Local Briefs

University women to meet Saturday

The American Association of University Women, Durango Branch, will host a fall luncheon for members and guests at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Palace Restaurant, 505 Main Ave.

The guest speakers will be Mona Wood Patterson and Charles Ford speaking on “It’s a Small World After All: How Internet Technology Enhances Communication, Cooperation and Creativity.” Lunch will be served.

To make reservations or for more information, email Marilyn Sandstrom at mjschili@bresnan.net or call 764-4596.

Fundraiser to be held for local conservancy

John Fielder will present “Colorado’s Great Outdoors Twenty Years of Lottery Funded Lands,” a slide show and book signing Saturday at the Smiley Building, 1309 East Third Ave.

A reception for Fielder will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by the slide show at 7 p.m. General admission is $15, the cost is $10 for La Plata Open Space Conservancy members and free for children. This is a benefit for La Plata Open Space Conservancy. Tickets are available at Maria’s Bookshop, La Plata Open Space and at the door.

For more information, call 259-3415.

Reclamation’s office moves to new location

Reclamation’s Western Colorado Area Office in Durango is now located at 185 Suttle St., Suite 2.

The new address also is the new mailing address. All phone numbers remain the same.

For more information, call Justyn Hock at 248-0625.

Riverview Complex to be fertilized Saturday

As part of Durango’s fertilization and weed-abatement program, crews Saturday will spray all of the Riverview Complex.

The fertilizer used will be Pro-Lawn Liquid and the weed control will be Vessel Broad-Leaf. These areas will be flagged until the application has been watered in, but parks will remain open.

For more information, call 375-7380.

Road resurfacing to take place near Pagosa

Colorado Department of Transportation maintenance crews will resurface a stretch of U.S. Highway 160 west of Pagosa Springs between mile markers 131 and 133, the Aspen Springs area, east of Colorado Highway 151.

The maintenance will improve the traveling surface on a stretch of highway that receives heavy truck traffic and freeze-thaw weather conditions. Through Friday, drivers will encounter single-lane alternating traffic and delays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.coloradodot.info.

Pagans study group to meet Thursday

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans study group will discuss “Harmonic Principles” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 419 San Juan Drive.

For more information, email CUUPSDurango@gmail.com or call 385-9597.

Horse barrel races to be held Saturday

The National Barrel Horse Association will host barrel races Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

The entry fee for the 4D Jackpot Open is $40, and the entry fee for 4D youth and senior citizens is $30. The time only runs will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the open races at 12:30 p.m. The 2D Pole Bending Jackpot will follow with a $10 entry fee.

For more information, call Patti Carlile at 799-8968, email pcarlile@gte.net or visit www.nbhaco-08.webs.com.

Life-Long Learning to address education

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series at Fort Lewis College will present “Public Education in the 21st Century: Where Do We Go From Here?” at 7 p.m. Thursday in Noble Hall, Room 130.

A panel of experts with experience in leading change in public schools will include Mary Barter, former superintendent of Durango School District; John Anderson, former IBM executive and CEO of New American Schools; and a representative of state government with perspectives on the various levels and roles of policy-makers in addressing these issues.

For a schedule, visit www2.fortlewis.edu/professionalassociates.

Herald Staff