News & Events

Upcoming Events:

Mountainfilm on Tour Grand Junction @ Avalon Theater
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Head for the Mountainfilm! Described by one unchanging word… INSPIRING, with cinematic films that capture heart-stopping adventures to heartwarming moments from Colorado’s acclaimed Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Through the big screen, you can visit wild places, experience new cultures and enjoy adrenaline packed films. Plus, live music with Thomasina and friends, MINI-Food Drive for W.S. Food Bank of the Rockies, 1st time almost live Auction, door prizes and guest speaker(s)! Check out this  years Film Schedule.

NOW Online (with Avalon Theatre and Monumental Events)
Rapid Creek Cycles – Palisade
Summit Canyon Mountaineering – Grand Junction
Western Colorado Congress


Event Proceeds benefit Western Colorado Congress and its Mesa County affiliate group. Mini Food Drive helps support W.S. Food Bank of the Rockies.  Please visit Mountainfilm on Tour Grand Junction for more details and special thanks to our sponsors, donors and volunteers.

Burn Canyon – National Public Lands Day @ Burn Canyon Trailhead
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

BLM and Colorado Mountain Club will be hosting a National Public Lands Day event on Sept. 30th within the Burn Canyon area outside of Norwood, CO.  We will be constructing a section of non-motorized trail that will get users (mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrian) from the trailhead to the trail system.  We will meet at the Burn Canyon Trailhead off W35 road (click here for flyer). We will meet at 9am and work until 12pm (see attached flyer).  Hope to see you there.

Hispanic Affairs Project Anniversary @ Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Hispanic Affairs Project invites you to honor  MarillacHealth & Hilda Gonzales, recipients of the 2017 John Kiernan Award for their service to the Immigrant and Refugee Communities of Western Colorado.

5:30-6:00pm: MusicSpark Concert, Cash bar and Appetizer

6:00-7:00 pm: Dinner and presenting the John Kiernan Award

Colorado Wilderness Gathering @ Palisade Community Center
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm
Colorado Wilderness Gathering @ Palisade Community Center | Palisade | Colorado | United States

Join us for a two day workshop to celebrate wilderness and wild lands and to learn how you can get involved. Now more than ever, our collective leadership and voice is needed to protect the places we love. It’s time to come together as public land conservation advocates to learn from each other, discuss current campaigns, and brainstorm pathways to effective change.

  • Deepen your connection to wildlands issues
  • Advance your skills in advocacy and grassroots strategies
  • Celebrate past successes while planning for future conservation efforts
  • Inspire and get inspired from fellow conservation leaders
  • Advancing awareness of equity, inclusion, and justice in the outdoors

The Wilderness Gathering will be fun and engaging and include speakers, presentations, panels, breakout sessions, and place-based hikes.

Mountainfilm on Tour in Montrose @ Montrose Pavilion
Nov 11 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mountainfilm on Tour in Montrose @ Montrose Pavilion | Montrose | Colorado | United States

Doors will open at 4:30 pm with a cash bar and a Silent Auction open for bidding! Films will start at 6:30 pm.

Co-sponsored by Uncompahgre Valley Association, WCC’s Montrose County affiliate, and Community Options.

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