Public can comment on intersection plansThe Town of Bayfield and the Bayfield School District invite the public to review the plans for the roundabout and associated transportation improvements for the East Oak, Lakeside and Mountain View drive intersection. The anticipated start of construction is planned for summer of 2018. The engineer contracted for the project has prepared engineered drawings for the project.
The intersection will be closed and a temporary road constructed to maintain access for the properties on Lakeside and Westview Drives.
Town and school staff and the design engineer will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Pine River Senior Center to review plans and answer questions.
A copy of the plans can be found on the Town's website under Hot Topics. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to discuss the project, please contact Town Manager, Chris La May at 884-9544 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diversity Dialogue registration opensThe ninth annual Diversity Dialogue, an experiential, workshop-style discussion about diversity-related themes and experiences, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Union Ballroom at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.
The event will include a series of exercises designed to raise awareness and promote understanding and cultural growth in the community, including a discussion about current events and nonviolent communication.
The event is open to people 12 and older. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to La Plata Family Centers Coalition.
Lunch will be included for those who register before Feb. 10. Registration will also be held at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 17 in the ballroom.
To register in advance, email email@example.com.
Directory Plus wants your cover photoDirectory Plus, the only locally-owned and operated directory business in the area, is seeking a local photograph from a local photographer for its 35th-year anniversary cover page.
Submissions are limited to three photos per person.
To submit a photo, email Christy Pollard at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 12.
The Directory Plus team will choose the best photograph, which will appear on the cover of the Southwest Colorado Directory Plus book for 2018-19.
Home Builders offering scholarshipHome Builders Association of Southwest Colorado recently started accepting applications for 2018 "Building for the Future" scholarships.
Up to $10,000 in scholarship funding will be awarded to area high school seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education in the construction industry. Applications are available in counseling offices at Durango, Animas, Bayfield, Ignacio, Mancos and Pagosa Springs high schools, and at the HBASC office, 463 Turner Drive, Suite 104B.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 9.
Scholarships will be awarded during the April 12 Home Builders meeting at the Strater Hotel.
For more information, call 382-0082 or email email@example.com.
Heart fair and race return to FarmingtonSan Juan Regional Medical Center will hold its 10th annual "A Fair of the Heart and Goosebump Race" on Feb. 17 at the hospital's Heart Center, 407 South Schwartz Ave., in Farmington.
The fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a timed 5K race and one-mile fun run will start at 11 a.m. Free online registration is open until 3 p.m. Feb. 9 and includes a shirt and race packet.
To register, visit www.sanjuanregional.com/afairoftheheart.
The fair will offer free screenings, including baseline EKGs, blood pressure checks, measurements of body mass index, target heart-rate calculations and peripheral vascular disease risk assessments. Cardiologists, electrophysiologists and pulmonologists will be available to answer questions. Free CPR and AED classes will also be offered to those 12 and older.
For more information, visit www.sanjuanregional.com.
Student council holding movie nightBayfield High School student council is holding a movie night on Friday, Feb. 9. All proceeds will benefit Madison Abdella, who is fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
The Incredibles will be shown at 5:30 p.m. at the Pine River Public Library in Bayfield. There will also be a bonfire outside, and concessions. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. Donations also can be made at gofundme.com/helphealmadison.