Balloon rise

sunrise balloon liftoffs were a feature in Boyle Park during the Mancos Valley-Mesa Verde Country Balloon and Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. Rain delayed Friday, opening day, but an extra day was added Monday. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

sunrise balloon liftoffs were a feature in Boyle Park during the Mancos Valley-Mesa Verde Country Balloon and Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. Rain delayed Friday, opening day, but an extra day was added Monday.

Volunteers help one of the balloons prepare for takeoff from Boyle Park the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Volunteers help one of the balloons prepare for takeoff from Boyle Park the morning of Saturday, Sept. 28.

two balloons fill with hot air as Joel Jones lifts off from Boyle Park. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

two balloons fill with hot air as Joel Jones lifts off from Boyle Park.