Dolores Ranger District plans prescribed burns

The Dolores Ranger District has prescribed burning operations in four areas of the San Juan National Forest. The burns will be April 7 through May, weather permitting.

The Little Bear burn is planned for 25 acres of national forest about a mile north of Joe Moore Reservoir on Forest Road 559.

The South Carver burn is planned for 1661 acres seven miles east of Dolores near Forest Roads 556 and 557.

The Guard Station prescribed burn is planned for 1522 acres 10 miles southeast of Dove Creek, off of Forest Road 506 in the Doe Canyon area.

The Ferris East prescribed burn is planned for 136 acres 8.5 miles east of Cahone off Forest Road 521 east of Ormiston Point.

Timing of each burn will depend on safe and favorable weather conditions to maximize fire effects and aid in smoke dispersal. Nor more than 350 acres will be burned per day to limit smoke. However, smoke may settle into low-lying areas during the night and morning hours following burning. For information, contact the Dolores District office at (970) 882-7296.

Donate to seniors in white elephant sale

Help out the senior citizens in Dolores by attending the white elephant sale on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. Proceeds will benefit the Senior Center. Stop in and check out the interesting items. If you see something you like, make a donation for what you think it is worth.

Low-vision expo is April 16

Southwest Center for Independence is sponsoring the Cortez Low Vision Expo: April 16 at Empire Electric's Calvin Denton Room (801 N. Broadway) from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by the Walmart Foundation. Programs and devices for the visually impaired will be presented. Participants can try out the latest low-vision technology, and learn how to get a seeing-eye dog. Call 759-2347 for more information.

Dolores Library needs volunteers, Legos

The Dolores Public Library is seeking donations of Legos to start a children's Lego Club. Call 882-4127.

Also, the library invites people interested in volunteering with Friends of the Library to show up at the library on April 10 at 5 p.m. to learn more. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in promoting the further development of the Dolores Library.

Knights Scholarship deadline nears

The deadline to apply for the 2014 Knights Memorial Scholarship is April 18.

The scholarship is open to any member of the Montelores Catholic Community who has graduated or will graduate this year from a local high school and who plans to enroll or is enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institutions.

Directions and applications for the scholarship are available at the Montelores Catholic Community Office, 28 E. Montezuma, Cortez. Applications also may be downloaded on the Montelores Catholic Communit website For an emailed application, call Bill Hagen at 882-2370 or 560-2426.

The Dolores Star