10795 Ute Pass Avenue, P.O. Box 316, Green Mountain Falls, Colorado 80819

719-233-2455

About Us

Who Are We?

We are all dedicated volunteers serving on the Boards of the Building Fund, Sallie Community Building, and the Ute Pass Community Association, II


Our Current Board of Directors

General Director - Sunde King

Secretary - Lana Fox

Director - Margaret Peterson

Director - Katharine Guthrie

Director - Lisa Huizenga

Director - Joe Olds

Director - Tom Pruitt


Building Fund, Sallie Bush Community Building

The Building Fund is a non-profit corporation created to renovate and preserve the Sallie Bush Community Building in Green Mountain Falls.  The Building Fund’s objective is to receive grants and donations to pay for expenses to renovate, remodel and repair the Building.


Ute Pass Community Association, II

The UPCA II is a non-profit corporation created to manage the usage of the Sallie Bush Community Building.  All revenue derived from rentals goes directly to support the building's continued maintenance and expenses such as insurance, utilities, maintenance supplies. and custodial services.


TO OUR FORMER BOARD MEMBERS - THANK YOU!

Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all, and these former Board members performed with dedication and tenacity: 

  • Rev. David A. Shaw
  • Robert Patchell
  • Sandra Patchell
  • Dave Soyka
  • David C. “Garry” Garrison, deceased
  • Scott Useman
  • Priscilla VonQualen
  • Al Balin, deceased
  • Beth Kosley
  • Karl  Huseboe
  • Heidi Bailey

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Historical Timeline

March, 1949- The foundation for the building is poured as 60 locals volunteer at least one week’s worth of labor for the construction of the building. Funding efforts continue to raise enough money to complete the project.

March, 1950- The exterior of the building is completed with Mr. Elmer Brown continuing to look for “subscriptions” from local residents in the amount of $100 in order to raise the final $22,000. Hopes are raised that the building will be complete within another year.

August 9th, 1952- First recorded instance of Community Building being used for a dance following Bronc Day celebrations. That year Cecil Smishny was named Bronc Day King and Mary Ann Conn, Queen.  Casting a vote for King or Queen costs a nickel. 

Friday, August 13th, 1954- Bronc Day celebrations are kicked off at the Community Building with a Square Dance open to the whole community.

Summer, 1957- By this time there were regular “record hops” on Friday nights for local teens, Square Dances on Saturday nights that charged $.50 for admission, and “learn-how” sessions on Tuesday nights for Square and Round dancing. 

Summer, 1972- By this time a regular schedule of Bingo being played on Wednesday and Friday nights at the Community Building has been established.

April, 1974- Floor of the building resurfaced by the Ute Pass Community Association. By this time an annual family membership for the Ute Pass Community Association is $5.

July 1st, 1974- Martha Gayler writes to the Colorado Secretary of State asking that the name of the Community Building be changed to the “Sallie Bush Community Building.” The building is officially named the Sallie Bush Community Building at the Association Annual Meeting on August 1st of 1974.

1990s- Participation in the Ute Pass Community Association declines and by the end of the decade the building is closed to the public.

2006- The Ute Pass Community Association is revived by Town Council Trustee, Scott Useman, who seeks to find a new entity to repair, restore, and reopen the Sallie Bush Community Building.

May 25th, 2007- The building’s ownership is transferred from the Ute Pass Community Association to the Church in the Wildwood. The Ute Pass Community Association II and the Building Fund, Sallie Bush Community Buildingare tasked with the building renovations and re-opening it for use.

October 20th, 2008- The Building Fund for the restoration effort receives 501(c)3 status from the IRS and begins raising the necessary funds to reopen the building to the community.


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