Internet privacy to be discussed July 25
The Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave., will offer an Internet privacy discussion at 7 p.m. July 25.
Participants will learn basic steps to take to keep personal information safe.
For more information, call 563-9287.
Distracted driving workshop to be held
The Women’s Resource Center will offer a “Distracted Driving Workshop” for parents and their teens from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 25 downstairs in the Keller Williams Conference Room, 700 Main Ave.
Participants should enter in the south door located on Seventh Street. The workshop will feature Liberty Mutual Insurance representative Marchell Fletcher, a national championship Solo driver with the Sports Car Club of America. She’ll cover how the brain functions and what happens to attention when people get distracted.
She’ll also provide parent-teen teams with a template of a distracted driving contract that they can fill out at the workshop. The contract potentially can reduce auto-insurance rates for families with teen drivers.
The cost of the workshop is free for members and their teens, and $5 for all other parent/teen teams.
Reservations are required by calling 247-1242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rico fire department receives grant
Sen. Michael Bennet announces that the Rico Fire Department in Dolores County has won a $43,116 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to enhance emergency preparedness for firefighting efforts in town.
The grant, which comes from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, will be used for 20 sets of turnout gear for firefighters. The primary goal of the grant is to meet the firefighting and emergency-response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical-service organizations.
Funding provides for needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Durango Fiesta Days announces events
Durango Fiesta Days will present these programs at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.:
A free rodeo for children will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 23.
A sing-along to cowboy songs with Calvin Buffalo and the band Largo will take place from 12:30 to 1 p.m.
The fourth annual Snow Top Exceptional Rodeo will take place at 1 p.m. July 23. The rodeo is for children and adults with special needs. Contestants for the rodeo need to bring their signed release form to the rodeo or sign-up will be available at the rodeo.
A petting zoo will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23.
For more information, call Kaynet Rathjen at 749-8697, or visit http://durangofiestadays.com.
LinkedIn workshop to be offered in Cortez
A “LinkedIn for Professionals” workshop will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. July 25 at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce, at Main Street and Mildred.
The workshop will cover: primary objectives for using LinkedIn, navigation of LinkedIn, learning to communicate effectively in LinkedIn and more. The cost is $45 or $35 for chamber members.
To register, call 533-9926.