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February, 2012, LWVMZC Newsletter Articles

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Our League News

C0−President’s Message

In the midst of winter, albeit a fairly mild one, we look forward to a soft spring and the return of the green and color of summer. With today’s wind and chill I pause to consider what this winter has brought to us as League members.

Calendar, January, 2012

The next few months of our planned activities

Legislative Lowdown − See you at the meeting!
Bring a friend.

Saturday, February 25, 2pm - Cortez City Council Chambers 210 East Main, Cortez
Senator Ellen Roberts and Representative J. Paul Brown

Teen Maze

Terri Helm has volunteered to organize our League’s participation in Teen Maze, which will be held Wednesday April 25 and Thursday 26.

Great Decisions 2012

The upcoming 2012 season of Great Decisions discussion groups will be starting soon. Topics this year are:

Let’s Celebrate 2011 Accomplishments

Last year was an active and good year for our League! Reflect on the list − what we as a League did and what you’d like us to do more of or differently...

Thank You to Renewing Members and Welcome to 6 New Members!

Please help us welcome our 6 new members:...

Member Profile − Terri Helm

Terri Helm joined the league about four years ago at the urging of a friend. She’s stayed with us because she...


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    Our Board

    Our Board for 2011-12 with contact information.

    LaPlata League Meetings of Interest

    Geologic Diversity and Mineral Resource Extraction Activities in Four Corners Region

    Thursday, February 16, 7 pm
    130 Noble Hall, FLC
    Speaker: Jeff Brame, Brame GeoScience, Durango
    Life Long Learning Series of Professional Associates

    Hydraulic Fracturing in La Plata County and Colorado 101

    Monday, March 12, 9:30-11:30
    Pine River Valley Bank Community Room, upstairs, 1701 Main Avenue

    State and National League

    LWVCO Fracking Study

    FracFocus.org is the national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry.
    The Ground Water Protection Council and interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, two organizations whose missions ...

    Video and Audio Taping Policy

    Due to the increasing capability of electronic devices in use, Leagues are being confronted with unique situations that could affect our ability to retain our nonpartisan reputation. With the intent and spirit of fairness to candidates and issue partisans in mind, the following guidelines have been drafted.

    Other News

    New Tool Reveals Country’s Most Polluted Places: How Close Do You Live?

    Thanks to a new tool from the EPA, you can see how close you live to the country’s biggest polluters.

    The Fate of Health Care Reform − What to Expect in 2012

    It is difficult to keep up with Health Care Reform. This article appeared in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, and I thought you would find it interesting, too. −Jodi