A hot-air balloon is inflated for the first flight of the day on Friday, Sept. 26.

Under the sun

At least 12 pilots came to the Mancos Valley Balloon and Arts Festival this weekend, and about half of them lifted off from Boyle Park on Saturday morning.

It was a clear and sunny day, perfect for balloon...

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