Larry and Lorell Cotten of Monte Vista will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Crawford Community Center. (Please note the corrected location.) Friends of the couple are invited to join the celebration.
The Cottens were married June 11, 1967, at the First Christian Church in Montrose. Larry is a retired contractor; Lorell was a stay-at-home mom, teacher and bank receptionist at various times.
They have two sons, Craig Cotten of Monte Vista and Todd Cotten of Portland, Ore., as well as four grandchildren.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.