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Aug. 15 and 16
The M-CHS class of 1963 is having its 50th class reunion Aug. 15 and 16. There are several people organizers are unable to locate.
If anyone knows the location of any of these people, please call and let us know: Gordon Rourk, Kathryn (Lynch) Martinez, Lucille (Luthi) Waterman, Mike Fisher, Myrtha (Bryan) Brossard, Natalie Jean Harvey, Paul Norris, Vickie (Roberts) McGuire, Wes Dunlap and Sharon Mays.
Please call 749-0264 or 570-5181.
Tri-City Soccer is accepting registrations until August 16. Pick up registration forms at the Cortez Rec Center or visit tricitysoccer.com.
The Mildred Friendship Club of Cortez/Dolores is sponsoring a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 26336 County Road P, one-fourth mile west of Highway 145 (west of Four Seasons Nursery).
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward a scholarship fund for Dolores High School.
For more information, call Margo Lewis at 565-8291.
Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association and Southwestern Cowbelles will host a Summer Social on Aug. 17 at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center.
Call Jason Blackmer, 739-5577 or Lynelle Brumley, 565-1972, for tickets and information.
The Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo will be holding its royalty contest on Aug. 17 at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ages 8-24 are encouraged to try out. Must have a horse for the contest. For more information or to get an application, contact Ashley Hamilton at 739-3765.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant, 108 S. 8th St. in Dolores, the League of Women Voters will present a program on an issue that will appear on the November ballot. Bill Thompson, chair of the Montezuma County Hospital District Board (MCHD) will discuss why local voters will be asked to approve easing of restrictions imposed on the district by Colorado law. The restrictions are limiting the ability of the district to obtain state grants for equipment that benefits the hospital and the community. No tax increase is involved. For more information, contact Judy Schuenemeyer at email@example.com.
Come join the Bridge Emergency Shelter for its first annual homeless awareness walk on Saturday, Aug. 17, with registration from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the playground at Parque de Vida. Walkers can register on the Bridge’s website at (www.thebrigdeshelter.org) or by calling the shelter at 565-9808 or on the day of the event. The first 50 people to sign up get a free T-shirt.
The Piñon Project is offering an “Eating Smart - Being Active” class for anyone who wants to learn about preparing healthier meals and bringing a basic level of activity into their lives.
Kelly Proctor, as facilitator will lead the group through eight lessons designed to help them shop, cook and enjoy entry-level activity.
The classes will be held at the Piñon Project starting Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign up with Proctor at 564-1195, ext. 126, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 16, 2012.
Home canners are invited to bring pressure canner lid with dial gauges to the Montezuma County Extension office on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., for free testing. The office is located in Room 102 of the Montezuma County Courthouse, 109 W. Main Street in Cortez.
For more information contact the Extension Office at 565-3123.
Call for entries! Heart & Soul Cortez is teaming up with the Cortez Cultural Center to host the Art & Soul Cortez Art Exhibit from Friday, Aug. 23 to Saturday, Sept. 14. Entries are due no later than Friday, Aug. 16.
For more details, see www.heartandsoulcortez.com; visit Heart & Soul Cortez on Facebook, or call Kirsten or Rocky at 970-565-7320. Any medium. Show will be available for public viewing during the KSJD Summerfest celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24!
The Piñon Project will hold a 14-week “Strengthening Families” parenting class that will begin weekly on Monday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Piñon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez. The class is for families with children between 12 and 18 years old.There is no cost to participants. Enrollment is limited, call soon!
For more information and registration, contact Lara at 564-1195.
The Piñon Project is pleased to offer a “Responsible Fatherhood” class that will begin on Wednesday, August 28, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at The Piñon Project, 300 N. Elm St., Cortez.
Dinner and child care will be provided. The curriculum is 15 weeks long. All fathers are welcome to join the program at any time.
There is no cost to participants. Enrollment is limited, call soon!
For more information and registration, contact Lara at 564-1195.
Home canners are invited to bring pressure canner lid with dial gauges to the Montezuma County Extension office on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for free testing. The office is located in Room 102 of the Montezuma County Courthouse, 109 W. Main Street in Cortez.
For more information, call the Extension Office at 565-3123.
Friday, Aug. 30, attorney Mike Green will be at the Cortez Senior Center at 107 North Chestnut helping with free living wills for those 60 years of age or older from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information or to RSVP, call 565-2772 or 565-2776.
Leadership Montezuma is now taking applications for its 2013-14 class, which starts in early September. Leadership Montezuma meets once per month 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to learn and dialogue with the various organizations, public and private, that make the county and communities run.
For more information and to find an online application, visit www.swcommunityleadership.org or call Jim at 970-903-0944.
Sept. 6 and 7
The Montelores Catholic Community will hold their annual Rummage/Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church, located on the NE corner of Montezuma and Market in Cortez. For more information please contact the church office at 565-7308 or Barbara at 565-9673
Sample microbrews from eight regional breweries at the foot of Mesa Verde in beautiful Cortez on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m.
For more information, call 556-1664 or go to email@example.com
On Thursday, Sept. 12, Mesa Verde artist in residence Sue King from Lancaster, Ohio, will speak on her work as an art quilter and demonstrate the use of silk screening as a form of surface design.
Participants can make a textile postcard as a memento of their visit to the park, or screen a design on an item of their own clothing. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the library downstairs at Far View Lodge, Mesa Verde National Park, and is open to all.
Supplies will be provided but participants must bring their own item of clothing, such as a T-shirt, to screen if desired.
Every Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September, there will be a community garage sale at Pleasant View Mercantile parking lot. Participation is free. This event is open to the public.
For more information, call 562-6372.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Come out to hear what your Republican elected officials are up to.
For more information, contact Nicci Crowley, secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org or 570.9372 for more information.
The first Friday of each month, the public is invited by the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in a leadership development program at First National Bank, 2258 E. Main in Cortez.
For more information call Dena at the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce 565-3414.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets every Tuesday at noon at Shiloh. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.