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Montrose Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Set for Oct. 9

MONTROSE – Montrose County and the City of Montrose will sponsor a household hazardous waste drop-off event for city and county residents on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents can bring household hazardous waste for proper disposal to the City Shop at 1221 64.50 Road.

Items that will be accepted are: pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fluorescent light bulbs, solvents, aerosols, pool and spa chemicals, used automotive fluids (motor oil, transmission and brake fluids and antifreeze), batteries, caustic cleaners, light ballasts, propane tanks and acids.

Items that will not be accepted are: biological/infectious waste, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, fireworks, explosives, ammunition and unidentified substances.

Minimal fees will be charged for some items to help offset the cost of the disposal service. A fee schedule and additional information about the event are available on the city’s website at

Electronics Recycling in Telluride

TELLURIDE – A two-day recycling Fall E-Cycle-Regional Electronics Only clinic, hosted by the Town of Telluride and The New Community Coalition takes place Friday, Oct. 1 (1-6 p.m.) - Saturday, Oct. 2 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Telluride’s Public Works and Transit Facility, 1370 Black Bear Road. Accepted drop-offs include: copiers ($50); televisions (large, $20; 19”, $15; large printers/fax machines ($12); small printers, fax machines, battery backups ($10); whole cpus, towers, laptops ($8); stereos, vcrs, receivers, digital cameras ($5); peripherals (keyboards, speakers, mice) and phones (chargers, cables, circuit boards, etc.), free. Microwaves, smoke detectors, household appliances, air conditioners, batteries and tires are not accepted.

Volunteers are needed to assist TNCC recycling efforts both days. For more information or to volunteer, contact Walter Wright at TNCC (728-1340 or

We the People Reading Program in Ouray

OURAY – The Ouray Public Library’s “We the People” reading program is continuing through this fall. All students from kindergarten through twelfth grade who wish to participate in the We the People reading program still have plenty of time to pick up an age-appropriate reading list at the library. Students who read the designated number of books for their age-group will be entered into a drawing to receive a prize.

The Ouray Public Library is one of 4,000 libraries across the country that was selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive hardcover editions of 17 classic books from the We the People Bookshelf. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is “A More Perfect Union.” The award is part of the NEH’s We the People initiative, which supports projects that strengthen the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture.

The Ouray Public Library is located at 320 6th Avenue and is open from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation Hosts Annual Auction

RIDGWAY – The Mt. Sneffels Education Foundation is hosting its 13th annual Live and Silent Auction on Saturday, Oct.16, at 6 p.m., at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center. This year, the foundation has launched an online auction site at This site will be continually updated prior to the auction, so that interested bidders might preview the offerings. Bidding by proxy may be arranged by contacting an auction committee member.

This year’s auction will include golf packages at Cornerstone, Colo., and Doral Golf and Spa Resort in Miami, Fla.; lodging in Park City, Ut., and Aruba; tickets to Denver sports games; and restaurant and lodging certificates from Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride and Montrose businesses.

Admission to the fundraising event is $30 per person or $350 to sponsor a reserved table, which includes wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and coffee, and entertainment. Childcare is available through Voyager (5-11 year olds, 626-4279) and Miss Brandy’s Early Learning Center (all ages, 626-4193).

Register to Vote by Oct. 4

TELLURIDE – San Miguel County electors have three ways to vote this election day. Permanent mail-in voters can expect their ballots to arrive the week of Oct. 12. Early voting will commence Oct. 18, at 335 West Colorado Ave., in Telluride, and traditional voting will take place at precincts on election day, Nov. 2.

The first step is to make sure your voter registration is current.

“Exercise your rights as a citizen, and cast your vote,” San Miguel County Clerk and Recorder Peggy Nerlin said. “If you will be 18 years of age on Nov. 2, you are eligible to vote in the general election. So don’t forget to register by the Oct. 4 deadline. The process is easy, painless and more efficient than ever.”

Colorado law requires that voters be registered 29 days before the election. Voters with a valid Colorado Drivers License can check registration status, and register online through

Winter Sing Rehearsals Begin

TELLURIDE – Let's Sing! The adult choirs of the Telluride Choral Society will begin rehearsals for this year's Wintersing concerts on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Middle School/ High School music room. This year's theme for Wintersing is "From Darkness to Light" which includes seasonal and holiday music to inspire us as we journey through this beautiful time of year. 

The Adult Chorale meets 5:30-7 p.m.; no auditions necessary. All interested singers of all levels are encouraged to attend. The Chamber Singers rehearse on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m.; auditions took place Sept. 29. Tuition for WinterSing is $125, and scholarships are available.

Those interested in learning more about how to sightsing, join TCS’s sightsinging class, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., $50. Call Artistic Director Rhonda Muckerman at 729-0082, or email her at

Scholarships for Health Training Available

MONTROSE – The local physician medical society is once again sponsoring scholarships to assist students who plan to pursue training in a health related field. Applicants of any age applying to an accredited program are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants from Montrose and Gunnison Counties who intend to return to their local communities to utilize their education and training. The scholarships are open to any high school graduate, nurse, medical student, therapist, hospital employee, or anyone anticipating health sciences training.

Applications may be obtained by contacting Julie Disher by phone at 240-7394. You may also send a request via email to Applications will be taken through Nov. 1 and the recipient will be announced Dec. 1, 2010. Winners will be selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Curecanti Medical Society.
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