Nature & Wildlife
Pg 10 - The Sunshine Express
2012 April
From The Coach
Camps are already scheduled to begin as early as
July 14, 2012 and can be scheduled throughout the
SUMMER Sports Fitness and
month of August to early September. Ask about
Health CAMPS
our Group rates for your team or group of indi-
Designed to Fit Your Fitness Needs
Snow Shadow Sports Institute a Di-
Have a Great Spring.
vision of Snow Shadow Gymnastics
(Bruce D. Kirk, Snow Shadow Sports Institute,
High Altitude Cross-Training lo-
cated in Montrose, Colorado offers
specially designed Summer Camps
for both amateur and professional
individuals and sport groups.
Establishing the `First Women's
Gymnastics High Altitude Cross-
Training Camp in the United States
in 1994. Campers can attend a 1-3
week or weekend over-night pro-
grams located here at our facility
and at the High Altitude Campus.
Snow Shadow Sports Institute is
established for higher learning and
educational programs to be offered
in both Cultural and Environmental
Science. Once again Snow Shadow
Gymnastics is taking it a step high-
er and opening the doors for more
Health and Educational opportuni-
ties for our community as well as
for individuals throughout
the Nation and other countries.
Meet The MUDD
2012 Summer Camp Season will offer these new
Mesa Underground Derby Dames (MUDD) Meet
programs Gold Panning, Climbing, Angling, Martial
& Greet
Arts, and of course Gymnastics. Your requests for
DATE Friday, March 30, 2012
other types of Sport Fitness or Educational Camps
TIME 5:00 pm 8:00 pm MDT
are accepted. Simply e-mail us to discuss your par-
WHERE The Blue Moon Bar & Grille
ticular needs.
120 N 7th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-3524
Summer Camp Activities include hiking, camping,
EVENT DESCRIPTION Come out and meet the
swimming, canoeing, whitewater rafting, horseback
ladies of MUDD, and enjoy a beer with a derby
riding, gem and mineral hunting, volleyball, and
April Showers
dame! Invite all of your friends, and make it a
badminton which can be incorporated within the
party ;)
April 22, 2012 The Lyrid meteors April's
summer camp design for one of the most advanced
"shooting stars" tend to be bright and often
and new approach for a safe and fun specially
CONTACT PHONE 970-778-2138
leave trails. About 10-20 meteors per hour at
designed high altitude Summer Sports Camp. Head
peak can be expected. Plus, the Lyrids are known
Coaches attend with their group or team to monitor
for uncommon surges that can sometimes bring
and learn about the benefits of training in a natural
the rate up to 100 per hour. Those rare outbursts
high altitude mountain environment.
Mesa Underground Derby Dames (MUDD)
are not easy to predict, but they're one of the
Visit our website at www.snowshadowgymnastics.
Southwest Arbor Fest Booth
reasons the tantalizing Lyrids are worth checking
com click on High Altitude Camps in the menu bar.
DATE Saturday, April 21, 2012
out. The radiant for this shower is in the constel-
For more detailed information fill out a contact form
TIME 9:00 pm 4:00 am MDT
lation Lyra, which rises in the northeast at about
on this page and you will receive information sent
WHERE Lincoln Park
10 p.m. Fortunately, in 2012, the new moon guar-
via e-mail within 24 hrs.
EVENT DESCRIPTION We will be at the event
antees a dark sky in the late night and morning
Please feel free to add your special requests in the
with our own booth, and we will be there volun-
hours, the best time to watch the Lyrid shower.
contact message. Contact us to early to inquire
teering also. Check us out if you have any ques-
As a general rule, the greatest number of Lyrid
about the most convenient time to schedule your
tions or curiosities about MUDD roller derby.
meteors fall in the dark hours before dawn. The
camp dates, type of Sport Camp and the activities
optimal night will probably be from late night
you would like to incorporate.
CONTACT PHONE 970-778-2138
April 21 until dawn April 22, though the night
Bruce D. Kirk Director of Snow Shadow Gym is
before or after (April 21/22 and April 22/23) may
available to work with you directly to make this
also offer a sprinkling of Lyrid meteors. With
Summer Camp experience a Great One. Summer
no moon to obscure this year's display, we are
assured of dark skies for the 2012 Lyrid meteor
Warm Weather Wakes Bears
Warm weather is bringing some of Colorado's
black bears out of hibernation early and Colorado
Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to be
"bear aware" to protect bears and people.
Homeowners can avoid attracting bears by fol-
lowing these simple steps:
* Obey local trash ordinances. In areas without
trash ordinances, only put trash out on the morn-
ing of pickup instead of the night before pickup.
* Take down birdfeeders during the spring and
summer. Once winter ends, birds have many
natural food options. Attract birds naturally with
flowers and bird baths.
* Keep barbecue grills clean and stored in sheds or
* Feed pets indoors.
* Keep doors and windows to your home closed
and locked, especially when no one is home.
Garage doors and side doors that are left open
for pets are not only an open invitation to thieves
they're also an open door for bears to enter
* Lock car doors and don't store food in your