Local Briefs

Talk about orioles to be held today

The talk “Oriole Celebration” will be held at 2 p.m. today at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.

Participants will learn how to attract orioles to their yards and where to spot nesting sites.

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

Free wellness lecture set for Wednesday

Guest speaker Trapper Niccum will conduct a free wellness lecture called “Saving Your Family’s Life” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.

The lecture will educate participants about what all families should be aware of to raise a healthy family in today’s environment.

Niccum also will cover how ear infections, scoliosis and attention deficit disorder can be related to treatable health problems such as allergies, nutritional deficiency and impurities.

Chimney Rock group to host potluck

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association will host a potluck featuring speaker Ron Sutcliffe at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd., in Pagosa Springs.

Sutcliffe is an astronomer who has been closely associated with Chimney Rock for years. He is the author of Moon Tracks: Lunar Horizon Patterns, one of the few books about archeoastronomy at Chimney Rock. The association will provide coffee, water and soft drinks. People interested in helping with setup should arrive at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.chimneyrockco.org or call 731-7133.

Electric co-op to offer program about lighting

As part of its free, informational series, La Plata Electric Association will host “It’s All About Lights” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ruby M. Sisson Memorial Library, 811 San Juan St. in Pagosa Springs.

Anyone interested in learning about lighting efficiency is invited to attend. The recently announced $10 LED light bulb rebate also will be discussed.

This workshop is designed for people who want to understand the options for changing out energy-guzzling lights for more efficient models.

Because refreshments will be served, people attending are asked to RSVP by email to rpierotti@lpea.coop or call 382-7770.

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

The next meeting of the San Juan Basin Archaeological Society will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.

Steve Baumann, the chief of heritage preservation for El Malpais and El Morro national monuments in New Mexico, will give a talk called “The Unique Archaeological Landscape of the El Malpais National Monument Lava Flows.”

The public is invited.

Herald Staff