6th Annual Bulls, Boots and BBQ

Thank you to our many generous sponsors and guests.

YOU made this event possible, and raised over $26,000!

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Event News

Bulls, Boots and BBQ: Rural Healthcare Network fundraiser event honors 2 local providers

by McKenna Harford, Sky-Hi News
August 24, 2018

FRASER — About 200 people gathered at the B Lazy 2 Ranch on Thursday night to celebrate the dedication and hard work of Grand County health care providers during the annual Bulls, Boots and BBQ fundraiser.

The fundraiser, hosted by the Grand County Rural Healthcare Network, honored the work of registered nurse Heather Bentler and Dr. John Nichols with the 2018 Award for Excellence in Health Service.  

Read the full article online here at Skyhinews.com

Schedule of Events

AUGUST 23, 2018

454 County Road 5 - Fraser, CO

5:30 pm

- Cocktail Hour -

presented by

Alpine Lumber

- Silent Auction open for bidding -

6:30 pm

Smokin' Moes Traditional BBQ Buffet

Desserts donated by Midtown Cafe


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

Coffee donated by Lion Head Coffee

Flowers donated by WoodStem Floral & Decor


 2018 Award for Excellence in Healthcare Service 

Award Winners Announced!


Each year, the Grand County Rural Health Network honors modern-day healthcare pioneers who truly impact the health and lives of individuals and our community.  These are individuals in the healthcare field, professionally or as a volunteer, who have contributed significantly to our community.

In 2018, we received several excellent nominations, all of whom deserve an award for their contributions to our community. The Grand County Rural Health Network Board of Directors ultimately chose not one, but two award recipients this year. 

The Network is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Award for Excellence in Healthcare Service:  Heather Bentler, RN and John Nichols, MD. 

Join us Thursday August 23rd at Bulls, Boots & BBQ as we recognize Heather and John!

$75 Individual tickets are available here or at Winter Park Optical

 Past Award Recipients:

2017 Wade Walker, RPh

2016 Val Lind, RN

2015 Hannah Foley, NP and Ray Jennings

2014 Mary Jo Hargadine, RN

2013 Therese McElroy, RN


• Cocktail Hour 

presented by Alpine Lumber

Two Complimentary Beer/Wine Tickets per Guest


Light Appetizers

• Smokin' Moe's BBQ Buffet 

featuring Pulled Pork, Smoked Ribs & Barbeque Chicken

Assortment of Desserts donated by Mid Town Cafe

Coffee Pour-Overs donated by Lion Head Coffee

Cash bar available through out the evening

with 25% of profit donated back to

Grand County Rural Health Network!

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