Medicare Supplement class available
A free Medicare Supplement class will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Program Room 3 of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The class is limited to 15 people. People will learn how to choose the best coverage for the least cost. People who are turning 65, children of senior citizens, Medicare disabled or healthy senior citizens are invited. Participants are asked to bring their questions and a list of prescriptions, dosage, times per day, and they will receive a free prescription drug quote.
To register, call 749-0206.
9-R superintendent to speak Thursday
The Center of Southwest Studies will host a talk by Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger at 7 p.m. Thursday in Program Rooms 1 and 2 of Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
Snowbergers talk is called, Closing the Achievement Gap: Applying Research in Support of Durango 9-R Students. A question and answer session will follow as time permits.
For more information, call 247-7456 or visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu.
Nature Studies to host film festival Thursday
Durango Nature Studies will host the Backcountry Film Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Back Space Theatre, 1120 Main Ave. Suite 2.
The cost is $10 in advance at Marias Bookshop or Backcountry Experience, and $12 at the door. Films will include Freedom Chair, Skiing the Void, and Alaska Wilderness Ski Classic. All proceeds will benefit Durango Nature Studies winter snowshoe school programs.
For more information, visit www.backcountryfilmfestival.org.
County extends comment period
La Plata County is giving residents more time to comment on the Revised Proposed Remedial Action Plan to address the soil and groundwater contamination underneath the former Redfield Manufacturing Facility, which currently houses the La Plata County Detention Center.
The comment period that was scheduled to run through Thursday has been extended through March 30. Any comments about the plan must be in writing and postmarked or emailed no later than March 30. Send comments to Todd Weaver, La Plata County Attorneys Office, 1099 Main Ave., Suite 311, Durango, CO, 81301, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The plan and Administrative Record for the site are available at http://co.laplata.co.us; the La Plata County Procurement Office, 235 Bodo Drive; and the La Plata County Courthouse Information Desk, 1060 East Second Ave.
For more information, call 382-8600.
Archaeological society to meet Tuesday
The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will present Gail LaDage at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church of Cortez, 515 Park St.
LaDage will present her research for her book Zeke Flora: Legacy in Rings. Flora arrived in Durango at the height of the Depression. During the 1930s, he received fame in the fields of archaeology and dendrochronology. Floras story will be revealed by his personal albums, family oral histories and the professional community dating from the 1930s to present day.
For more information, call Diane McBride at 560-1643.
4-H Club to host open house Monday
The Pine River 4-H Club will host an open house at 6 p.m. Monday at the Lions Hall, 451 Church St. in Bayfield.
4-H is open to children ages 8 to 18, and children 5 to 7 years old can join Clover Buds. The club will have snacks, and members will talk about the different projects available, including livestock, cake decorating, photography, sewing, pets, computers, cooking and more. Cupcakes and cookies will be available to decorate.
For more information, call 442-1092.