Brunk, others recognized for community efforts

Brunk, others recognized for community efforts

Annual chamber awards presented Saturday night
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Celebrity dealer Chuck Forth shares a laugh with Jack Schuenemeyer, as he counts his chips before a game of blackjack. All six blackjack tables were full by the end of the night.
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Bobby Comisky (left) accepted the award for Green Business of the Year, given by Bobbe Jones of Empire Electric, on behalf of Doug and Karen Muscanell of Muscanell Millworks.
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Becky Brunk grasps her award for Citizen of the Year after her acceptance speech. Brunk helped organize the effort to pass the 3B bond issue to fund construction of a new Re-1 high school.
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Robin Rice tries her luck at the craps table during the Chamber Awards Saturday night. The dealer, Travis Ranney, looks on while Rice throws the dice.
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Rose Jergens (center) was awarded the Unsung Hero award for her work with the NEST Child Advocacy Center. Ed Merritt (right), president of the Dolores State Bank, presented the award to Jergens.
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Orly Lucero (center) received the Volunteer of the Year award from Dennis Story (right) of the Four Corners Character Council.
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Dena Guttridge, Perry Lewis and Victoria Petersen mingle with the crowd at the annual Cortez Chamber Awards. Lewis and Petersen are the owners of Geeks on Grand in Mancos. Lewis is the new Chamber president and hosted the Saturday night affair.
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Owners of The Farm Bistro, Rusty and Laurie Hall, won the award for Agribusiness of the Year for their support and restaurant use of locally sourced produce, meat, homemade pastries and handmade wares.
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