Museums of Western Colorado is accepting nominations for its 2018 Heritage Awards, which include the Ar- cheological Award, the George Callison Paleontological Award, the Historian Award, the Preservation Award, the Heritage Enterprise Award, the Partners in Heritage Award and the Museums Service Award. Nominations must be submitted by January 19 . . .
In October, Kay Fredette, 78, was hon- ored at the annual Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference with the 2017 Jack Snow Award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. She has volunteered for more than 30 years with Museums of Western Colorado. As the Volunteer Laboratory Supervisor, Fredette directs the cleaning and . . .
St. Mary’s Diabetes Education Center offers “Living with Diabetes,” classes aimed at promoting a healthy life to those with diabetes. Courses are offered regularly and available to all people diagnosed with diabetes. For insurance purposes, a referral is required from a physician. Medicare, Medicaid and insurance companies cover diabetes education. . . .
Mesa Land Trust has consolidated with Black Canyon Regional Land Trust and revealed its new name: Colorado West Land Trust. The mission of both trusts are similar, as are their efforts to conserve agricultural land, rural heritage, wildlife habitats, recreational areas and scenic lands in western Colorado. Combining the two . . .
Colorado Mountain Winefest received the Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative Award at the 2017 Governor’s Tourism Conference before an audience of more than 500 state tourism leaders. In 2017, Winefest welcomed more than 6,500 people and 50-plus Colorado wineries to Riverbend Park. Attendees represented more than 45 states and five countries. . . .