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Musician Nathan Schmidt performed at MVR’s first ever donor appreciation event, Hootenanny at Story Tree Ranch, hosted by Board Director Marianne Marchesano.  A big thank you to all of our donors who believe in our mission and those of our projects. Your continued support has allowed us to serve the Mancos community for more than 25 years!

Dear MVR Supporters:

Happy July! I hope you are all enjoying these beautiful rainy afternoons and long cool evenings. As we make our way through summer be sure to visit the Mancos Valley Farmers Market who hosted 16 vendors last week at Boyle Park. While you grab your veggies, stop by the old jail with your input for the Mancos Skate Park Facelift, a campaign of Mancos Wellbeing Project which is a collaboration between Montezuma Youth Alliance, The S.A.F.E Coalition and Mancos United. 

MVR’s two big fundraisers are taking shape. The Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest will be held at the Mancos Brewery on Saturday, August 20th. Music will be provided by The Crags, The Lawn Chair Kings, and State 38. Breweries providing beer this year, along with Mancos Brewing Company, will be Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield and Anarchy from Durango. Wine from Yellow Car Wines and cider from Outlier Cellars will also be featured. Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, and a $5 student ticket for teenagers. Parking at the Mancos Brewery will be $5. Walking, biking and carpooling this year are strongly encouraged. Handicap access and needs will be accommodated.

The 4th annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the Mancos Opera House. Stay tuned for information on the featured films, auction items and how to purchase tickets.

We appreciate you! Thanks for your continued support!


Kim Cox

More shenanigans from the Hootenanny at Story Tree Ranch, a night of live music, entertainment and dancing.

 Trail work at Chicken Creek Saturday July 9  

Join us to work on completing the last of the Lost Chicken!
Hallar Reservoir on the Millwood Road, aka Forest Service Road 559, aka County Road 39.9.
Time: 8:30-4:00
– 8:30 for sign in, safety, tool use and crew assignment,
– 9:00-2:00 construct the last segment of the Lost Chicken trail.
– 2:00-4:00 Cookout and social.
Wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Bring work gloves, eye protection, sun protection, rain gear, water, food and snacks for 5 hours.
From Mancos go north on Hwy 184 to County Road 40. Right on Rd. 40, go north to Rd P, Go left (west) on Rd. P to County Road 39.9 (Red Sign), go right on 39.9

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