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Liberty School seeks volunteers for parade

The Liberty School is coordinating a March of Dyslexics as part of the Snowdown Parade.

The school is looking for people who resemble: Orlando Bloom, Henry Winkler “the Fonz,” Jay Leno, Robin Williams, Albert Einstein, Cher, Keira Knightley, Keanu Reeves, President Bush I or II, George Patton, Bruce Jenner, Nolan Ryan, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Thomas Edison, Agatha Christie, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DaVinci and more. Dyslexic community members also are invited to carry signs educating parade-goers about dyslexia.

For more information, call 385-4834 or email Juliet Zick at juliet1172@gmail.com.

4CORE coordinator to speak at Strater

4CORE’s Development & Leveraging Coordinator, Claire Ninde, will speak about being resource-savvy and about resource efficiency in Southwest Colorado at the Rotary Club of Durango meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave.

4CORE is the Four Corners Office For Resource Efficiency. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call Bruce Rodman at 385-7899.

Fort Lewis College board to meet Friday

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College will conduct a public meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Vallecito Room in the Student Union of FLC.

Executive session may be convened for purposes of receiving legal advice about specific legal questions that may arise during the discussions.

For more information, call Peggy Sharp at 247-7437 or email sharp_p@fortlewis.edu.

Mass layoffs decline in Colorado in 2012

DENVER – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says layoffs of at least 50 workers from a single employer declined again in Colorado last year.

BLS economist Linda Nickisch said Colorado employers reported 104 mass layoffs in 2012, compared with 114 in 2011 and 153 in 2010. She said that during the three years, the trend resulted in fewer initial claims for unemployment.

The Denver Post reported that 2012 saw 9,896 initial claims for unemployment – down from 11,036 in 2011 and 13,915 in 2010.

Herald Staff and Associated Press

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