CVR Talent Show June 16, 2022

Description: Arkansas Valley Talent Show June 16 at 7pm



and the winners are...

With over 200 people in attendance, Clean Valley Recycling successfully hosted their first Arkansas Valley Talent Show on June 16, 2022 at the recycling center in Swink, Colorado. 

For a bargain price the audience enjoyed nearly three hours of entertainment derived from the talents of the people of Southeast Colorado. 

Clean Valley Recycling Board Member Stuart West excelled at his Emcee duties and even performed several of his magic routines while the judges tabulated the scores.

The judges panel included Gary Addington, Lisa Pantoya, and Mike Shima.

Caitlyn Tibbles is the first grand prize winner of the first Arkansas Valley Talent Show hosted by Clean Valley Recycling. Her performance of her original song, Worse than Worthless won the judges cumulative votes.

"Caitlyn Tibbles is a 16-year old singer and song writer who plays more instruments than she can count."

Listen to her winning original song, Worse than Worthless on her Spotify Chanel Here:

Bridget Briscoe placed second with her thrilling rendition of Queen's Sombody to Love earning her a $100 cash prize.

The 3rd place winner, Russell Ballantyne, received a $50 prize for his performance, which was solving a Rubix Cube while jumping on a pogostick to the beat of Danger Zone.

Oli-o Picatunee the Unusual brought his accordion with him from Cheraw, Colorado to compete for the grand prize and support Clean Valley Recycling. He played his instrument of choice wearing gloves and a blindfold.

Watch his performance here:

Dusty Roads relocated to Otero County, and brought his country western style with him. He shared it on stage with his original song Do-Da.

Watch his performance Here:

Douglas Golding performed his original song, Frost on The Pumpkin, which tells the story of a young couple facing struggles through the challenges of life whose relationship grew cold through the hardships they faced.

Watch his performance here:

Watch the complete Arkansas Valley Talent Show videos here:

Arkansas Valley Talent Show Part 1

Arkansas Valley Talent Show Part 2

Arkansas Valley Talent Show Part 3

Arkansas Valley Talent Show Part 4

Arkansas Valley Talent Show Awards

Event Sponsors:
TBK Bank
First National Bank
Rocky Ford Legal
Sign and Designs
Art Matters Productions Inc
Lewis Bolt and Nut
The State Bank
Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site 
The Grand Theatre 
Silent Auction Donors
Scott Black
Betty Blanco
Fernando Salazar
Tad Overturf


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Clean Valley Recycling Needs Your Help!

A dependable baler is the heart of any recycling center. It compacts the cardboard, paper, plastics, and aluminum into tight bales in preparation for shipping. Here at Clean Valley Recycling, we need to replace our old worn-out baler at a cost of $116,000. We have already raised $66,000 towards the purchase, but we need your help to raise the rest.

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Clean Valley Recycling receives and collects recyclable materials from many communities in Southeastern Colorado, including Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Cheraw, Swink, Rocky Ford, Ordway, Fowler, Trinidad, Walsenburg, and others! We are a full-service recycler accepting plastics, cardboard, electronics, paint, glass, paper, metals, as well as reclaimed building materials.

The amount of waste that Clean Valley has diverted from the landfill has steadily increased over the years--from 220 tons in 2013 to 710 tons in 2021! This success has been possible because of the dedication and hard work of paid and volunteer staff and with the help of donations and grant funds to purchase needed equipment. Whether you enjoy the convenience of affordable curbside pickup or use our drop-off services, we appreciate your participation.

Today, we are asking for donations to help us pay for a new baler. To contribute, go to our website at and click the “GIVE” tab at the top of the page. 

You may also donate by check to Clean Valley Recycling, PO Box 1053, La Junta, CO.

We welcome all contributions from businesses as well as individuals.

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