"Where the West Still Lives"
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce
November 9, 2017
Featured Chamber Members
Up the Creek Vacation Rental

Up the Creek is now a vacation rental!
Furnished with antiques and will sleep at least six. Beautiful walk in shower, full kitchen and washer/dryer very spacious living area. Internet and cable available. Nice quiet neighborhood, within walking distance to shopping and downtown. Close to Mesa Verde, Durango, Ski Resorts,

Also, have a 2 bedroom, 2 bath spacious upstairs apartment available Dec. 1 st .
410 N. Beech
Mancos, CO

Jeff and Diane Muller 970-882-2276
or 970-903-9340
Shop Local! Visit Raven House Gallery
for your gift needs this holiday season!
Local News
Chamber News
Please nominate anyone who works or lives in the Mancos Valley that has made Mancos a better place to live. Think about a neighbor, teacher, grocery store clerk, fireman, student, nurse.... The member of the community can be any age.

Please complete the form below and mail to:

Citizen of the Year Committee
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 494
Mancos, CO 81328

or drop it by in a sealed envelope at the Visitor Center, 101 E Bauer, Mancos, CO

Deadline for nominations is December 1st of each year.

Christmas is Coming!
We are asking businesses and merchants on Grand and Main streets to consider putting out a Christmas tree using solar lights. Solar lights are available on Amazon in the $10-$15 range and eliminate the need to extension cords, and are safe and green.

If you are having a holiday event that you would like promoted, please let us know here at the chamber and we will include it in our newsletter and on Facebook. Send flyers and details to: Chamber@MancosValley.com
Interested in joining the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Board?
Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce
 has openings for board members.
Call 533-7434 or email us at Chamber@MancosValley.com
for more information.
Grant Applications
Get your application in!

Deadline extended to November 15th.

It's that time of year to submit your proposals to the Chamber of Commerce for your grant requests that is related to tourism.

Due to the response we received last year, we are placing a cap on the total amount to be requested at $1,500.00 and that all funding for proposals is contingent upon availability of funds. Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce will fund those projects and programs that provide some benefit to the Mancos Valley and promote tourism.
Grant applicants must use the Mancos Valley Chamber of Commerce Grant Application Form and apply each year for projects they wish the Chamber to fund.

News From Our Partners

Sharing the 81328 Perspective
Photo Exhibit Reveals Rare Views
of Heritage Ranches

New Show Celebrates Landowner Decisions to Conserve Mancos Valley Treasures

Sharing the 81328 Perspective debuts at the Mancos Visitor Center with a free reception open to the public on Saturday, November 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Several of the participating landowners will be there, and light refreshments will be offered.
An exhibit of photographs opening this month will showcase 28 area ranches and farms whose owners have protected their land permanently through easements with Montezuma Land Conservancy. Photographs in the exhibit represent 6,000 acres of Mancos Valley land that families have placed in a conservation easement with Montezuma Land Conservancy (MLC).

“That’s 6,000 acres that will remain farmland, critical wildlife habitat, and stunning views that will never change,” said Marianne Mate, the nonprofit’s Director of Philanthropy and Special events.
Patricia Burk, who grew up in the Mancos Valley and who now ranches and farms here with her husband, Jack, conceived the photography exhibit to bring attention to the progress of conservation easements in preserving the rural character and natural resources of the Mancos Valley.

Ms. Burk and Montezuma Land Conservancy collaborated to bring together photographs MLC has collected while working with property owners in the Mancos Valley during the past 19 years.
Ms. Burk intends for the exhibit to shine a light on landowners’ work to protect ranches with histories that trace back to pioneering families such as the Wetherills and the Weavers. “Many individuals are making huge contributions toward saving this land into perpetuity,” she said. The Burks themselves live and work on land that Ms. Burk’s parents purchased in 1949 and also own property that is in a conservation easement with Montezuma Land Conservancy. Mr. Burk is a past president of MLC.

The show of ranchland images is the latest in a years-long series of Sharing the 81328 Perspective exhibits that Ms. Burk, a photographer, has organized with help from others in the Mancos area.
“In many ways it’s been a historical record of the community in the last 15 years, because nothing does it better than photographs,” she said.

The photographs of protected ranches and farms will be on view for a year at the Mancos Visitor Center, 101 East Bauer Avenue, Mancos. Winter hours are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
About Montezuma Land Conservancy
Montezuma Land Conservancy partners with the community to connect with, conserve, and enhance southwest Colorado’s agricultural, scenic, and recreational lands and wildlife habitat for today and future generations.

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