Local Briefs

Hummingbird Festival to take place June 23

National Park Service National Resource Manager George San Miguel will be the keynote speaker the Hummingbird Festival at 2 p.m. June 23 at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.

San Miguel will speak about identifying hummingbirds at a feeder and in the region. Other activities include a children’s showing of the film “First Flight” at 10 a.m., followed by crafts and other kids activities and a second showing of the film for adults at 1 p.m. A 3 p.m. seminar will address how to attract hummingbirds to your yard.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ForTheBirdsDurango or call 382-9396.

Back-pain treatments to be discussed

Quantified Performance will explain new treatments to eliminate back pain from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Durango Natural Foods, 575 East Eighth Ave.

For more information, call 247-8129.

Ignacio schools to offer free meals

The Ignacio School District will serve free meals to all community children ages 1 to 18 this summer.

A grand opening celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ignacio High School cafeteria.

Rocco Fuschetto, superintendent, and Ignacio Mayor Ena Millich will be the guest servers.

Animas River Workgroup to host meeting

A community meeting to educate all who are interested in a workgroup process that has been active in the upper Animas Basin will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Pine and Florida rooms of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

The River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River is the focus of the meeting.

The meeting will inform participants about the River Protection Workgroup model and why public workgroups have been working since 2008; relay a values statement that the workgroup has agreed to; cover an information sheet for the upper Animas River and several segments; and discuss the ideas for protecting values that the workgroup is contemplating. It is anticipated that the workgroup will conclude this fall.

For more information and documents, visit ocs.fortlewis.edu/riverprotection, call Southwestern Water Conservation District at 247-1302 or email water@frontier.net.

High Country Gardeners to meet Wednesday

The Durango High Country Gardeners will hold a salad bar luncheon, meeting and garden tour of a high altitude garden at noon Wednesday at the home of Heidi Ochsner Mugler.

Members will bring toppings for the lettuce and spinach provided by the hostess. Rolls, iced tea and desert also will be available. Guests are welcome and are not asked to bring any food.

After the meeting, attendees will receive a tour of a perennial garden at 8,300 feet, a vegetable garden, a pond with water lilies and a waterfall.

For more information and reservations, call 382-8896.

Cemetery workshops to be offered

The San Juan Mountains Association in partnership with the La Plata County Historical Society will offer two historic cemetery documentation workshops at Animas City Cemetery and the Hermosa Cemetery.

Documentation techniques include inscription recordation, condition assessment, grave mapping and photography.

Each workshop will include an evening orientation session and three days of training at the cemetery.

Workshops are: Session 1 at the Animas City Cemetery on June 20 and June 22-24; Session 2 at the Hermosa Cemetery on Aug. 13 and Aug. 14-16.

Space is limited. Each workshop is $25 per person and includes a workbook.

For more information or to register, call Ruth Lambert at 385-1267.

Herald Staff