Local Briefs

Archaeological society to meet April 2

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will present Paul Reed at 7 p.m. April 2 at the First United Methodist Church of Cortez, 515 Park St.

Reed will present his research titled “The Chuska Valley: Chacoan Colony or Ancient Puebloan Heartland.” Reed will draw on Chuska Valley research through the last 20 years and by comparison to the Middle San Juan Chacoan colonies at the Salmon and Aztec communities. Reed is a preservation archaeologist with Archaeology Southwest currently assigned as Chaco Scholar at Salmon Ruins.

For more information, call Diane McBride at 560-1643.

Later-life legal series to take place

Colorado State University Extension-La Plata County will present the informational series “Legally Secure Your Financial Future” from 6 to 8 p.m. April 11, 16 and 18 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave.

Three sessions will teach people about the importance of evaluating legal conditions about later-life issues. One session will be presented by a local physician and another session will be presented by a local estate planning attorney. Topics will include: How to organize important documents and records; how to make sure wishes are followed; understanding what makes a legal will or trust; how to assure that children and family members are taken care of; and more.

The cost is $60 for the series or $25 for individual sessions. Scholarships are available. Preregistration required by April 5.

To register, call Wendy Rice at 382-6461 or email wendy.rice@colostate.edu.

Bayfield library to offer computer classes

The Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive in Bayfield, will offer these free computer classes:

“Beginning Microsoft Word,” 2-5 p.m. April 9 and 11.

“Creating a Resume in Microsoft Word,” 6-8 p.m. April 16. This class is for people with minimal Microsoft Word experience.

“Beginning Microsoft Excel,” 2-5 p.m. May 6 and 8.

All classes are free, but advance signup is required. Register online in the “Calendar of Events” section on www.prlibrary.org or by calling 884-2222, ext. 10.

“Half the Sky” to be screened April 12

A screening and discussion of “Half the Sky” will take place at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Drive.

This film was inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Discussion will be led by feminist/activist Arun Lobo from the UUA United Nations Office. There is a suggested donation of $5, which will support UUA U.N. programs.

Herald Staff