Bluegrass for the Animas

The second annual Bluegrass for the Animas festival was held last Saturday as a fund-raiser for two local nonprofits, the Animas Conservancy and Friends of the Animas River. The event took place on the 120 acres of open space, the Animas Meanders Ranch, which is owned by Paula and Leela Sugnet. Several local bands performed throughout the day, with Mary & Mars, a bluegrass group from Santa Fe, headlining the festival. Local breweries and restaurants donated proceeds from beer and food sales helping the festival raise funds for the groups.

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Woman of many talents Bethany McManus and Deep Blue Creek belt one out for the crowd.

Free parking: Kayaks, courtesy of Four Corners River Sports, await the use of the more adventurous of festival goers.

The festival was held on the Animas Meanders Ranch, 120 acres of open space north of 32nd street.

Roger and Jeanette Clifton use their lawn chairs to voice their view on the proposed River Trails Ranch, which is adjacent to the Animas Meanders Ranch.

Heart and Soul takes the stage earlier in the day.








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