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Are you NUTS?

With the New Ute Theatre Society’s annual members’ meeting coming up later this month, now is the perfect time to join our team. We need help from people like you to continue our endeavor of supporting the Ute and offering excellent entertainment in Rifle.

There is a place for everyone on the NUTS board. Whether you are an introvert with a taste for spreadsheets and bookkeeping, an extrovert who enjoys word-of-mouth and in-person marketing, or someone who just wants to put your head down and get the job done, your talents are needed at NUTS. Perhaps you would prefer to support our organization by providing generous financial support within your means. Whatever your ability to help, there is room for you at NUTS.

Consider the positive impact NUTS has had on the community so far. With the help of memberships and volunteers from people like you, we’ve been able to help sponsor all of the following events from the past year: live broadcast for the state championship game for the Rifle High School football team; Rifle Middle School eighth grade banquet; reception for Rural Philanthropy Days; Aladdin Junior production, put on by Secret Identity Pictures; West Slope Story, put on by The Boomtown Players; Hometown Holidays event, put on by the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce; Animal Shelter Holiday Craft Show; and First Friday Fall Festival Event, put on by the city of Rifle.

As you can see, financial contributions to NUTS get funneled straight back into our community by way of excellent programming. But what about our boots-on-the ground work? Members of NUTS have assisted at nearly all events at the Ute since its opening, regardless of whether we sponsored that event. We have given tours of the facility, prepared the center for in-coming performers, slung beer and wine as bartenders and more. All of these activities provide us with opportunities to meet and network with other volunteers, city employees and (most excitingly) the performers themselves.

The next event we’ll be helping with is Tab Benoit on Sept. 17; doors open at 7:30 p.m., and we’d love to see you there.

If you have any questions about how to become a member of NUTS or how to contribute, call or Facebook us. Our annual members’ meeting is in itself a reason to join NUTS. With music, free food and hobnobbing with many of your favorite locals, it’s a social event not to be missed.

For more information about NUTS, find us on Facebook, visit the Ute website at, or write to us at P.O. Box 84 in Rifle. Event tickets can be purchased at, City Market and the Whistle Pig Coffee Stop & Cafe.

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