Local Briefs

Bank account opened for injured bicyclist

A bank account has been established in the name of Elizabeth “Betsy” Richards at First National Bank of Durango.

Richards was injured when her bicycle was struck by a pickup in Bodo Industrial Park. Funds raised will help with medical and miscellaneous expenses. Donations may be made at any branch of the bank.

For more information, call Alison Reed at 749-5051.

Crafters needed for Christmas bazaar

The St. Columba Christmas Bazaar, which will be held Dec. 1, has limited openings for crafters to sell their handcrafted items.

Tables are available for $40 per table.

To reserve a spot, call Gayle Bollinger at 426-2792.

River protection organization to meet

The River Protection Workgroup for the Animas River will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Silverton Town Hall.

The focus of the meeting will be on the upper Cement Creek and upper Animas River segments, in addition to concluding discussions for Mineral and South Mineral Creeks.

The group hopes to conclude and distribute a report by March.

For more information, call 759-3110.

Be Local Coupon Book to go on sale today

Local First, a nonprofit dedicated to help locally owned, independent businesses and organizations in La Plata County, announces the release of the 2013 Be Local Coupon Book.

This year’s book will be for sale at locally owned, independent businesses throughout La Plata County beginning today. The book will feature 279 deals from 207 local businesses.

In addition to the coupons, each book comes with a Local First member directory and The Local First Card, which provides year-round access to local promotions, news and updates from Local First business members.

The coupon book costs $18 and provides access to more than $5,000 in coupon savings. All proceeds from book sales will directly support Local First programs and events for 2013.

For more information, visit www.Local-First.org or Local First business retailers.

New Hope to give away turkeys Saturday

New Hope Durango will give away 300 free frozen turkeys from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday near the southern end of the WalMart parking lot, 1155 South Camino del Rio.

The focus is to encourage people in the community who may be in financial need this Thanksgiving season to take a frozen turkey home.

There will be banners to direct the public to the location, as well as a person in costume at the intersection leading to Walmart.

AARP Driver Safety Program to be held

The AARP Driver Safety Program will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 28, 878 East Second Ave.

The classroom refresher course is especially designed for drivers age 50 and older.

Auto insurance discounts are available in most states through an insurance agent to those who complete the course. The class will be free for veterans.

For more information, call Lois O’Dell at 759-8232.

Herald Staff

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