Check out the fun we had at the 10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest! Thank you to our volunteer photographers!
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Vail Daily named the 10th Annual Ridgway RiverFest among the top 12 river festivals in Colorado this summer.
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Here are the items generously donated by individuals and businesses the Ridgway RiverFest Silent Auction but not sold yet. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your your bid(s) on the item(s) that you would like to purchase. Bids must be received by Tuesday, July 12 at midnight. The top bidders will be notified on Wednesday, July 13, and must be able to pick up their item(s) either on Thursday, July 14 between 5 and 6:30 p.m. or Friday, July15 between 10 a.m. and 1 pm. at the UWP office at 133 N. Lena St. #3A, Ridgway, CO 81432 (at the back of the courtyard behind Gold Mountain Gallery and Ridgway Real Estate).
Ridgway Family Dentistry $100 Certificate – retail value=$100/ minimum bid: $80
Alive Fitness One-month Unltd Spin Classes, Ridgway – retail value=$100/ min. bid: $80
Provisions Cafe $100 Gift Card, Ridgway – retail value=$100/ minimum bid: $80
Elevate Day Spa $50 Certificate, Ouray – retail value=$50/ minimum bid: $45
Seek Outside ultra-light, diamond-fly brown 10×10 shelter tarp – retail value=$129/ minimum bid: $60
Immersion Research blue waterproof jacket (size XL)– retail value=$195/ min. bid: $77
Season Five Atmos 1.0 Siren Women’s Charcoal Long-sleeved Waterproof Top (small) – retail value=$100/ minimum bid: $35
Season Five Atmos 1.0 Barrier Women’s Charcoal Waterproof Tank Top (small) – retail value=$70/ minimum bid: $25
NRS paddle shoes (size 6) – retail value=$44/ minimum bid: $25
NRS paddle shoes (size 13) – retail value=$44/ minimum bid: $25
Kokatat neoprene water shoes (size 13) – retail value=$50/ minimum bid: $25
NRS Desperado DuPont Neoprene-backed blue/grey wetsuit sock (med.)– retail value=$50/ minimum bid: $20
Dolores River Guide by Ralph DeVries and Stephen G. Maurer– retail value=$125/ minimum bid: $45
Saving the West (brilliant historic satire) by Peter R. Decker elevate certificate– retail value=$15/ minimum bid: $8
The Amazing Journey of Solomon The Sockeye Salmon (children’s book) by Pamela Cannalte – retail value=$24/ minimum bid: $8
Mountains Surrounding Telluride, Colorado Summer Panoramic Poster by photographer Jeff Burch (with peak names listed)– retail value=$20/ minimum bid: $8
Mountains Surrounding Telluride, Colorado Winter Panoramic Poster by photographer Jeff Burch (with peak names listed)– retail value=$20/ minimum bid: $8
The Real Decoy Rainbow Trout folk art – retail value=$52/ minimum bid: $20
CHILDREN & ADULT APPAREL/PETS
Kuhl Italian fleece ladies stone-colored flight vest (small) – ret. value=$150/ min. bid: $80
RIGS Fly Shop•Guiding Service–Ridgway, Colorado baseball hat– r.v.=$16/ min. bid: $8
Ridgway, Colorado – Love, Laugh, 1876, Girl’s T-shirt (size youth 7/8)– r.v.=$16/ m.b.: $8
Floppy tops reversible lime-yellow children’s fishing hat– retail value=$9/min. bid: $4
dei dishwasher-safe red-white-blue pottery dog bowl – retail value=$28/min. bid: $21
Thank you to the following donors for the silent auction items above: Seek Outside, Ridgway Outdoor Experience, Ridgway Family Dentistry, Provisions Cafe, Paragon Outdoors/Bootdoctors, Mountain Fever Shirts & Gifts, Elevate Day Spa. Colorado Kayak Supply, RIGS Adventure Co., Ivory Trading Co., Peter Decker, Pamela Cannalte, and Alive Fitness.
The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership thanks the many, many people who made the 9th annual Ridgway RiverFest on June 25, 2016, into a fantastic and memorable day on the banks and in the water of the Uncompahgre River at Rollans Park in Ridgway. We had record crowd numbers, amazing volunteers, talented entertainers, dedicated river racers, and our most silent auction items and sales ever! The funds raised from the festival not only supported a day full of educational and fun activities, but also will support UWP programs year-round. We greatly appreciate the many, many sponsors who made financial contributions and donations, and for the local publications who shared our festival news with the community.
Check out the media coverage about the 2016 Ridgway RiverFest…
The top finishers who won awards in the river races at the 9th Annual Ridgway RiverFest on June 25, 2016 are listed below.
1st place- Sara Ballantye
2nd place- Tyler VanArsdell
3rd place- Mo Hanna
1st place- Ben & Spirit Lochard
2nd place- James Patterson
1st place- Joe Bunavac
2nd place- Amanda Bunavac
3rd place- Sam Jaquette
1st place- Emma & Chris Haaland
2nd place- Jessica and Patrick Corrigan
3rd place- Dan, Xander, Orion, Sharon Catran
1st place- “Spoon of Doom” made and piloted by Matt and Jonah Hepp
2nd place- “Baby on Board” made and piloted by Willy Krois
3rd place- “Cudatoo” made and piloted by Weston Meylatt, Nick Hoiuta
The 2016 Ridgway RiverFest awards were crafted by artists Diedra Krois and Kellie Day.
Thanks to articles and ads in local publications serving the Uncompahgre Watershed, the 9th Annual Ridgway RiverFest is expecting huge participation on Saturday, June 25 in Rollans Park, Ridgway. Check out some of the great media coverage…
“RIDGWAY MOUNTAIN MARKET” HARD SHELL KAYAKS AND CANOES
1. Kyle Clark
2. Jeremy Bailey
3. Ben and Spirit Lockard
“ALPINE BANK” INFLATABLES
1. Chris and Emma Haaland
2. Patrick and Jessica Corrigan
3. Willy and Willow Krois
“FRIENDS OF BILL HANSON, IN MEMORIAM” STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS
1. Clint Estes
“JAGGED EDGE” WHITEWATER RODEO
1. Willy Krois
2. Kyle Clark
3. Jeremy Bailey
“UNCOMPAHGRE WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP” JUNK OF THE UNC
1. Gannon Rikkers
2. Willy Krois
3. Owen Juell and Ellis Markey
Download a copy of the RiverFest poster and email to friends or post on social media, please.
The 2016 Ridgway RiverFest is looking for live acts to provide youth-focused entertainment on our festival stage on Saturday, June 25. Each act must appeal to children and teens, and needs to be between 20 minutes and an hour and a half. Please send description of your act plus online photos/videos to email@example.com.
Check out the Ridgway RiverFest advertisement in The Source entertainment magazine, announcing our headliner for the June 25, 2016 festival!