Tickets available for demolition derby
Tickets for the annual La Plata County Fair Demolition Derby are now on sale.
Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Fairgrounds Extension Office, 2500 Main Ave. They also are available at Durango Music, Durango Muffler and Handlebar Cycle in Durango, and in Bayfield at Pine River Valley Bank and Redneck Enterprises.
The demolition derby will be held at noon Aug. 11. Gates will open at 10 a.m.
For more information, call Lynn Dobbins at 247-3480.
Horse barrel race to be held Saturday
The National Barrel Horse Association will host a barrel race Saturday in the outdoor arena at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160 in Cortez.
The entry fee for the 4D Jackpot Open is $40, and the entry fee for the 4D youth and seniors event is $30. Time-only runs will begin at 11 a.m., and the open race will be held at 12:30 p.m. A 2D Pole Bending Jackpot will follow with a $10 entry fee.
Horse workshop scheduled for Saturday
The Horsemanship Development Institute will present a three-hour, free demonstration and workshop called “Working with the Reactive Horse” on Saturday.
All horse owners and horse professionals who have encountered emotional reactions when attempting simple tasks with horses can benefit from this exploration of horse behavior and how to counteract undesirable reactions.
The Horsemanship Development Institute is a nonprofit based in Durango dedicated to studying and sharing best practices in horsemanship.
Bayfield waste site to close for mulching
The La Plata County yard waste collection site, located at the Bayfield Convenience Center at 4496 County Road 223, will be closed from Monday through Aug. 4 so the accumulated yard waste can be mulched.
Beginning Aug. 6, this mulch will be available to residents free of charge. No loading will be provided.
The county’s yard waste program provides residents a free option for the disposal of dry, brown yard waste. Only yard wastes such as tree trimmings, slash and tree trunks up to 8 inches in diameter are accepted at no charge.
Grass clippings and other green wastes cannot be accepted, but can be disposed at the center for $9 per cubic yard.
A recycling drop-off station also is available at the center, where people can recycle green, brown and clear glass, newspaper, aluminum, tin cans and car batteries free of charge.
For more information, call 382-6200.