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Happenings
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
2012 June
Fairs, Fests, Fun (continued)
-Saturday, June 9, Experimental Aircraft Association
4p. www.ridgwayrailroadmuseum.org
Pancake Breakfast, The Experimental Aircraft Associa-
-Taste of Ouray! Wednesday, June 6, 4:30-8p. Ouray
-"ART"rageous Day of the Arts June 30, Presented by The
tion hosts a pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 9th, at
Community Center
Arts Alliance of the East River Valley, Crested Butte Center
the Cortez Municipal Airport starting at 8 am. Proceeds
-Norwood VFW Fishing Tournament, June 9, 9a-4p. open
for the Arts
will support the local Young Eagles Flight Experience,
to adults, children, and seniors. Ridgway Reservoir. Tick-
Delta/Cedaredge/Hotchkiss/Paonia:
which offers children from age 8 to 17 a free introduc-
ets are $35 for adults and seniors, $10 for children 12 and
-Jun 2, Big John's Lumber Company Annual Scramble @
tory flight. Call Bob at 970.560.0781 or email bob@
under, available at Sam's Service, Norwood Hardware,
Cedaredge Golf Course. Entry fee $68/player. More info:
industrytc.com for more information.
Mountain Village Police Dept. or at the reservoir on June
856.3185 or 216.0061.
-Saturday, June 9, A Road Apple Raffle, a fund raiser
8 and 9. Details Jerry Pike at 970.327.0234 or 970.324.4282
-Jun 2, Thunder Mountain 5K/10K Walk Run
for Grace's Kitchen, will be part of the June 9th Ute
-5th Annual Ridgway River Festival, Saturday, June 30,
-Jun 3, Chapel of the Cross Concert @ 2 pm, David Starr &
Mountain Rodeo Parade in Cortez. Raffle tickets can
11a-6p. whitewater rodeo, down-river races, the Junk
Roy Martin
be purchased at the Cortez Visitor's Center or at St.
of the Unc race, and fun at the Kid's Eddy. A regional
-Jun 5, Facebook Workshop - sponsored by Cedaredge
Barnabas Church, at 110 West North. Prizes include a
watershed information tent LIVE MUSIC, local food ven-
Chamber. Fee: $10/participant. Members and Non-mem-
piece of Navajo art appraised at $900 and meals at local
dors, more info visit: www.ridgwayriverfestival.org
bers welcome. Register for class at Chamber office, 245 W
restaurants.
-Cow Creek 10 Mile Run June 16
Main, Cedaredge.
-Sunday, June 10, Teen Cooking Camp, Middleschool-
-Wine for Music, June 16, Rigway Community Center,
-Jun 6, 2nd Quarterly Luncheon Meeting, All are Welcome,
ers and teens can sign up for a week of teen cooking
Ridgway
guest speaker Donna Tessier, Delta County Search & Res-
camp at the Cortez Rec Center this summer. Camp for
-Women's Club of Ouray Rummage Sale June 22-23, This
cue, 12 Noon @ Ole Bakery Café.
middle-schoolers runs June 18th through 22nd, and for
annual event and fundraiser is to benefit local non-profit
-June 7, Chapel of the Cross Concert @ 7p Gullible Skeptics
high-schoolers, June 25th through 29th. Register at the
organizations in Ouray County. Ouray Community
-June 7-10, 34th Annual Pioneer Days, Crawford. This
Rec Center before June 10th.
Center.
year's theme is "The Wild West, Boots, Hats & Vests." The
Gateway/Grand Junction/Parachute:
-Main in Motion, Thursday, June to August, Main Street
hilarious outhouse races are one of the highlights of the
-THE FANTASTICKS, The longest running musical of
in historic downtown Montrose extended store hours
event. Also on tap, an old-fashioned melodrama, baking
all time. Presented by Mesa Repertory Theater. Book
and special sales are just a couple reasons why shop-
contest, dinner and auction, a fire department-sponsored
and Lyrics by Tom Jones. Music by Harvey Schmidt.
pers love this award winning series of events. Regional
pancake breakfast, free games for kids, live entertainment,
June 8; 7:30p. June 9, 7:30p. June 12, 7:30p. June 14,
artisans and musicians also line Main Street to perform
a Cowboy Cook-off, a parade, horseshoe tournament, and
7:30p. June 16, 2p. Robinson Theatre, Moss Performing
and display their works of art.
vendors of all types.
Arts Center, Gr Jct, 970.248.1604
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
-Jun 9, Dean Dillon Concert (wrote over 50 songs recorded
-4th Annual Calabash! June 9, 9a-4p, FREE. A festival of
-29th Annual Telluride Balloon Festival June 1-3, We're
by George Strait) WHERE: The Pondy, 7p. Advance Tickets
gourds and gourd art featuring product and food ven-
looking forward to some great flying and balloon wran-
$20, $22 at door: available at Chamber Office and Starr's
dors, gourd art demonstrations, food, music, crafts and
gling here in the beautiful town of Telluride.
Guitars.
games for children, silent auction, a family affair with
-Wild West Festival June 4-9, The Sheridan Arts Founda-
-Jun 10, Chapel of the Cross Concert 2p, Jill Olson
all proceeds benefitting the Western Colorado Botanical
tion invites you to be a part of one of the most meaning-
-Jun 14, Coffee & Breakfast at RJ's Steakhouse hosted by
Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 970.245.3288 www.
ful and exciting festivals of the Telluride Community, the
Edward Jones, 9a. R.S.V.P. 970.856.8700 to reserve your
wcbotanic.org
annual Wild West Fest.
spot.
-2012 Palisade Bike Festival, June 9, Full Grind Expert
-Heritage Festival June 8-10, Celebrate Telluride's color-
-Jun 14, Chapel of the Cross Concert 7p, Black Canyon
Race 8a. Sport and Beginner Race 10a, $40 all ages for
ful and storied past. Discover Telluride's true colors as
Barbershop Chorus
Grind. $30 adults, $15 children for Fruit/Wine Tours.
storytellers weave tall tales from the past.
-June 16-17, North Fork Uncorked, Paonia. Hosted by the
Mountain Bike courses for Beginner, Sport and the Full
-Telluride Wine Festival June 27 - July 1
winemakers of Paonia and Hotchkiss, this event celebrates
Grand Mesa Grind up the slopes of the Grand Mesa
-Sheridan Arts Foundation's 9th Telluride Plein Air June
the burgeoning wine region in Delta County with newly
above Palisade. (Includes Beer Glass, Food & Drinks,
29-July 5, The Telluride Plein Air event will once again
released wines of the West Elks AVA. Festivities include
Prizes) Kids Mountain Bike Race at 12:30 downtown
take place over the 4th of July holiday. Artisits will arrive
wine and food pairings, live music, entertainment, and
Palisade. Full Grind: 44 miles; Sport Grind-24 miles; Be-
in Telluride on June 29th, paint all week, and host the
winemaker dinners.
ginner Grind-20 miles. Fruit and Wine ByWay Tour-25
exhibition and sale on July 4th and 5th.
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
miles; Bike and Wine Tasting Tour-7 miles; Family Fruit
-Wright Stuff Challenge, 1165 Summit Street, "Pig
-Shrine Circus at the Fairgrounds, June 2
Loop-5 miles. Rapid Creek Cycles, 237 S Main, Palisade,
Palace", Norwood, Saturday, June 30. Come join us! The
-Lucky Seven Rodeo, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 , www.durango.
970.260.5848 www.palisadecoc.com
Wright Stuff Challenge offers fun for the whole family,
org or 970.749.9790
-Highline Hustle, June 9, Check in 6a, Race starts 7a. Be-
no matter what you like to do!
-Pagosa Night Rodeo, June 7, 21, 28 at 7pm. Western Heri-
fore/After May 18. Individual $65/90; Team $120/$150;
5K/10K Walk/Run: Our traditional round trip 5K Run/
tage Arena
Extra Meal $10. This event includes a 500 meter swim
Walk and 10K Run through the beautiful Town of Nor-
-Animas River Days, June 8-10, All kinds of river races and
in Highline Lake, a 16 mile bike road race, and a 3 mile
wood and along the picturesque county roads of San
fun at Santa Rita Park.
trail run. Participant camping $36 for Friday & Saturday
Miguel County.
-2012 Folk n' Bluegrass Festival June 8-10
night. Highline State Park, 970.244.3866 www.gjcity.
Oak Hill Cycling Challenge: You asked for it and we are
-Steamworks Animas Valley Half Marathon, June 9 , www.
org/Highline_Hustle_Triathlon.aspx
here to deliver, new in 2012 is the `Oak Hill Climb' which
go-dmt.org
-Three-day Tracks & Bones Expedition, June 13-15, $699
offers a challenge for cyclists this year. The Hill climb
-Turkey Track Trail Marathon June 9, You will hit great
per person, includes transportation from Dinosaur Jour-
will start at the Pig Palace with a neutral start until the
single-track right out of the gate! This killer trail system
ney, lunches, 1 dinner, raft trip, tours and instruction.
edge of town, then off to the top of Oak Hill on the Lone
works you through Ponderosa and Aspen forests.
This is an introduction to geology and paleontology
Cone Road (44ZS).
-Great Golden Retriever Roundup June 15-17, Golden
with a little variety. See a dinosaur track site, excavate
Event schedule and times: 5K/10K Run/Walk (Adult and
retrievers from all over the area will converge upon Pagosa
Jurassic dinosaur material and tour the geology of Ruby
Youth) Start Time 8:30. Registration Starts at 7:30; Oak
Springs, to compete for prizes, network with other Gold-
and Horsethief Canyons on a raft trip! Dinosaur Jour-
Hill Challenge (16 and over only) Start Time: 8:15a. Reg-
ens, and attend health clinics.
ney, 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, 1.888.488.DINO, ext. 212
istration Starts at 7:30. www.wrightstufffoundation.org
-Dinosaur Train June 15-17, Join us for the inaugural year
www.museumofwesternco.com/programs-and-
-Parade on Grand Ave, Norwood, Firefighter Barbeque @
that the D&SNG will host The Dinosaur Train!, based on
events/#calendarFullEvent
Pig Palace, Fireworks, Sat Jun 30, 11a
the PBS children's favorite show starring Buddy, the funny,
-CASA Glow Golf Tournament, June 15, 6p. $65 per
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
curious and intelligent T-Rex.
person. Night time golf tournament, 4 person scramble.
-Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, The Mara-
-Durango Motor Expo, June 15-16, 970.247.8761 or www.
Pregame activities, prizes, appetizers. Chipeta Golf
bou XC, June 13, from 5:30p to 8:30p, Steamboat Springs,
durangomotorexpo.com
Course, 222 29 Rd, Grand Junction, 970.242.4191
970.879.4300. The Steamboat Town Challenge is a seven
-Fun In the Sun Arts & Crafts Show, June 29-20, Buckley
-Downtown Farmer's Market Festival, June 14, to
race mountain bike series held every summer. Both hill
Park
September 20, 5-8:30p. Free. Over 100 artisians, musi-
climb and cross country events are included, with classes
-Vallecito Craft Fair, June 30-July 1
cians and food vendors with fresh produce and fruits
for all catagories and ages of riders. Registration will be
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
from the Grand Valley. Held along Grand Junction's
accepted online or at the Parks, Open Space & Recre-
-The Dolores River Festival, Saturday June 2, in Joe Rowell
Historic Main Street, this event attracts an estimated
ational Services office, M-Thur 7:30a-5:30p, except for
Park, Dolores, Gates open from 10a until dusk. Costumed
5,000 visitors every Thursday. Downtown Main Street,
race days. Registration will be accepted on race day at
River Parade, Live music all day, Educational booths, Food
Grand Junction, 970.245.9697 www.downtowngj.org/
the race site only. Any volunteer who can work a mini-
and beverage vendors, River contests, Children/family
farmersmarket.cfm
mum of six races from start to finish will receive cool
activities, Free raft rides, Camping! new campground area:
-Atrium Craft and Vendor Fair, June 30, 10a to 5p, Free.
schwag and a t-shirt.
tents on the soccer field, RV/Camper van parking at the lot
50 + Local Arts and Crafts and Vendors will display
-24th Annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, June
adjacent to the soccer field and Hwy 145 bridge. Check in
their wares in Atruim of Grand Valley's Picturesque
14, all day, Steamboat Springs. More than 500 Mustang
and buy your camping wristbands and RV passes Saturday
Park. Browse some of the most unique crafts and
owners from Rocky Mountain Mustang clubs will con-
morning at the main gate. $5/ person tents, $15/vehicle for
vendors in our area. Enjoy getting your old west photo
vene in Steamboat Springs over Father's Day Weekend,
campers and RVs.
taken. All ages are welcome! Atrium of Grand Valley,
June 14-17. Activities will include a scenic mountain tour,
-Saturday, June 9, Ute Mountain Roundup Rodeo Parade,
3260 N 12th St, Gr Jct, 970.434.7449 www.sonjassnug-
auto cross, Friday night social, Show n' Shine Car Show
You can show your hometown spirit at the Ute Mountain
gables.com
and awards breakfast. Spectators are welcome at the
Roundup Rodeo Parade on Saturday, June 9 at 5p. Entry
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
Meadows parking lot located at the corner of Mt. Werner
forms can be picked up at the Cortez Chamber of Com-
-Second Chance Humane Society Community Work
Road and Pine Grove Road for Friday's Autocross. Over
merce, 928 East Main, or call 970.565.3414
Day at Angel Ridge Ranch, Sat June 2, 10a-4p. Join other
180 Ford Mustangs compete in this timed event. Sat-
-FireWise of SW Colorado invites you to the Dolores Fire
volunteers for a day of outdoor improvements at Angel
urday's Show n' Shine is a car lovers dream located in
Station on Saturday, June 9, for a fundraising field day,
Ridge Ranch (177 County Rd 10). you can make a differ-
downtown Steamboat Springs. 970.879.0880.
BBQ and Fireman's ball in support of wildfire education in
ence, meet new people, and have fun at Ouray County's
-Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series, June 15, from
Montezuma County! The family fun starts at 2p with face
only home for homeless pets! RSVP at 970.626.2273.
6p to 10p, Brent Romick Arena, Steamboat Springs,
painting, a kid train, Smokey Bear, "soak a Commissioner
Feasting will conclude the day. www.adoptmountain-
970.879.0880 Gates open at 5:30p, the BBQ starts at 6p
Candidate", and more. Kids eat free and a dance with DJ
pets.org
and runs until 9:30p. Pre-Rodeo entertainment on the
P.A. starts at 6p. For tickets, info, or to volunteer call Becca
-Ridgway Railroad Museum Work Week, June 4-8, 9a-
stage from 6:15p until 7:15p. The Rodeo begins at 7:30p.
970.564.4007