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Mancos celebrates burros

Human-donkey duos race around Boyle Park; burros pose for artists
The first annual Burrofest took over the streets of Mancos on Saturday. It kicked off with a race of human-donkey duos around Boyle Park.
The first lap around Boyle Park had some obstacles along the way. Participants had to weave through marked trees on the first stretch.
At 8 months old, Alice was the youngest burro competitor. She occasionally required some coaxing along the way, so her owner and racer Gretchen Botha came stocked with some plant incentives.
As part of the race, teams had to climb onto the porch of the historic jailhouse, pause for a photograph, and then continue on their way. Many of the burro contestants had misgivings about crossing the porch.
Finn Stanifer was the youngest human racer at the age of 12. He plans to someday go out into the wilderness and live off the land with his burro, Ziggy.
Mancos resident Tyler Bruce tries to convince Silverjack that the porch climb isn’t so bad.
Finn Stanifer and Ziggy jog to the finish line.
Lynn Drain and his burro, Link, took first place in the race around Boyle Park. The event organizers draped a flower wreath around Link’s neck in honor of his victory.
Artist Miki Harder paints Bella along Grand Avenue.
Artist Karen Kristin paints Lilly Mae in a downtown alleyway. Lilly Mae and her owner, David Temple, seated, trekked from McElmo Canyon for the event.

Mancos celebrates burros

The first annual Burrofest took over the streets of Mancos on Saturday. It kicked off with a race of human-donkey duos around Boyle Park.
The first lap around Boyle Park had some obstacles along the way. Participants had to weave through marked trees on the first stretch.
At 8 months old, Alice was the youngest burro competitor. She occasionally required some coaxing along the way, so her owner and racer Gretchen Botha came stocked with some plant incentives.
As part of the race, teams had to climb onto the porch of the historic jailhouse, pause for a photograph, and then continue on their way. Many of the burro contestants had misgivings about crossing the porch.
Finn Stanifer was the youngest human racer at the age of 12. He plans to someday go out into the wilderness and live off the land with his burro, Ziggy.
Mancos resident Tyler Bruce tries to convince Silverjack that the porch climb isn’t so bad.
Finn Stanifer and Ziggy jog to the finish line.
Lynn Drain and his burro, Link, took first place in the race around Boyle Park. The event organizers draped a flower wreath around Link’s neck in honor of his victory.
Artist Miki Harder paints Bella along Grand Avenue.
Artist Karen Kristin paints Lilly Mae in a downtown alleyway. Lilly Mae and her owner, David Temple, seated, trekked from McElmo Canyon for the event.
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