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Colo. Highway 151 to be resurfaced

Road work is under way to resurface the entire 34-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 151 between Ignacio and the junction of U.S. Highway 160.

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, drivers will encounter single-lane, alternating traffic and delays.

For more information, visit www.cotrip.org or call 511.

Bayfield heritage museum to open

The Pine River Valley Heritage Society will open its museum located in the old Bayfield City Hall on Mill Street in downtown Bayfield on Saturday for the summer season.

On opening day there will be free lemonade and cookies. The displays have been revised and the museum has added a World War I display, rural room and blacksmith shop. Regular museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free.

Roosa Avenue reopens to traffic

Access to and from Roosa Avenue at U.S. Highway 160 is now open. Additionally, traffic will return to two lanes in both eastbound and westbound directions.

On March 26, work began to repair the four-lane bridge on Highway 160, west of the U.S. Highway 550 junction. The 45-year-old bridge, between Roosa Avenue and Camino del Rio is in need of routine maintenance.

Crews will apply epoxy to protect the bridge deck on June 4 and 5. During these days, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction, and the right-turn acceleration lane to southbound 160/550 will need to be closed during work on the south side of the bridge.

For more information, call 387-8299 or email us.160.bridge@gmail.com.

Memorial Day event honors vets in Ignacio

A Memorial Day “Day of Remembrance” event will take place at 10 a.m. May 28 at the Southern Ute Veterans Memorial Park in Ignacio.

The Southern Ute Veterans Association in cooperation with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will present the event.

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 Kendall Mountain Recreation Center.

The agenda is to review the ideas generated, by segment, related to values and potential protections. The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the protection tools from brainstorming sessions for Mineral and South Mineral Creek and to follow up on some items from last time the workgroup discussed the segment from Bakers Bridge to below Silverton.

A discussion is planned regarding whether the group wishes to develop recommendations for the entire watershed or for the segments only found suitable for Wild and Scenic River status by the U.S. Forest Service.

For more information visit http://ocs.fortlewis.edu/riverprotection, call 247-1302 or email water@frontier.net.

Beer-tasting event to take place in Cortez

The Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. in Cortez, will expand its series on the appreciation of fermented and distilled beverages by hosting a beer tasting presented by Dolores River Brewery at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The cost is $20 per person. To reserve a spot, call 565-1151.

Dog-walk fundraiser to take place June 16

“Canines for the Cure Dog Walk and Bark for Life Festival” benefiting the American Cancer Society will take place June 16 at Santa Rita Park.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m. Demonstrations and entertainment will be held after the walk. This is a three-mile charity walk on the Animas River Trail. Every registered participant will receive an event bandana and goodies. The walk is $25 per dog, or $20 for people who register by May 26. After the walk awards will be presented.

For a schedule, visit http://barkforlife.laplatarelay.com.

Herald Staff

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