You're invited to enter photos into the 2018 “Welcome to Ridgway – Think Outside” Photo Contest to help promote Ridgway as a destination during National Travel and Tourism Week. The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce will select one photo to send to the Colorado Tourism Office to display on several online channels leading up to the U.S. Travel Association's annual show, in Denver on May 19-23, 2018. The chamber will award the winner with $200 and send the photo to our media contacts in a news release about the winning photographer and business. Plus, selected non-winning entries will get posted on the chamber’s Facebook page and new Instagram and Twitter feeds.
April 9 was the opening for entries into the 5th Artists' Alpine Holiday, with wwards totaling $3,900, a People’s Choice Award, plus purchase awards by Citizens State Bank, Alpine Bank and the Mildred M. Baker Memorial awards.
Nearly 300 artists enter the Artists’ Alpine Holiday each year bringing over 400 works of art, including sculpture and photography. There is also a special category for students. The show is generally attended by close to 2,000 visitors from foreign countries and more than 30 states. Approximately 10% or more of the art is sold during the show’s run each year. Proceeds from percentage of sales, as well as monies received from entry fees, memberships, and cash donations, are used to support ongoing shows, including the awarding of prizes and payment of the show’s judge. All of those involved in the planning and operation of shows are volunteers – including the officers and committee chairpersons.
Five mountain destinations part of new initiative
A collaborative marketing effort by 10 organizations in five mountain towns aims to increase tourism through promotion of the Colorado Creative Corridor, a 331-mile route connecting five state-designated Creative Districts. The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is contributing $5,000 to the marketing campaign, which is also funded by a $25,000 grant from the Colorado Tourism Office and $20,000 in matching funds from other partner organizations.
Elizabeth Mueller, the 2018 Ridgway Chamber Youth Ambassador, is one of the 13 cast members of Just Another High School Play showing at the Sherbino Theater on March 27 and 28, 2018. Mueller, a local 11th-grader, was selected as the 2018 Youth Ambassador by the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce last fall, and her welcome letter appeared on page 2 of the 2018 Official Visitor's Guide.* She will also be sharing photos of the great activities and scenery around Ridgway on the Chamber's Instagram account, to show visitors our community's assets.
The Top 15 Mouthwatering Taco Shops Around Colorado
OutThereColorado.com Gallery by: Spencer McKee
If you’re anything like me, you think every taco is delicious. That being said, some taco joints are simply a cut above the rest. Here’s a list of 15 of our favorite taco shops around the state, based on several attributes including the deliciousness of their food, the variety of their options, and that special something that makes them different.
Known to locals as “Ridgway’s living room,” the Sherbino Theater — famous for its array of community-oriented events — has announced its expansion. Run by the Ridgway Chautauqua Society, the local arts and theater nonprofit purchased the building immediately next door (on its west side) of what is currently home to Magpie Antiques.