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Winter Discovery Walks get under way

Durango looks at future of business

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Fort Lewis College Theatre holds auditions for “Dante’s Inferno” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the FLC Mainstage Theatre. Auditions are open to students and members of the public. Come prepared with a 60-90-second monologue.

The Sustainability Alliance of Southwest Colorado’s Smart Energy Committee (formerly the Southwest Colorado Renewable Energy Society, or SWCRES) holds its inaugural meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Durango City Council Chambers, 949 E. Second Ave. Officers will be elected and plans for 2008 will be discussed. 259-8090 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents live jazz from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Singer-songwriter Greg Ryder plays a free show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

The newly formed Four Corners Astrology Guild gathers for its first meeting of 2008 at 6 p.m. at Under the Rainbow, 666 College Dr. The group will discuss Pluto’s transition into the sign of Capricorn. 565-7272 for details.

Kati B. and David Earl Pfieffer perform live jazz and blues standards from 6-8 p.m. at Guiseppe’s Restaurant in Bayfield. 884-7135 for details.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

Dr. Julie Markin discusses “The Archaeology of Cultural Complexity: Woodstock Phase and the Toltec Mounds of North America” at 7:30 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies Lyceum at Fort Lewis College.

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Fort Lewis College Theatre holds auditions for “Dante’s Inferno” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the FLC Mainstage Theatre. Auditions are open to students and members of the public. Come prepared with a 60-90-second monologue.

The Southwest Colorado Peace and Justice Coalition holds a peace vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main Ave. and 11th St. Signs will be available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Singer-songwriter Tim Sullivan plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. www.strater.com for details.

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

The 8th Ave. Trio plays the music of the ’70s and ’80s at the 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. 259-8801 for details.

The Kirk James Blues Band plays at the Billy Goat Saloon, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, beginning at 8 p.m. 884-9155 for details.

The Jeff Strahan Band performs its Red Dirt Blues at The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., beginning at 9 p.m.

Shotgun Jesus plays the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents a DJ spinning starting at 10 p.m. for late night happy hour. 259-9018 for details.

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Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers to “Paint with Habitat” beginning at 9 a.m. at 1470 Florida Rd. 382-2215 for details.

Silverton’s Kendall Mountain Ski Area holds its Grand Opening with an 11 a.m. ribbon cutting and 1964 lift ticket prices. The area also offers free sledding, ice skating and Nordic skiing.

Pathways, located off U.S. Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, hosts a Native American Spiritual Empowerment Circle with Grandmother Jean Walks Softly. The women’s circle meets from 11:30 a.m.-1:30  p.m. The men’s circle gathers from 4: 30-6:30 p.m. www.pathwaysbayfield.com for details.

Tim Sullivan plays an encore show at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 5:30 p.m.

A benefit for the family of Jesse Herrick takes place from 7-9 p.m. at Carver Bewing Co. and will feature music, silent auction and a raffle. Herrick was killed last December in a car crash, leaving behind his wife, who is expecting their first child.

Guiseppe’s Restaurant, 871 CR 501 in Bayfield, hosts open mic with Handsome Dan from 6-8 p.m. 884-7135 for details.

Deb Barr plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6-9 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Greg Ryder plays a free solo show at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

The Jeff Strahan Band plays an encore show at The Wild Horse Saloon, 601 E. Second Ave., beginning at 9 p.m.

Durango-favorite Nosotros brings in Latin jazz and rock back to the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Yoga Durango, 1480 E. Second Ave., Suite 3, offers a free Yoga Basics Workshop at 11 a.m. The class is designed for beginners. 946-8961 for details.

Acclaimed Nashville performer and musician Phil Vassar takes the stage at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College at 7 p.m. Special guest Jennifer Hanson will open the show. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Ben Foisel performs his senior recital on trumpet at 7 p.m. at Roshong Recital Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Joel Racheff plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers karaoke from 8 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

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P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, hosts free kids’ storytime at 1 p.m. 385-4525 for details.

Robin Davis plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

A doing you own divorce and/or custody seminar meets at 6 p.m. at the Durango offices of Colorado Legal Services at 1474 Main Avenue, Suite 200. The seminar is free, but anyone wanting the free book of forms and instructions is encouraged to arrive ten minutes early. 247-0266 for details.

Tim Guidotti plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., starting at 8 p.m.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

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P is for Peanut, 473 E. College, offers free kids’ storytime at 11 a.m. 385-4525 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays at the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

The Hesperus Ski Patrol kicks off its Common Sense Approach to Avalanches class at 6 p.m. Topics include: avalanche hazard, rescue, beacon search, stability tests, terrain analysis, mountain weather, Kathy’s Pack and more. The class continues Jan. 17 & 19. Applications are available at Durango sporting goods stores. 247-4617 for details.

The Summit, 600 Main Ave., presents open mic night from 7 p.m.-midnight. Bands and DJs are welcome. 247-2324 for details.

The Durango Choral Society hosts rehearsals for singers, and tenors and basses in particular, from 7-9:30 p.m. Those auditioning should have choral singing experience. 247-1129, ext. 14 to register.

Tim Sullivan plays acoustic at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Columbine Bar, located on Grand Ave. in Mancos, hosts its Tuesday Night Jam beginning at 8 p.m. The session is open to all musicians.

Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, presents Open Mic Night from 8: 30-11 p.m. Sign-ups for music and poetry begin at 8:30 p.m. 375-2121 for details.

DJ I-Gene spins for Trenchtown Tuesdays at Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., starting at 9 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

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Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Art Spot, a live art demo, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 259-9018 for details.

Greg Ryder plays the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

Lacey Black plays jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

An open bluegrass jam meets from 7-9 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Company, 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

Singer-songwriter Terry Rickard plays acoustic rock at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

A F151 Duo, Dave Mensch and Katherine Jetter perform at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., starting at 8 p.m.

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for details.

DJ Igene and the Babylon Collapse Sound System spin at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery hosts the Invitational Student Exhibition through Jan. 17. Distinguished student artists and art scholarship recipients exhibit a broad diversity of works in a variety of mediums and styles. Eleven students were selected by their professors for this exhibition. Included in the show are photography, paintings, drawings, sculpture, and ceramics. 247-7167 for details.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Show, hosts the Four Corners Commission, its 32nd annual juried exhibit, through Feb. 2. Juror Mary Ellen Long selected works that celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of life, of land and the artists within the Four Corners Region. An opening for the show is scheduled for Fri., Jan. 11, from 5-7 p.m. 259-2606 for details.

The Family Center of Durango offers PAT – Parents as Teachers – a free, ongoing home visitation program for parents and their children. The free program offers specific developmental information for parents and children up to 3 years of age, and visits can take place weekly or monthly depending on interest and need. 385-4747.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., host the exhibit “Boots & Saddles: Historic Foot Gear and Horse Gear from Southwestern Colorado.” This show contains artifacts including Gus Ambold’s “Olathe Cow-Boy Boots” and Olga Little’s saddle and pack saddle. The museum is also collecting stories about descendants of prominent Durango men and women between 1881-1910.259-2402 for details.

Professional Business Builders, a chapter of Business Networking International, meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church in Durango. BNI Referral Matrix meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 a.m. at the Wells Group. The BNI Referral Market meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Prudential. BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. Call 422-2032 or e-mail servinglife@hotmail.com for details.

The Children’s Museum, 802 E. Second Ave., hosts the exhibit, “Living Off the Land.” The museum offers a hands-on exploration of the Rocky Mountain ecosystem and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wed.-Fri. and 1-5 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. 259-9234 for details.

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Upcoming

Durango Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards celebration, “Durango Rocks,” on Jan. 17 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Noted railroad photographer Darel Crawford will address the Jan. 17 meeting of the Durango Photography Club.

Durango Acoustic Music and the Abbey Theatre present Great American Taxi, Vince Herman’s new band, in

an all-ages show on Jan. 18.

The Durango Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk

Foundation will hold its 20th annual Big Game Banquet fund-raiser on Jan. 19 at the Sky Ute Casino-Pavilion.

The Sideshow Emporium & Gallery in Dolores opens the “Year of the Rat” poster art show on Jan. 19.

The Great Decisions Discussion 2008 Series, hosted by the La Plata League of Women Voters, will commence on Jan. 22 & 24. 247-1692 for details.

The Durango Independent Film Festival will host volunteer orientations on Jan. 22, 24 & 28. The festival runs Feb. 27-March 2. Visit www.durangofilm.org 

Public comments on the San Juan Public Lands draft land use plan will be accept from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Durango Recreation Center.

Durango Acoustic Music presents the Steep Canyon Rangers and special guest the Badly Bent in an all-ages show on Jan. 26 at the Henry Strater Theatre.

The 14th annual Snowdown Wine Tasting and Fine Art Exhibition will be held Jan. 31 to benefit the La Plata Open Space Conservancy.

Focus the Nation, a national teach-in on global warming involving more than 1,100 universities, colleges and high schools, lands at Fort Lewis College on Jan. 31.

George Thorogood & the Destroyers play the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on March 2. Tickets go on sale Jan. 12.

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Winter Discovery Walks get under way
What: The San Juan Mountains Association’s Winter Discovery program
Where: Durango, Mancos and Dolores    
When: Most Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-noon

Four Corners residents can discover a deeper appreciation of winter in coming months. The San Juan Mountains Association, in partnership with San Juan Public Lands, is once again offering Winter Discovery Walks beginning Jan. 4. Walks for kids, families and homeschool groups take place on public lands most Fridays from 9:30 a.m. – noon.  

Winter Discovery programs begin with an indoor component, which will discuss snow properties, animal tracks and other winter phenomena. Once the walk moves outdoors, the discovery includes snowshoeing (snow-dependent), snow study and winter animal tracking.  Children older than the age of 4 are welcome. A limited number of kids’ snowshoes are available to use for the walks. Adults must supply their own.

The Winter Discovery Walks continue this Friday in Mancos, and events alternate between Mancos, Durango and Dolores. Call 759-1170 or e-mail gabi@sjma.org for more information or to sign up.  

The San Juan Mountains Association promotes responsible care of natural and cultural resources through education and hands-on involvement that inspires respect and reverence for our lands.  

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Durango looks at future of business
What: The 16th annual Southwest Business Forum
Where: The Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College
When: Fri., Jan. 11, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Local business is going into the spotlight this Friday at Fort Lewis College. The 16th annual Southwest Business Forum, “Focus on Our Future: Business & Economics,” will take place in the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on Fri., Jan. 11.

The forum offers an opportunity to hear from several experts in the fields of business and economics. The intent is to help any business, nonprofit organization, government agency, or personal enterprise make better financial decisions now and in the future. Topics of discussion cover local, state, national and international economies.

The presenters for the forum include: Dr. Richard Wobbekind, Director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado-Boulder; and Fort Lewis College assistant professors Luke Miller, Tino Sonora and Deborah Walker.

The forum begins at 7:30 a.m. with a free continental breakfast followed by welcoming remarks by Tom Harrington, dean of the School of Business Administration, and Margaret Kral, president of Wells Fargo San Juan Market.

For more information, contact Dr. Tom Harrington at 247-7294 or email harrington_t@fortlewis.edu.

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