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CortezTuesday, Jan. 22
Chicken Noodle Soup canning class, 5:30-7 p.m., Montezuma County Annex, 107 N. Chestnut St. Cost: $10 per person. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
“Last Stand of the Pack,” a discussion about reintroducing the wolf to Colorado, with authors Andrew Gulliford and Tom Wolf, 6 p.m. at the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Based on their edited version of Arthur Carhart’s book “Last Stand of the Pack.” Free. Refreshments available. Books available for sale and autographs. Details: 970-565-8117.
AgrAbility Workshop, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Pueblo Community College Southwest, 33057 U.S. Highway 160. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Thursday, Jan. 24
Auditions for Southwest Singers’ 2019 season, 6 p.m., the First United Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St. Potential members should come prepared with a piece of their choice. Season includes regular concerts and a performance at the Ag Expo in March. Details: 560-8930, 562-4476.
Saturday, jan. 26
Sounds of the Cortez Farmers Market, a concert with Last Nickel, Ranger Rick and the Swamp Things, The Lindells, and Donny Johnson, 2 p.m., Montezuma-Cortez High School Auditorium, 418 S. Sligo St. Cost: $10 at the door. Details: swcoloradoconcerts.org or 970-882-1284 or 970-739-8508.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
36th Annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium, registration 8:30-9 a.m., speakers 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beef Quality Assurance Training, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 301 U.S. Highway 160. Cost: $25 per person with lunch and BQA included. Register at eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Alphabet Soup family support group, on how to negotiate your child’s special education needs, 6-7:30 p.m., Pinon Project, 210 E. Main St. Details: 970-564-1195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Lasting Legacy: Estate and Succession Planning for Farm and Ranch Families, 3-8 p.m., Montezuma County Fairgrounds, 301 U.S. Highway 160. Cost: $30 per person, with dinner. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Friday, Feb. 8
Physician Relations Regional Lecture Series, “Recognition & Management of Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” presented by Dr. Ann Halbower, Children’s Colorado, 6-8 p.m., Southwest Health Atrium 1311 N. Mildred Road. For providers and allied health professionals. University offers continuing education credit to participants. Networking and dinner. Details: 970-564-2692.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Animal Art Works art show and sale, 5-7 p.m. at The Farm Bistro, 34 W. Main St. Benefits Blackhat and For Pets’ Sake Humane societies. Cost: $10 admission can be applied to purchase. Artist submission guidelines: email@example.com. Details: 970-565-PETS/7387.
Friday, Feb. 22
Deadline for $1,000 Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office scholarship, available to local high school students. Details: Cindy Ramsay, 564-4968, and www.montezumasheriff.org.
Wednesday, March 20
Cottage Foods, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: S30 per person. Register at eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Food Safety Works, 1-5 p.m., Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: $30 per person. Register at eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Thursday, May 23
Cottage Foods, 1-5 p.m., Public Health Department, 106 W. North St. Cost: $30 per person. Register at eventbrite.com. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
Free nondenominational silent meditation, 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 St. Call 970-565-8117 or visit the library for an appointment.
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.
Southwest Cowboy Church, Lewis Arriola Community Center. Potluck at 6 p.m., service and message at 7 p.m.
American Legion Ute Mountain Post 75 meets, 7 p.m., the Legion Hall, 320 N. Harrison St. Details: 970-565-8151.
The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen meet, 7 p.m., the Southwest Memorial Physicians building, 20 S. Market St. Details: 970-882-4255 or mesaverdehorsemen.com.
Diabetes support group, 3:30-5 p.m., cafeteria, Southwest Memorial Hospital. Learn to manage diabetes. Share ideas. Sessions are free and open to anyone with Type 1 or 2 diabetes. Details: Jenny Nuuttila, CDE, RDN, 970-564-2352.
Montezuma County Democratic Women meet, 11:30 a.m., The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. Details: Tulli Kerstetter, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montezuma County Republican Central Committee, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Email Jan Gardner at email@example.com or call 970-565-2197.
Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital cafeteria. Share ideas and exchange information. Free. Details: Laura Taylor, 970-564-2276.
Montezuma County Democrats meet, at The People’s Place, 215 E. Main St. All are welcome. Details: 970-516-1693.
The Montezuma County VFW Post 5231 meets, 7 p.m., Cortez Cultural Center, 25 N. Market St. Details: Cmdr. Tom Endres, 970-560-5242.
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, 432 N. Broadway. Lunch at noon, meeting at 12:30 p.m. Details: 560-2793.
First and Third Saturday
Four Corners Square Dancers dance, 6:30 p.m., Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682, 970-565-9836.
The Ute Mountain High School Rodeo Team meets, 6 p.m., outdoor arena at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Details: Karen, 970-560-2657.
The Montezuma County Historical Society’s 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.
Montezuma County Hospital District monthly board of directors meets, 6-8 p.m. in the EMS Training Room at 1450 E. Johnson Drive. Public is welcome. Details: 970-564-2146.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: 303-588-2695.
Free Supermarket Tours, noon to 1 p.m. A dietitian from Southwest Health System conducts 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. Second Sunday
Montezuma Community Barn and Contra Dance, 3-5:30 p.m., through May at Legacy Dance Studio, 20 W. Main St. Adults $10; students $5; family rates available. No experience or partner needed. Regional musicians and dance callers. Details: Text 970-739-4383.
The Compassionate Friends Four Corners Chapter, for Families Following the Death of a Child, 7 p.m., Hospice Building, 1345 S. Broadway, Cortez. Use kitchen entrance. Call Cherie at 970-565-6480 or Debbie at 970-565-4732.
Books ’n’ Brews, a free-range book club, 6:30 p.m., at Main Street Brewery, 21 E. Main St. No assigned books, just show up and share a recent favorite book and have a brew. Held by the Cortez Public Library and Main Street Brewery. Details: Eric Ikenouye, 970-564-4072.
The Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, noon at Shiloh Steakhouse. Call 970-565-3414.
Caregiver/advocate support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers, dementia or chronic illness, 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 515 N. Park St.
Literary Fridays at the Library, 10 a.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St.
Every Tuesday, Jan. 8-29
Basic Ag Marketing lunch & Learn, noon to 2 p.m., Montezuma County Extension Office, 103 N. Chestnut St. Presented by Brent Young, CSU ag and business management. The schedule: cash markets and basis on Jan. 8; using the futures market to manage price risk on Jan. 15; using the options market to manage price risk on Jan. 22; price seasonality, selecting a broker, harvest market planning on Jan. 29 Cost: $5 each, with lunch. Details: 565-3123.
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 the Facebook page, @4CornersRW, or call Jan at 970-560-2197.
Wound Care 360 Series, presented by Jodi Harris (PT, CWS), 5-6 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road. RSVP to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-521-6968.
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.
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 email@example.com or Zandra at 970-764-0920 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 who play at least at the high school level are welcome. Email email@example.com or visit “Four Corners Community Band” on Facebook. The band is supported in part by Onward! A Legacy Foundation.
“Beyond Mesa Verde Tour,” 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Learn about the archaeological landscape beyond Mesa Verde National Park and the Chaco Phenomenon (A.D. 950–1150). Tour begins at the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Transportation provided. Tickets are $75 for adults, $60 for youths ages 10-17, and free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
Beginning Square Dance lessons, by the Four Corners Dancers, Jan. 21 through May 20, 7 p.m., Kemper Elementary School, 620 E. Montezuma Ave. Details: 970-739-3385, 970-749-9682 or 970-565-9836.
Every Monday and Thursday
One-on-one computer and tech tutoring, Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. For an appointment, call 970-565-8117 or visit the library.
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.
“Excavation Site Tour,” 10 a.m.-noon. Learn about the impact of the Chaco Phenomenon (A.D. 950–1150) and visit a working dig site. Tour begins at the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for youths 10-17 and free for children under 10. Details: CrowCanyon.org.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
Master’s Swimming Group with Cortez Water Dragons 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 $40 a month to CWD.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde meets, noon at Shiloh, at Main and Sligo streets. Details: 970-564-3144.
“Ask an Archaeologist,” 3-4 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Connection in the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Ask about the region’s archaeological history. Free.
Wednesday Activities Club, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Schedule coincides with the school district’s early release Wednesdays. Free for students ages 8-12. In January: Line Dancing and Fun with Cork, Jan. 23; Make Cocoa and Cookie Mixes to Take Home, Jan. 30.
Wednesday Activities Club, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St. Schedule coincides with the school district’s early release Wednesdays. Free for students ages 8-12. In February: Slime, Feb. 6; Shrinky Dink Valentines, Feb. 13; Make a vinyl LP bowl, Feb. 20; Movie “Because of Winn-Dixie,” Feb. 27. Details: 970-565-8117.
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. 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., at Montezuma Avenue and Chestnut Street. Details: 970-799-2183.
“Pueblo Perspectives,” with Crow Canyon cultural specialist and Zuni Tribal member Dan Simplicio, 3-5 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Connection in the Colorado Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Free and open to the public.
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. In January: Nursery Rhymes, Jan. 24; Groundhog Day, Jan. 31. Details: 970-565-8117.
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. In February: Penguins, Feb. 7; Valentine’s Day/Hearts, Feb. 14; Dental Health (With Betsy Holman of DentaQuest), Feb. 21; Favorite Author/Illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, Feb. 28. Details: 970-565-8117.
Master Gardener Classes, Jan. 31 to April 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at various locations. Details: 970-565-3123, coopext_montezuma@MaH.Colostate.edu and montezumacounty.orglweb/departmentslextension.
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly), 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Cortez City Hall, 123 Roger Smith Ave. Details: 435-414-4733.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered, 12-step program at Rock Springs Church campus, U.S. Highway 160, 2 miles east of the Montezuma County 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.
The Unitarian Universalists meet, 11 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave., Dolores. Eclectic topics relevant to everyone. Details: Darlene, 970-565-6173; fourcornersuu.org.
Simply A Course in Miracles, 4 p.m. A small group will focus on studying miracles. Venue depends on size of group. Details: 970-946-2194 or email email@example.com.
DoloresThursday, Jan. 24
Winter Tales Lecture Series, “Archaeology in Tanzania & Kenya,” with Kristin Kuckelman, 6:30 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Crow Canyon archaeologist Kuckelman will address recent travels involving hominin excavations at Olduvai Gorge while camping on the Serengeti in Tanzania. She also studied paleoanthropology at Lake Turkana, Kenya, with the Leakey family, which included viewing the oldest stone tools ever recovered. Details: DoloresLibrary.org/events or 882-4127.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Book talk with Curt Melliger, 1 p.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Cortez writer Curt Melliger reads from and talks about his new book, “Heaven Here on Earth.” Details: Doloreslibrary.org/events or 882-4127.
Dolores Mountain Quilters meet, 10 a.m., Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. Guests and visitors welcome. Details: www.doloresmountain quilters.org or Judy Bryan at 970-739-9994.
Third and Fourth Thursday
K9 Search & Rescue Team meets at the Dog House, 7:30 p.m. Join to learn about search and rescue, wilderness navigation, survival and more. Accepting applications; new member training begins soon. Details: 970-882-4746.
Bright Babies, at 10 a.m., Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave. Infants and their caregivers are invited to 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, 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 and Rescue in Dolores. Details: Debrah Archer, 970-759-5669.
The Dolores Rotary Club meets, 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant, 715 Railroad Ave. Enjoy stories, camaraderie, and get involved in your local community on volunteer community projects. Attend a couple of meetings for free; yearly membership is $150. Details: Susan, 970-426-9902 or DoloresRotary3256@gmail.com.
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. Half-hour of storytelling, interactive songs, snack and a fun theme-based activity for preschoolers and their caregivers. Details: 882-4127.
Dolores Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. in Flanders Park, 420 Central Ave. No booth fees. Musicians welcome. Details: 970-882-4018.
Recovery Support Group meets and follows 12-step traditions supporting sobriety, 7 a.m. at the Dolores Methodist Church 105 N. Eighth St. Enter through the front door to Fellowship Hall. Details: 970-739-1049.
American Sign Language Class, 5-7 p.m. Dolores Public Library, 1002 Railroad Ave., 882-4127. Free 8-week ASL course through Nov. 1. In addition to communicating in sign language, instructor James Martin, who is deaf, will teach attendees about deaf culture. RSVPs appreciated. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unitarian Universalists meet, 11 a.m. at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave., Dolores. Discussions on comparative philosophies and religion. Details: Darlene, 970-565-6173; fourcornersuu.org.
Teen Café Nights at the Mancos Public Library, 7-10 p.m. in the community meeting room. Details and schedule: 970-533-7600 and eens.mancoslibrary.org/
Knit or crochet at the Mancos Public Library, 6-7 p.m. Teens and adults are welcome. Free. Limited supplies, so bring your own if possible. Sign up at mancoslibrary.org; 970-533-7600, ext. 206; or email email@example.com.
Kids Storytime at the Mancos Public Library, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A bilingual, seasonal storytime for ages birth through 6 years old.
After-school program for kids in grades 1-5, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Explore art, science, stories, outdoor, and living skills activities. Details: 533-7600.
Science Fridays, at the Mancos Public Library, 211 W. First St. Kindergarten-grade 3, 10-11 a.m. Grades 4-5, 11 a.m.-noon. In collaboration with The PowerHouse Science Center and Montezuma School to Farm Project. Details: 970-533-7600.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Indivisible Durango General Meeting, 10 a.m. to noon, Durango Public Library, 1900 E. Third Ave. Free. Details: www.indivisibledurango.co and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 4
“AUKward Proposal: Evidence of a trans-Atlantic contribution to the Ice Age peopling of the Americas,” by Bruce Bradley, 7 p.m., Room 130, Noble Hall at Fort Lewis College. He will also bring a collection of casts of pre-Clovis stone tools. Details: sjbas.org.
Saturday, Feb. 9
The Vallecito Conservation Sporting Association Ice Fishing Tournament, at Vallecito Reservoir. Register 9-11 a.m. at the Vallecito Community Event Center, north end of the lake. Weigh-in is at 2:30 p.m. Fee is $35; kids 15 and under are free with a paying adult. Prizes start at $750. Details, Mark Strong, 970-553-1176.