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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Chicken Speaks

An important message from Chicken Creek Nordic:

"As the official Chicken Champions, we wish to humbly thank the community for a ridiculously successful fundraiser just over a week ago, Saturday October 21 at the Mancos Brewing Company.
"There are many people to thank, and we'll get to that straightaway.  But first...

The final tally is not yet calculated, but it appears we raised about $10,000.  So our board will be meeting soon to make some decisions regarding the purchase of new snow grooming equipment.  We are deeply moved by the generous spirit of the area's people and businesses.

And now, a hearty "Cluck" out to the following Sponsors - those who donated value of $200 or more.

Absolute Bakery and Café
Atlas Specific
Alpacka Rafts
Deb Gardner - Apple Girl Farm
Doobie Sisters
Cap Allen, P.E.
Dolores State Bank
The Herbal Alternative
Home and Range
Mancos Brewing Company
Mancos Chamber of Commerce
Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital
The Medicine Man Cortez
Osprey Packs
Slavens True Value Hardware
Todd Kearns Jewelry
Tuffy Security Products
Underwood Forestry Service 
United States Forest Service

We are so grateful to our Donors (Up to $199)


AJ’s Greenhouse

Anonymous

Boure

Burk Beef/Stubborn Farm

Cara Gildar - Craniosacral

Cellar Cuts – Kelly Yeomans

Chavolo’s

Chyrise Bay Massage

Cliff Rose Garden Center & Gifts

Colorado Love Outdoors

Cox Conoco - Mancos

Custom Calligraphy and Frame

Deer Hill Expeditions

Desert Sun Coffee

Dolores Food Market

Dunton Hot Springs

Durango Running Company

Enchanted Mesa Motel

Fahrenheit Coffee Roasters

Fas-Break Auto Glass

Flat Belly Organics

Gardenswartz

General Palmer Hotel

Healthy Hounds and Fat Cats

In Memorium of Hank Taylor

Karen Zink – Southwest Women’s Health

Katherine Dobson - River Studio

Kilgore Indian Art

Kim Cox - Yoga and Chi Gong

Kokopelli Bike and Board

KSJD

KSUT

LaLu’s Stained Glass

Lisa Govreau

Lois Graham

Mancos Public Library

Mesa Verde Motel

Millwood Junction

Momentum Fitness

Olio’s

P & D Grocery

Pine Needle Mountaineering

Purgatory

Rebecca’s Hair Salon

Run + Hike

Second Story Used Books

Singing River Farms

Ska Brewing

Solutions Hair Design

Southwest Designs

Tes-Ray Hats

The Pie Maker

The Geeks

Tom Kachanski

Wily Carrot Farm

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dancing, laughing, mingling, supporting a great cause, etc

In case you haven't seen it already on FaceBook, Chicken Creek Nordic is hosting a Dance to the Snowgods. An optimistic, perhaps slightly daffy stab at luring the Snow Powers That Be into powdering us into winter with generous helpings of soft, cold snow at nice regular intervals from December 1st through April 1st. There, I said it.

Vital Stats:
  • Fundraiser with silent auction featuring some amazing items from generous donors in the community, including: Absolute Bakery & Cafe, Alpacka Rafts, Atlas Specific (Chiropractor), Cap Allen PE (septic engineering service), Dolores State Bank,  Kilgore Indian Art, Mancos Brewing Company, Mancos Valley Veterinary Hospital, Osprey Backpacks, Slavens True Value, Southwest Printing, Steve Underwood Forestry, and many more area business and individuals
  • Saturday October 21st at the Mancos Brewing Company 
  • The party will kick off at 4pm
  • Silent auction closes at 8pm
  • Live music provided by AFROBEATNIKS AND Diabolical Sound Platoon!
  • Located just a few hundred feet East of the P&D Grocery on the frontage road in Mancos  
  •  All the very best people in the Western United States will be in attendance
We have some really cool items and lots of great door prizes.Win the possibility of garnering a sweet door prize for the cost of admission ($5.00). And not to worry, we'll have more tickets for sale at the door for $1.00 each or 6 tickets for the sum of $5.00 (Chicken feed).

If you are in the sad position of having another commitment  that evening you may still salvage your soul by clicking on the PayPal link at the top center of the page or right here.

We are trying to raise funds to purchase new snow grooming equipment for the safety and mental health of our all-volunteer grooming crew. Volunteers spend hundreds of hours every season keeping the trails groomed and running a non-profit.  No one gets paid a dime.  100% of your donation goes to purchasing, fueling and maintaining grooming equipment, signage, office supplies etc.

Don't be a chicken, get out and boogie down with us Saturday, October 21st.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Putting the FUN back in Fundraisers

Drink beer, throw chickens!

Chicken Creek Nordic is undertaking a capital campaign to purchase new grooming equipment.  We have two events scheduled, one coming right up.

The Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest will be held at Cottonwood Park in Mancos this coming Saturday. Here's a link
Chicken Creek Nordic is one of the beneficiaries of the event, so please SHOW UP THIS SATURDAY!

While you are there enjoying a brew, please stop by our booth for your chance to put a rubber chicken through the corn hole.

SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, October 21 at the Mancos Brewing Company there will be live music, dancing, a silent auction and other ridiculously entertaining activities.  Time is yet to be determined, but stay tuned and please TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Not Dead Yet!!

John G got after it today and groomed the whole shebang (except for Hamlin Loop), classic track and all.  More snow and more cold weather in the forecast means we the Chicken may get a temporary stay of execution.  Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted.  The skiing ought to be pretty darn good tomorrow (Sunday).

Friday, February 24, 2017

Is it Dead Yet?

We were all set to pull grooming equipment from the area.  But; this storm cycle looks like it may have enough cold and snow in it to keep an optimistic eye on.  So, that's what we're going to do.

In the meantime, readers may want to know that we have been busy in other ways.  In fact, we've got a plaque to prove it.  On Tuesday evening, the Chicken Creek Nordic ski area was honored by Mancos Valley Resources as their "Project of the Year" award.  More to come on that later.  We have also been up in the forest, flagging trees in collaboration with the US Forest Service in a bid to retain shade on part of the Hamlin Loop where there will be a timber sale this summer.

All told those projects racked up another 23 hours of volunteer service.
Stay tuned...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lose your keys??

Are these yours??
call 560-4777

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yuuuuuuuuuuck!

Grooming activities are currently suspended while we try to figure out if we went through a wormhole and landed in April.  If the storm system moves out with some cold and enough snow to refresh the trails and resume skiing, that would be great.  It also appears highly unlikely, as the temperatures are predicted to hit about 50 once the rain stops.  Sigh.

Stay tuned.  Anything can happen.  There is enough snow/slush to kick around on up there if you are not fussy about the quality of snow.  The southwest corner of the Lower Bauer Loop is in the process of getting washed out but was still holding as of Thursday.  I haven't been back up there since then to look, but it didn't look like it was going to hold out for too much longer.  It will be a big problem - not so much for skiers - if we can't get grooming equipment through that section of trail.