7th Annual Bulls, Boots and BBQ

Thank you to our many generous sponsors and guests.

YOU make this event possible, and raised nearly $30,000 in 2018. Help us surpass that amount this year: become a sponsor today!

Schedule of Events

AUGUST 15, 2019

454 County Road 5 - Fraser, CO

5:30 pm

- Cocktail Hour -

Silent Auction open for bidding

6:30 pm

Delicious BBQ Buffet


Presentation of the

Award for Excellence in Healthcare Service


Live Auction & "Raise the Paddle for Rural Health" Fundraiser

8 pm – 10 pm

Mechanical Bull Riding and Old-West Photos


Centerpieces donated by WoodStem Floral & Decor

Call for Nominations for 2019 Award for Excellence in Health Service

Do you know someone who exemplifies service to the local health field and whose contributions to Grand County need recognition?

The Grand County Rural Health Network is accepting nominations for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Health Service.  The criteria are simple:  in at least 500 words, please tell us about someone who best personifies service in the health field and would be a worthy role model to be emulated by others. 

Our goal is to honor modern-day health pioneers every year who truly impact the health and lives of individuals and our community.  Therese McElroy, RN was honored with the first ever award in 2013 for 50 years of service, most of which was in Grand County.  We believe McElroy is our modern-day “Nursey Young”; she truly shaped the way healthcare is provided and delivered in Grand County.  McElroy worked in a variety of settings locally, including the hospital, school nurse and home health.   She is a wonderful example of excellence in health service.

Past award recipients include: Heather Bentler, RN and John Nichols, MD in 2018; Wade Walker, RPh in 2017; Val Lind, RN in 2016; Hannah Foley, NP and Ray Jennings in 2015; Mary Jo Hargadine, RN in 2014; and Therese McElroy, RN in 2013.

Future award recipients should be in the health field, either professionally or as a volunteer.  They do not have to be a healthcare provider, but someone(s) who has significantly contributed to the local health field – because health is more than healthcare.  Nominees are voted on and selected by the Network’s Board of Directors. Recipients are honored at the 7th annual Bulls, Boots, and BBQ fundraiser on August 15, 2019 at B Lazy 2 Ranch in Fraser Colorado.

Award nomination forms are available here or by calling 970-725-3477.  Nominations are due by May 24, 2019.

Executive Offices
The Network is co-located with two other nonprofits / departments!

416 Byers Ave, P.O. Box 95, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Office:  970-725-3477;  Fax:  970-725-3478