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Posted on March 24 2011, 1:55pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
Commodities to be 
distributed March 29
Commodities distribution will occur on Monday, March 29, from 1-3 in the basement of the Miners Union Hospital building.  
Eligibility for this service must be determined prior to receiving the commodities. Any interested family needing an eligibility determination may stop by the Social Services office at the courthouse from 9 a.m. to noon on March 29. For more information, call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631.
Help available for home-heating costs
The LEAP program is still available, and will accept application for the current cycle through April 30.  
Pick up and drop off applications at the Social Services office in the courthouse. The LEAP program is to help those who meet all the eligibility requirements with home heating costs. For more information, please call Deanna Jaramillo at 387-5631.
Big-game issues to be discussed in Mancos
Big game managers for the Colorado Division of Wildlife will discuss deer, elk and bear populations and license number recommendations for these species in southwest Colorado at a public meeting March 28 in Mancos. 
The event will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 470 W. Grand Ave.
Brad Weinmeister, terrestrial biologist for the Four Corners area will explain current population objectives and status of each species. He will also describe the division’s recommendations for hunting license numbers for the 2011 big game seasons. Local district wildlife managers and other division staff will also be available to provide information and answer questions.      
The public is invited.
For more information, contact Weinmeister at (970) 375-6714.
Locomotive tech 
is the topic of talk
George Neiderauer, president of the Durango Railroad Historical Society, will give a presentation on the development of locomotive technology at the Animas Museum in Durango on Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m.’
Neiderauer is chief author of the book “Locomotive 315: The Lives, Times and Rebirth of an 1895 Steam Engine.” 
His talk on Saturday will range from the first successful air pump in 1650 to electric lights for the 315 in the 20th century. 
The presentation will be followed by a book signing. The Animas Museum is on the corner of 31st St. and W. 2nd Ave. Call 259-2402 for more details.  
Events canceled
The Silverton Snowmobile Club has canceled its Military Ride/Big Brothers and Big Sisters event scheduled for Saturday, March 26.
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