Funds raised by PARC will be utilized for improvement projects for Ouray City Parks. Along side the PARC and 11 Western Slope Brewers, the Mosaic Community Project will be serving up margaritas. Funds raised by MCP will be shared with the community in a variety of ways. Past projects include public works of art, county composting and garden support and area cleanups.
Music for the brewfest will be just as diverse as the brews being served up. The event will begin with tunes by Ophir Goats followed by the Last Bus. Sons of the Addicted will be coming home as this year’s headliner. Expect to hear their funky music reminiscent of fusion artists such as Frank Zappa and Joe Satriani. MorningSong B and B will provide root beer floats and OCRA will provide non-alcoholic beverages.
This year’s Grillin’and Chillin’ Brewfest will run from 12-6 p.m. This is a family and dog friendly event. Picnic blankets and flying disks are welcome. For drinkers it will cost $20 for the beer tasting but the chilling will be free.
As if this were not enough to encourage a Saturday in the park, the day will begin with the 9th Annual Mt. Sneffels Half Marathon Run/Walk. The 13.1-mile course begins at the Ouray Hot Springs Park and goes through the City of Ouray and follows the Uncompahgre River Valley on scenic county roads to Ridgway. For more information on the race call 970/325-0312 or www.mtsneffels.org.
The third annual Ouray Elks Pig Roast will take place at Hot Springs Park in conjunction with the Highgraders’ Holiday mining heritage competition on Saturday. This year’s menu includes delicious barbecue pork sandwiches and Olathe sweet corn, cooked by lodge Pigmeister Danny Wesseling and friends. The Elks will start serving about noon.
“This is always a popular event,” said Elks spokesman Jim Pettengill, “and this year we are donating our profits to Frances Hudson to help with medical bills related to her recent stroke. The Elks are dedicated to community service, and this is one of many ways that we give back to our neighbors. In addition, this will be a great weekend at the park, with the traditional mining competitions as well as the great music, food and refreshments at Grillin’ and Chillin’. There will really be something for everybody this weekend, and we hope that the community will help us to help Frances and Alan.”
Two days of Highgraders competitions and activities are to be held. Catch the action while also learning about the rich history of mining in Ouray. For more information on these events visit firstname.lastname@example.org or 970/325-4746.
Region 10 Loan Fund Assists Surface Creek Family Practice
DELTA – With an extensive history of providing quality medical care to residents of Cedaredge and the Surface Creek Valley, extending its reach to Delta was a natural choice for Dr. Kevin Pulsipher and the health care team at Surface Creek Family Practice.
For the past several years, the clinic has leased space in Delta from Dr. Douglas Huene. Now, Surface Creek Family Practice has a clinic location of its own – within walking distance of Delta County Memorial Hospital – to house its growing practice and serve the medical needs of additional Delta County residents.
As the first tenant in the Grand Mesa Wellness Center at 233 Cottonwood Street, Surface Creek Family Practice received a grant of $45,000 through the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council, and low-interest loan funding through the Region 10 League for Economic Assistance and Planning Business Loan Fund.
“We are pleased and proud to support this longtime local healthcare provider in taking this next step, and expanding their reach to better serve our community,” Region 10 Business Loan Fund Director Paul Dunford said.
Even more beneficial than the low-interest loan was the support offered by Region 10, Surface Creek Family Practice Manager Sheryl Hieber said.
“Paul worked with our local bank, and was really there for us throughout the process,” she said. “The people and connections available through Region 10 helped us enormously. More people need to step up and take advantage of this program – I just can’t say enough wonderful things about Region 10.”
SCFP’s Delta Clinic has applied for national qualification as a rural health care center, like the practice in Cedaredge, which will allow them to better serve low-income and Medicare/Medicaid patients. Providers at Surface Creek Family Practice currently include Pulsipher, who is a D.O.; Debbie Hillyer, P.A., C-FNP; Jeannie Mueller, P.A.-C, RD, CDE; and Tim Lewis, P.A.C. Also seeing patients at the clinic are retired Montrose physician Fred Simon, D.O.; Tiffany Ordoñez, M.D.; and Stephen Adams, M.D.
Region 10 is a six-county (Montrose, Delta, Ouray, Gunnison, San Miguel and Hinsdale) non-profit organization that in addition to the Business Loan Fund, and Enterprise Center, operates the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and coordinates regional transportation planning.