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Annual Fly-In, After-School & Friday Programs

8/31/2022

Last year's first-ever Four Corners Fall Fly-In at the Cortez Municipal Airport proved to be so popular that it returns for a second year. And learn about after-school programs for students. This story is sponsored by FASTSIGNS and Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware

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The Four Corners Fly-In returns. Programs are now available for students after school concludes for the day, and a Fort Lewis College philosophy professor will explain how you can better assess facts versus misinformation. You're watching the Local News Roundup brought to you by FastSigns and Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware. I'm Wendy Graham Settle. The inaugural of Four Corners Fall Fly-In at the Cortez Airport last year was so popular that airport manager, Jeremy Patton, plans a repeat event on Saturday, September 17th. The daylong open house runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include vintage and modern aircraft displays, an exhibit of airport maintenance machinery, a vintage car show and sightseeing flights. Food trucks will be on hand and ice cream will be available. Entry is free. To learn more, visit chapters.eaa.org/eaa1451. The Pinon Project will host a variety of afterschool and Friday programs this school year. CATCH, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health program, will offer healthy physical activities Monday through Thursday for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Transportation will be provided from the school to the activity location. Parents pick up their students at 5:30 p.m. at the Pinon Project Building. High school and middle school students can participate in Sources of Strength, an after-school program offered from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Programing focuses on building resiliency and relationships, and on Thursdays, the Pinon Project will offer coffee cards and conversation, also from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays. With classes closed on Fridays this year, the Pinon Project will offer Friday Fundays from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. for all students. Activities are based on age. Luncheon snacks are provided. To learn more, visit the pinonproject.org. Was the election stolen? Was the COVID pandemic a liberal plot to kill Republicans? And how do we know that Barack Obama is a natural born American? Disinformation and misinformation are pervasive in our society. But Fort Lewis College philosophy professor, Justin McBrayer, will offer insights on distinguishing truth and facts from disinformation and misinformation in a presentation at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 22nd, at the Cortez Public Library. The presentation is free, sponsored by the library, the Montezuma County League of Women Voters, and the Cortez Cultural Center. Based on its new book, "Beyond Fake News: Finding the Truth in a World of Misinformation", the lecture will cover how and why the prevalence of misinformation has grown and how we can learn whom to trust by recognizing our own limitations. McBrayer argues that the human mind is built in such a way that we are incapable of grasping many facts and blindspots mar our view of the world. To learn more, visit cortezco.gov/library. Thanks for watching this week's edition of the Local News Roundup. I'm Wendy Graham Settle.

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