Durango center issues call to artists

The Durango Arts Center is proud to announce the second one-week Artist-in-Residency program for contemporary and performing art. The residency program is part of DAC’s 2014 Art Revolution and is in collaboration with Willowtail Springs Preserve/Education Center located outside Mancos, Colorado.

The one-week residency is intended to support DAC’s Annual Juried Exhibit showing July 11–August 9, 2014. The one-week residency is available April 12–June 27 at Willowtail Springs Preserve/Education Center.

Applicants must be a member of the Durango Arts Center and 18 years or older. Anyone can become a member to apply.

Applications will be judged based on the merits of the proposal. The winner will be invited to present a product from their residency work at the reception of the Annual Juried Exhibit on July 11, 2014.

Applications are due March 19 and can be emailed to the Willowtail Springs Preserve/Education Center (WPEC) Director at Notification will go out April 6.

For more information and the residency application, visit For questions, email Allison Andersen at

Cortez and Durango bee clubs to meet

The Cortez Bee Club will hold a meeting on Saturday, March 29, beginning at noon, at Let it Grow Nursery and eatery in Cortez. All are welcome to attend and learn about bee keeping.

Also the Four Corners Beekeepers Association, will have their next meeting in Durango on Monday, March 17th at 6 PM, and will meet the 3rd Monday of each month this year. The meetings are held at the Florida Baptist Church near Elmore’s Corner, on Hwy 160 east of Durango. At this month’s meeting we will discuss ordering bees, and wooden ware.

We will be sharing what we learned from the Michael Bush Seminar, as well as a Demo on setting up a Langstroth hive.

Newcomers and visitor are always welcome!

For more information, call Paula at 970-903-1877

Canyons Alliance marks first year

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance invites you to celebrate its first birthday on Saturday, April 5, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, 23390 Road K, Cortez.

The celebration includes: a presentation about the “State of the Alliance” and the year ahead; snacks and beverages; a silent auction including guided tours, Southwest art and vacation packages.

Also, Dr. John Kessel will present his most recent work, Miera y Pacheco: A Renaissance Spaniard in Eighteenth Century New Mexico. Don Bernardo de Miera y Pacheco is best known in our area as the cartographer for the Dominguez-Escalante expedition from Santa Fe to the Great Basin in 1776.

Information or to RSVP: 560-1643 or

Board of Realtors offers local scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Four Corners Board of Realtors Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship can be awarded to traditional and nontraditional students seeking post-secondary or graduate education regardless of year of enrollment who are a resident of Montezuma or Dolores County.

Selection criteria include scholarship, leadership and financial need. Application deadline is April 15, 2014. Applications need to be mailed or turned into the Four Corners Board of Realtors at 350 W. Montezuma, Suite A in Cortez. Call (970) 565-0112, email, or drop it off at your counselor’s office. Applications are available at the counselor’s office in high schools in Montezuma and Dolores counties, at the Four Corners Board of Realtors office at the above address, via email, or on our website:

Bealls partners with Special Olympics

Instead of March Madness, Bealls is turning the month of March into “30 Days of Giving,” inviting customers to donate to Cortez Special Olympics.

Customers who visit the Cortez store on East Main Street and donate to Special Olympics this month will receive a savings pass that entitles shoppers to a 30 percent discount on regular, sale and clearance items.

“We are excited that all 848 Stage Stores locations across the country have partnered with local organizations to make a difference in their communities,” said Bill Gentner, chief marketing officer of Stage Stores, Inc., the parent company of Bealls.

Stage Stores will also make a donation to each local organization on top of what customers donate.

for The Cortez Journal