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Tuesday, April 10


“And A Little Child Shall Leave Us – Where?” will be the topic at the “How You Can Be Part of a Christian Community with Integrity and Not Believe All Those Things You Thought You Had to Believe,” at 6:30pm. Join us at St. Barnabas Church – 110 W. North St. Questions required. No answers promised. Details: 565-7865.

Job fair, 9-11 a.m., Southwest Colorado Community College 33057 U.S. Highway 160. More than a dozen employers are expected to be on hand with full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. Dress for success and bring a resume. Free resume workshops on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. and on Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in Room 110. Advisers and campus tours available. Businesses, call 970-564-6203.

Wednesday-Saturday, April 11-14

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s Spring Yard Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Walmart building in the Cortez Plaza Shopping Center, 2200 block of E. Main St. New treasures every day. Donations accepted at the building on April 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers needed. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.

Friday, April 13

Young Artists Art Show, in celebration of Month of the Young Child, through April in the children’s Storytime room at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.

Saturday, April 14

2018 Community 9 Health Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School. Southwest Health System and the Montelores Early Childhood Council join forces. Showcase your services and provide education to all ages. Details: 4cornershealthfair@gmail.com.

Meeting for those interested in serving in the Jail Ministry, 10 a.m., at the Sheriff’s Department, 730 E. Driscoll. Clergy and laity are welcome. Details: Shelby Smith, 970-739-3124.

Sunday, April 15

Deadline for Dean Hanson Memorial Scholarship, available to students in Montezuma and Dolores, counties. Mailed or turn in applications to Four Corners Board of Realtors at 350 W. Montezuma Ave., Cortez 81321, email them to fourcornersboard@gmail.com drop them off at high school counselors’ offices. Applications are available at the counselors’ offices, the Four Corners Board of Realtors office or at fourcornersboardofrealtors.net. Details: 970-565-0112.

Monday, April 16

Cortez Middle School PTO, 5:15 p.m. in the CMS library. Dinner and child care provided.

Thursday, April 19

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s monthly board meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Discussion will include the group’s finances, pet assistance programs, Spring Yard Sale results and upcoming Pet Vaccination Clinic. All are welcome! Details: (970) 565-PETS/7387.

Saturday, April 21

Women of First United Methodist Church’s Spring Retreat, 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is “Time with God.” Singing, smiling, silence, and sacrament with the leadership of the Rev. Suzanne Listemann. All women are invited for spiritual rejuvenation, a time apart to be refreshed. Free. Details: Listemann, 970-565-1509.

Wednesday, April 25

Regional Economic Summit, sponsored by Montezuma Community Development Association and keynote speaker Ted Howard, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cortez Conference Center. Early bird registration through April 4 at montezumaceda.org/events. Tickets start at $50.

Saturday, April 28

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society’s spring low-cost pet vaccination clinic, 9 a.m. to noon at the IFA Country Store, 10501 Highway 491 in Cortez. Vaccine packages include rabies, canine distemper, feline leukemia and more for $46; or $15 for rabies only. A portion of each vaccine package will be donated to For Pets’ Sake. Info: 970-565-PETS(7387).

Tuesday, May 1

Application deadline for Four Corners Master of Social Work degree program, by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Reduced tuition for two-year program. Classes on Fridays and Saturdays in Durango. Liberal arts degree required. Details: Wanda Ellingson, at 970-247-9773 or email wellings@du.edu.

Montezuma County Senior Center chili lunch and yard sale, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 107 North Chestnut St. A bowl of chili, slice of cornbread, a drink and dessert is $5. Proceeds go toward Montezuma County Seniors matching funds from the program that helps Meals on Wheel and Congregate Meals serve the county.

Saturday, May 5

Annual Geer Park Trail Maintenance Day and Barbecue, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the Montezuma Land Conservancy, city of Cortez and SWCCA for a trail maintenance day. Tools, barbecue and beverages provided. Bring your work gloves. Details: 970-565-1664.

Thursday, May 19

Annual Dairy Goat Information Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20198 County Road P in Cortez, presented by the Four Corners Dairy Goat Breeders. Advice and demonstrations about raising and caring for dairy goats. Some animals and equipment may be for sale. Details: Jeanette at 565-9065.

Sunday, May 20

An evening of classical music by local performers, 5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Free. Donations will be accepted. Details: Joe Curry, 970-903-4672.


Free nondenominational silent meditation, in the Johnson Building, 7 p.m., 925 Broadway, No. 184. Call 970-560-2822.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Cortez Public Library computer and tech tutoring, 202 N. Park. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.

First Monday

The Cortez Emblem Club 261 meets, 5:30 p.m., the Cortez Elks Lodge. Details and to confirm: President Judi Lichliter at 970-565-7370.

The Montelores Early Childhood Council’s monthly luncheon, 11:45 a.m., in downstairs meeting room 110, in the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway. Public is invited. RSVP for lunch to Vangi McCoy, 970-749-7017. Bring your beverage.

Cowboy Church potluck dinner, 6 p.m., followed by music by the Stagecoach Band and a message by Pastor Mark Baker, 7 p.m., Lewis Arriola Community Center, 8 miles north of Cortez and west on Road S off U.S. 491. Details: 970-565-4194. Fellowship with music and a message.

First Tuesday

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

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255, mesaverdehorsemen.com.

First Wednesday

Diabetes support group meets, 3:30–5 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes. Share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Laura White, RD, 970-564-2276.

Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, tgkaction@gmail.com.

First Thursday
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee meets, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at montezumagop@gmail.com or call 970-565-2197.

Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group meets, 5-6:30 p.m., Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura White, 970-564-2276.

First Thursday

Montezuma County Democrats meet, at The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All are welcome. Details: 516-1693.

First Friday

Caregiver/Advocate support group for caregivers of any person with Alzheimer’s, dementia or chronic illness, noon at Vista Mesa Assisted Living, 1206 N. Mildred Road. Lunch. Details: 259-0122.

The Disabled American Veterans’ monthly meeting, The Veterans Outreach Center, 7 W. First St., Cortez. Lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.

First and Third Wednesday

Be surrounded by the sense of Mystery during Evensong, contemplative, candlelit, chanted evening meditation, 7 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

First and Third Saturday

Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.

Second Tuesday

The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m., outdoor arena at the fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.

The Montezuma County Historical Society meets for a no-host luncheon, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Call Ann Wilson Brown at 565-2747 for the meeting place.

Second and Fourth Tuesday

Mayor’s Office Hours, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mesa Verde Room at Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave.

Second Wednesday

Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. Kiva Room at Southwest Memorial Hospital. Public welcome. 970-564-2146.

Second Thursday

The Southwest Woodworkers Guild meets, 7 p.m. at various locations. Beginners and experts welcome. Details: Tom, 970-882-7360.

Montezuma County Republican Women meet, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse at Veach and Main streets. All are welcome. Details: Rosemarie Beall, 970-564-1576.

Free estate planning seminar, 5-7 p.m., Vectra Bank Conference Room, 350 W. Montezuma Ave. Overview of estate planning issues, including wills, trusts, living wills, powers of attorney. RSVP at erin@fone.net. Details: 303-588-2695.

Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System will conduct a free supermarket tour to help explain food labels, healthy choices, food budgets. Space is limited. Call 970-564-2275 for the store location and to register.

Fourth Tuesday

The 4 Corners Republican Women’s Club meets, each month at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and social at the Shiloh Steakhouse. Meeting begins at noon. Details: Visit our Facebook page, @4CornersRW, or call Jan at 970-560-2197.

Last Tuesday

Free Family Law Post-order clinic, 4-7 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. One-on-one consulting on how to change or restrict parenting time, change or collect child support, relocate with children. Email jcuesta@colegalserve.org or call 800-521-6968.

Fourth Saturday

The Cortez Beading Guild meets, noon in the Cortez Public Library conference room, 202 N. Park St. All skill levels and talents welcome. Details: 970-529-0149.

Every Monday

Embrace Grace, a free support group for pregnant women of all ages, 6:30 p.m. at Community of Believers Church, 23826 County Road G. Details: Debbie at 970-739-2344 or email hot_rod_jorg@yahoo.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email communityofbelievers41113@gmail.com.

Trivia, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s, 45 E. Main St.

Four Corners Community Band practice, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Market and North streets. Musicians playing at least at the high school level are welcome. Email 4cornerscommunityband@gmail.com or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook. The band is supported in part by Onward! A Legacy Foundation and by the city of Cortez.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117 or at the library.

Every Tuesday

The Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol meets, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the American Legion building, 420 N. Harrison St.

The Cortez Public Library’s Family Entertainment Series, 2 p.m., 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-565-8117.

Open Mic, 7 p.m. at Blondie’s. Details: 739-4944.

Bridge players needed, 1:30 p.m., Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church, 305 S. Washington St. Everyone is invited; entry level and up. Mentors welcome. Details: 970-565-6088 or 565-7024.

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Master’s Swimming Group with Mesa Verde Aquatics Club, 6-7:30 a.m. Swim with coach Kevin Ketterer at the Cortez Rec Center. All levels welcome. Entry fee at rec center and $35 a month to MVAC.

Tai chi class, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Cortez Rec Center, 425 Roger Smith Ave. Exercise for strength and health. Cost: $4. Details: instructor Donna Hicks, 970-564-4080 or 435-705-3412, donnahicks42@yahoo.com.

Every Wednesday

Sitting in the quiet, meditation, contemplation, centering prayer, 12:15–12:45 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 110 W. North St. Details: 970-565-7865.

Karaoke at Blondie’s Trophy Room, 8 p.m. to midnight. Details: 970-739-4944.

Every Thursday

Raising Readers Storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Older children may join for a craft at 11:15 a.m. Topics: National Poetry Month, April 12; Earth Day, April 19; Space, April 26.

Bingo at the Cortez Elks Club, 2100 N. Dolores Road. Early-bird game at 6:45 p.m., with others to follow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages available. Pots vary in payoffs with two progressive payoff games. Special giveaways at different times.

The Montezuma County Senior Center senior dance, 7-9 p.m., 107 N. Chestnut St. Details: Nita Warner, 970-565-9855.

Overeaters Anonymous weekly meetings, 8 p.m. at the Cortez Dental office, 43 W. Montezuma Ave. (corner of Montezuma and Chestnut). Details: 970-799-2183.

Every Friday

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Details: 970-882-4369.

Genesis Study utilizing Chuck Misler’s Genesis Commentary, 6:30 p.m. at Tree of Life In’Jesus, 1509 Colorado Highway 145. Ongoing discussion, praise and worship after. Workbook and notes are optional. Details: 970-562-6311.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. Highway 160, 2 miles east of the fairgrounds. CR Café at 6-7 p.m., large learning group, 7-8 p.m., open share 8-9 p.m. Child care is provided.

Every Saturday

Free silent nondenominational silent meditation, 10 a.m. at The Woozledoozer, 925 S. Broadway, No. 211. Call 970-560-2822 (Pixy).

Every Sunday

The Unitarian Universalists, 10:30 a.m. upstairs in the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St., with presentations on comparative philosophies and religions. Details: 970-677-4189.

Course in Miracles meeting, 7-9 p.m., two miles north on Road 25. All are welcome. Details: Larry, 970-565-4286.


Saturday, April 14


The League of Women Voters of Montezuma County meets, 9:30 a.m. at the Dolores Public Library. Dr. Connie Fox will present the film “Big Pharma” followed by discussion. “Big Pharma: Market Failure” is a non-partisan documentary by Fix It Healthcare. It makes an effective business case for realistic change. League meetings are open to the public. Details: Eleanor Kuhl at 970-564-0708.

Saturday, April 21

Montelores Baptist Church’s pulled pork dinner and concert by the Gospel Quartet Anthem, 6-8:30 p.m., at 18375 CR 23.5 off Colorado. 184 across from Narraguinnep Reservoir. Free admission, donations accepted for dinner and concert. Details: 970-882-2418.

Friday-Sunday April 27-29

Food Justice Symposium, 6 p.m., Sophia Retreat and Event Center, 19581 County Road 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Community members address racism in the food system in the Four Corners Region. Tickets: $25 at the door. Details: https://www.icollectiveinc.org/

First Tuesday

Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors are welcome. Details: http://www.doloresmountainquilters.org or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.

Third Thursday

Dolores secondary PTO meets, 3:45 p.m., Mr. Thurston’s office. Email Heather Alvarez at halvarez0722@gmail.com or call Tif at 903-8752.

Third and Fourth Thursday

K9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m. for training. Open to the public. Volunteers needed for response, training, administration. No dogs needed. Details: 970-882-4746.

Third Saturday

Christian Motorcycle Association Cortez Chapter, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. chapter meeting and 10 a.m. ride (weather permitting). At Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, 18396 Colorado 145. Details: Steve Reed, 970-565-7233. No motorcycle required.

Every Tuesday

Bright Babies, at 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and their caregivers are invited to Bright Babies, a 30-minute program with stories, sensory play and signs. Details: 882-4127 or DoloresLibrary.org.

Technology/software help with Microsoft Word, email, digital pictures, etc. Free at 2-5 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: 970-882-4127.

Civil Air Patrol Mesa Verde Cadet Squadron meets, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at K9 Search & Rescue in Dolores. Details: Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.

Every Wednesday

Bible studies at Chapel on the Farm, 6 p.m. 19927 Road 26.2 Loop, Dolores. Details: 903-6153.

Storytime program, 10-10:30 a.m., at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. A half-hour of storytelling, interactive songs, snack and a fun theme-based activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. Details: 970-882-4127.

Every Thursday

Tutorial Thursday, 2 p.m. at Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Learn a new tech skill every Thursday with other beginners in this weekly class. Details: 970-882-4127

Every Friday

Preschool Storytime, Preschool children and caregivers are invited to storytime, 10 a.m. in the Dolores Public Library meeting room, 1002 Railroad Ave. Details: DoloresLibrary.org or 970-882-4127.


Tuesday, April 3


Marketing workshop, with Alpacka Raft marketing manager Lizzy Scully, 6-8 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Cost: $20. RSVP at info@mancosvalleyresources.com or 970-387-8486.

Ken Burns’ “The West,” the first of a six-part documentary film series to be shown on the first and third Thursdays of the month, at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. The film challenges stereotypes and explores the tragedies and triumphs of the West. Details: www.mancoslibrary.org or 970-533-7600.

Tuesday, April 10

Job fair, 9-11 a.m., Southwest Colorado Community College 33057 U.S. Highway 160. More than a dozen employers are expected to be on hand with full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. Dress for success and bring a resume. Free resume workshops on Tuesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. and on Thursday, April 5 at 1 p.m. in Room 110. Advisers and campus tours available. Businesses, call 970-564-6203.

Saturday, April 14

Artist reception for Amy Grogan, 4-6 p.m., Olio Restaurant, 114 W. Grand Ave. Free. Details: 970-533-1381.

Sunday, April 22

Carver Brewing Co. registration party for the Fall Blaze bicycle tour, 3-6 pm. All net proceeds from the Fall Blaze will help fund scholarships for the Fort Lewis College Cycling team. Free food, drink and giveaways. Registration is open at Details and registration: Rick O’Block, 970-7690-3782 or www.fortlewis.edu/fallblaze.

Wednesday, April 25

Regional Economic Summit, sponsored by Montezuma Community Development Association and keynote speaker Ted Howard, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cortez Conference Center. Early bird registration through April 4 at montezumaceda.org/events. Tickets start at $50.

First Thursday

The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 and Auxiliary meets, 7 p.m., 136 Grand Ave. Information: Commander Rick Rohsner, 970-560-3655; Auxiliary President Beverly Humiston-Scott, 970-759-1332. The VFW meets at the Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St.

The Mancos Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the library meeting room, 211 W. First St. Details: 533-7600.

First Thursday

Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Meeting, 5 p.m. at Mancos Valley Visitor Center, 101 E Bauer Ave. Public welcome. Details: 970-533-7434.

First Saturday

Teen Movie Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7-10 p.m. in the Mancos Public Library Community Meeting Room. View a movie on the library’s big screen. Snacks provided. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600.

Fourth Thursday

Monthly Civil Air Patrol Senior Squadron, monthly meeting, at 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Mancos, 150 N. Walnut St. Call 970-759-7012.

Every Tuesday

Knit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies of knitting materials, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org or call 970-533-7600, ext. 206; or email kgraf@mancoslibrary.org.

Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal storytime for ages birth through 6 years old.

Every Wednesday

Yoga Flow with Lily, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Grange. Call 847-819-2039.

Game Daze, 3:45-5 p.m., Mancos Public Library. For kids 8-12; opportunities to play computer games.


Wednesday, April 11


Green Business Roundtable, with journalist Jonathan Thompson, and author of “River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster, noon to 1 p.m., Henry Strater Theater, 699 Main Ave. Cost: $17 for lunch when you RSVP by April 5; otherwise $22. Call 970.259.3583 Ext. 3.

Thursday, April 12

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the San Juan Mountains, presented by Katrina Blair, 6:30-8 p.m., Lyceum, Center for Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive. Learn about some of Blair’s favorite local edible and medicinal plant species. Details: 970-385-1814.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17-18

ServSafe food safety training, developed by the National Restaurant Association, on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension, 2500 Main Ave. After a test score of 75 percent, participants receive a ServSafe certificate, valid for five years. Cost is $120 a person, and $8 for a second employee. The exam is $37. Bring a laptop. Details: 970-382-6461. Pre-registration and payment due April 10.

Thursday, April 19

Free Lightweight Backpacking Seminar, 6-8 p.m., San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court. Presenters Will Rietveld and Janet Reichl are SJMA Information volunteers and backpackers. Will is a gear tester and author for Backpacking Light Magazine. Details: kathe@sjma.org.

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