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Ski, snowboard team to hold orientation

An orientation meeting for the Purgatory Ski and Snowboard Team will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Durango Public Library in Program Rooms 1 and 2.

The team offers alpine ski racing, freestyle skiing and competitive snowboard programs for youngsters ages 6 to 18.

The meeting will detail programs, training schedules, tuition and scholarship information.

Team scholarships and financial aid are available through the Durango Winter Sports Foundation.

For more information about team programs and for program registration, visit www.purgatoryskiteam.org.

Vallecito Nordic seeks help to prep winter trails

Vallecito Nordic invites cross-country skiers to enjoy a day working outdoors and lend a hand to get its trails ready for the upcoming ski season at its Fall Trails Clean-up Day on Oct. 6.

Meet at 10 a.m. at the Old Timerís Campground at the Vallecito Nordic trail system. Bring water, snacks, gloves, good hiking boots and trail tools (shovels, pulaskis, picks, rock bars, loppers).

For more information about the clean-up day, call Diane at 884-6193. For more information about Vallecito Nordic, visit www.skivallecito.wordpress.com.

Seniors Outdoors! announces activities

Seniors Outdoors! will host these activities:

A hard exploratory loop hike between Lizard Head Pass and Lizard Head Peak will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday. To RSVP, call Jim Shadell at 247-5597 or email shadkj@durango.net.

A moderate llama hike on the Purgatory Creek Trail will meet at 8:15 a.m. Sunday. To RSVP, call Gail Davidson at 799-2940 or email.gdavidson@sagehealthinc.com.

A hard hike/climb to No Name Peak will meet at 8 a.m. Monday. Participants should wear orange. To RSVP, call Nancy Federico at 259-1949 or email fortfed@gmail.com.

A hard hike on the Burnt Timber Trail and meadows will take place at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. To RSVP, email Nancy Mead and David Wright at nancy.a.mead@att.net or call 259-5978.

The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a moderate hike in the Lake Eileen area. The hike is limited to 15 participants and members only. Dogs must be leashed. For more information, call David Rich at 247-8004.

A hard hike to Hesperus Ascent using the Owen Basin approach will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The hike is limited to 10. Participants should wear orange. To RSVP, call Rich Butler at 403-3185 or email rbbutler54@gmail.com.

A moderate hike through the Grassy Creek drainage will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 5. Participants should wear orange. To RSVP, call Bob Kuhnert at 799-0692 or email rkuhnert@bresnan.net.

Lions Club to sponsor ladies-day shoot

The Bayfield Lions Club and Wolverine School of Personal Safety will host a ladies-only day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Bayfield Lions Club/Art Davis Range on County Road 223.

Hearing and eye protection will be necessary; sunglasses are acceptable. The rifle/pistol ranges will be closed to all other shooting.

Ladies are invited to bring handguns and ammunition. Participants will learn basic safety and shooting skills or hone them. Targets will be provided, and experienced shooters will be available to answer questions and provide assistance.

There is no charge for this event, but donations are appreciated and will go toward the Bayfield Lions Club Building Fund.

For more information, call 382-5392.

Herald Staff