For more information, call Doyle Villers at 382-6414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New moon hike to be held Saturday
Durango Nature Studies will lead a new moon hike from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Learning Center located in Bondad.
The hike is free for members and $10 for non-members.
For more information, directions and to register, call 769-1800 or email email@example.com.
Entrants needed for charity golf event
The Durango Area Association of Realtors seeks individual and team entries for its 14th annual Helping Hand Golf Tournament scheduled for 10 a.m. June 1 at the Glacier Club.
The entry fee is $100 for individuals or $400 for a four-person team. Lunch will be included. The tournament benefits 16 nonprofits. People may enter as an individual and be placed with a team, or they may form their own team.
For more information, visit durangorealtor.com. To enter as an individual, call Jo Ann Johnston at 247-9604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk for Recovery to take place Saturday
The fourth annual Walk for Recovery will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday beginning at Rotary Park.
The walk is an Empowerment Center event celebrating wellness and recovery in the community. The center offers activities at no cost to empower individuals and families to achieve and maintain physical and mental wellness through peer interactions and education in a supportive and safe environment.
For more information, call 259-2162.
Gem, mineral club to meet Monday
The Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Rock Island Madagascar, located in the alley between Seventh and Eighth streets in the old Zuberfizz building.
The owner, Mike Wilson, will discuss his experience while living and working in Madagascar. His extensive collection of rocks, crystals and fossils will be on display.
For more information, call 759-5736.