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Have you thought about visiting Creede over July 4th and you always hear it is crowded and you'll never find a place to stay? Not this year! Give us a call at the Chamber 719-658-2374, we have the information you need about places that have availability over the fourth and beyond. Call us today and spend your Independence Day in cool comfortable Creede, Colorado!
Fireworks Cancelled: The Fireworks for the 4th of July are cancelled. Due to dry conditions the decision was made to protect our area. Mineral County is currently under a Fire Ban and the Forest Service has issued a Level 2 Fire Ban restricting fires of any kind. Propane grills, charcoal grills and such are still acceptable. We suggest checking with the Sheriffs office (719) 658-2600 or the Rio Grande Visitor Information Center (719) 658-2556 to clarify on any questions or concerns.
Adopt A Pet! The Chamber of Commerce once again hosted Conour Animal Shelter for Adopt a Dog Day. Conour was able to bring up 10 puppies and 5 adult dogs. We enjoyed the dogs and many dog visitors throughout the afternoon. The chamber enjoys hosting the animal shelter and takes pride in the ability to do so with their facility. If you are looking for a dog visit the Conour Animal shelter in Monte Vista or if you would like to donate to their facility you can reach them at 719-852-3366
ATV Rodeo: The ATV Rodeo was hosted by the Upper Rio Grande Events Complex also known as the Fairgrounds on Saturday June 16th. The attendants had great fun and spent quality family time. On Sunday, June 17th, the ATV/OHV Poker Run was let loose on a 28 mile trek through the mountains and over trails North of Creede. Cash prizes were awarded for the Poker Run.
Hollywood Moves On: The Disney Movie Crew has left our area with well wishes from us to visit again! The Crew stayed at various lodging facilities from here to Alamosa and visited our shops, dining facilities, taverns and recreational centers. They spent money on food, drinks, clothing, supplies, groceries and such, which helped sustain our area employees and business owners. Creede and many of its residents were able to create relationships with designers, construction workers, actors, directors, camera operators and managers. It allowed us to give a sense of what Creede is all about; family, friends, community, respect for nature and fellow man.
Creede Historical Playing Cards Now Available
Creede Historical Society Collectible Playing Cards are here and for sale. $10.00 will get you years of memories and fun for all ages. There are 58 unique photos in this deck along with 58 dedications to loved ones and loved locations. There are only 1,000 being made so get them now. Get one to play with and one to keep. These make awesome Christmas or birthday gifts. Contact Nancy at 719-480-1090 or visit the Creede Museum.
June - The Lone Ranger Movie Crew is in!
If you are headed this way, call before you arrive to make sure of a place to stay. While we have heard many of our places are full during June, the following businesses have notified us of vacancies and would love to have you stop in!
Blue Creek Lodge – 719-658-2479 (add link)
Blessings Inn – 719-658-0215 (add link)
The Underground Mining Museum and Creede Community Center will be closed for the next two weeks to accommodate the crew; please adjust your visit accordingly. The museum will reopen June 23rd. If you have questions or would like to reserve your date in the Community Center call 719-658-0811 to leave a message.
The drilling companies for the mines are hauling water at full throttle! As you drive the Bachelor Loop be aware of the large water trucks on the road; take care to pull to the side of the road to view wildlife, take pictures or enjoy the surroundings.
Creede and Mineral County, it is the place to be…
It is a great time to visit our area! Flowers are blooming and creeks are flowing. Town is sparkling with businesses old and new! The weather has been fine with bright shining sun varied with a cloud cover to cool down some afternoons and, of course, a cleansing rain shower every now and then.
Trash to Treasures begins this month! (Creede/Mineral Arts & Rec), call Eloise (719) 658-2276 for more information
–YOUTH Raft Trip (Creede/Mineral Arts & Rec) call Eloise (719)658-2276 for more information
– Gold Buying Event w/ Krivanek Jewelers (Elk Country Gift Shop)
– Creative Writing Workshop (Creede/Mineral Arts & Rec), call Eloise (719)658-2276 for more information
- ATV Rodeo (Upper Rio Grande Events Complex) call Mike at (719)480-3553 for more information
–ATV Poker Run (Upper Rio Grande Events Complex) for more information you can call Mike at (719)480-3553
– Art Camp (Creede/Mineral Arts & Rec), call Eloise (719) 658-2276 for more information
– Children’s Summer Carnival (Creede/Mineral Arts and Recreation)
– Pastel Classes (JThompson Gallery)
Book Signing w/ Laura McClenny, Women of the Upper Rio Grande (Rare Things Gallery)
July 3rd and 4th – Creede’s Annual July 4th Street Festival:
Parade, Street Vendors, Children’s Activities, Colorado State Mining Championship, Days of ’92 Mining Events, Elks Beer Garden, Elks Lodge Annual Dance, Fireworks
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes