County seeks Planning Commission memberThe La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants to fill an alternate position on the Planning Commission. This commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners with respect to land-use planning.
The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. to consider land-use issues, and also meets on the first Thursday of each month to work on updates to the district plans. Terms are for three years.
Members must be at least 18 years old and must be residents of La Plata County.
Applications are due by Oct. 2. For more information, a complete job description and application, visit http://co.laplata.co.us/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1633876 , or stop by the County Commissioners' office at the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave. in Durango.
Zucchini Extravaganza returns SundayPine River Community Garden Club will hold the third annual Zucchini Extravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive.
Attendees are encouraged to bring recipes and a zucchini or squash dish to share, but no pumpkins are allowed.
"They get their own holiday, and we're focusing on the less-popular squash," said Darcy Poletti Harp, Pine River librarian. The event will feature zucchini, crooked neck, butternut, acorn and other squash varieties.
Free food from Baked, a cooking demo, free samples from Strater Hotel's Chef Safari, live music by Agave, activities for children, a raffle and contests, including ugliest, largest and best-dressed zucchini, will also be included.
The event is free and open to all.
Nonperishable food items can be donated during the festival to the Pine River Shares food drive.
For more information, call Darcy at 884-2222, ext. 522.
Quilt guild to meet Thursday in DurangoThe La Plata Quilters Guild will meet Thursday, Sept. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, 2917 Aspen Drive. Sheryl Harris will discuss new techniques and using the latest in gadgets and tools. A social time, including snacks, begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guests are always welcome, please join us!
For more information call Roberta at799-1632.
Ignacio library to offer free legal clinicA free legal clinic for those without an attorney will be offered from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today at Ignacio Community Library, 470 Goddard Ave.
Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help with forms and explain the process of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues and civil protection orders.
To register, call 563-9287.
Pine River Times staff