Community Briefs

The Dolores Star encourages people to submit announcements about upcoming events for the Community Calendar. Send announcements to 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.

'Safe and Effective Strategies for Cleansing and Detox'

Amy Loschert, Naturopathic Doctor, will present "Cleansing and Flushing: Safe and Effective Strategies for Cleansing and Detoxification" at the T.O.N.I. (Toxins Out, Nutrients In) share session on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Mesa/Canyon room at the Cortez Recreation Center. These sessions are free of charge and open to the public. Listen, learn and share on topics of health interest. For more information, contact Joe Keleher, TONI Coordinator, at 565-5448.

Beatles tribute band in Dolores Feb. 2

Doctor Robert, the Beatles tribute band from Crested Butte, Colo., will perform a show on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Dolores River Brewery, 100 N. 4th St., Dolores. Doctor Robert is a new generation of Beatles tribute bands with a commitment to the accurate reproduction of over 100 songs of The Beatles' repertoire. Doctor Robert plays extended sets of music ranging from "Please Please Me" to "Abbey Road." Their high-energy shows are full of Beatles magic, as the band loves the challenge of re-creating even the most demanding musical compositions live onstage. Doctor Robert brings playful enthusiasm and a fresh sound to the classic music and genius of the Beatles. To learn more about the band, go to

Stay Healthy talk at Dolores Healing Space

The No. 1 New Year's Resolution is to lose weight and become healthier.

SHAKLEE has introduced the Shaklee 180 program for those who want to lose weight and stay healthy. Come to this gathering to learn about the products. This gathering will be an opportunity for you and your friends to taste the products and visit with others who share your interest. Bring anyone who you think may want to have a healthier and happier 2013 on Monday Feb. 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Dolores Healing Space, 102 South 4th St. Dolores. Call 970-759-9740 to RSVP or for more information.

Irwin to discuss Pueblo I occupation

The Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society is pleased to announce Don Irwin on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, 515 North Park Street, Cortez, to discuss the Pueblo I period Ancestral Puebloan occupation of the Abajo Uplands, Monticello Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest in SE Utah. After 40 years of archaeological investigations, the Forest remains a gray spot on most peoples' map. This talk summarizes and, where possible, interprets the Forest PI occupation in light of the last decade of work conducted on the District.

The core of the early Ancestral Puebloan occupation is in the areas of Milk Ranch Point, South Cottonwood Wash, and the Allen Canyon/Chippean Ridge. Initial work in the 1970s indicated a large number of Pueblo I period sites on the forest. Reports postulated that the occupation was seasonal with use by lowland populations. A more recent study of the three areas indicates a great deal of complexity in the Pueblo I occupation that potentially negates the seasonal use status of the Abajos. Small-scale villages with clusters of single- and multiple-residences, satellite field houses, check dams, terraces, an array of isolated features, and artifact scatters substantiate the findings. This talk presents the last decade of study from this relatively well-preserved but little known portion of the Pueblo I pie.

Donald Irwin has served as the District Heritage Manager at the Moab-Monticello Ranger District of the Manti-La Sal National Forest for the past 11 years. He obtained his Master's Degree from Arizona State University in 1993. In his current position, Don manages the cultural resource program that covers over 500,000 acres in the Abjao and La Sal Mountains areas in Southeast Utah on lands administered by the USDA Forest Service.

For questions about this or other lectures, please call Diane McBride at 970-560-1643.

Mancos library to have Valentine workshop

The Mancos Public Library, located at 211 W. First St., will offer an "Old Fashioned Valentine Card Making Workshop" on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. All materials will be supplied including paper, glue, glitter, doilies, markers and paints. Free! All ages welcome. For more information please call MPL at 533-7600.

Art show to feature Dolores students' work

Dolores schools will have their annual art show at the Cortez Cultural Center. Art from 5th- through 12th-grade students will be on display from Feb. 6 through Feb. 15 with a reception on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Art from Karen Webster's graphic design, Amy Woodward's 7th- through 12th-grade students and Mara Vinton's 5th- and 6th-grade students. There will be snacks and live music to enjoy while viewing the art. Attendees will also be able to vote on their favorite artworks for the people's choice awards.

Roberts to discuss legislative issues

On Saturday, Feb. 16, the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Legislative Low Down with State Senator Ellen Roberts of Durango and State Representative Don Coram of Montrose. The program will be at 10 a.m. in the Calvin Denton Room at Empire Electric, 801 North Broadway, Cortez. These legislators, whose districts include Montezuma County, will discuss the issues expected to come before the Legislature this year. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Betty Janes at or 533-1051.