Sunday, June 24, 2012

Weber Canyon Fire, Day One

     On Friday a fire started up Weber Canyon near Mancos, CO.  Well before this fire broke out, we were to have our first Mancos Open Studio Tour this Saturday and Sunday.  I was painting in town on Saturday and the smoke and fire were all I could concentrate on so I painted it.  I decided that I will donate all the money to the Mancos Fire Department for their hard work at trying to get a jump on it.  Unfortunately it is tinder dry here and with winds the fire grew rapidly.  It has now taken about 6000 acres of land and, thankfully, so far no houses are involved.  If you wish to purchase this, or the other painting I will post tomorrow, you may call the Goodnight Trail Gallery in Mancos at 970-533-1177.  100% of the price of this painting is going to the Fire Crew.


  1. Great rendering of an unfortunate reality: fire season in CO. I

    was on another trip to the Rio Grande reservoir area this weekend (near Creede), and the smoke from the Sand Canyon fire near the Piedra was blowing into our area, really bad at times. So, I knew nothing of this Mancos fire until we saw it driving into Bayfield!

    I hope they get it contained soon...and let's hope for a strong monsoon season this year.

  2. Hi Sonya! Praying for lightning! It looks like it is almost out today but they say it is only 15% contained. We don't need any winds for a few days either. All are safe and that is a blessing.