League gets update on behavioral health
The League of Women Voters will hear an overview of what is new in Colorado and with federal legislation for behavioral health care on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Dolores.
The presenter will be retired District Judge Sharon Hansen, who served on the study resource panel for the League of Women Voters of Colorado.
Hansen has said that “Colorado is 52nd (including all states and territories) in its number of inpatient behavioral health beds.” This situation comes after Colorado closed down mental health facilities a few years ago.
Information: Eleanor Kuhl at 970-564-0708.
You can comment on state water plan
Residents of Southwest Colorado have the opportunity to participate in a process to help frame the water future for the region and the state for the next 50 years.
The Colorado Statewide Water Plan, which will be completed at the end of 2015, is built on a foundation of eight Basin Implementation Plans formulated by Basin Roundtables created by House Bill 1177.
The makeup of the roundtables is prescribed to include representation from water conservation/conservancy districts, counties, tribes, municipalities and at-large members representing environmental, agricultural, recreational, municipal, industrial and water-rights holding interests.
Final public comments about the Colorado Water Plan are due Sept. 17.
For more information, visit www.coloradowaterplan.com.
ColorFest Quilt Show will light up Silverton
The Silverton ColorFest Quilt Show and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Silverton public school gymnasium at West 12th and Reese streets.
There will be hundreds of quilts from around the country; hourly door prizes; and a charity quilt drawing. A demonstration will take place at noon Sunday. The cost is $3.
For more information, call 387-5654 or email [email protected]
Center for Independence has 2 new coordinators
Southwest Center for Independence , which helps people with disabilities, welcomes two coordinators to its Cortez office.
Lu Anne Herman will provide services in Dolores and Montezuma counties, and Angela Kyle will serve people over 55 with low vision in all five counties of our region. Herman has over 15 years’ experience working with people with disabilities and other marginalized people.
Kyle has been working in Farmington, where she also provided services for Blind and low-vision people. She offers support groups, training and consultation, coping strategies, home visits and low vision assistive technology for those who qualify for the program.
For information about services, call 970-570-8001 or visit the office at 2409 E. Empire.