Local Briefs

Grant received to study aspen tree carvings

The San Juan Mountains Association announces it has received a grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund to study Hispanic arborglyphs along the Pine Piedra Stock Driveway.

The project includes archaeological recording of two concentrations of arborglyphs (aspen tree carvings) along the driveway, historical research on the Hispanic use of the areas along the driveway, interviews with Hispanic carvers or their descendents, a project book and project exhibits. The study will begin in 2013.

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

CPR, first-aid class to be offered Oct. 13

The American Red Cross will offer a CPR and first-aid class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the American Red Cross facility, 1911 Main Ave.

For more information, call Robin Duffy-Wirth at 946-5580.

October teen event to be held in Bayfield

Bayfield’s October “Second Saturday” event called “Zombie Homecoming” will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Old Middle School gym, located on South Street in Bayfield.

Each month, teenagers participating in the event enjoy music, food and games.

For more information, call 884-2222, ext. 10.

IRS tax extension filings due Oct. 15

The Internal Revenue Service is urging Coloradoans who requested an automatic tax filing extension until Oct. 15 to file them.

The IRS encourages taxpayers to see if they qualify for these and other credits and deductions: Benefits for low- and moderate-income workers and families, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit; savers credit, for low- and moderate-income workers who contributed to a retirement plan, such as an IRA or 401(k); and the American Opportunity Tax Credit, and other education tax benefits for parents and college students.

For unemployed workers who filed Form 1127-A and qualified to get an extension, Oct. 15 is also the last day to pay. Taxpayers with extensions should file their returns, even if they can’t pay the full amount. Most people can set up a payment agreement with the IRS. Some qualify for an offer-in-compromise. This is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed.

For more information, visit www.IRS.gov.

Breweries to host blood-drive events

The 10th annual Bootlegger’s Society Pint-for-a-Pint blood drive with United Blood Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the American Legion Hall, 878 East Second Ave. Pre-registration events will be held at:

4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Durango Brewing Co., 300 Main Ave.

5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Carver Brewing Co. during its “Burger ’n’ Beer” event at 1022 Main Ave.

5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Ska Brewing Co. during its Chili Night event at 225 Girard St.

5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Steamworks Brewing Co., 801 East Second St. A keg will be raffled during the event.

All donors will receive a T-shirt and voucher for a 1-pint beverage from any of the breweries. Donors must be at least 18 years old, present photo ID, and feel well and healthy.

To make an appointment, call (877) UBS-HERO or visit www.unitedbloodservices.org.

Herald Staff