Comission plans to stream meetings
The Montezuma County commission will begin live streaming their weekly Monday meetings, including public hearings.
To access the live stream go to http://montezumacounty.org/web/ and click the link below county events. The password is 1234.
“Now people who don’t come here for the meeting can watch it on a computer at home or wherever,” said IT director Jim McClain. “It gives people access to community news.”
The county also plans to post video of public hearings on YouTube as a public archive. Once approved under the minutes, the county website will provide a link to the public hearing.
Family river trip being offered
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education is offering a family river adventure June 17-20. Families are encouraged to join the Redrock River Run on the San Juan River from Bluff to Mexican Hat a unique learning experience that is fun for children and adults, as they learn from nature, run the river, and share valuable quality time.
The trip begins and ends in Bluff, Utah, at Sand Island Campground. Families will enjoy easy rapids, water play and riverside camping. Children must be at least 6 years old. Dr. Kristin Gunckel and Tish Morris will lead the trip as experts.
Along the 26-mile stretch between Bluff and Mexican Hat, Utah, participants will build a Play-Doh model of the canyon, mark a geologic timeline along the beach, identify fossils, and construct a model of the San Juan River in the sand and fill it with water.
The San Juan River cuts a course through exposed sandstone and limestone layers hundreds of millions of years old. The trip includes hiking to cultural sites, and participants should be able to hike 3 miles over moderate terrain.
Cost of the program is $715 per adult, $690 per child under 12 ($20 off for Museum or FCS Members), which includes all food from dinner on Day 1 through Lunch Day 4, 2 expert staff, river guides, group equipment, transportation from Bluff back to Bluff, and supplies. Tents, sleeping bags and pads are available for rent.
Register at fourcornersschool.org/our-trips.
Mancos library announces programs
Mancos Public Library, 211 West First St., will offer these programs:
“Nepal: Before The Devastation” will be presented at 7 p.m. May 14. This will be a free slideshow presentation of a recent trek to Nepal. Mancos resident Sherry Grazda will be the presenter.
Barbara Grist’s slideshow presentation, “Impressions of India,” will take place at 7 p.m. May 22. A selection of her photographs of India are on display at the library through May 28.
A free advance screening of “Limited Partnership,” a film by Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina will take place at 6 p.m. May 21. As part of the Community Cinema series, this film is distributed by the Independent Television Service and Independent Lens. Light refreshments will be served, and a community discussion will be held after the film. The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In 1975, Adams and Sullvan were one of the first same-sex couples to be legally married in the world.
For more information, visit www.mancoslibrary.org or call 533-7600.
Site-surveying class available at FLC
Assistant State Archaeologist Kevin Black will teach a class on “Basic Site Surveying Techniques” from May 29 to June 1 at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.
This 25-hour course is part of the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification, and it is open to the public. No previous classes are required.
The course will discuss site identification, surveying methods, recording procedures, basic equipment usage, reading topographic maps and field procedures. At least one half-day will be spent in the field putting to use the information discussed in class. This course provides valuable information for any prospective archaeological field worker or a volunteer on a dig.
The cost for the class is $12.
For more information, visit www.historycolorado.org/oahp/basic-site-surveying-techniques. To register, call Tish Varney at 259-4099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before May 15.
Free overnight camping available
Are you looking for a good way to get your family involved in backpacking?
Sign up for a free overnight trip with other families on May 30 and 31, 2015 at Purgatory Flats. This trip is suitable for kids ages 7 and up with a parent or guardian. Free rental equipment may be available for adults and larger kids.
For more information, contact MK, a certified interpretive with San Juan Mountains Association, at 970-385-1288 or email@example.com.
San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with San Juan National Forest and the BLM Tres Rios Field Office, promotes responsible care of natural and cultural resources through education and hands-on involvement.
For more information, visit our sjma.org.
Free showing of ‘Liimited Partnership’
Mancos Public Library will offer a free advance screening of “Limited Partnership,” a film by Thomas G. Miller and Kirk Marcolina, on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m.
The film is distributed by the Independent Television Service and Independent Lens. It tells the history of the activism that has led us to a historical point, as the Supreme Court imminently is set to rule on same-sex marriage.
Light refreshments will be served, and a community discussion will follow the film.
The film chronicles the 40-year love story between Filipino American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan. In Boulder in 1975, Adams and Sullivan were one of the world’s first same-sex couples to be legally married.
Richard filed for a green card for Sullivan based on their marriage, but Adams received a denial letter from the INS stating, “You have failed to establish that a bona fide marital relationship can exist between two faggots.”
The couple then initiated the first federal lawsuit seeking equal treatment for a same-sex marriage in U.S. history.
The Mancos Public Library is at 211 W. First St.
Group seeks to hire wilderness specialists
San Juan Mountains Association and San Juan National Forest is recruiting volunteers for the wilderness information specialists and ghost rider programs.
Hikers, seasoned backpackers and skilled horsemen, can enjoy volunteering for this program that promotes public education about Leave No Trace land ethics and behaviors that protects the integrity of Wilderness. WIS volunteers primarily work on all Wilderness trails on the San Juan, in particular the Needle Creek trail and up to Chicago Basin. Ghost Riders are skilled mounted volunteers on the Wilderness trails.
Volunteers are provided with training, uniforms and name tags. Horsemen must provide their own stock.
On line training is available and the first meeting is June 2. For additional information contact Kathe@sjma.org, or 385-1310.