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Banff Film Festival World Tour returns


Hozhoni Days returns for 46th year
Fort Lewis College stages ‘Macbeth’

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The Four States Ag Expo gets under way at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds outside of Cortez. The event continues through March 21 and includes parades, workshops, competitions, entertainment and a Ranch Rodeo on the afternoon of March 20. www.FourStatesAgExpo.com or 565-3414.

Durango Mountain Resort kicks off spring break with a show from the Kirk James Blues Band at Purgy’s from 2-5 p.m.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott play the lounge at Sweeney’s, located north of town on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236 for details.

Pop folk duo Allgood splits a happy hour set from 5-7 p.m. with guests Charlie and the Gypsy at Desperado’s Bar and Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center.

Silverton Chocolates, located in the Smiley Building basement, 1309 E. Third Ave., offers free chocolate tastings from 5-7 p.m. every Thursday. 799-4481 for details.

KDUR’s “Furniture as Art” Auction returns to the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., at 5:30 p.m. The live auction will feature 25 pieces of furniture designed by area artists. For a sneak peak at their work, visit www.kdur.org.  

The Jeff Solon Jazz Duo plays the bar at Mutu’s, 701 E. Second Ave., from 6-9 p.m.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “A Girl’s Life,” a screening and panel discussion of the PBS special at 7 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall.

The Life-Long Learning Lecture Series continues at Fort Lewis with “Islam: What You Need to Know,” a talk by Dr. Dennis Aronson at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

The Durango Photography Club meets at 7 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds and feature a talk by wildlife photographer Robert Winslow. www.durangophotographyclub.org .

Dave Mensch, of Formula 151, plays the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., at 7 p.m.

D.J. P.A. spins at the Angel’s End Zone, located in Cortez, at 8 p.m. for singles night. 565-4022 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., offers Salsa Night at 9 p.m. The evening includes dance lessons. 259-9018 for details.

Playing In Traffic plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

Louis Logic w/ Type play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

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A sneak peak into the Women’s Inner Circle journey will be offered by podcast at noon. Email coach@SylvainDuboisllc.com to register for the free Executive Coaching event.

The Lavenia McCoy Public Library in Bayfield presents “Beginning Sewing Part I: Make a Book Bag” at 1 p.m.  Participants should bring their sewing machines and required materials. 884-2222 for details.

Formula 151’s Dave Mensch plays live at Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-5 p.m.

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 available or bring your own. 259-4185 for details.

Kirk James plays the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 5-7 p.m. Neil Nelson & the Saloonatics go on from 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

The Durango Performance Arts Co. opens “The Secret Garden,” a musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave. Opening night includes a 5:30 p.m. reception/silent auction and the performance at 7 p.m. The play continues March 20, 26 & 27 and April 2 & 3. 259-2606 for details.

All Good plays happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-8:30 p.m. The Summit kicks off its Spring Equinox Celefunktion at 10 p.m. with J. Wail, Peter Robot & Smiley Coyote. The three-day festival continues through March 21 with a variety of acts. 247-2324 for details.

John Petty plays jazz and classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700 for details.

Gary B. Walker performs on jazz piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 247-4433 for details.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “Women Changing History,” a talk by Ricki Ott, community activist and former commercial “fisherm’am”  impacted by the Exxon Valdez spill. The event meets at 7 p.m. in 130 Noble Hall.

Celtic rock band, Enter the Haggis, plays the Henderson Fine Arts Center in Farmington at 7 p.m. www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/1157.asp for details.

Psychedelic Mojo brings classic rock and blues to the Billy Goat Saloon, located off Hwy. 160 in Gem Village, at 8 p.m. Call 884-9155 for details.

The Henry Strater Theatre, 699 Main Ave., presents the International Hunks – Male Model Review at 9 p.m. The hunks take the stage again at 7:30 & 10 p.m. on March 20. www.henrystratertheatre.com for details.

DJ Wreck spins dance beatz at Pongas, 121 W. 8th St., from 9 p.m.-close. 382-8554 for details. 4

The Jelly Belly Boogie Band plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

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An Around the World Children’s Fair lands at the La Plata County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and benefits the Durango Education Alliance for Multicultural Achievement. The day-long event will include a multitude of culturally based children’s activities, games, food and entertainment from around the world. Performances include storytelling by Sari Ross, Ballet Folklorico de Durango, SeaSide Intertribal drumming, the Alpiners and more.

DMR hosts Expression Session Jib Jam from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Divine Comedy Terrain Park. Register at Hoody’s from 8:30-10 a.m. Cosmic Accident playat Creekside from 6 p.m. to close.

A celebration in honor of International Astrology Day meets from noon-3 p.m. at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College. The day will feature local professional astrologers, a Vernal Equinox Celebration, and various presentations. 749-0452 for details.

Terry Rickard plays live at Purgy’s at Durango Mountain Resort from 2-5 p.m.

Dance in the Rockies returns to the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College with performances at 2 & 7 p.m. www.durangoconcerts.com for details.

Knitting for Peace “afghans for Afghans” meets at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., at 4 p.m. The knitting circle makes hand knit items to donate to organizations that spread peace in the world. 560-2750 to RSVP.

Lisa Blue, Pete Neds and Hal Lott return to the lounge at Sweeney’s, north of town on CR 203, from 5-9 p.m. 247-5236.

Mountain Studies Institute presents a Cabin Fever Bash at Ska Brewing’s World Headquarters, 225 Girard. The fund raiser includes music by Wild Mountain, kids activities, a silent auction, food and beer. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. www.mountainstudies.org.

The Durango Pregnancy Center presents its annual fund-raiser, “Lassoing Life,” at the La Plata County Fairgrounds starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features the Bar D Wranglers, BBQ, and live and silent auctions. 247-5559.

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

Rupnow and friends play happy hour at the Summit, 600 Main Ave., from 6-8:30 p.m. Fort Know Five w/ Heavyweight

Dub Champion go on at 10 p.m. 247-2324.

The Jeff Solon Swing’n Big Band performs at the Durango VFW, 1550 Main Ave., from 7-10 p.m. A free beginning dance lesson will be offered from 6:15-7 p.m.

 Kirtan, participatory singing & dancing, returns to YogaDurango, 1485 Florida Rd., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admission by donation. 259-2110.

Lacey Black plays solo piano at the Mahogany Grille, 699 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Black also plays on March 21, 22 & 23. 247-4433 for details.

Bob and Tom play jazz & classical at the Jean Pierre Wine Bar, 605 Main Ave., from 6:30 p.m.-close. 247-7700.

Cyle Talley & The Good Guys play ioriginals and covers at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, from 7-9 p.m.

Neil Nelson & the Saloonatics play the Purple Haze Bar & Grill, 117 W. College, from 8 p.m.-midnight.

Psychedelic Mojo plays Desperado’s Bar and Grill, located in Bodo Park’s Centennial Center, at 8:30 p.m.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents Diabolical Sound Platoon playing from 9 p.m. to close. 259-9018.

Rankin Scroo brings reggae and hip hop to the the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 9 p.m.-close.

  

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The Four Corners Center for Spiritual Living presents a live stream of Michael Bernard Beckwith, of the Agape International Spiritual Center, at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. Second Ave., from 10-11:30 a.m. 247-2221 for details.

A Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to benefit the Myers family, the founders of Durango BMX, will be held at Dalton Ranch. The auction runs from noon-7 p.m.  The Myers family has been hit by devastating illnesses, the inability to work, and exorbitant health care costs. 247-7921 for details.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, 419 San Juan Dr., hosts a talk on “Modern Day Slavery,” featuring a screening of the DVD “Dying to Leave,” from noon-1 p.m.

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers a traditional Irish music jam session beginning at 12:30 p.m. 403-1200.

The Scrugglers play the Gospel Brunch at the Diamond Belle, 699 Main Ave., from 1-3 p.m. The Blue Moon Ramblers play their weekly gig beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Robert DeGaetano concludes the San Juan Symphony’s 2009-10 series with a 3 p.m. performance at the Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. www.durangoconcerts.com.

Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave., offers a free shuffleboard tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. 247-1264 for details.

Joel Racheff returns to the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave., from 7-11 p.m.

The Pimps of Joytime play the Summit, 600 Main Ave., at 9:30 p.m. 247-2324 for details.

Monday22

Joel Racheff returns to the Diamond Belle Saloon, 699 Main Ave., at 5:30 p.m. 4

Feminist Voice meets at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College Ave., at 6 p.m. bschaffer@fortlewis.edu or 575-418-9126 for details.

Terry Rickard plays a split-set at Joel’s, 119 W. 8th St., from 6-8 p.m. & 10 p.m.- midnight.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “Women are Doctors,” a talk by Dr. Nasha Winters, at 6:30 p.m. in 130 Chemistry Hall.

Maria’s Bookshop, 960 Main Ave., hosts a 6:30 p.m. rescheduled book signing with Kirk Farber, author of Postcards from a Dead Girl. 259-1438 for details.

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

The Irish Embassy Pub, 900 Main Ave., offers its General Knowledge Quiz Night beginning at 8 p.m. 403-1200.

An open-level Latin/Salsa Dance Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. 903-9402.

The 8th Ave. Tavern, 509 E. 8th Ave., offers its weekly Songwriters Showcase with Good-Time Charlie from 9 p.m. to close. 259-8801 for details.

Tuesday23

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

The League of Women Voters of hosts a Candidate Forum from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ignacio Library. The event features candidates in the April 6 election in Ignacio. www.lwvlaplata.org.

Ska Brewing Co., 225 Girard St., hosts Trivia Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. 247-5792 for details.

 

Formula 151’s Dave Mensch plays the Derailed Saloon, 725 Main Ave., from 6-10 p.m.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “Songs, Sentences and Aftermaths of the Drapchi 14,” a talk by Ngawang Sangdrol, one of the famous 14 singing nuns of Drapchi Prison in Tibet. The event meets at 7 p.m. in the Center of Southwest Studies.

Acoustic folk/pop/indie troubadours Annie Brooks and Cyle Talley split a set of originals at the Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., from 7-9 p.m.

Tim Sullivan plays his weekly 7-11 p.m. gig at the Office Spiritorium, 699 Main Ave.

Robinson, Toolan and Cole bring their SW Americana to the Hollywood Bar in Dolores at 7 p.m. for Mindi’s Birthday Bash. 882-9998 for details.

Moe’s Starlight Lounge, 937 Main Ave., presents music from SOB (Same Old Band) at 9 p.m. 259-9018.

Joel’s, 119 W 8th St., hosts Tuesday Trivia from 9-11 p.m. 385-0430 for details.

Wednesday24

An introduction to Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy meets from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 259-5711, ext. 4 for details.

The Starting Your Business Workshop meets from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Durango Public Library, Program Room 1. 247-7009 to reserve a space.

Pediatric Associates, 1199 Main Ave., offers a free children’s yoga class for 3-7 year olds from 3:15-4 p.m. 259-7337 to reserve a spot

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

An open bluegrass jam meets from 6-8 p.m. at the Durango Brewing Co., 3000 Main Ave. The circle gathers every Wednesday. 247-1264 for details.

Serving Life Chiropractic Studio, 1040 Main Ave., offers a free Wellness Wednesday Talk on health, life and well-being from 6-7 p.m. 422-2032 to reserve a spot.

The Porchlights play bluegrassy folk rock at Durango Coffee Co., 730 Main Ave., at 6:30 p.m. 259-2059 for details.

The Durango Chess Club gathers for its weekly meeting at Durango Joe’s, 732 E. College, at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month continues at Fort Lewis College with “Women and Words,” performances from selected scenes and monologues from women, feminist, and gender-focused scripts, at 7 p.m. in the FLC Theatre Department Gallery.

The Fort Lewis College Woodwind ensembles play a 7 p.m. concert at Roshong Recital Hall.

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

An open-level East Coast Swing Party takes place at 8:10 p.m. at the Recreation Center. No partner necessary. 903-9402 for.

Ongoing

The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery presents the 49th annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring work from students in all academic disciplines juried by Sandra Butler and Joan Levine-Russell. A gallery reception and awards ceremony takes place from 4:30-6 p.m. on March 22. The exhibition runs through April 8. 247-7167.

The Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Ave., hosts its DAC Members’ Exhibit, “Making Their Marks,” through March 27 in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. The DAC Art Library presents “Abstraction,” an exhibit by Elizabeth Somers.

Somers describes her work as black and white, minimalistic, textural abstractions. 259-2606 for details.

Black-and-white works by Pagosa Springs photographer Rebekah Wilkins-Pepiton, paired with poetry by Damon Falke, are on display at The Gallery at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 E. Third Ave., through March 21. 247-1129 for details.

The Animas Museum, 3065 W. Second Ave., exhibits “Meeska, Mooska, Mickey Mouse” through the end of June. The exhibit showcases a variety of Mickey Mouse items collected by local Margi Coxwell. 259-2402 for details.

The Family Center of Durango offers educational playgroups for children from birth to 5 years of age and their parents. Each group is developmentally appropriate and meets during different times and days during the week. Current schedules of events are available www.lpfcc.org.

The San Juan Mountains Association offers free snowshoe walks for families, home schooled groups, school classes, scout groups, and other interested youth groups this winter.  Many areas within the San Juan Public Lands are options for these walks. To schedule a Winter Discover Walk call 759-9113 or e-mail MK@sjma.org .

The Anasazi Heritage Center is showing “Horizons,” paintings by Stanton Englehart from the private collection of the Englehart Family Trust. Curated by daughter Sharon Englehart, the show focuses on the recurring pattern of horizons in her father’s work and runs through March 27. 882-5600 for details.

The Center of Southwest Studies Gallery exhibits “Mountain Lion!” The goal of this exhibit is to create an understanding of the nature of these predators and their long, historic relation with people. Also on display is “RARE: Imperiled Plants of Colorado Exhibit,” a juried, traveling exhibit of 40 rare plants of Colorado. Both shows run through Fall 2010. Visit http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu or call 247-7456 for details.

Business Network International offers Professional Business Builders on Thursdays at the Himalayan Kitchen, 992 Main Ave., at 7 a.m.; and a Referral Market Chapter meeting on Tuesdays at Prudential Triple S Realty, 700 Main Ave., at 11:30 a.m. 375-7794 for details. Business Connections also meets on Wednesdays at the Durango Recreation Center at 11:30 a.m. 422-2032 for details.

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Upcoming

A Know Your Rights Event featuring attorneys from Colorado will lead an interactive training on March 25 at Fort Lewis College.

The Hospice of Mercy fund raiser, “Soup for the Soul,” returns to the La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on March 25.

The Infamous Stringdusters play the Community Concert Hall on March 25.

The Vienna Boys Choir will perform at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on March 26.

Durango’s monthly Critical Mass starts up on March 26 and will ride the last Friday of every month until fall.

The Motet returns to Durango for a March 26 show at The Abbey Theatre.

Black Velvet, with Nina Sasaki, Larry Carver and Randy Crumbaugh, Desperado’s Bar & Grill on March 26.

The Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series continues with a March 26 performance Joel Schoenhals, pianist, at Roshong Recital Hall.

Mancos’ Goodnight Trail Gallery of Western Art presents “Sculpture by Patsy Davis,” a lecture by respected art historian Dr. David J. Wagner, on March 26.

The Aztec UFO Symposium meets on March 26 & 27 and opens with a meet and greet dinner. www.aztecufo.com for details.

The Wolverton Telemark Festival returns to Durango Mountain Resort on March 27-28 with tele demos, kids clinics, a bump contest and more. Call or stop in Backcountry Experience for more details, 247-5830.

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Banff Film Festival World Tour returns
What: Screenings to beneift Colorado Wild
Where: The Smiley Theatre, 1309 E. Third Ave.
When: Sun., March 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Banff is paying Durango a visit this weekend. One of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, The Banff Film Festival World Tour plays the Smiley Theatre this Sunday. The fund-raiser for Colorado Wild gets under way at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental and adventure films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2009/2010 World Tour offers an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Proceeds from tickets, refreshments and a silent auction benefit Durango-based Colorado Wild, which works to protect, restore and connect Colorado’s high country forests. More info at: www.coloradowild.org. Tickets can be purchased at a discounted rate in advance at Pine Needle Mountaineering and will also be available at the Smiley Theater on the night of the show. For more information, call 385-9833.

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Hozhoni Days returns for 46th year
What: Hozhoni Days Powwow and Miss Hozhoni Pageant
Where: Fort Lewis College
When: March 22-27 with the powwow on March 26 &27

One of the oldest and biggest events at Fort Lewis College kicks off next week. The 46th annual Hozhoni Days (Navajo for “Days of Beauty”) begins March 22 and runs through the March 26 & 27 Hozhoni Days Powwow.

In years past, Hozhoni Days has attracted as many as 5,000 participants and visitors from all across North America. This year “Inspiring Knowledge from Traditions” has been selected as the theme for the Hozhoni Days Powwow and Miss Hozhoni Pageant.

The Miss Hozhoni Pageant is a three-day contest consisting of public speaking (March 22), traditional food presentations (March 23), and traditional/modern talent presentations (March 24). Hozhoni Days concludes with the powwow. The two-day competition powwow brings thousands of singers, dancers and spectators to the Whalen Gymnasium on Friday night at 7 p.m., Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. and Saturday night at 7 p.m.

Hozhoni Days highlights and celebrate the unique history of the original Fort Lewis campus, which began as a military post before it was made into an Indian boarding school.

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Fort Lewis College stages ‘Macbeth’
What: A modern adaptation of the Shakespeare classic
Where: Fort Lewis College’s Mainstage Theatre
When: March 12-20 & 25-27 at 7:30 p.m.; March 21 at 2 p.m.

Fort Lewis College Theatre is staging a world of lust, greed, emasculation, murder, sorcery and madness in coming weeks. The production of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” opens this Thurs., March 18, and runs on weekends through March 27.

Known superstitiously in the theatre world as “the Scottish play,” “Macbeth” is a twisted world of secret plots, witchcraft and murder brought into a modern setting by director Ginny Davis. With a cast of 24 and many more students working behind the scenes, the production showcases the creativity and talent of not only students from the Theatre Department, but from a variety of other departments as well. This version of Macbeth is set in modern day, with sets, costumes and weaponry undreamed of in Shakespeare’s time.

The play opens at Fort Lewis College’s Mainstage Theatre on March 18 at 7:30 p.m. Other show dates are set for March 19, 20, 25-27 along with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 21.

To reserve tickets or for questions, call the box office at 247-7089 or visit www.theatre.fortlewis.edu.

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Durango Telegraph - Dolores Rivers season looking short
Dolores Rivers season looking short

Despite hopes that an epic winter would make for an epic boating season, the outlook in Southwest Colorado is shaping up to be average, at best. And for river rats hoping for an extended season on the Dolores, the window is looking disappointingly small.

“Right now, it’s looking like a very small spill, a couple days to a week,” said Vern Harrell, Dolores River Project liaison for the Bureau of Reclamation in Dolores. “It also looks like we’re going to miss

Memorial Day rafting. The spill’s probably not going to happen until early June.”

Harrell met last week with various Dolores River Spill Committee to look at the spill forecast from the National River Forecast Center. He said although the Dolores River drainage is slightly above 100 percent for snow totals, McPhee Reservoir is unusually low thanks to a lack of precipitation last summer and fall. “We had a 30,000 acre foot drop because of the drought,” he

said.

However, Harrell noted that a lot can change – and often does – during springtime in the Rockies. “It’s still early,” he said. “As we get closer, we’ll get a better idea of how thing will shape up.”

The Spill Committee plans to meet again April 7. In the meantime, look for up-to-the-minute updates at: www.doloreswater.com

– Missy Votel

 

 

In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation