Local Briefs

Free acupuncture available to veterans

The Durango Acupuncture Alliance – a group of independent, professionally licensed and nationally certified acupuncturists – will host a veteran’s clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday beginning today at the Durango Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1550 Main Ave.

This free clinic will be open to veterans, active-duty military and their families. To support this project the alliance will offer treatments at the Durango Farmers Market Saturday, Oct. 6, 13 and 20. Donations will be accepted and used to fund the veterans clinic.

For more information, visit www.durangoacupuncturealliance.org.

Life-Long Learning lecture set for Sept. 27

Eric Greitens, Rhodes Scholar and Navy Seal, will lead a free Life-Long Learning lecture and book signing at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Greitens will share observations and insights from his book, The Heart and the Fist, which documents his active-duty experiences in Afghanistan, Iraq, Southeast Asia and Kenya, and his subsequent role in helping wounded veterans discover post-service opportunities for bringing meaning and healing to their lives through involvement with humanitarian causes.

Greitens’ book has been selected as this year’s Common Reading Experience at FLC.

For more information, email mamccarthy@durango.net.

Peace event scheduled for Saturday morning

“Reflections on Peace” in support of United Nations International Day of Peace will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park, located on East Third Avenue at 29th Street.

All are welcome. The event is being sponsored by the Baha’i community.

Entries sought for Bayfield parade

Bayfield Heritage Days is seeking entries for its parade Sept. 29.

The parade will take place after the sheep trailing on Mill Street.

To sign up, call Bob Cooper at 749-5133. For more information, visit www.bayfieldheritagedays.org.

Weed-control field tour will be held today

DuPont, under the direction of Christopher Bryan, will hold a weed-control field tour at 10 a.m. today starting at the Jefferies Ranch.

The focus of the tour will be new DuPont developmental products, designed for weed and brush control. Studies show a favorable environmental profile and good grass tolerance with effectiveness on Canada thistle. 

To get to the ranch turn north at the intersection onto County Road 225A, in 1½ mile, turn right onto County Road 225. The ranch is located one mile north. The ranch is the second homestead on the left.

Lunch will be provided in Durango.  

For more information, call Bryan at (303) 842-6564.

Herald Staff