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Cortez/Dolores/
Dove Creek/
Mancos:
---The MCHM race
committee has
decided to cancel
the Mancos Cowboy
Half Marathon, 5K
and Fun Run this
year. With so much
uncertainty about
the COVID-19 virus
and the over-
whelming logistics
of how to orga-
nize a race with
social distancing
guidelines, we¡¯ve
decided to put our
energy into next
year¡¯s race
--Due to unknown
issues surrounding
Many Colorado restaurants are serving food and
alcohol for takeout or home delivery.
Outdoor Recreation
Colorado has millions of acres of accessible feder-
al land, state parks, municipal parks, open space
and other accessible areas.
Guided services, including fishing, hiking, horse-
back riding and more, are allowed with groups up
to 10 people plus staff and guides.
Tour providers including river outfitters, rafting
and jeep tours can include members of up to two
households. Recreators are encouraged to contact
the guide or outfitter directly to learn more about
its specific operations.
Use COTREX for up-to-date information about
38,000 miles of Colorado trails, closures and ac-
tivity alerts.
Parks & Camping
Colorado state parks are open and both state
and private campgrounds are open. Please refer
to cpw.state.co.us for specific information about
Colorado state parks.
The National Park Service is phasing in the open-
ing of Colorado¡¯s four national parks and eight na-
tional monuments, and Rocky Mountain National
Park is implementing a new timed-entry system.
Arts, Cultural & Tourism Attractions
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park reopened to the
public along with The Denver Botanic Gardens,
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, the Ouray Via
Ferrata and more. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
began a phased reopening.
However many tourism attractions remain closed,
including arts and cultural facilities, entertainment
venues and sports arenas. Please check local
listings before planning a visit and be aware that
many communities require the wearing of facial
coverings in stores and other enclosed environ-
ments.
Road Trips
Guidance for travelers may vary depending on
what part of Colorado you are visiting. Deci-
sions about reopening are being made every day
and several Colorado counties are going beyond
the statewide guidance to reopen businesses.
(source: colorado.com)
Happenings
Concerts
June 25
David Starr, Louie¡¯s Pizza, Paonia, 970.527.3265
June 27
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Bridges, Montrose,
970.252.8899
July 1
David Starr, Paonia Public Library, 970.399.7881
July 19
Pat Green w/Opening Act TBA, Belly Up, Aspen,
970.544.9800
July 21
Drew and Ellie Holcomb w/Opening Act TBA, Belly Up,
Aspen, 970.544.9800
July 25
Jordyn Pepper, Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, Montrose,
323.270.6284
July 30
Marshall Tucker Band, Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction,
970.263.5700
July 31
Boys of Summer, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens,
Grand Junction, 970.250.1595
2020 June/July
Pg 12 - The Sunshine Express
Welcome to the Happenings. Your source for fun and
cool things to do in western Colorado. Free event listing.
Email events to: westerncoloradoevents@gmail.com
Highlight your event on a banner ad with FREE COLOR!.
Use your credit card to order, call now: 970.864.2142
Music, music everywhere. Check out these hot concerts that
are happening in your area during the months of Jun/Jul.
Always call venues to confirm concert information:
Covid 19, we have cancelled the 2020 Mancos
Days celebration, it is with deep regret but be
prepared for a bigger n better 2021
--Dolores Farmer¡¯s Market, every Wednesday,
4-7p, Flanders Park, 4TH & Railroad
----Mancos Fireworks Show, Sat, July 4, Boyle
Park, 8:30p, Free
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa
Springs:
---Trail Party Enduro Race, Sat, June 27,
bringing gravity stage racing to Purgatory Re-
sort, unique format designed to maximize the
fun and give riders the best chance to per-
form at their highest level, features: 100%
lift access, Ride the stages in any order, Ride
with whoever you choose (like, your friends),
¡°Best of¡± format - as many runs as you want,
World class timing, 1 Skier Place, Durango
-Free Veterans Float & Picnic, Sun, June 28,
join Mountain Waters Rafting for free raft-
ing & picnic for Veterans and their families at
Santa Rita Park, 11a-3p, Veterans and their
families are welcome to show up and enjoy
the festivities at no cost, 149 S Camino del
Rio, Durango
-True West Rodeo, July 1-August 26, by First
National Bank of Durango and Durango &
Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, honoring
Durango¡¯s western roots with broncs, bulls
and wild west entertainment, every Wednes-
day at the La Plata County Fairgrounds,
6:30p, Tickets can be purchased online or at
the gate, Season passes available, 2500 Main
Ave, Durango
-4th of July River Parade, Sat, July 4, be part
of Mild to Wild¡¯s 4th of July Rafting Parade
that flows through the heart of Durango on
the Lower Animas River, 5 meet times to
choose from: 8a, 9a, 10a, 1:30p & 3:30p,
Seats are limited, Kids get a 4th of July
souvenir, dress up in 4th of July attire, Best
costume wins a prize, for up to date event in-
formation, to register and to reserve a ticket
contact Mild to Wild Rafting at 970.247.4789
or visit our website, Mild to Wild Rafting, 50
Animas View Dr, Durango
Events, Fairs, Festivals, Fun
Colorado is now in the ¡®Safer at Home in the Vast,
Great Outdoors Phase¡¯, which allows(?) Coloradans
and others to recreate in our state¡¯s great outdoors
while maintaining a sustainable level of physical dis-
tancing.
The new GUIDANCE opens up outdoor recreational
opportunities statewide, including whitewater rafting,
jeep tours and other guided outdoor activities includ-
ing fly fishing, horseback riding, stand up paddle-
boarding, climbing and more Colorado fun.
Steps also are being taken to open ski resort gondo-
las and on-mountain summer activities, put historic
scenic trains back on track and reopen stand-alone
ziplines, ropes courses and climbing walls.
The reopening of each of these recreational oppor-
tunities is subject to local approvals, so be sure to
check local destination websites for the best informa-
tion about what¡¯s available.
Governor Polis has asked that as more of our state
opens, all visitors respect the wishes, public health
and capacity of our local destinations, whether in-
state residents returning to their favorite getaways
or out-of-state travelers discovering Colorado for the
first time.
As Colorado continues toward reactivating our econo-
my, the health and safety of both visitors and resi-
dents remain a high priority.
Air Travel
Colorado airports, including Denver International
Airport, are open.
Lodging
Lodging offerings are available statewide for travel-
ers, including hotels and short-term rentals. Outdoor
pools are open and can accommodate up to 50 per-
cent of capacity.
Dining & Restaurants
All Colorado restaurants are allowed to provide dine-
in service with social distancing and are encouraged
to provide outdoor seating and service if possible.
Contact restaurants directly to inquire about their
services in advance, especially because seating may
be limited.