Click It or Ticket Campaign starts
The Colorado Department of Transportation's Click It or Ticket campaign is taking its initiative after hours with a statewide nighttime seat belt crackdown July 20 through Sunday, July 26.
CDOT is teaming up with the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies to cite unbuckled motorists, hoping to raise Colorado's seat belt use rate and decrease avoidable unbuckled fatalities. The nighttime enforcement begins on Monday, July 20 and runs through Sunday, July 26.
In 2014, 156 people killed in passenger vehicles were not wearing their seat belts, according to preliminary data. This represents more than half of the total passenger vehicle fatalities for that year.
Distillery presents Little Wilderness
The Mancos Valley Distillery presents Little Wilderness on Friday, July 31. Doors open at 5 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Cover charge is $3, and "Tastes Like Friday" cocktails will be served.
In the summer of 2011, Paul Henderson invited his friends Daniel Szabo, Juan Lopez, and Quanah Lansing over to jam, and as a result Little Wilderness was formed.
Little Wilderness' original tunes are an eclectic gathering of groove oriented songs that reflect the soul and spirit of indie rock, punk rock and Americana rolled up in a fun package. They have played gigs around Durango and are working on recording their new album.
The band is composed of Paul Henderson (lead vocals and guitar); Daniel Szabo (back-up vocals and lead guitar); Juan Lopez (bass); and Quanah Lansing (drums).
You can check out Little Wilderness on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittleWilderness/timeline.
Gardeners invite participation in fair
Mesa Verde Gardeners encourage all gardeners or arrangers in Montezuma and the surrounding counties to participate in the Montezuma County Fair Horticulture/Agriculture/Design Show, July 30 to Aug. 1.
Classes include: flowers, fruits and vegetables, foliage, herbs, shrubs, grasses, houseplants, educational displays, and floral design.
Entries will be accepted on Wednesday, July 29 from 3-8 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Rodeo Room. Floral design and educational entries require pre-registration by July 28 to reserve a spot.
Call Dayna Herrick at 570-9048. For questions about horticultural entries call Ann Streett-Joslin at 882-8022. For vegetable entries, call Karen Fuller at 769-7854.
Learn about Mancos geology, geography
How do the geology, geography and climate affect human history and daily life in the Mancos region? "The Geology and Geography of the Mancos Region," a class for children entering third and fourth grades, will help answer that question.
During the weeklong class, children will immerse themselves in hands-on learning and construct 3-dimensional handmade books to process new knowledge and understanding about the Mancos area.
The class runs Aug. 3-6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mancos.
The cost is $240, including materials. One partial scholarship is available. Registration deadline is July 27.
Call Sherry Grazda at 970-769-3879 for registration details and for more information.
Free legal clinic at Mancos Public Library
A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 2-4 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Mancos Public Library at 211 W. First St. in Mancos.
By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation. Walk-ins are welcome, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Dates in 2015 are Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10.
The Mancos Times