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Jersey Jim Auction is Back!


“A Room with a View”

The Jersey Jim Foundation has, once again, donated a night in the  JJ Lookout Tower to the Mancos Friends of the Library.

The Night of the Stay:

Monday, August 9, 2021

The Auction Runs:

Sunday, June 20 to

8 pm, Sunday June 27

Win a night for four in this historical fire lookout tower in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado.

The views are incredible!

The Mancos Friends of the Library is delighted to offer this opportunity to win a night at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower! These nights are hard to come by!

Place your bid on this website. The link will go live on Sunday, June 20. Bidding closes at 8pm on Sunday June 27. 

All proceeds benefit the Mancos Public library and its programs.

From the Jersey Jim Foundation web site:

“A Room with a View” – Live a little bit of history and enjoy an incredible view in Southwestern Colorado with an overnight stay at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower. Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level.

“The Jersey Jim was home to U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts from the 1940s to the 1970s. An historic log book inside its cab, or living quarters, chronicles their experiences. The Tower was renovated and saved from demolition in 1991 by the Jersey Jim Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization, which operates and maintains the Tower under permit with the San Juan National Forest.

Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Mancos Friends of the Library invites you to bake up a batch of love with this year’s offering of our favorite Bake Sale recipes. With the pandemic still wreaking havoc this Valentine’s Day, we’re foregoing the annual in-person bake sale and membership drive and going virtual.
And since this is also our membership drive, we’re hoping that those of you who aren’t yet members of the Mancos Friends of the Library will decide that this is the year to join. And those of you who may have let your membership lapse will renew your enthusiastic support of the Mancos Public Library.
Download the membership form here
Also, please consider adding a Friends ball cap to your Valentine’s Day shopping list. What better gift for a loved one than a hat? 

Various colors are available. $20 each.
Call the library at 533-7600 to order and set time for pick up.

Contact Anne at if you have
questions about your membership status or about the Friends.

Mancos Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer
organization whose sole purpose is to support the Mancos Public Library.

And here are the Recipes:

Speedy Oven Fudge


GF Heart’s Desire Granola

Date Pinwheel Cookies

Blueberry Gingerbread

Lebkuchen (German Spice Cake)

Scratch Chocolate Chip Brownies