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October Viewings and Fashion Fundraisers

October 7, 2023

Southwest Colorado is listed as one of the top areas to view the solar annular eclipse on October 14th, and popular viewing spots are filling up. Cortez Public Library invites you to join them for free popcorn and movies. Tickets are still available for the Pretty in Pink Fashion Show with the Cancer Resource Alliance later this month. By Rachel Hughes. This story is sponsored by Keesee Motor Company and FASTSIGNS

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Mark your calendars and set your alarms to view the solar annual eclipse on October 14th. Cortez Public Library is hosting their own viewings this month with two nights of movies and snacks. Tickets are still available for the Pretty in Pink Fashion Show later this month. You are watching the "Local News Roundup", brought to you by Keesee Motor Company and Fastsigns. I'm Wendy Graham Settle. With the Four Corners region directly in the path of the upcoming solar annual eclipse, locals and travelers alike are preparing to have their eyes on the sky on October 14th. Hotels and campsites in the Four Corners region are booking quickly as Cortez, Dove Creek and Mesa Verde National Park are listed as the top places to view the annual solar eclipse in Colorado. This type of eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and Earth, blocking the sun and leaving only an outline of sunlight, or ring of fire, visible in the sky. While other areas may be able to view a partial eclipse, Colorado is one of nine states along the path of annularity, where the ring of fire will be visible. According to, in Cortez, the eclipse will be visible from 9:11 AM to 12:03 PM with the annular eclipse lasting three minutes and six seconds, starting at 10:30 AM. Solar eclipse glasses must be worn and solar filters placed on camera, telescope, and binocular lenses for safe viewing. The Cortez Public Library invites you to join them for movie nights at the library. They'll be screening, "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris" on Thursday October 12th at 4:00 PM, followed by the horror film, "Cobweb" on Friday the 13th at 5:30 PM. The library will be providing free popcorn and bottled waters at both events. Tickets for the 12th annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show are available for purchase. The event, put on by the Cancer Resource Alliance, will be held on Thursday, October 19th at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery. Described as a girls' night out for a cause, the evening includes fashion tutorials, a three-course dinner, a silent auction, and more. Last year, the event raised over $11,000 for the Cancer Resource Alliance. The funds are used as financial aid for residents in Montezuma and Dolores Counties for cancer-related expenses. This year, the organization's goal is $20,000. Tickets are limited and available on Cancer Resource Alliance's website. Learn more about these and other stories online at Thank you for watching this edition of the "Local News Roundup", I'm Wendy Graham Settle.


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