The Montezuma Community Collective wants input from local residents on how to improve the community. The Montezuma Leadership Network spring fling leadership event mixes business with pleasure, and Purgatory Mountain Resort ski days are dwindling so make plans to take advantage of the last few weekends of skiing! By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Choice Building Supply Ace Hardware and Blondie’s Trophy Room
Add your input on how to best improve the community, welcome warmer temperatures and meet local leaders at a Spring Fling event, and make plans to get your final turns in at a local resort this season. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Choice Building Supply and Blondie's Trophy Room, I'm Connor Shreve. The Montezuma Community Collective is interested in exploring ways to build a healthy and economically viable community. It's hosting four public discussions on community matters over the course of the next month, and wants any interested parties to take part. The first event is Thursday, April 6th from noon until 1:00 PM at the Ute Mountain Ute Rec Center with lunch provided. Dinner will be provided at the second session, which takes place from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Business Resource Center in Cortez on Tuesday, April 18th. Topics include housing and transportation, agriculture, business and workforce, among others. For more information, visit the Montezuma County website or Facebook page. The Montezuma Leadership Network is hosting its Spring Fling Networking Event, Friday, April 7th. You are invited to join the party at EsoTerra Dolores from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, wear a fun spring outfit, dance to live music from Bentley Monk, get involved in the community, and learn about upcoming training events. More details available @montezumaleadershipnetwork.org. Resort ski days are dwindling. Telluride is already closed and Purgatory Mountain Resort will be switching to weekend only operations beginning on April 9th and closing for good April 23rd, that's a week later than last season. Of course, no end of season celebration is complete without a pond skimming event. The Purgatory Pond Skim is set to take place Sunday, April 9th from 12:30 to 3:00 with live music beginning at 10:00 AM and resuming after the competition until 4:30 PM. If you want to shine up the boards for a chance at glory, registration begins at 9:30 in the ticket office and is limited to the first 100 people. Registration costs $10 and prizes will be awarded for best skim, best wipe out and best costume. And remember, style points are critical. Learn more about these stories and others @montezumalocal.news. Thanks for watching this edition of the Local News Roundup, I'm Connor Shreve.