Flying W Ranch celebrates 64th anniversary with big announcement…
This weekend held an emotional event for many Colorado Springs residents. The historic Flying W Ranch held a one-night celebration in honor of their 64th anniversary. It has been 4-years since the Waldo Canyon Fire devastated most of the property and buildings, ending the entertaining, summer Chuckwagon Dinners many locals and tourists had grown to love. The Flying W Wranglers, famous for their campfire, cowboy music, took the stage at the ranch for the first time since the fire, with bittersweet feelings.
Money from the sold out event will help fund the rest of the mitigation and rebuilding. According to the Ranch 2/3 off the property has been mitigated and they are soon focusing on the section that will host the Chuckwagon Dinners.
There was also a big announcement made at Saturday evening’s event. The daughters of Russell Wolfe, founder of the Ranch, are planning on reopening in Summer 2017. They want to carry on the tradition their family started long ago and are hopeful guests will be able to return for the western suppers and family entertainment next year. The Flying W Ranch has definitely been missed by our community for the last several years and I know I’m looking forward to some of their buttermilk biscuits soon!