Local Briefs

Motor Company to host fundraiser for WRC

The Mike Aus Family, new owners of Durango Motor Co. (formerly New Country Auto Center), will give the Women’s Resource Center $5 for every “like” Durango Motor Co. receives on its Facebook Page from now until Dec. 31. If the center recruits 500 “likes,” the company will double its donation to $5,000.

To participate, visit www.facebook.com/DurangoMotorCompany and “like” Durango Motor Company.

Library slated to offer genealogy class Tuesday

Durango Public Library will host a “Getting Started in Genealogy” class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sunnyside Elementary School, 75 County Road 218.

Julie Pickett of the Southwest Genealogical Society will teach how to lay a solid foundation for family history and guide in online research.

To sign up, call 259-5249, ext. 3702 or email sunnyside@ci.durango.co.us.

Workshop will focus on land-use issue

The city of Durango will host a Land Use and Development Code revision workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

This workshop will offer community members an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on proposed landscape regulations, typical applications of the re gulations, and how they are different from the current code. In addition, the workshop will discuss the strategic approach to environmentally sensitive lands, hillsides, geologically hazardous areas, floodplains.

For more information, call 375-4850.

4-H club to host dance, bake sale

Pine River 4-H Club will host a family dance and bake sale from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Spring Creek Grange, off Colorado Highway 151, east of Ignacio.

Wild Country will perform and baked goods will be for sale. Tickets $5 per person, or $20 for a family of five. Proceeds will go toward community-service projects for families in need during the upcoming holidays.

For more information and directions, call Sadie Yates at 442-1515.

Historical archaeology youth camps available

The San Juan Mountains Association in partnership with the La Plata County Historical Society will offer two youth day camps for children ages 10 to 12 years.

At the Nov. 19 camp, “Animas City Detective Agency,” campers will learn about the importance of Animas City and how they learn about its history.

At the Nov. 20 camp, “If Headstones Could Talk,” youngsters will learn about archaeology and the Animas City Cemetery.

The registration deadline is Wednesday. Each camp is $25 per person.

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

Herald Staff

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