Local Briefs

Fuels-reduction project starts at Twin Buttes

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is working with Ecosphere Environmental Services and Bolton Fencing and Construction to complete a fuels-reduction project on about 75 acres in the Twin Buttes Open Space.

The project is scheduled to start today and be completed by Friday, weather permitting. The Twin Buttes Open Space will be closed to the public during this project.

For more information, call Maria Irwin at 382-7256.

Riding center schedules volunteer training

Cadence Therapeutic Riding Center invites anyone interested in volunteering to attend an orientation and training session for the 2012 summer riding season.

Volunteers are needed to instruct and assist riders with special needs, care for tack and saddles, exercise horses, assist committees that schedule riders, help plan and promote special events, and support the center’s operations.

Volunteers will be trained in all aspects of therapeutic riding at the orientation from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Summer riding lessons are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday at the Riding Center, 120 County Road 236, through July 31. The fall session will be from Aug. 14 to Oct. 4.

For more information, visit www.cadenceriding.org, call 749-0607 or email info@CadenceRiding.org.

Archaeologist to speak at Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association invites community members to come to a potluck at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center, located next to the Town Hall at 451 Hot Springs Blvd.

The featured speaker will be Erin Hegberg, an archaeologist and doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of New Mexico.

Her presentation is called “Diary of a Bone Digger: Chimney Rock Archives and Artifact Collections 1921-2012.” Coffee, water and soft drinks will be provided.

For more information, call 883-5359.

Choral Society to hold annual meeting

Community members are invited to the annual meeting of the Durango Choral Society at 6 p.m. Thursday in Roshong Recital Hall in Jones Hall at Fort Lewis College.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for people who are interested in choral music, whether potential singers or audience members, to learn about the workings of the Durango Choral Society and to meet board members and artistic directors. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Jeanne Bandy, 259-5236, or Linda Mack, 259-2206.

Daybreak Rotary to meet Wednesday

The Daybreak Rotary of Durango will meet at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community Recreation Center for an informative presentation.

Bill and Dorothy Tarpley recently returned from the International Rotary Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, and will discuss the Rotary Friendship Exchange.

Bob and Nancy Conrad will share information about Rotary’s Home Exchange Program.

For more information, call Dot Larson at 259-3233.

herald staff