Most people think of the Cortez Commerical Fishing Festival as full day of great live music, activities for kids and adults and, of course, tons of fresh-from-the-boat seafood.


For John Stevely, though, what's really exciting about the festival is the good it does for community and the environment.


Stevely is one the organizers of the seafood celebration, which is set for this weekend in Cortez Fishing Village.


"This is the 33rd year," he said, "and I was here for the first one."


The festival's been so popular over the years, Stevely said, that organizers don't feel the need to tamper with the formula. If you've enjoyed the festival in the past, you're likely to enjoy it this year.


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