MVR’s online auction is back for a second year! We are updating the auction website daily with some amazing items and will go live with bidding starting on August 20th. It’s not too late to donate! If you have a donation, please contact Kim at All proceeds will go to cover administrative costs like rent and tax preparation at MVR.

Dear MVR Supporters:Thanks to all of you who came to our live music event fundraiser at the Mancos Brewing Company. Flashback and the Pete Giuliani Band had the crowds dancing while MBC served delicious wood fired pizzas and beer. Visitors from all over the country donated to MVR and locals thanked us for the work we have been doing in the community. We raised almost $2,000 and had a great time doing it.

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, September 16th when the Mancos FoodShare will be honored as Mancos Valley Citizens of the Year. MFS become our project in 2013 with the intention of reestablishing a USDA Commodities Distribution in Mancos so that residents did not have to drive to Cortez to receive their monthly distributions. They’ve grown exponentially since then and went above and beyond feeding our community during the pandemic. Please join us for this well deserved honor.

Until then, enjoy this Indian summer and pray for lots of snow in the coming months!


Kim Cox

Mancos Love 2021: The Pete Giuliani Band performed Saturday evening (left) and Flashback kept the crowd dancing on Friday night at the Mancos Brewing Company.

Meet MVR’s Newest Board Directors 

Welcome Kelsea Ferrato 

Kelsea was born and raised in Southwest Colorado and works in Marketing and Creative Services for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Passionate about education, youth development and food security, she is excited to serve and support Mancos community projects. In her free time, she loves to read, cook, ski, and explore with her husband and pups.

Marianne Marchesano

Marianne is an internationally performing stand up comedian, writer and entertainment producer. She has extensive experience creating original theatre, empowering creatives of any age. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times.
Marianne moved to Mancos from Dolores in April 2021. Currently developing and operating Story Tree Ranch, a little guest ranch with a big heart. Tales & tails a plenty!  7 goats, 4 dogs, 3 Llamas, 2 horses, 2 sheep and a donkey. Now extremely grateful to be living in Mancos, happy to be in unique service to her chosen community

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