community briefs

The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to news@doloresstar.com. Items submitted at least two weeks in advance will have a better chance of getting published; items submitted several days before the event might not get published. For more information, call the Star at 882-4486.


Bingo night will be Oct. 30 in Dolores

The Dolores Rotary Club will kick off their annual bingo season by sponsoring a bingo night on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Dolores Community Center located at 400 Riverside Avenue. A light supper and dessert will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. for $5 with bingo following at 7 p.m. Cards are $1 per game or $10 for the evening. All proceeds will benefit the Dolores Boosters Club.

The Dolores Rotary Club meets at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Ponderosa Restaurant. The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise. The public is invited to attend our meetings.

For further information please contact Dave Sanford at (970) 882-7428.


Chamber/Dolores Library to host Quickbooks class

Dolores Chamber and Dolores Public Library co-host an introduction to Quickbooks class Tuesday Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a ½ hour brown bag lunch. Region 9 Colorado SBDC and Ft. Lewis College are also sponsoring this event. Topics will include

How to get through the set up process, creating an effective Chart of Accounts, Small Business Accounting, Strategies for managing cash flow and how to make paying bills less painful. E-mail Lynn Asano Asano_L@fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7009. You do not have to be a chamber member to participate.


Book your booth space at the Christmas Bazaar now

Ruby Gonzales is taking applications from local artists and craftsmen and women for the Christmas Bazaar, which will be Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Dolores Community Center. Spaces are limited and a booth space costs $20. Contact Ruby Gonzales at 882-7717 for more information.

Center of Light presents Conscious Movie Night, Sun Come Up

On Friday, October 26, at 7:00pm at the Sophia Peace Center, 19581 Road 31, Dolores, CO 81323. (In Dolores turn left on 11th at the Riverside Gas Station, go 1.8 miles. Look for the large sign with the dove, on the left.)

How is climate change affecting the world? Follow some of the world’s first environmental refugees, the Carteret Islanders, as they leave their remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean in search of livable land. Finding a war-torn Bougainville 50 miles across the open ocean, continuing their way of life becomes challenging.

If you have ever walked out of a movie theater affected by a powerful film, movie nights at the Center of Light are for you! These events provide a way for people to talk about inspiring movies on a deeper level and how they affect our lives, our attitudes, our perceptions. It’s also a great opportunity to meet like-minded people! These events are free, and if you would like to give a donation, we will send it to an organization that’s truly helping the world. To RSVP or to find out more information, contact Rev Meira Leonard at 882-2123


Mancos Library to host pre-trick or treat party

The Mancos Public Library invites you to The Halloween Howl (a pre-trick or treat party) on Oct. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Spruce up your costume with mask making supplies, get your face painted, enjoy a warm bowl of Turkey Chili, visit with friends and plan your evening trick or treating strategies.

Please join us! For more information call 970/533-7600.


Fall Carnival to be in Pleasant View Nov. 3

Pleasant View Elementary School will be hosting their 12th annual Fall Harvest Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the school in Pleasant View. A chili dinner will be served from 5:30-6:45 p.m.; the carnival will be open from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Wear your country duds or a costume and come enjoy dinner, games, door prizes, costume contest, fun and a Country Store to cash in your winnings.

Dinner is $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children.

For more information call Kami Oliver 562-4506. Volunteers welcome!


League of Women Voters to sponsor event on court system

The League of Women Voters Montezuma County will sponsor a presentation by the Colorado Bar on the Colorado Criminal Court System. The meeting will be held November 10th, at 9 am at the Ponderosa Restaurant, Dolores. Discussion will follow. The Public is invited to this meeting. Be sure to schedule this interesting presentation.

Bring your Membership Questionnaire to the meeting.

The speaker for this program is JenniLynn Everett Lawrence.

“JenniLynn Everett Lawrence graduated from University of Wisconsin Law School in 1997 and enjoyed the private practice of law for thirteen years before being appointed to serve as Montezuma County Court Judge. She is admitted to practice in Colorado, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Florida. As a practicing attorney she earned the esteemed AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell. Judge Lawrence is a native of Montezuma County. She was raised on a cattle ranch located outside of Mancos and is a graduate of Mancos High School and Fort Lewis College. Judge Lawrence’s family members were some of the first pioneers to settle in the area. Prior to becoming an attorney, Judge Lawrence taught English at the Cortez Middle School, and the Montezuma-Cortez High School.

“Judge Lawrence was appointed to the Montezuma County Court in November 2010. Judge Lawrence currently hears traffic, misdemeanor, and civil cases up to $15,000.00. Judge Lawrence also hears felony preliminary hearings and serves as a District Court Magistrate.


For Pets’ Sake to hold Annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will hold its Ninth Annual Cortez Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 at the Parque de Vida Pavilion near the Cortez Recreation Center, 425 Roger Smith Avenue. The 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 10 a.m., regardless of the weather.

This is probably For Pets’ Sake’s most enjoyable event of the year! The entry fee is $20 and includes a cool serene green commemorative T-shirt. Costumes for all are encouraged! Prizes will be awarded for fastest people and pets, best and best-coordinated costumes, best pet trick, most unusual pet to cross the finish line, and lots of other categories. All proceeds benefit For Pets’ Sake Humane Society and their work for the dogs and cats of Montezuma and Dolores counties.

For more information call 565-PETS (565-7387).