At a time when residents may be underestimating their actual risk for wildfire, the state of Colorado is on alert, launching a new strategy that is expected to serve as the model for the nation.
Saturday, the day of the inaugural FUNC Fest, was vastly different from the cool and rainy day on May 16 for the Montrose Water Sports Park dedication, but as one of the water-park designers pointed out, the crowd capacity was similar.
Anyone who’s eaten a messy, charred, delicious ear of sweet corn at the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival knows the joy of tasting corn that was picked hours ago.
Does it seem the construction of East Oak Grove Road has been going on forever? And, you’re anxious for it to come to completion?
A year of hard work and dedication for fair participants started coming to an end on Friday afternoon.
A crowd gathered, children lined up to be chosen to compete and plates of sweet Olathe corn lined the tables at Friday’s corn-eating contest at the Montrose County Fair. With the signal to start, the crowd cheered, corn flew and the race was on.
Anna Fischer of Durango won the women's paddle board competition. The new Water Sports Park affords great viewing for the public, and this photograph taken from the bridge illustrates that viewing area.
Miles Harvey of Salida takes a spill off his stand up paddle board into the Unconpahgre River during Func Fest on Saturday.
Spectators watch to see who wins the rubber duckie, Partners fundraiser, race during Func Fest on Saturday.
Vijay Singh, left, and Chase Darling navigate the Unconpahgre River on their homemade raft during river parade at Func Fest on Saturday.
City Manager Bill Bell and his family found time to watch kayakers go over one of the six drop areas along the Water Sports Park during the inaugural FUNC Fest. City officials are hoping to extend the festival to a second day next year.
Winner of the 2015 corn eating contest Jason Peters works his way through an ear of corn. Peters ate seven ears to gain the title as this years champion.
Page Fister, 13, Chasey Searcy, 13 and Gabby Odonnell, 13 emerge from the show ring after participating in Friday's Pig Scramble. The three girls were looking for a fun way to cool off and relax after a long week of competitions at the county fair.
A construction crew preps to poar a concrete sidewalk on the corner of East Oak Grove Road and Bear Lake Drive on Friday.