Community Calendar

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Thursday, Feb. 20

Debbie and Clay Caldwell will present their recent trip to Peru at the Dolores Public Library on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. They will share their adventures hiking the Salkantay Trail, visiting Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley, and Lake Titicaca. For additional information call Dolores Public Library at 882-4127.

Meeting of the Montezuma County Democrat Central Committee will be Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at The Spruce Tree Espresso House on Main in Cortez. The Central Committee is the Officers and Precinct Committee People and or anybody interested in becoming a Precinct Committee Person from their precinct. Contact Ric Plese at 739-4365 if you have any questions.

Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22

The Sixth Annual Homegrown Food Retreat will be at Fort Lewis College in the Student Union Ballroom on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coordinated by Southwest Colorado and sponsored by Zia Taqueria, Fort Lewis College Environmental Center, Sodexo, CSU Extension and Durango Natural Foods. The cost is $15 and suggested donation for lunch. For more information or to RSVP visit

Friday, Feb. 21

Enjoy live blues, swing and fine dining at the Kennebec cafe in Hesperus, featuring ROSCOE on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Check out the Kennebec's recent expansion with a dazzling new bar.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

The Dolores Rotary Club will sponsor a bingo night at the Dolores Community Center on Feb. 25. Proceeds will benefit the Mancos students traveling to Costa Rica for a science trip March 31 - April 7. Bingo kicks-off with a light dinner of frito pie chili and dessert, for a $5 donation, starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by Bingo at 7 p.m. For further information, please contact Tom Seymour at 799-7708 or Laurel Rematore at 564 -1241.

Friday, Feb. 28

Dr Robert: the Beatles Tribute Band comes to the Dolores Community Center on Friday Feb. 28 from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Admission is $10, with kids 12 and under free. Local jazz funk band Afrobeat Minions open the show. Dress to impress in your best retro & vintage '60s & '70s garb! All ages are welcome, bar for 21 years & older, food concession by The Pie Maker. This is a fundraiser for sound improvements for the Dolores Community Center. Call Heather at 970-739-4646 for more details.

Sherry Dyess, Montezuma County Treasurer, would like to remind property owners that Feb. 28 is the deadline to pay the first half of your 2013 property taxes. If you have questions concerning your taxes please call 565-7550. Postmarks through Feb. 28 will be accepted.

Through February

"A Literary February" is the February theme of Raising Readers Storytime at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St. Storytime is every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for preschool-aged children. Older children are welcome to join for the craft at 11:15 a.m. For more information, contact the library at 970-565-8117.

Tuesday, March 4

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to present Linda Honeycutt on March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 Park Street in Cortez to discuss Seven Basketmaker III Black-on-white Bowl Motifs. Linda Honeycutt, now retired, worked as an archaeologist in the Four Corners region for more than 30 years. Contact Kari Schleher at 505-269-4475 with questions.

The Montezuma County Democrat Caucus for 2014 is being held on March 4 at Mesa Elementary School Cafeteria from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be for Precincts 1-10. Precinct 11 (Mancos) will have their Caucus at the Mancos Public Library at the same time. Please contact Ric Plese at 739-4365 for any questions.

There will be a Mobile Blood Drive on March 4 at the Dolores High School Gym from 1 to 6 p.m. Any donor that wishes to donate call 877-UBS-HERO to schedule an appointment, or go to For more information you may also call 888-804-9913 ext. 1000. Donors please have identification at time of donation.

Sunday, March 9

Little League Baseball is now open for registration. Super Saturday registration will take place at the Cortez Recreation Center on Feb. 8 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at Hibbett Sports on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baseball is open for ages 4 to 15 as of April 30. Cost varies from $55 to $105 according to age. To save money register by Feb. 15, registration closes March 9. Registration forms can be downloaded from or picked up at the Rec Center, Hibbets, or the Super Saturday events. For more info call 560-3029 or email

Saturday, March 22

There will be a benefit Chili dinner and silent auction for Amy Martin, a mother of three fighting stage 2 breast cancer, to help with medical bills on March 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Lewis Arriola Community Center. Kids are $4 and adults are $10. If you would like to donate or need more info call Heather Veach at 560-9316.

The Montezuma County Democrat Party is having their County Assembly on March 22 at 9 a.m. at the Mesa Elementary School Cafeteria. Please contact Ric Pleseat 739-4365 or Orly Lucero if you have any questions.

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meet 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. February meeting will include new squares for veteran's quilts. Instructor is Regina. Bring sewing machine and neutral thread. More information is available at or by calling Judith Swain 560-4426

Second Thursday

Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon every second Thursday at Shilo's Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., in Cortez. For information, call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.

A Free legal self-help clinic for Montezuma County parties without an attorney will be held the second Thursday of every month from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link. First come first-served basis.

Third Thursday

Dolores secondary PTO meets the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 p.m. in Mr. Thurston's office. For more information, email Heather Alvarez at or call Tif at 903-8752.

First and Third Thursdays

Planning committee for the 10th Annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival meets at 10 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month upstairs at the Cortez Cultural Center. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend. Call 565-1151 for details.

Fourth Tuesday

A new Republican woman's club has been formed locally called 4 Corners Republican Women's Club. Regular meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk's Lodge. For more information, please call 565-2197.

Every Tuesday

The Dolores Public Library will answer technology/software questions about Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. free from 2 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 882-4127.