Propane safety encouraged in winter
The Colorado Propane Gas Association and Mesa Propane recommend that people follow these tips to avoid propane problems in the winter:
Keep snow and ice clear from the piping and regulators. Use a broom rather than a shovel.
Never use a stove for space heating, and never use outdoor propane appliances indoors or in enclosed areas. Never store, place or use a propane cylinder indoors or in enclosed areas.
If gas is smelled inside or outside of a home or business, follow these instructions:
Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames.
Leave the area immediately.
Turn off the main gas supply valve on the propane tank.
From a neighbors home or other building, call a propane retailer, 911 or the local fire department.
Do not return to the building until it is determined that it is safe to do so.
Before attempting to use any propane appliances, a propane retailer or a qualified service technician must check the system to ensure it is leak-free.
For more information, visit www.propane.com.
Museum to host Parents Night Out
The Durango Discovery Museum will host a Parents Night Out program from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Powerhouse, 1333 Camino del Rio.
The program is open to children ages 3 to 12. The cost is $45 per child or $40 per child if a parent is a member of the museum, and $25 for each additional sibling. The cost covers food, science activities and demonstrations. A 5 percent discount is available for people who sign up before Dec. 7.
For more information, call 259-9234 or visit www.durangodiscovery.org.
Advantage hosting blanket, coat drive
The sixth annual Advantage Blanket and Coat Drive will take place through Dec. 31 at Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness P.C., 3600 Main Ave., Suite A.
The business is also collecting hats and scarves. All donors will be entered in a free massage raffle.
All proceeds will benefit the Southwest Safe House and the Durango Community Shelter.
For more information, call 259-7829.