Durango to deliver curbside recycling boxes
Beginning Feb. 4, all curbside recycling will be collected in automated recycling containers.
The hand-sorted curbside recycling boxes will be phased out as part of the transition to single-stream recycling. City residents should continue to use their hand-sorted curbside boxes until then. The city is delivering new containers to the residents who have signed up for the program. Residents who have signed up will receive their automated recycling containers during the next two weeks.
Under the program, all recyclables, except for glass, will be combined and collected in one container. Glass will not be collected curbside; it will only be collected at recycling drop-off locations.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.durangorecycles.com or call 375-5004.
Snowdown balloon rally to be held Feb. 2
The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad will sponsor the Snowdown Balloon Rally Mass Ascension on Feb. 2.
As part of the celebration, the D&SNG is running the Snowdown Balloon Rally Train. The train will stop in the Animas Valley for the hot-air balloon mass ascension. If they choose, passengers also can get off the train for 15 to 20 minutes to get a better view of the balloons. After the balloons rise, the train will continue to Cascade Canyon for a short break by the Animas River before returning to Durango. The cost for adults is $59 and $34 for children.
For more information, visit www.durangotrain.com/events/2013-snowdown-balloon-rally-train.
Bird walk to be held Wednesday in Durango
A bird walk will be hosted by the Weminuche Audubon Society at 9 a.m. Wednesday at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.
Participants will explore the habitat along the Animas River Trail around the Durango Fish Hatchery and Huck Finn Pond. The walk will last 90 minutes. Participants should bring binoculars.
The event is free, but donations to the hosting group will be welcome.
For more information, call 382-9396.
Daybreak Rotary to meet Wednesday
Tae Hillyer will present an environmental/wildlife program to Durango Daybreak Rotarians at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.
Hillyer is being sponsored by the club to accompany the District Rotary group for study in Korea.
For more information, call B.J. Boucher at 749-3594.
Full moon snowshoe hike set for Saturday
Durango Nature Studies will host a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike under the Wolf Moon from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Haviland Lake.
The hike is free for members, and $10 for nonmembers. Snowshoe rentals will be available for $3.
Participants will learn about natural history, nocturnal animals, local landforms and moon facts and legends.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 769-1800.