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Grande dame

Mardi Gras fundraiser, preservation groups continue to chip away in effort to restore Mancos Opera House
Robert Valencia demonstrates resetting individual nails across the expansive Mancos Opera House floor. Valencia and other volunteers were preparing the building for the Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday.
A drawing of the what the front of the Mancos Opera House would look like if it was restored. The State Historical Fund's priority is to have the facade of the building restored with windows, similar to those on the Mancos Times building. The state historical society also considers reinforcing the second story floor a priority.
The Mancos Opera House decorated for a graduation ceremony.
A historical photo shows the opera house, looking northeast.
If you go

Date: March 1
Venue: Mancos Opera House
Time: 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Entertainment: The Porchlights and Yearning for Yeti
Tickets: $30 per person, $50 per couple $300 per table

Grants and donations

Grants and donations from 2006 to 2011
Local businesses and individuals donated $27,434
Community members volunteers more than 8,000 hours
Formal grants totaled $90,404
Ballantine Family Fund 2007 $1,500 (stage lights, sound equipment)
Anschutz Family Fund 2007 $5,000
(theater and operating)
WalMart Community Fund 2007 $775
(projects budget)
Mancos Opera House Association 2007 $6,000
(to La Plata Insulation)
MOHA 2008 $5,000
(electrical upgrades to theater)
Ballantine Family Fund 2008/2009 $2,000
(restoration)
Balloon Fest 2008 $3,000
(emergency roof repair)
Empire Electric Association 2008 $2,000
(power supply)
MOHA 2010 $15,000
(matching grant for window repair)
Colorado State Historical Fund 2010 $50,129
(window replacement/roof repair)
Data courtesy of MOHARPS

Grande dame

Robert Valencia demonstrates resetting individual nails across the expansive Mancos Opera House floor. Valencia and other volunteers were preparing the building for the Mardi Gras fundraiser on Saturday.
A drawing of the what the front of the Mancos Opera House would look like if it was restored. The State Historical Fund's priority is to have the facade of the building restored with windows, similar to those on the Mancos Times building. The state historical society also considers reinforcing the second story floor a priority.
The Mancos Opera House decorated for a graduation ceremony.
A historical photo shows the opera house, looking northeast.
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