Animas River workgroup to meet Thursday
The River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Silverton Town Hall.
The agenda for the meeting is to determine if the information sheet can be approved. To view the sheet, visit http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/riverprotection/animas/pdf/AnimasInfoSheet_January2012.pdf. The workgroup also will discuss, the range of protection tools that have been brainstormed to date. The workgroup will discuss whether protections should be identified for the entire watershed or only the segments found preliminarily suitable for Wild and Scenic River status in the 2007 USFS/BLM Draft Land Management Plan. No final recommendations will be made.
The purpose of this workgroup is to make recommendations about how to protect values on the Animas River upstream of Bakers Bridge while allowing for suitable water development to continue.
Oral history workshop to be held Feb. 27.
The Southwest Colorado Genealogical Society will host a free oral history workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
The workshop will be led by Todd Ellison, who assisted with the management of the city of Durango records. He was formerly the archivist at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College. Ellison organized and made available nearly a thousand oral history interviews and produced a number of interviews himself.
The workshop will provide participants with techniques to conduct oral interviews for projects and family histories.
To register by Saturday, email email@example.com or call 385-1267.
For information about the society and membership, visit www.swcogen.org.
Sign Language classes to be offered
American Sign Language classes will be offered by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Preschool from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on four consecutive Mondays beginning Feb. 27 at the church, 2611 Junction St.
The instructor will be Ean McCormick who is fully certified and fluent in all aspects of ASL. The class fee is $25, and all proceeds will go to St. Paul’s Lutheran Preschool.
Register will be accepted no later than Friday by calling the preschool at 247-1368.
‘Miss Representation’ to be shown Feb. 28
Women’s History Month events will begin with a documentary about the media’s depiction of women at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Fort Lewis College Ballroom.
The documentary “Miss Representation” will be shown. This is a film that explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local media representatives, FLC faculty and community members.
The event is the first in a series of presentations on media, gender, feminism and empowerment scheduled in honor of Women’s History Month in March. This year’s theme, “Women’s Education Is Women’s Empowerment,” focuses on women’s struggle to ensure they and their daughters would have the same opportunities as men to attain an education.
For more information, call Deborah Uroda at 247-1242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SJMA to hold volunteer orientation meeting
The San Juan Mountains Association will hold a volunteer orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Mancos Public Library, 211 West First St. in Mancos.
The association is a nonprofit dedicated to public land stewardship through education and participation in Southwest Colorado. New volunteers or anyone interested in learning more about the association are encouraged to attend.
Topics covered will be the association’s background and purpose, descriptions of programs, upcoming 2012 projects, and descriptions of public-land management agencies in Southwest Colorado.
To register, call Kathe Hayes at 385-1310 or email email@example.com.