Lunch costs $20 per person. For more information, visit www.wbacolorado.com, or call Leben at 970/901-6761.
Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings at Ridgway Community Church
RIDGWAY – Residents living in and around the Ridgway, Colorado community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture, at a Life Line Screening on Friday, May 6, at the Ridgway Community Church, 685 West Sherman St.
Four key points every person needs to know:
1. Stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of permanent disability
2. 80 percent of stroke victims had no apparent warning signs prior to their stroke
3. Preventive ultrasound screenings can help you avoid a stroke
4. Screenings are fast, noninvasive, painless, affordable and convenient
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Packages start at $149 All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 1-877-237-1287 or visit our website at www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Ouray Public Library Food for Fines Program
OURAY – The Ouray Public Library is offering a Food for Fines amnesty program through Saturday, May 14. Patrons with overdue books, audio books, and movies (no matter how old) can return their items and make a food donation. Canned food and dried goods will be collected for the Ouray Food Bank in lieu of fines.“In anticipation of the busy summer months, we’re working hard to collect all missing and overdue items in our collection,” Library Director Chris Reece explained. “Patrons who return their overdue items and make a donation of food will have all fines waived.” If you receive an overdue notice from the Ouray Library but no longer have the items, please contact the library by May 14. “Even if the items are lost, we are reducing fines to enable all patrons to clear their accounts,” adds Reece. To find out whether you have any overdue fines or to discuss the status of overdue items, call 325-4616, or email OurayPL@gmail.com.
The Ouray County Food Bank, at the Calvary Church on Second St., is open Tuesdays,1-4 p.m.
The Ouray Public Library, which, as a member of the Automation System Colorado Consortium,offers patrons access to its AspenCat union catalog, offers more than 500,000 movies, audio books, and special resources from more than 30 libraries across the state, at 320 Sixth Ave., is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telluride Community Mapping Project
TELLURIDE – The Wilkinson Public Library and Dan Collins will launch a Community Mapping Project Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. in the library program room.
Collins, who is creating a set of participatory maps for the Telluride Institute's watershed and environmental education programs, will present his recent work with digital mapping in the context of a discussion about the history of mapping in Telluride.
Using maps loaned by the library, the Telluride Historical Museum and local collectors, Collins will discuss how mapping has informed the understanding of the San Miguel River watershed for over 150 years. The participatory maps will be used by the San Miguel County Geographic Information System, and for Collins' Atlas of the San Miguel exhibition at the Ah Haa School in August.
Collins holds an MA in Art Education from Stanford University, an MFA from UCLA and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Arizona State University, where he teaches, in its School of Art. He is founding co-director of the PRISM Lab, a 3D modeling and prototyping facility and coordinator of the foundation art program, artCore, and board president of the Telluride Institute, now in its 27th year.
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Ouray Elks Scholarship Winners
OURAY – Ouray 492 has selected four area students to receive scholarships this year. Julianne Sirotec and Stephanie Hanshaw have each earned $500 awards funded by the Elks National Foundation through the Colorado Elks Association, while Morgan Jossi and Geordyn MacDougall have each been awarded
$400 by the Ouray lodge. “We are really fortunate to have such fine and deserving students in our community,” said scholarship chairman Jim Pettengill. “I just wish we could have rewarded every student who applied. Our young people are the
future of this nation, and providing them with financial aid as they enter college is one of the most important of our charitable programs.”
Each year the lodge receives two $500 awards from the state association, funded by ENF. The two $400 awards come from the lodge charity fund.
Miner’s Heritage Dinner Revives Local Tradition
RIDGWAY – San Juan miners and mining history buffs will find food and company at the Miner’s Heritage Dinner Saturday, May 14, at Colby’s Corner Bar and Grill, 257 Sherman St.
Now sponsored by the Ouray County Historical Society, along with Sandy Zanett and Teri Blackford, the evening features reminiscences and a prime rib dinner. Happy hour (cash bar) starts at 5 p.m.; dinner starts at 6 p.m.; admission is $25. Proceeds go to the OCHS Mining History Fund for museum exhibits and historical preservation.
Mining-themed door prizes will be awarded.
The dinner has traditionally served as a reunion opportunity for past and active hard-rock miners, but the non-mining public is invited to participate in this evening of story-sharing and remembrance of miners who have passed on. For reservations, call Gail at 970/249-3218.