Balloons thrill spectators, train passengers


Balloons thrill spectators, train passengers

Color fills air at mass ascension
Today’s events

La Plata County Search & Rescue Pancake Breakfast And Silent Auction, 7 a.m.-noon, La Plata County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2500 Main Ave., 903-8747, 946-4437.

Snowdown Balloon Rally, 8 a.m., Red Rock Ranch, eight miles north of Durango next to Animas Valley Elementary School.

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 9 a.m., Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.

Ska Punk Rock Breakfast, 9 a.m., Lost Dog Bar & Lounge, 1150 Main Ave., 946-0715, (970) 317-0398.

Snowdown Dummy Big Air, 11 a.m., Durango Mountain Resort, 385-2164.

Texas Hold-Em Poker Tournament, 1:30 p.m., Moe’s Lounge, 937 Main Ave., 749-7231.

Superbowl “Geeky Drinky Recovery” Party, 3:30 p.m., Bent Urban Sports Bar & Grill, Ptarmigan Center, 42 East Animas Road (County Road 250), Suite 400, 422-8077.

Superbowl Big Screen Nerd Party, 4 p.m., Pongas, 121 W. Eighth St., 769-0800, 382-8554.

Paper Football Challenge, 4 p.m., J Bo Pizza & Rib Co., 1301 Florida Road.

Karaoke Contest, 8 p.m., 8th Avenue Tavern, 509 East Eighth Ave.

Balloons thrill spectators, train passengers

Skip and Debbie Howes of Colorado Springs and their crew prepare for liftoff at Saturday’s Snowdown Balloon Rally & Mass Ascension. There were 22 hot-air balloons that rose from the floor of the Animas Valley near Animas Valley Elementary School.
Some visitors take in the view of the Animas Valley and snap photographs from the air at the Snowdown Balloon Rally & Mass Ascension.
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