Celebrating 125 Years of Community 1879 – 2004

Newsletter – March 2004

Rico Library Receives Grant to Expand Children’s Library

The Libri Foundation has awarded the Rico Branch Public Library its Books for Children grant for small libraries. The Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children's books to small, rural public libraries throughout the United States. Since October 1990, the Foundation has donated over $2,000,000 worth of new children's books to more than 1,600 libraries in 48 states. The grant to the Rico Library is $1,050 with the Rico Women's Club contributing an additional $350.

The Libri Foundation works with the library's Friends of the Library or other local groups because they believe in community involvement and want to encourage and reward local support of libraries. Libraries are qualified on an individual basis. In general, libraries should serve a population under 10,000 (usually under 5,000), be in a rural area, have a limited operating budget and an active children's department. The Rico Library is a branch of the Dolores County Public Library.

The Rico Library extends its appreciation to The Libri Foundation for the selection of our library to receive this special Books for Children award. The Rico Library also extends its gratitude to the Rico Women's Club for its generosity in supporting the library.

Town Meeting Dates and Times

The Board of Trustees meets regularly the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

The Planning Commission meets regularly the last Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Rico Planning Commission News

At the February 2004 regular Town Board meeting the Board of Trustees appointed Gregg Anderson to the Planning Commission. Welcome aboard Gregg!

Business Licenses

Local businesses need to renew their business licenses. Contact Linda at 967-2861 for more information.

Fire Department Seeks Used Vehicles

Do you have an old or junk car that you want hauled away? Save yourself towing costs and donate the vehicle to the Rico Volunteer Fire Department. They are looking for old vehicles to practice rescue and fire operations on. Contact Todd Jones or Dave Kunz for more information.

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