Wednesday, Jan 04, 1:00 PM - Friday, Mar 31, 10:00 PM
La Plata County’s Road & Bridge department will begin repairing and regrading all of the gravel roads in the County Road system as soon as conditions allow. District managers will identify and prioritize the grading schedule with those roads most damaged by recent winter weather being graded first.
Grading will begin on all gravel roads as soon as they are free and clear of snow and ice and dry enough for regrading operations. In the interim drivers are advised to slow down and be extra cautious when traveling on gravel roads in adverse weather conditions.
Thursday, Jan 12, 12:00 PM - Friday, Apr 07, 9:00 PM
San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) has launched a survey to gather input from La Plata and Archuleta county residents on their primary public and environmental health priorities and needs. The results of this community health assessment will guide a public health improvement plan that will inform the service and program priorities in both counties.
For questions or for access to the survey contact CHASURVEY@SJBPUBLICHEALTH.ORG
Tuesday, Feb 14, 7:00 AM
Animas High School has been preparing students for college and career through an innovative, student-centered project-based curriculum since 2009, and is now located in a brand-new, sustainably-designed building on the Fort Lewis College campus. Enrollment for fall 2023 is open, with limited seats available in 9-12 grade. Sign up for a Campus Tour to learn more--tours are held weekly on Tuesday evenings or Thursday mornings. Complete the online Intent to Enroll Form before March 6 to be entered in the enrollment lottery. For more information, visit animashighschool.com.
Friday, Mar 03, 9:00 AM - Monday, Apr 03, 8:00 PM
Computer Literacy Class - Register Now! The Durango Adult Education Center is offering a computer literacy class. The class is open to anyone wanting to increase their confidence in basic computer skills. Class topics include computer functions, navigating the internet, recognizing viruses and spam, navigating email platforms, and more. It also discusses the differences between Mac’s and Microsoft PC’s, ensuring all users are familiar with both operating systems. Class starts April 3rd and runs until May 8th. It will meet every Monday evening from 5:30 – 7pm at the Durango Adult Education Center. Cost is $40 and the registration deadline is March 31st. Call the Education Center to register at 970-385-4354. Learn about the Center at durangoadulted.org.
Saturday, Mar 11, 2:30 PM
Youth Cooking Classes with Turtle Lake Refuge and The Hive Join us for 4 weeks of fun, local, and creative cooking classes. In this class we’ll learn how to make delicious and healthy snacks and drinks. Along with cooking and eating, we’ll learn about nutrition, local plants and how to use them, and growing our own food at home. Dates: Saturday afternoons March 11 - April 1 Time: 2:30-4:30 pm Cost: Suggested donation $20 per class Organizations: The Hive & Turtle Lake Refuge Websites: https://www.thehivedgo.org http://www.turtlelakerefuge.org Contact: Jon - firstname.lastname@example.org / 330-418-8311
Sunday, Mar 12, 8:00 AM - Friday, Apr 14, 8:00 PM
The Southwest Colorado Bar Association will award three scholarships to graduating seniors from a high school in Archuleta, La Plata or San Juan, Colorado counties, or to home schoolers, to assist in the student’s financial needs at college or vocational school. The scholarship amount is $2,000 per student. Students may obtain applications for the scholarships from the counseling offices at each of the high schools or at swcobar.org . The deadline for submitting the completed applications is April 14, 2023.
Sunday, Mar 12, 9:00 AM - Friday, Mar 31, 6:00 PM
Tired of renting? Join the HomesFund for Homebuyer Education Class and learn what it takes to become a homeowner. Classes are taught monthly. Topics covered include: Budget, Credit, Insurance, Lending, Down payment Assistance Programs, Real Estate, Inspection, and Home Maintenance. Space is limited. To register please visit: www.homesfund.org. A $15 workbook fee will be collected at registration. Questions can be directed at 970-259-1418.
Free college workshops for college-curious and college-bound students and families
Friday, Mar 17, 7:00 AM - Tuesday, Apr 11, 7:30 PM
Tue Mar 28th at Noon- College success from a students perspective with Elliot Delfosse
Monday April 3rd at 5:30pm- Healthy High School to College Transition with Colin Ferring
Tuesday April 11th at 5:30 pm- Bring your Bike to College- Collegiate Cycling Programs with Dave Hagen
TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE VISIT WWW.MASTALSKICOACHING.COM/WORKSHOPS OR CALL 970.799.7013
Sunday, Mar 26, 9:30 AM - Friday, Apr 28, 5:30 PM
THE DURANGO ARTS CENTER IS FEATURING THE “CREATIVITY FESTIVITY” EXHIBIT IN THE GALLERY UNTIL APRIL 28TH. THIS EXHIBIT FEATURES NEARLY 100 PIECES OF ARTWORK CREATED BY DURANGO ARTS CENTER GRADE, MIDDLE AND HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS. MUCH OF THE ART IS FOR SALE. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT www.durangoarts.org
Monday, Mar 27, 2:30 AM - Saturday, Jul 15, 10:00 PM
A property tax exemption is available for tax year 2023, affecting taxes payable in 2024 for qualifying seniors and surviving spouses of those who previously qualified.
Seniors must: be 65 as of Jan. 1, 2023 and have owned and resided on the property as their primary residence as of December 31, 2012. 50 percent of the first $200,000 of actual value of their primary residence is exempt. The state funds the exemption if monies are available.
Once approved, the exemption remains on your account. Applicants should not reapply. To receive an application, please call the La Plata County Assessor’s Office (970) 382-6228. The senior application deadline is July 15.