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San Miguel County Parks & Open Space

Posted on: April 21, 2023

Daniels Fund Grant Awarded to County

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Daniels Fund Grant Awarded to County

$50K Earmarked for San Miguel County Fairgrounds & Regional Park Upgrades


Media Contact: Mike Bordogna, County Manager (970) 728-3844,

Janet Kask, Director, Parks & Open Space (970) 369-5469,

(April 21, 2023) – San Miguel County, CO --- San Miguel County’s Parks & Open Space department announced it is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the Daniels Fund. The grant funds, with additional County funding, will go towards programs and improvements at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds & Regional Park in Norwood.

The funds are earmarked for lighting and PA system speaker upgrades and/or replacement in the Outdoor Arena, and to help provide more sporting events for youth. The work will take place this spring.

“This will only improve conditions for our annual San Miguel Basin Rodeo,” said Parks & Open Space Director, Janet Kask. “Previous improvements in our Outdoor Arena helped the rodeo be recognized as most improved by the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association in 2022, and these upgrades will enhance the overall rodeo experience and make it even better.”

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Daniels Fund grant for Fairground improvements,” said District 3 County Commissioner, Kris Holstrom. “Kudos to the dedicated County staff who put the time and effort into bringing this to fruition. This will benefit all users of the Fairgrounds. The annual rodeo in particular is a blast (not to be missed!) and the new equipment will benefit all users of the facility, especially the dedicated fans, family and friends who love all of our Fairground events.”

The County Fairgrounds & Regional Park will host the San Miguel Basin Fair July 14-22 and the San Miguel Basin Rodeo July 29-30. Please visit the San Miguel County website for more information here.


About the Daniels Fund: 

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.

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