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June 6

Republican fundraiser: Join candidates for a golf tournament at the Conquistador Golf Course. Contact Jane Eaton at 565-0654 for more info. Funds assist Montezuma County Republican Central Committee.

Republican fundraising dinner at the Cortez Elks Club. Cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Dessert auction and silent auction. Tickets are $35/person for choice of steak or chicken. Call Danny Wilkin at 970-749-0273 for reservations. Funds assist Montezuma County Republican Central Committee.

June 6-7

Ute Mountain Rodeo Dance at 8 p.m., American Legion Post 75, 320 North Harrison, Cortez. Band: Vanishing Breed. Cost: $5 per person. Call 970-565-8151.

June 7

Kiwanis Youth Fishing Tournament at Groundhog Lake for youths 16 and under. No fee. For first 30 that register: Power bait, night crawlers, lake sinkers, hooks, and a nylon fishing stringer. Registration: 7:30 am to 9:30 am, weigh-in at 1:00 p.m. Prizes.

The Mildred Friendship Club community yard sale is 7 a.m. till noon at 25504 CR N.6 Loop, Mildred Estates. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for area graduating seniors. Call Judy Morris, 989-565-9836.

June 9-12

Summer Volleyball Camp, by M-CHS, for girls and boys going in to grades 4-8, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Cortez Middle School. Cost: $80. Register June 5 at MCHS gy, 6:30-8 p.m. or at CMS. On June 9, enter at CMS gym door, east parking lot.

June 9-13

Vacation Bible School, Dolores Southern Baptist Church (Corner of 21st Street and Hwy 145), 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Call Beth at 970-570-9301 or Colleen at 882-7208.

Art Camp through June 13 for grades 3-5, 10 a.m.-2:30 p,m,, Mancos schools. Fee: $90 includes supplies; bring lunch, snack, water. Contact Kim Russell

Vacation Bible School at the Cortez Church of Christ, 631 E. Montezuma Ave., 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4 years to 5th grade. Register at under the VBS tab, the Cortez Church of Christ Facebook page or each day of VBS from 8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. next to the church building. Call Diane at 882-3440 after 5 p.m.

June 11

Summer Reading Program’s Family Entertainment series’ Play-Ground Theatre at 2 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO. Call 970-565-8117.

June 12

Music in the Mountains – Jazz in the Movies. The concert will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 419 San Juan Drive, featuring local musicians Chad MacCluskey, Elizabeth Riordan, Jack Maynes and Jonathan Latta. Tickets are $25 and include dinner prepared by the High Notes and wine/beer donated Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Festival Office, 1063 Main Avenue in Durango or by calling (970) 385-6820.

The Four Corners Back Country Horsemen holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the PineRiverSeniorCenter in Bayfield. Guests are invited. John Owens will give a presentation on saddle construction. Information: or contact Pat Amthor, chapter president, at 970-382-0980 or

June 12-13

Southwest football camp is 9 a.m. to noon each day. Open to students in grades 2-8. Registration can be picked up at the Cortez Rec Center or Registration fee is $50 per person if paid by May 28; $60 if paid May 29 through June. Call Ray Weir at (970) 882-4269 through June.

At the Cortez Public Library: Photography by Marc Meyer and Chuck Haspels. All proceeds from photo sales benefit the library. Address: 202 N. Park St., Cortez.

The Dolores Mountain Quilters have a new display at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Call 970-565-8117.

June 13

Girl Scout Bronze Award Event, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m., Cortez City Park, meet at the stage. Girl Scouts will do a skit to highlight the signs of child abuse. Donation: $3 a plate for hotdogs, chips and beverages. Bring a chair or blanket

June 14

Blues, swing, jazz and dancing with WE-3, featuring Tony Littlejohn, Herb Folsom, Cat Hill and special guest trumpeter Bob Newnan at 7-9 p.m. at the Cortez Cultural Center’s opening summer season of music, downtown Cortez.

The 4 Corners Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Florida Baptist Church on U.S. 160 near Elmore’s. Guest speaker is from the local Master Gardeners Club. Everyone is invited.

June 19

Learn about beekeeping and beehives at the Mancos Public Library at 6 p.m. This program will explore the current plight of bees and showcase the new colony of bees at the library.

American Hitmen at Blondie’s in Cortez, 8 p.m., 18 plus. The Hitmen, composed of four Marines, were on “America’s Got Talent.” Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 the day of the show. Info: 970-565-4015 and

June 21

Southwest Center for Independence yard sale fundraiser at 2409 E. Empire St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Clean, gently used donations are appreciated. Refreshments provided. To donate or volunteer, call 970-570-8001.

June 22

Trio Solisti Chamber Music Concert at the Wright Opera House in Ouray, 7:30 p.m. Called “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker, Trio Solisti has come to Ouray County for the past 11 years. Program includes Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor, Op. 50 and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets: adults $25, children $5, at or at the door. Call 970-626-2970.

June 23

At Blondies in Cortez, Hip hop with Ceschi, Moodie Black, and MC Evolution, 9 p.m., 18 plus. No cover. Ceschi is the founder of the record label Fake Four. Info: 970-739-4944 and

June 23-27

Vacation Bible School at Lifeway Church, (corner of Empire and Colorado 145) 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. K-6 grades and new adult class. A meal will be served. Nursery provided. Call Lifeway between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday, 565-9336 if you have questions.

June 24

CSU Extension and Southwestern Colorado Research Center offer a workshop titled: Enhancing Dryland Farming with the Integration of Forages & Grazing from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Board Room at 409 North Main, Dove Creek. Cost: $10 if you register by June 19, including lunch and handouts; $15 after June 19. Call Abdel Berrada 970-562-4255.

June 25

The Southwest Center’s Nuu-ci Tuvu-pu (Ute Mtn Lands) Vallecito Potluck Picnic is noon -3 p.m. at the North end of Vallecito Reservoir. Bring your favorite dish to share; we provide BBQ, drinks and table service. Information: Ellinda at 403-1463.

June 26

“Are There Individual Paths to Truth?” will be the topic of conversation at 6:30 p.m. for the next “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe” conversation held at St. Barnabas Church (at North and Elm). Questions required. No answers promised. Call 565-7865.

First Monday

Southwest Center for Independence Second Chance Brain Injury group meetings at noon at the Cortez office, 2409 E. Empire. Call Matthew at 570-8001.

Cortez Emblem Club No. 261 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday (except in January and February). Call 565-2197.

First Tuesday

American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Call 565-8151.

Dolores Mountain Quilters meets 10 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave, Dolores. The May meeting will include a workshop for the Quilt Show, bring your sewing machine and possibles. Guests and visitors welcome. Information: Visit or call Judith Swain at 970-560-4426.

First Wednesday

Diabetes support group meets from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Diabetes Education Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn how to manage diabetes; share ideas with others. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Call Michael Dohn, 564-2352, for details.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse. Email Nicci Crowley at or call 570-9372.

First Friday

First Friday Leadership at First National Bank in Cortez, 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Coffee and doughnuts at 7:45 a.m. Call Dena, 565-3414.

First and Third Thursdays

Learn signs and nursery rhymes at the Mancos Public Library at 10 a.m. All ages welcome. Call 970-403-9237.

Second Saturday

The Mancos Valley Historical Society holds meetings at 10 am. at the Mancos Episcopal Church, 479 Bauer St.

Second Thursday

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at various locations from 5 to 7 p.m. Call 565-3414.

Republican Women of Montezuma County invite the public to meet at noon at Shiloh’s Steakhouse at 5 Veach St., Cortez. Call Rosemarie Beall at 564-1576.

Third Saturday

Christian Motorcycle Association, CMA – Cortez Chapter holds its 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Beny’s restaurant in Cortez. Call Chapter President Steve Reed at 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.

Third Sunday

Literary Explorations with Jennifer Hope meets at 6:30 p.m. at Cortez Cultural Center.

Third Wednesday

The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon is held at noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 565-3414.

Fourth Tuesday

4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Cortez Elk’s Lodge. Information: 565-2197.

Last Tuesday

Loss & Grief Support Group, 5:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Drop in – Discussion of any loss issue. Information: 565-4400.

Fourth Thursday

Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron’s monthly meeting, 6:30 pm, First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St.

Last Thursday

Suicide Support Group, 6:15 p.m. Hospice of Montezuma, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Information: 565-4400.

Last Saturday

Yoga Benefit for the Grange, Mt. Lookout Grange, 680 W. Grand, Mancos. Donation only. Bring towel or mat and water. Refrain from eating an hour before.

Every Sunday

First United Methodist Church has a Native American Worship Service at 2 p.m. Information: 565-3002.

Every Tuesday

The Montezuma Agility Dog Club’s Basic Obedience classes for dogs 5 1/2 months and older. Classes are Tuesdays at 7 p.m., last one hour, and begin on April 29 and continue for six weeks. Class size is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served. Information: 970-882-5404.

Free medical care, Tuesday from 1 to 1:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St., Cortez. Call 565-4436 to schedule or show up. Limited primary and pediatric care.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime offers songs, stories, crafts and silliness, using the Early Childhood Literacy Initiative program at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For preschoolers at 10:30 a.m. Older children may attend the craft at 11:15 a.m.

Free Community Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Cortez Family Worship Center Foursquare Church, 500 N. Washington. Donation appreciated. Call 565-3709.

Every Friday

Friendship Social Group, 1 p.m. at Beny’s Diner, 640 S. Broadway, Cortez. For those who are looking for support with finding new friends and social activities after a loss, or need a break from the role of a caregiver. Sponsored by Hospice of Montezuma.