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Photos: Flower powerDurango Botanic Gardens holds 11th annual ‘Gardens on Tour’ on SaturdayThe flower of the blue glitter sea holy in the Durango Botanic Garden, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21593000 An orange belted bumble bee lands on a beardtongue in the Durango Botanic Gardens, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000 People walk around looking a plants in the Durango Botanic Gardens’ Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19543000 Charlie Roberts, 4, looks at flowers through a magnifying glass at the Durango Botanic Gardens’ Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual Gardens on Tour event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20771500 Some of the plants in the Durango Botanic Garden’s Literary Garden at the Durango Public on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22341500 A showy milkweed butterfly weed in the Durango Botanic Garden, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21343000 A bee climbs around on a showy milkweed butterfly weed in the Durango Botanic Garden, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13462010 Charlie Roberts, 4, looks at flowers through a magnifying glass at the Durango Botanic Gardens’ Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual Gardens on Tour event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22593000 An orange belted bumble bee lands on a beardtongue in the Durango Botanic Gardens, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20641579 Durango musician Michael McGuffey performs as people tour Barb Howard’s gardens behind her house on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Gardens’ annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000 Barb Howard’s gardens in front and behind her house was the seventh stop on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Gardens’ 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14783000 Barb Howard’s gardens in front and behind her house was the seventh stop on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Gardens’ 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20203000 Some of the plants in the Durango Botanic Gardens’ Literary Garden at the Durango Public on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21031500 Barb Howard’s gardens in front of and behind her house was the seventh stop on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Gardens’ 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21133000 Barb Howard’s gardens in front of and behind her house was the seventh stop on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Garden’s 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000 Barb Howard’s gardens in front of and behind her house was the seventh stop on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the Durango Botanic Garden’s 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19833000 Melanie Palmer, curator with Durango Botanic Gardens, describes some of the plants in the DBG Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library to Steve and Lori Weisberg on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19523000 An orange belted bumble bee climbs around on a beardtongue in the Durango Botanic Garden’s Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14292010 30002159 The flower of the blue glitter sea holy in the Durango Botanic Garden, Literary Garden at the Durango Public Library on Saturday, June 22, 2024, during the 11th annual “Gardens on Tour” event. This year’s event included nine gardens in Durango and La Plata County. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Durango Botanic Gardens holds 11th annual ‘Gardens on Tour’ on Saturday
PHOTOS: Navajo Trail Open golf tournament wraps up with Round 3 actionWil Collins shot 6-under-par on Sunday, 18-under-par overall, to win the tournament at Hillcrest Golf ClubAlex Estrada watches his ball soar down the fairway from the first tee box during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)13962100Ryan Caughlan putts on the first green during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)15991800Barrett Jones putts on the first green during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)15642100Jere Pelletier putts on the first green during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)14742100Wil Collins putts on the first green with Jere Pelletier watching in front of him during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)12632100Wil Collins watches his ball soar down the fairway from the second tee box during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)1780210021001263Wil Collins putts on the first green with Jere Pelletier watching in front of him during the third and final round of the Navajo Trail Open on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)
Wil Collins shot 6-under-par on Sunday, 18-under-par overall, to win the tournament at Hillcrest Golf Club
36002400Snoop Donk is one of the Burro Fest 2024 burro ambassadors. Ilana Newman/Special to The JournalPhotos: 2024 Burro Fest puts local arts, music and food on displayOn Saturday, more than 1,000 people head to Mancos for burrosFor the town of Mancos and its businesses, it’s the biggest day of the year, said Stephanie Hallum, event coordinator for Mancos Creative District, in an interview with The Journal.This year’s Burro Fest featured 10 animal artists, a Makers Market with 20 additional local artists and makers, live bands, a kids area, a silent auction and food trucks.Photo gallery by Ilana Newman, for The JournalSnoop Donk is one of the Burro Fest 2024 burro ambassadors. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003296Snoop Donk is one of the Burro Fest 2024 burro ambassadors. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600Hamilton, a previous Burro Fest champion, crosses through the Olympic Ring finish line during the obstacle course competition at Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600A Burro Fest attendee looks through donkey art at one of the artist stalls at Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003482A painting by artist Shawn Ahkea of Siggi, the champion of Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600Alice, wearing a yellow polka-dot bikini, refuses to cross the finish line during the obstacle course competition during Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal4000569824003600Dai Salwen poses behind burro art that Salwen created at Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600Some of the Burro Fest 2024 organizers, from left to right, Chelsea Lunders, TJ Zark, and Stephanie Hallum. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal22402750Sarah Drummond stands in front of her booth with the watercolor painting of her partner burro Coco hanging front and center. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003429Alice, wearing a yellow polka-dot bikini, refuses to cross the finish line during the obstacle course competition during Burro Fest 2024. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600Handler Suzanne Velasquez with Siggi, the champion of Burro Fest 2024, and Harley, two burros from Forever Home Donkey Rescue in Benson, Arizona. Ilana Newman/Special to The Journal24003600
On Saturday, more than 1,000 people head to Mancos for burros
PHOTOS: Navajo Trail Open golf tournament features tough Round 2 competitionMultiple golfers started Saturday within several strokes of defending tournament champ Wil Collins, who pulled ahead by day’s endBriggs Duce putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)15602100Behrod Keshtavar putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16402100Lamar Carlile watches his ball fly down the fairway from the 14th tee box during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)10761200Shea Sena watches his ball fly down the fairway from the 14th tee box during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)18661800Barrett Jones checks his score card before proceeding to the 14th tee box during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16412100Christian Muscarello watches his ball fly down the fairway from the 14th tee box during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)1686180021001560Briggs Duce putts on the 13th green during the second round of the Navajo Trail Open on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Hillcrest Golf Club. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)
Multiple golfers started Saturday within several strokes of defending tournament champ Wil Collins, who pulled ahead by day’s end
20102060Colton Clemens competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)An exciting end to the Ute Mountain RoundupOver half of Ute Mountain Roundup’s first-place performances came on night threeSaturday was a barnburner for the Ute Mountain Roundup.The last night of Cortez’s annual PRCA rodeo sold out every seat, and fans were not disappointed.The third night was the charm for the bull riders, who finally posted qualifying rides.Scotty Knapp took home the big check after an 83.5-point ride.However, Josh Frost, the four time Linderman Award winner and three time Reserve World Champion bull rider, walked away with the audience’s support, who loudly booed the judge’s 78.5 score for his ride on Powder River Rodeo’s “Rez Dawg.” Frost’s brother, Jate Frost, took second with an 80.5-point ride.60004000Rodeo entertainer Matt Merritt has fun with the sold-out crowd during Saturday's Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo performance. (Madelaine Gaskey/Special to The Journal)Keenan Hayes, who stunned the rodeo world last season by becoming the first-ever person to win Rookie of the Year and the World Championship in the same year, visited the UMR just long enough to win the bareback competition. Hayes tied the arena record with his 85-point ride.The ladies of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association tallied first-place performances in barrel racing and breakaway roping posted on night three. Maddy Deerman of Hope, New Mexico, won the breakaway roping title with a time of just 2.4 seconds, and Doskie Edwards swept to the top of the barrel racing event in 17.35 seconds.0VideoYouTube4803600VideoYouTube480360Jake Hannum won the tie-down roping event with a time of 8.7 seconds. In a total of five out of eight events, the first-place performance happened on Saturday night, marking an exciting end to the three-day UMR.In all the excitement, the crowd also saw a few warmhearted moments.The UMR celebrated Military Appreciation night by recognizing HD Randolph, Jerry Huskey and Gerald Goodall for their service. The crowd also welcomed 82nd Airborne veteran and skydiver Mike Semanoff, who made his third and final descent into the arena carrying the American flag.Rodeo clown Matt Merritt was tasked with choosing a “fan of the night” for each night of the UMR.On Night 1, he chose a couple who had been married for 62 years. On Night 2, it was a Vietnam veteran in the front row. On Night 3, it was a pair of 91-year-old twins who had attended every UMR Rodeo since 1953.Merritt had the audience believe that the award and accompanying gift card is given to the loudest, rowdiest person in the arena. However, being unable to give the award to himself, Merritt seemingly chose the winner based on merit.30001821Maddy Deerman of N ew Mexico competes in breakaway roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)30001850Skydiver, Mike Semanoff, who was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne lands in the arena during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)30002000The crowd responds to the action at the Ute Mountain Roundup. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Over half of Ute Mountain Roundup’s first-place performances came on night three
Photos: It’s rodeo timeUte Mountain Roundup Rodeo electrifies the crowd on SaturdayJessica Blair-Fowlkes rodeo performer with her roman riding act during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19791500Jessica Blair-Fowlkes rodeo performer with her roman riding act during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19431500Matt Merritt, Rodeo Entertainer, gives an audience member a dancing lesson during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18743000Kory Bramwell and Calvin Brevik compete in team roping on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)11183000The Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21191500Fans have fun during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21333000Fans have fun during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Fans have fun during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13402010The Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Announcer Jody Carper during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13402010Macy Davenport competes in breakaway roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18103000Kory Bramwell competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)23603000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)15033000Hollis Jodie competes in the steer wrestling riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19933000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22173000Colton Clemens competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20602010Colton Clemens competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21733000Tyler Beebe competes in Saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)24282010Saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19663000Tyler Beebe competes in Saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19643000Kolt Ferguson competes in saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17181500Stran Neilson competes in saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21761500Jordan Iker competes in saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)26591500Hayden Horrocks competes in saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21041500Cora Brunori competes in breakaway roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18683000Maddy Deerman competes in breakaway roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18213000Mckenzie Watkins competes in breakaway roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18283000Josh Frost competes in tie-down roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22833000Fans have fun during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18283000Grady Kirks competes in tie-down roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)24333000Grady Kirks competes in tie-down roping during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20123000The crowd watches saddle bronc riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Kristin Brashears competes in barrel racing during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20973000Anne Miller competes in barrel racing during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20571500Jonny Perez competes in bull riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13733000Dave Chidgey competes in bull riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17662010Anne Miller competes in barrel racing during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)23393000Scottie Knapp competes in bull riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18631500The Carnival on Saturday night next to the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12772010Hate Frost competes in bull riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)11432010Macy Davenport competes in barrel racing during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)15451500Colton Clemens competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22301417Kory Bramwell competes in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22821500Michael Bates competes in the steer wrestling riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)24163000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20233000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13073000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18653000Kory Bramwell and Calvin Brevik compete in team roping on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17923000Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes gets ready to compete in bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19333000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21073000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21933000Mutton busting is a fun event to watch on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21173000Brady Love competes in Saddle bronc riding during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21743000Jade Taton competes in saddle bronc riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Jade Taton competes in saddle bronc riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)24873000Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes gets ready before competing in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21783000Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes competes in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20871500Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes gets ready before competing in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)23293000Josh Frost competes in the bull riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21763000Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes competes in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18181500Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes gets ready before competing in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20683000Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes competes in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)23171500Bareback champion rider Keenan Hayes competes in the bareback riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)22953000Skydiver, Mike Semanoff, who was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne lands in the arena during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)11363000Skydiver, Mike Semanoff, who was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne lands in the arena during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18503000Country music recording artist from Cortez, Megan Shelton, sings the national anthem on Saturday at the start of the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18873000Skydiver, Mike Semanoff, who was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne lands in the arena during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo on Saturday at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)2374201030001993Hollis Jodie competes in the steer wrestling riding on Saturday night during the Ute Mountain Roundup PRCA Rodeo at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo electrifies the crowd on Saturday
Video: Montezuma-County rodeo star Amber Moore puts on showMoore, a Lewis, Colorado native and 2015 champion, took center stage in the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo's barrel racing event on Friday0VideoYouTube48036040006000Montezuma County barrel racer Amber Moore, seen here on Friday, has made the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo into a regular fixture in her summer plans. She won the event in 2015. (Courtesy of Madelaine Gaskey)
Moore, a Lewis, Colorado native and 2015 champion, took center stage in the Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo's barrel racing event on Friday
Video: Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo competitors take center stageRiders hail from Northwest New Mexico, Northeast Arizona and Southwest Colorado0VideoYouTube4803600VideoYouTube4803600VideoYouTube4803600VideoYouTube48036026883600The bronco looks back at Bailey Benchs while trying to buck him off during the Friday night Ute Mountain Roundup. (Sam Green/Special to the Journal)
Riders hail from Northwest New Mexico, Northeast Arizona and Southwest Colorado
Photos: A day for boatersAnimas River Days boaters compete on Saturday at Durango Whitewater ParkAnimas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19971500Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20263000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18643000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19613000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17413000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21471500Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18663000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21063000Kayakers compete in the canoe and kayak race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)36743000Boats compete in the R4 Raft slalom race on Saturday, June 1, 2024, during Animas River Days 2024 at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18723000Kayakers compete in the canoe and kayak race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. 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Artists reveal ‘Droplets’ mural at Animas River DaysProject involving nine artists was a ‘massive undertaking’ to portray collective vision30002028Seven of the nine artists who participated in The Walls Project’s “Droplets” mural, from left, Silas Armstrong, Chelsie Begoody, Jordanne Pelkey, Maddie Sanders, Mariah Kaminsky, Cindy Atchison and Parker Ledford, along with Brandon Firkins, a sponsor, and Thomas Donley, chief financial officer of the project, stand in front of the mural Saturday that was painted on the side of the administration building of the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)The city of Durango and nine artists unveiled the “Droplets” mural on Saturday during Animas River Days at the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility.The reclamation center and Santa Rita Park were bustling with residents and visitors who showed up for a day of water sports in 82-degree weather.The mural features a series of water droplets containing depictions of wildlife along the Animas River, and the personalities or styles of each artist who worked on them.0VideoYouTube480360Silas Armstrong, an artist who worked on the piece, said the project was a massive undertaking for a group of artists who would presumably find trouble fitting all of their unique ideas into one piece.But they pulled it off.“They initially thought there’s gonna be way too many cooks in the kitchen, but we managed to make it work,” he said.The nine artists are: Armstrong, Cindy Atchison, Chelsie Begoody, Laurie Cullum, Mariah Kaminsky, Parker Ledford, Jordanne Pelkey, Maddie Sanders and Hannah Wilson.“Droplets” uses a color spectrum representing the seasons. The largest droplets break up the major scenes of the Animas River depicted in winter through autumn.“I chose to depict mine in yellow because it just happened to fall in the summer location, but also to represent the 2015 (Gold King Mine waste water spill) disaster that tainted the river and turned it yellow,” he said.30001631A 1,500-square-foot mural called “Droplets” was officially unveiled on Saturday at Santa Rita Reclamation Facility during Animas River Days. The project is the culmination of nine artists’ work who were brought together by the city of Durango and nonprofit The Walls Project. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)He said a shining sun portrayed over the entire scene is a symbol of hope. The mural also includes depictions of how ecological damage effects the community and the ecosystem downriver from Durango.Armstrong said locals might recognize his art behind Jean Pierre Bakery, Cafe and Wine Bar, a mural of Bart Simpson from “The Simpsons.”He also had a mural at The Hive, a youth community hub, before it announced the closure of its 1150 Main Ave. location.“It’s been one of the best experiences of my life,” he said of the project. “Super-talented artists. Really just honored and flattered enough to work with some of the great artists that are here.”“Droplets” came together through a partnership between the artists, the city of Durango and The Walls Project, a nonprofit that uses art and creativity to drive positive change in communities.The art project came together right on schedule. Tom Donley, The Walls Project’s chief financial officer, said in March the public unveiling of the mural was slated to happen during Animas River Days.Tommy Crosby, economic opportunity manager for the city, said in March the mural was made possible because a separate landscaping project at the reclamation center was completed under budget by about $100,000. The mural’s price tag was about $45,000.Two art installations, a sculpture by Alex Bond called “Whispers in Water” and a kinetic piece depicting a kayaker riding waves by Jeff Wise, were also included in the mural project.cburney@durangoherald.com
Project involving nine artists was a ‘massive undertaking’ to portray collective vision