of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado


We Teach By Example... We Guide With Patience
Thank you Elaine Shiedler for entertaining and educating us at Girl Talk 4. We had a fun presentation followed by hot dogs and hamburgers on the new Partners grill. This was a great opportunity to ask questions and get informed about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics classes and careers.  STEM is where it's at for up and coming young women looking for a career out of the ordinary. If you have suggestions for upcoming Girl Talks subjects or a speaker you would like to recommend please call the Delta office 874-4661 and speak to Betsy or Julie or Lissette at 249-1116.  
           Partners of Delta Montrose and Ouray                                           Presents:
Rockies Baseball Night!
   Join us on June 26th as we head to Grand Junction to watch some great minor          league baseball. The event is free for Partnerships, but bring a few bucks for Hot             Dogs and a Coke. Stay after for the fireworks. First pitch at 6:30.
    The perfect summer evening.    Call 249-1116 or 874-4661 to reserve your seat!

Lissette Riviere, left, with fellow Art Partners Case Manager, Julianne Johnson and Elaine Ray at the Colorado Creative Industries Award Lunch in Fort Collins on April 24, 2015. Lissette was celebrated along with two other winners at the CCI Summit. CCI has been a strong supporter of the Art Partners Program since 1999. Visit their facebook page to learn more about their mission:  Colorado Creative Industries
Montrose Art Partner receives state award
Julianne Johnson is convinced no one works harder than her colleague Lissette Riviere.
   In an effort to acknlowledge Riviere's day-in and day-out effort as an Art Partners case manager with Partners in Montrose and Ouray counties, Johnson, Art Partners case manager in Delta County, nominated Riviere for a prestigious state award dedicated to those who work in the arts.
   Several weeks ago, Riviere learned from Colorado Creative Industries that she was one of three in the state to receive the 2015 Governor's Creative Leadership Awards for her "significant commitment to the state's creative landscape through civic leadership and volunteerism including 
advocacy, vision, collaboration or innovation," according to Colorado Creative Industries, which formally announced the winners Thursday.
   "I was shocked and honored," said Riviere, who will receive a piece of original artwork from Fort Collins artist Bill Zaun. "She told me she was going to nominate me and I said, 'Oh, all right,' not thinking I had a chance. So when they let me know a couple of weeks ago, I was like, 'Really? Me, really?' "
   In Johnson's opinion, Riviere was an obvious choice.
   "Oh my God, you never saw anyone work so hard," Johnson
said. "I don't think she receives the level of recognition she deserves for all that she does."       Riviere has been in her role as 
Art Partner case manager  with Partners, specifically working in the Montrose, Ouray and Ridgway areas for eight years, pairing teenagers with adult artisans who can mentor youth.
   "It took me a good year and a half to understand the power of the program, how art and mentoring can change youth," Riviere said. "I've had kids who really didn't know what they wanted to do after they graduated from high school and were matched with an artist and decided to go to college and pursue an arts career."
   Not everyone involved in the arts mentoring program goes on  to become a professional artist, Riviere added, but the opportunity to spend time with adults through 
the program and put together an art show where they can sell and make money helps the teens build self-esteem, confidence and personal investment in the community where they live. 
   Riviere is busy working on the next Partners Radio Auction which starts at 7 a.m. Tuesdau on KUBC 580 AM, 94.1 FM and 103.7 FM in the Montrose area. People can visit the Partners website  for a list of auction items.
   Riviere and Johnson will attend an awards luncheon Friday at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.
See the VIDEO from the awards luncheon here: 
  Time to think about how you're going to spend your summer.      Have you thought about being a mentor to a deserving child? Call Partners with your      questions. Do the things you love with a young companion. 249-1116 or 874-4661
Partners would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who donated their time, services and products to insure the success of our annual radio auction, not to mention the folks who put up posters, collected the donations and manned the phones. Gracias.

Ah Haa School for the Arts                                                       All Points   Transit                                                                     Alpine Bank                                                                               Alpine Lumber   
Alternative Power Enterprises 
Amazing Glaze                                   
Anytime Fitness                                 
Austin Family Farms & Honey    
Ay Jalisco          
Bananas Fun Park                                        
Bear Creek Liquor                              
Big O Tires                                                                                 Billings Art Works                            
Black Bridge Winery                                                                 Box Canyon Lodge & Hot Springs                
Callaway Packing                                
Camp Robber     
Carla's Clip Joint                                                                       Cedar Creek RV Park                                                               Cedaredge Golf Club            
Cedaredge Tire and Auto  
Chow Down Pet Supplies     
Clean Choice Car Wash         
Community Bank of Colorado                
Craig Wolverton's 4 Seasons Investment Advisor   
Crested Butte Mountain Resort  
Davis Service Center                      
Delta Ace Hardware                          
Delta Family Fun Park     
Del Yaks        
Denver Museum of Science & Nature  
Denver Zoo            
Dependable   Hardware                                  
Devil's Thumb Golf Course     
Devinny Jewelers               
Don Foster                     
Downtown Aquarium      
Dr. Wesley Cooper, Optometrist    
Drost's Chocolates         
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad  
Fairfield Inn and Suites 
East Mesa Design                                                                     Fiesta Guadalajara                                                                   
Foote Therapy                                                                           Garret Estate Cellars                                                       
General Palmer Hotel                                                               Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park     
Golden Goddess Tanning         
Gold's Gym                   
Grand Junction                                                                           Grand Junction Symphony                                                       Gunnison River Expeditions /Kurt Shepherd
Guru's Restaurant                                                                       Habitat For Humanity Restore           
Hairlines & Nail Designs    
Hartman Brothers                       
Heirlooms For Hospice         
Herbs & Spice & Everything Nice   M       
Hot Water  Productions                                                             House of Spirits                                                                        Jellystone Park of the Black Canyon                                        Kateri Drexle, lic. pilot                                                               Khristopher's Culinaire         
Kwiki Tire II                            
Lasting Image Tattoo              
Legacies Quilt Studio             
Light House Eatery                         
Little Caesar's Pizza                
Living Farm/Living Farm Cafe'                 
Lizzy's Market  


Magic Circle Players              
Main Street Car Wash            
Mesa Storage Rentals           
Mesquite Getaway Package / Casablanca Resort .
Millenium Wellness
Mi Mexico Restaurant             
Moab Golf                                                
Mohr's Automotive                 
Montrose Daily Press       
Montrose Printing                   

Montrose Recreation District      
Montrose Surgical Associates      
Montrose Window Tinting         
Mountain Valley Meats             
North Fork Pool, Park & Recreation District    
NuYou Acupuncture & Wellness Clinic      
Orvis Hot Springs                   
Ouray Hot Springs  Pool & Fitness Center     
Ouray Plaindealer                                    
Ouray Silversmiths                
Pandora's Piercing                
Paonia Farm & Home             
Papa Murphy's                                          
Papa Wheelie's Bicycles                      
Peak Life Photography                          

Performance Auto Body        
Pillar to Post Home Inspection                 
Pioneer Propane                                 .
Powderhorn Mountain Resort                    
Prospector Soils                       
Randy's Southside Diner                   
Ray's Good Stuff                   
Red Cliffs Lodge/ Moab
Redstone Inn                                                                               Rigs Adventure CO                                                                   RJ's Steakhouse                                                                       Robin Freed - Wedding Music     
Rose Bowl 
SanDia Catering                                  

San Juan Liquor                          
San Juan Hut Systems               
San Juan Liquor                           
San Juan Shooting Range          
Shear Beaut'e /Crystal Goodwin                                             Sherwin Williams                          
Simmons Lock and Key               
Slow Food Western Slope            
Something For Everyone                                                         Spin City                                                                                     Summers Rocky Mountain Motors  & Car Wash                   Switzerland of America, Inc      
The Apple Shed Gallery                                                           The Links at Cobble Creek                                                       The Living Farm Cafe'              
The Living Farm                        
The Sleep Factory                                                                     Turn of the Century Saloon                                                       Tiffany Sulzen, Arbonne                                                             Toad's Guide Shop                   
Unique Expressions                  
United Companies                    
Valley Symphony Association                    
Vanessa's Vanity                        
Viva Mexico Montrose               
Weekender Sports                     
Western Gravel                 
Wiesbaden Hot Springs & Spa     
Wiggy's Inc                                      
Wild Rose                                       
WilderFit Colorado                          
Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Festival     
Zack's Barbecue                         
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