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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. 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(Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16702519Boats 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)19233000Boats 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)17793000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20183000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18132785Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13122010Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)30514831Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20173000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21051500Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20503000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)15052010Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18213000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16763000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18403000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21353000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19763000Team Banner Boat carry their boat while competing 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)20683000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21303000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)37295330Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19153000Paddle boarders take off at the start of the stand-up paddle board race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19903000The team named the “Blue-Footed Boobies” go through Smelter Rapid on Saturday, June 1, 2024, while competing in the R4 raft slalom during Animas River Days at the Durango Whitewater Park. With the Animas River flowing at 2,300 cubic feet per second, it made for some challenging courses that were set up in the river. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17723000A contestant in the stand-up paddle board race falls off his board and floats through the rapid on Saturday, June 1, 2024, during Animas River Days at the Durango Whitewater Park. The weather for the daylong event was beautiful with temperatures in the mid-80s. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1709300030002178Kayakers compete in the canoe & kayak race during Animas River Days 2024 on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Durango Whitewater Park. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Animas River Days boaters compete on Saturday at Durango Whitewater Park
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
Photos: Riders compete in the IHBC mountain bike pro races20101348Todd Wells competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)Erin Osborne competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20503000Troy Wells competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12842010Riley Huston competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13192010Riders compete in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic mountain bike races on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)10852010Todd Wells competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13482010Lauren Aggeler competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13722010Riley Huston competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12242010Lauren Aggeler competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16152010The women’s pro mountain bike race during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14242010Toby Hassett competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)30654144Emmett McManus competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14102010Brent Winebarger competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12502010Austin Beard competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14512010Lauren Aggeler competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18803000Toby Hassett competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13342010Erin Osborne is all smiles as she crosses the finish line after winning the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s pro mountain bike race on Sunday at Chapman Hill. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20111500
Photos: Riders battle it out in IHBC men’s professional road raceAnother successful Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race held on Saturday20101999The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic pro mens road race on Saturday north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)Competitors in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race line up at the starting line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at East Second Avenue and 33rd Street. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20603000Cobe Freeburn crosses the finish line winning the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8391250The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19992010The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18663000Race fans cheer on riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)11142010Race fans cheer on riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17413000Liam O'Connor competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13552010Race fans cheer on riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13402010The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12443000Ned Overend competes in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024 north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20303000A group of riders compete in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21791500Race fans line the finish line before riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race arrive on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Race fans line the finish line before riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race arrive on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16493000Race fans line the finish line before riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race arrive on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14212010Race fans line the finish line before riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race arrive on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19153000A group of riders compete in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13303000A group of riders compete in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20003000Riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race make their way out of Durango on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, finishing in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12663000Riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race make their way out of Durango on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, finishing in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18651500Riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race make their way out of Durango on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, finishing in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19453000Competitors in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race line up at the starting line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at East Second Avenue and 33rd Street. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)14912010Stephen Schaefer makes an early break from the peloton during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race north of Durango on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18573000A race official on a motorcycle rides with the peloton up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)11472010Competitors in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race line up at the starting line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at East Second Avenue and 33rd Street. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18983000Stephen Schaefer leads the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race up heading up Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18411500A hawk decided to perch on top of a tree for a Birds eye view of the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19661500Cobe Freeburn, left, makes his way up Coal Bank Pass while competing in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)18413000The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)15993000A group of riders make their way up Molas Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21501500A race official watches riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12923000Cobe Freeburn begins pulling away from fellow riders on Molas Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south of Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)16683000Riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race come down Coal Bank Pass on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south of Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13673000Race fans line up at the finish line before riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race arrive on Saturday, May 25, 2024, south in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13783000A group of riders compete in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)13893000The peloton makes its way up U.S. Highway 550 during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8992010Traffic goes around the peloton on U.S. Highway 550 trying to beat the road closing at 8:30 a.m. at Purgatory Resort during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17983000Traffic goes around the peloton on U.S. Highway 550 trying to beat the road closing at 8:30 a.m. at Purgatory Resort during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20153000Emmett Mcmanus, left, Caleb Classen, center, Cobe Freeburn make their way up Molas Pass while competing in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)17173000Emmett Mcmanus, left, Caleb Classen, center, and Cobe Freeburn make their way up Molas Pass while competing in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20423000Emmett Mcmanus, left, Caleb Classen, center, and Cobe Freeburn make their way up Molas Pass while competing in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20565074The peloton climbs Shalona Hill during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, making their way to the finish line in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8331250Caleb Classen leads the peloton during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, making their way to the finish line in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9281250A rider in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic fixes a flat tire on U.S. Highway 550 on Saturday, May 25, 2024, north of Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20002805Riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic start gathering near the start line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at East Second Avenue and 33rd Street. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)19473000Spectators watch as riders gather for the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic near the start line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at East Second Avenue and 33rd Street. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)9152010Kona Gray, 3, stays warm in the wagon as riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic cross the finish line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)21143000A group of riders climb Molas Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, making their way to the finish line in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)1440950Emmett Mcmanus, left, Caleb Classen, center, and Cobe Freeburn make their way up Molas Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)8431250Emmett Mcmanus, left, and Cobe Freeburn fly down Coal Bank Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic men’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024, making their way to the finish line in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)12002000Kolby Templin, 9, mother Robin and sister Luci, 6, cheer on riders in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic as they wait for their father to cross the finish line on Saturday, May 25, 2024, in Silverton. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)20143000
Another successful Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race held on Saturday
Photos: Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road raceSaturday’s women’s race for first place was a thriller, with Durango’s Lauren Aggeler earning a come-from-behind victoryA race viewer opts for an unorthodox method of motivation, appearing as a chain saw-wielding maniac, during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald) 40006000Durango's Michaela Thompson rides during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)40006000Erin Osborne paces Lauren Aggeler midway through the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)343849502024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race winner Lauren Aggeler is embraced near the finish line on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)29343906A portion of the field of professional women cyclists ride together early in the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)30184506Erin Osborne of Prescott, Arizona descends into Silverton during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)30604458Erin Osborne rides alone on Coal Bank Pass during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)40006000Erin Osborne pedals hard to build on her lead during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)46324000Lauren Aggeler works to make up the difference while pedaling up Coal Bank during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)40006000Lauren Aggeler, center left, eclipses Erin Osborne on the final descent into Silverton during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)40006000Lauren Aggeler, front center, and Erin Osborne find themselves in a tight grouping of male competitors during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)31863780A rider pulls off for snacks and drinks at one of the many aid stations along the route of the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)17702574Kat Marks, Riley Huston and Anabelle Rich among others take the starting line of the professional women's division as it begins to fill in before the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)36775448Rider, Erin Osborne, sets against a scenic backdrop after making an aggressive move to open a lead on Coal Bank during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)40006000Lauren Aggeler, left, and Erin Osborne vie for positioning as they speed down Greene Street in Silverton toward the finish line of the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)36305052Fans line up across Greene Street in Silverton awaiting the riders on their way to the finish line during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)4000600037803186Lauren Aggeler, front center, and Erin Osborne find themselves in a tight grouping of male competitors during the 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic women’s professional road race on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Stephen Jiron/Durango Herald)
Saturday’s women’s race for first place was a thriller, with Durango’s Lauren Aggeler earning a come-from-behind victory
Photos: 2024 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen TourMultiple area cyclists hit the highway for the annual event on SaturdayDarrell Duchon of Fruita, Colorado looks toward the back of the starting line getting ready for the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16662100Josh Skarka of Hotchkiss, Colorado assembles his pack of belongings ahead of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16002400Competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour proceed past mile marker 27 just north of Durango on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16002400Competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour proceed past mile marker 27 just north of Durango on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16002400Competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour proceed forward with a Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train coming up in the distance near mile marker 27 just north of Durango on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)14872100Competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour proceed forward with a Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train moving alongside them near mile marker 27 just north of Durango on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)16401800Spectators cheer on competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour just outside Hermosa on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)13972100Spectators cheer on competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour just outside Hermosa on Saturday, May 25, 2024. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)1600240021001487Competitors in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic McDonalds Citizen Tour proceed forward with a Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train coming up in the distance near mile marker 27 just north of Durango on Saturday. (Matt Hollinshead/Durango Herald)
Multiple area cyclists hit the highway for the annual event on Saturday