Doris Van Ness, of Bedrock, was the May 2024 winner of the Hometown Heroes Award, sponsored by 1776 Contractors in Delta and Montrose.

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The Hometown Heroes contest was started by 1776 Contractors and Townsquare Media to honor local unsung heroes for worthy acts of kindness they’ve performed in their respective communities. 

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Van Ness is a 27-year Bedrock resident, and a rancher, and has been a board member and an active volunteer for the West End Family Link Center in Nucla for 14 years. She was also a volunteer for the EMT Service in Paradox for 18 years. She is Captain for the Montrose Republican Party and is also a writer for the Montrose Mirror. She is known for her strong work ethic in the West End communities and is said to be one of the most giving people in her area. “If you have something that needs to be done, just ask Doris and she’ll get it done.” 

More about the West End Family Link Center

The West End Family Link Center’s mission is to empower the people of the West End of Montrose and San Miguel Counties, by providing low-to-no-cost supportive services, including budget counseling, job placement services, parenting and nutrition classes, rehabilitation assistance, a food bank, and more, to build stronger, healthier families and individuals in the area. Find out more about the West End Family Link Center. 

One nominee for the Hometown Heroes contest will be chosen each month; each winner will receive a prize for their efforts and acts of kindness. To learn more about Hometown Heroes, and to nominate someone you feel is deserving, Hometown Heroes Contest.

Congratulations, Doris, and thank you for the role you play in our community!

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