Community Organizations

Lone Cone Library
Listing Title
Short Description
Our Mission
To cultivate an inquisitive, inclusive, and thoughtful community by connecting people with resources both emerging and traditional; connecting people with people; and connecting people with opportunity.

Our History
The Norwood Public Library was first established in 1939 by the Ladies’ Study Club in a one room log cabin, one of the first homesteads and donated by Gladys Herndon. The cabin was disassembled and moved by truck to a property at the corner of Summit and Spruce streets where it was reassembled. In 1979, the Library District was established by ballot. The library was expanded in the 1980s to a second room and again in 1996. In 2019, after reaching the maximum capacity of the current space and many years of hard work, the library celebrated the opening of a whole new library building with serving the community at its heart.
At this time, the library is focusing on expanding programs and community partnerships to bring a variety of opportunities to our community. Our next big project is the design and then the development of our grounds with community input. This is an exciting project where we envision an educational, relaxing and inspiring space bringing the library outside and the outside in the library for citizens and visitors the same.
Phone
970.327.4833
Address
1455 Pinon Street
Norwood, CO 81423
Montrose West Recreation, Inc.
Short Description
Local non profit organization since 1978. We organize all kinds of recreational opportunities in our community, including sports, outdoor adventures, arts & theatre, equestrian, to name a few!
Contact Name
Paula, our MWR Executive Director
Phone
(970) 361-5733
Address
PO Box 281
Nucla CO
Naturita Community Library
Short Description
The Montrose Regional Library District fosters community by providing resources, encouraging reading and supporting lifelong learning.
Phone
(970) 787-2270
Address
107 W. 1st Ave
Naturita, CO 81422
Short Description
Senior meal site & activities.
Phone
970.864.7278
Address
386 Main Street
Nucla, CO
Short Description
Fire protection district & EMS.
Phone
(970) 864-7331
Address
555 Main Street
Nucla CO
Contact Name
Jack Lee
Phone
970.428.4400
Address
21665 6.00 Rd.
Paradox, CO 81429
Tri-County Health Network
Short Description
Tri-County Health Network provides many community service programs such as food resource assistance, nutrition education, health insurance guidance, enrollment assistance, mental health therapy and education courses, multicultural advocacy, care coordination and many more!
Phone
(970) 708-7096
Address
238 E. Colorado Ave., Ste 8
Telluride, CO 81435
True North Youth Program
Short Description
True North - Navigating Opportunities for Teens

Our MISSION: True North inspires individual determination and teaches self-advocacy by providing year round positive youth development programs for teens in our rural San Miguel region who have limited access to resources, opportunities, and support.

Our VISION: With the support of adult Navigators, we envision that every teen participant in True North Youth Program will graduate from high school with a plan and a path to follow into adulthood.
Phone
970-708-1986
Address
217 W. Main Street
Naturita, CO
West End Dark Sky Alliance
Short Description
West End Dark Sky Alliance (WEDSA), a non- profit organization, was formed to help the towns of Nucla and Naturita adopt dark-sky friendly lighting ordinances, and then to make one application for both towns to become a certified Joint International Dark Sky Association (IDA) Community. After a rigorous year and 1/2 application process, the two towns were jointly certified on May 6th, 2021 as the 35th IDA Community in the world, and the 25th in the U.S.! We are one of the darkest places on the planet! This is a great and special honor, but the privilage of certification has to be maintained. IDA board members who voted for us are all highly qualified in the sciences, lighting engineering, astronomy, etc... Their vote of faith in us to keep our dark skies dark was not given lightly. We worked hard to achieve this certification and will work hard to keep it! WEDSA's mission now is "...to preserve our dark sky resource and reduce light pollution through public education and advocacy." IDA requires outreach, and lighting retrofits each year, among other things, to show progress is being made. A light pollution measurement program, required since the application process was started, has been developed and data recorded since 2020. We are selling our Logo merchandise, writing grants and planning events and programs to involve our communities and school so we can raise awareness and financial support to preserve our starry skies heritage. We want our kids to grow up seeing the MilkyWay even from town!
Phone
970-864-7754
Address
PO Box 283
Nucla CO, 81424
West End Economic Development Corporation
Short Description
Our mission is to help the West End grow and sustain itself through a strong and vibrant economy. 
Phone
970.865.2499
Address
217 W. Main Street
Naturita CO
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