The Rico Center Hosts Awardees Reception

· Rico Center,Life
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The Rico Center hosted a reception for recipients of its 2023 Grant Cycle awards, 6:30 PM March 7, 2023 at Rico Town Hall in the Courthouse building. About 40 Rico residents, including grant awardees, attended. The Rico Center provided snacks and beverages.

Total amount of 2023 grant cycle awards is $169,267.



Grant awardees and their projects

Artists of Rico
. Enhancing Rico With Public Art

Rico Fire Protection District

. Fourth of July 2023
. Rescue Equipment and Training

The Rico Frequency
. Independence Day Street Day w/Niceness

Rico Historical Society
. Engel House
. Museum Office Manager
. Oral History interviews
. Daily operational funds
. e-Commercial & POS System

Rico Poetry Collective
. Poetry night and workshops

Rico Trails Alliance
. 2023 Trail Work Days & Fundraising Event.
. Rio Grande Southern Trail Construction

Town of Rico
. Improved winter trail maintenance

Valley Rico Cemetery
. 2023 Cemetery Improvement Project


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The Rico Center president Cristal Hibbard announces 2023 grant awardees and describes their projects.


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Caterer Will Nolan (back to camera) chats with Rico Town Manager Chauncey McCarthy.


The Rico Center is a nonprofit community foundation committed to preserving and enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors and workforce of Rico, Colorado. It awards grants to local non-profit organizations, governmental entities and sponsored individuals involved in community development.

Dolores County voters approved a mill levy increase in 2003 to fund various needs in the county. The Rico Center formed to distribute Rico's allocation of these funds.


Ore Cart photos (above)
March 7, 2025