A welder adds a roof panel to the Dolores Elementary School addition last week. Enlargephoto

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A welder adds a roof panel to the Dolores Elementary School addition last week.

Denny’s raises $635 for Cortez fire district

A spaghetti-dinner fundraiser hosted by the Cortez Denny’s May 7 raised $635 for the Cortez Fire District. The money will be used for fire-safety education and prevention programs that will be offered to the public.

Philanthropy Days deadline extended

The deadline has been extended to May 23, 2014 to register for Southwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days - June 11-13 in Pagosa Springs.

This event is open to nonprofit professionals and board members in Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan counties. Fire, health-care and school districts, plus emergency services and search and rescue groups are also encouraged to attend. There is no limit to the number of paid registrations per organization.

You can register online at Information: Kristi at 402-417-3585.

Old M-CHS yearbooks available for sale

The Montezuma-Cortez High School staff is doing some end-of-the-year cleaning and has a limited number of yearbooks for sale.

The following years are available: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Yearbooks from 2001-2012 are $25; and from 2013 are $30. Yearbooks from 2014 are $58 and went on sale Thursday, May 15. All payments are cash only.

Contact Linda Brewer at the high school between now and May 21 if you’re interested.

Reminder: Watering restrictions have begun

Watering restrictions are enforced May 15 through and Sept. 15 each year. Yard watering is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Anyone violating this ordinance will be given a warning with the first offense; after a second, the property will have the water shut off and a reconnect fee will be required.

If you are installing a new lawn that needs to be watered every day during the restricted time, you can obtain a New Lawn Permit from the Public Works Department, at the City Service Center, 110 West Progress Circle, for a $20 fee. The permit will be valid for 21 days for newly seeded lawns and 15 days for sod.

The city recommends using alternative grass types such as fescues, wheat grasses and Blue Grama, which require less water and are easier to maintain.

If you’d like to report a watering violation, call the Cortez water billing office at 970-564- 4012.

The Cortez Journal