Local Briefs

Horse center to offer volunteer training

Medicine Horse Center will hold a volunteer training from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 21 at its Mancos Center.

Medicine Horse needs people who are interested in leading or side-walking next to riders of all ages with disabilities. Volunteers are needed at both the Mancos and Durango facilities; this training applies for both locations.

For more information, call 570-9611 or visit www.medicinehorsecenter.org.

Paving road work suspended near Cortez

Colorado Department of Transportation contractor Skanska Civil USA West Rocky Mountain District Inc. is suspending paving work on Colorado Highway 145 from Cortez to Dolores until late July.

The contractor has encountered additional work on a separate project near Pagosa Springs and will resume work on Colorado Highway 145 on July 21.

Prepaving activities have been completed near County Road P, and the project will resume in July with additional milling of the roadway in Cortez, followed by paving of the entire stretch between mile point 0 and 9.4. Motorists are asked to maintain the posted speed limit of 40 mph at County Road P.

For more information, call 882-8842.

Students graduate from Fort Lewis College

These area students graduated from Fort Lewis College during the Spring 2014 ceremony:

Mancos: Reiss Dillon, Stephen Lesjak, and Courtney Ott.

Cortez: Caitlin Houser, Merridith Obletz, Baley Springmeyer, and Scott Watkins.

United Blood Services to host blood drives

United Blood Services will host these blood drives:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at First Methodist Church, 515 N. Park in Cortez.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19 at Walmart, 1835 E. Main St. in Cortez.

1:30 to 5 p.m. July 23 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 Mildred St. in Cortez.

Noon to 5 p.m. July 29 at the Dolores Riverside Center, 400 Riverside Ave., Dolores.

To donate, call (877) 827-4376 or visit www.UnitedBloodServices.org. For more information, call (888) 804-9913, ext. 1000.

Cardiac screenings available to kids

A free cardiac screening for adolescents ages 13 to 18 will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at San Juan Regional Medical Center, 801 West Maple St., in Farmington.

The screening will include a limited echo and baseline EKG. Cardiologists and San Juan Regional Heart Center staff members will be present for interpretation of results.

Registration is required and can be done at www.sanjuanregional.com. Participants must bring a consent and participation form to their scheduled appointment. The forms can be found on the website.

A parent or legal guardian must be present. Teens who have been screened within the past two years don’t need to be screened again. Limited time slots are for people who have never been screened.

For more information, call (505) 609-6774.

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