Second Avenue buildings demolished
La Plata County will demolish buildings owned by the county at 1045, 1051 and 1061 East Second Ave.
Work will begin Tuesday and will be completed by June 30. There will be no sidewalk closures or disruption to traffic and parking on Second Avenue or on 11th Street.
However, during demolition, there will be no parking in the alley between 10th and 11th streets and East Second and Main avenues, and there will be periodic temporary closures of this section of the alley for excavation and hauling.
For more information, call Al Thye at 382-6471.
Doula presentation to be held Wednesday
Local Doula Laura Prow will explain how a doula supports expectant mothers in natural childbirth from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Kids Rock, 563 Main Ave.
Participants will learn how a doula can support expectant mothers in a healthy method of natural childbirth which may decrease chances of cesarean section, pain medication and enable a holistic and memorable birth.
For reservations, call 259-9400.
Presentation on living wills, powers of attorney
Health Care My Way Presentation: Living Wills and Medical Powers of Attorney will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Room A on the Garden Level of Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Dr. John Boyd, Mercy Regional Medical Centers CMO and Melissa Delio of the Southwest Bar Association will present current information on medical powers of attorneys and living wills.
Participants will be able to fill out and execute these documents which will be provided at the close of the lecture.
Benefit account opened for local woman
A benefit account has been established for Lavonna M. Bitsie under the title Lavonna Bitsie Benefit Account at First National Bank of Durango.
Donations may be made at any branch of the bank. Bitsie is currently being treated in ICU and money will be used for medical bills and other expenses.
For more information, call 903-1849.
New open burning permit system to begin
The La Plata County Fire Chiefs will begin a new open burning permit system.
The new system is in response to controlled burns that have gone out of control or smoke reports that are found to be a controlled burn. The goals of the program are to:
Educate the public regarding how to safely use fire as a tool to dispose of unwanted slash or approved debris, thereby reducing the potential for property damage and injuries.
Assist in the reduction of hazard fuels on private property which will result in safer conditions for residents and emergency responders.
Reduce the number of false or nuisance calls related to open burning.
Reduce the number of out-of-control burns in La Plata County.
The program will go into effect on June 4. There will be more information and public education on this program prior to this date.
FLC board to meet Friday
The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will meet at 9 a.m. Friday in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union of Fort Lewis College.
For more information, call Peggy Sharp at 247-7437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.