Shane Burris Bucking BullsShane Burris, owner of Burris and Sons Bucking Bulls, shows his fun side as he rides one of the bucking bulls during the Kids' Rodeo, on Saturday of Mineral County Fair.

Have a look at a short video clip here:
Fun times at the Fairground with Shane Burris!

Bull riding will be a regular event on our 2014 schedule.

Don't forget to check out our ATV RODEO this weekend on August, 4th, Sunday. We are offering an ATV safety classes for the youth from 9:30 to 11am. Sign up for the rodeo starts at 10am, with the actual rodeo happening at noon. Search and Rescue is cooking hamburgers and hot dogs. Free lunch for the youth from 6 to 18 years of age is sponsored by the Elks!

August 2nd to 4th, ROCK HOUNDS are WANTED in Creede for the ROCK SHOW! Admission is free, and there will be geology programs and lots of mineral specimens, fossils, nuggets, geodes, silver ore, opals, turquoise, jewelry, beads, and meteorites at the Underground Mining Museum to view and purchase. Visit the website at www.creederocks.com to find out more!

Due to the $25,000 grant awarded by the San Luis Valley Regional Council of the El Pomar Foundation and generous local donations our dream of a one-of-a kind Event and Recreation Complex in Creede, CO,  until now just in our hearts and minds, is brought to life on paper, and is therefore one step closer to becoming reality. The grant request sought funding to develop a schematic conceptual design of the Upper Rio Grande Events and Recreation Complex - design work needed to advance the next phase  in fundraising efforts. The request explained our intent to provide year-round, all-age recreation, learning opportunities as well as cultural, arts and  entertainment events. In addition we emphasized our commitment to a design that would compliment our landscape and heritage, and include environmentally responsible features.

The Board and its advisors worked closely with the award-winning architectural firm 51% Studios to articulate the vision for the Events and Recreation Complex. The result? A portfolio of studies, plans and vivid drawings that help us communicate our ideas in a tangible way. This newsletter includes a few of these illustrations, so you can begin to get a feel for our vision.

Now we need YOUR help to take the next step as we have gained the support of the Timber Framers Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and science of timber framing, to erect our first, multipurpose building in 2014. Volunteers as well as donations are needed for this exciting project. Call us at 719-658-2376 to find out how YOU can help!

The Mineral County Fairgrounds has a new name: The Upper Rio Grande Events and Recreation Complex. This long-range regional project is expected to play a significant role in economic development and year-round recreation. By providing activities previously unavailable to the community, this complex will enhance the quality of life for generations. In considering the impacts that the recreation complex will have on Creede, MCFA sought to dream big. Not only will the recreation center serve local residents, but it will offer opportunities to the entire San Luis Valley: swimming lessons and competitions, tournaments for regional sporting events, an annual pro rodeo that would draw entries from all across the West, large concerts, car shows or conferences, and any number of other seasonal (including Winter) events!

Through the hard work and dedication of the Board of Directors and Creede’s amazing community of volunteers, the project continues to make significant progress.