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Cortez Cult. Cntr.

Call Deb Avery (970) 565-1151; deb.avery@cortezculturalcenter.org; (or visit


Chimney Rock Interpretive Assoc. ("CRIA")

. Email Helen Richardson, 1218HL1944@century.net

or go to www.chimneyrockco.org;

Colorado Historical Society. Contact Kevin Black at Kevin.Black@chs.state.co.us;

Center of SW Studies. Contact Julie Tapley-Booth at 247-7456 to volunteer;

Mesa Verde. Visit www.mesaverdevolunteers.org., email Cheryl and Chuck Carson, volunteer coor- dinators at cccarson@aol.com, or phone at 259-2699;

Aztec Ruins. Call Tracy Bodnar, 505-334-6174, ext. 232, or tracy_bodnar@nps.gov;

2011 Pecos Conf. Contact David Purcell, davidpurcell@gmail.com

Cortez Cornerstone Building Renovation to Begin; By the Community, for the Community. (Summary, Cortez Journal, September 2 and 9, 2010)

The Cornerstone Committee, working on behalf of The Community Radio Project and KSJD Dryland Commu- nity Radio, recently raised over $40,000 to allow renovation of the historic Montezuma Valley National Bank building, built in 1909 and located on the corner of Main and Market. The funding opens access to more than $300,000 in grant money that the Committee has secured. KSJD, to be housed in the renovated bank, is working with area architects and engineers to finish the renovation plan. Work on the western portion of the building, where KSJD's studio and the Story Vault will be located, has begun. The Story Vault, inspired by the success of the Story Corps project, can be used by the public to record oral histories of family members and friends. KSJD community radio will move from the SW CO Community College campus to the Bank in spring 2011. With the help of local individual and business donors who contributed $100,000 over the past two years to the Cornerstone Capital Campaign, KSJD has leveraged an additional $540,000 support from foun- dations and the State Historical Fund. In 2012-13 KSJD will build a 100-seat venue for seminars, music per- f o r m a n c e s , a n d t h e a t e r , a s w e l l a s o f f i c e s p a c e i n t h e e a s t p o r t i o n o f t h e b u i l d i n g . T h e b u i l d i n g i s o n e o f o n l structures y Cortez in the National Historic Register. To make donation, two to on a go

www.buildcornerstone.org; or mail a check to Cornerstone, P.O. Box 116, Cortez, CO 81321.

Volunteers Upgrade Angel Peak Scenic Area, BLM Recreation Area South of Bloomfield for National Public Lands Day. (Summary, Daily Times, October 7, 2010) One hundred sixty volunteers improved trails; established new ones; built benches; painted post and cable fences; filled several dump trucks with weeds; installed a kiosk at the scenic overlook to provide visitors with information about the area; painted the kiosk and guard rail at the overlook; spread fine gravel on trails; built trails to the new benches and to a toilet; built a new post and cable fence at the overlook; painted the over- look fence and three post and cable fences at three picnic shelter areas; and lined the edges of trails with sizeable river cobble.

Kristin Kuckelman, Crow Canyon Researcher for More than 20 Years, Presented "Dramatic Shifts in Landscape Use Associated with Ancestral Pueblo Depopulation of the Mesa Verde Region" as Part of Four Corners Lecture Series. (Summary, Cortez Journal, October 5, 2010)

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