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Yuma, site of river programs

January 02, 2002|STAFF REPORT

YUMA — Humanities councils from seven Western states in the Colorado River basin are collaborating on "Moving Waters: The Colorado River & the West."

The multi-dimensional program explores the legal history of the river; the impact of people and economies on the rivershed; and the stories, legends and lore of the river through a variety of media, including lectures, book discussions, exhibitions and an original radio documentary.

The following are some of the events planned for January:

· All month; traveling exhibit, "Moving waters: The Colorado River & the West," will be on view at the Yuma Crossing State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Ave. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is open to the public free of charge but the park is not. For more information call (928) 329-0471.

· All month; a free book display on the Colorado River at the Yuma County Library, 350 S. 3rd Ave. Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Call (928) 782-1871 ext. 104.

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· All year; a free exhibit, "Washed Away: Floods of Yuma County," will be on view at the Arizona Historical Society's Century House Museum, 240 Madison Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Call (928) 782-1841.

· 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, part two of a radio documentary series about the river, on KWAC radio 88.9 FM and 1320 AM. The "law of the river" is the topic. Call (928) 344-7690.

· 10 a.m. Saturday, a free lecture by Dudley Gardener on "The Source of the Colorado River in Wyoming," to be given at St. Paul's Cultural Center, 643 S. 2nd Ave. Following the lecture there will be a bus tour of historic downtown Yuma and the riverfront, with a stop at the Yuma Crossing State Historic Park for the opening of the "Moving Waters" traveling exhibit. Reservations are required. Call (928) 782-1841.

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