City announces summer spray schedule
The city of Durango Parks and Recreation Department will spray these areas through Aug. 4:
Oxbow Park and Preserve.
Ditches around Hillcrest Golf Course.
Animas River Trail.
City open space at Three Springs.
The intersection of U.S. Highways 550 and 160.
Because of unpredictable weather conditions, the spraying locations and days are not set. The herbicides used will be Milestone and Roundup-Rifle D-2-4-D.
For more information, call 375-7380.
Livestock judging team hosting raffle
The La Plata County 4-H livestock judging team will represent Colorado at the American Royal in Kansas City in October and will hold a raffle to raise funds to attend.
Included in the drawing are a locally raised and processed pig, a quarter of a locally raised and processed beef, a Husqvarna 450 chain saw, a load of three-quarter-inch gravel and a dinner package at Ken & Sue’s. The drawing will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the 4-H Achievement Banquet. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5 and are available from any member of the team. Tickets also will be sold at Fiesta Days, Cattlemen’s Chuckwagon, 4-H Barbecue/Livestock Sale and Heritage Days.
The team representing Colorado will be Michael Semler, Sadie Yates, Ashley Little and Skkye Moreno with Stephenie Riegel serving as alternate for the competition.
Animal abuse to be discussed Tuesday
Why Animals Matter – a comprehensive examination of the link between animal abuse, intimate-partner violence, child abuse and the safety of the community – will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave.
Researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal-welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and other forms of violence. This workshop will expose participants to the New Colorado Link Project with many new resources to assess, intervene and respond to animal abuse and the link in the community.
Registration is required and will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $75 for Violence Prevention Coalition of Southwest Colorado members and $85 for nonmembers. The cost includes training, conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch.
For a preregistration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Farm Stand will be open today
The Old Fort Farm Stand will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. today on the west side of the Fort Lewis College Student Union.
The stand will offer mixed greens, lettuce, kale, arugula, chard, spinach, snow peas, broccoli, garlic, onions (red, white and yellow), cilantro, basil, carrots, beets and zucchini. Value-added products will include cilantro pesto, basil pesto, scape pesto, pickled radishes and relish. Grass-fed beef and pork raised at the Old Fort also will be available.
Bayfield library to show ‘42’
Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, will show the movie “42,” about baseball star Jackie Robinson, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the library’s community room.
For more information, call 884-2222.
Quilters guild to meet today
The La Plata Quilters Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. The program will be “Organizing your stash and sewing room.”
The guild invites anyone who is interested in quilting to visit or become a member.
For more information, call 799-4788.