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Happenings
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
2012 August
Concerts (continued)
-August 20, U.S. Pro Cycling Race passes through
29 - September 3. What could be more irresistible
Dolores
than the sights and sounds of more than 35,000
August 24
-August 24, 25, Dolores Quilt Show, Friday, 9a-6p,
roaring motorcycles riding in grandeur through the
KISS, Motley Crue, Rock Jam Festival, Grand Junc-
Saturday, 9a-4p, Dolores Community Center, More
spectacular scenery of Southwest Colorado? If you
tion, 800.7800.JAM
information at www.doloresmountainquilters.org
have a bike you need to plan ahead to be in Ignacio,
Eilen Jewell, Turn of the Century, Montrose,
-Aug25, 10th Annual Mesa Verde Country Food,
CO. for the 19th annual Ignacio Bike Week. Always
970.209.1419
Wine & Art Festival - Wine tasting & sales of wines
back by popular demand is the daily poker runs,
Great American Taxi, Ghost Ranch Saloon, Steam-
from Colorado wineries, art, food, & music. Loca-
free concerts, two beer tents, scores of vendors and
boat, 970.879.9898
tion: City Park, Cortez. For more info: 970.565.8227
artists, custom bike shows, biker bull riding, tattoo
August 25
or 800.530.2998
contests, and plenty of great biker games.
Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Ben Harper, Los
Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars,  -Sugar Pine Ranch Rally, Labor Day Weekend!
Eagle/Gypsum/Vail:
Aug 30-Sep 3, Mancos. Get ready for the 6th An-
-Mountain Dogs 1st Annual Summer Event and
David Lindley, The Ride Festival, Telluride Town
nual Sugar Pine Ranch Rally. We are planning for
Canine Carnival, August 4, 9a, August 5, 5p, Eagle
park, 970.728.2173
Theory of a Deadman, Slaughter, Rock Jam Grounds,  a great rally in 2012. Please watch the website and
County Fairgrounds. Mountain Dogs promotes and
forum for updates! Free Tent Camping! Entry Fees:
advocates fun, safe, healthy and responsible behav-
Grand Junction, 800.7800.JAM
Carolyn Wonderland, Third Street Performing Arts  $15.00 per day pre-registered. $20.00 per day at the
iors and activities between dogs and their human
gate. Online Registration is Now Open at: www.
companions. Activities include pulling, agility,
Center, Carbondale, 970.963.3221
sugarpineranchrally.com
sheep herding, rally, fly ball and newcomers scent
Humming House, Fellin Park, Ouray, 970.325.7073
Durango/Silverton/Hesperus/Pagosa Springs:
works and ball herding called treibball. If that's
August 26
Vail Jazz Festival, Farmers Market, Vail, 970.376.0772  -August 1 - 5, Archeleta County Fair, Pagosa
not enough, the event will also include The Doggie
The Ride Festival, Telluride Town Park, 970.728.2173  Springs
Mudder, The Doggy Dash and The Dirty Dog Kids
-Sun, Aug 5, Backcountry Experience 2nd Annual
Mud Run! Truly talented pups are also invited for a
Fruition, Aspen Mountain, 970.925.1220
Trailburner 10k. Durango mtn resort. Test your
multitude of talent competitions.
August 27
The Rock Dogs, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park,  legs at 9,000 feet and enjoy 6.2 miles of spectacu-
-August 9-11, Wine & Spirits Festival, Beaver Creek
lar trails while you're at it. Giveaways and more.
-Roller Derby Bout featuring the 10th Mountain
Glenwood Spgs, 800.530.1635
Contact Backcountry Experience for more details.
Roller Dolls. August 18, 7-9p, Eagle Pool & Ice Rink,
August 28
970.247.5830
1700 Bull Pasture Road. This battalion of gutsy
Merle Haggard, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
-Sat. Aug 11, 9a, Muck and Mire on the Mountain,
female athletes will offer more than your average
August 29
5K & 10K mud adventure race. Durango mtn
sporting event, roller derby is a full contact, aggres-
The Motet, Crested Butte Mtn Resort, 800.810.7669
resort. NEW EVENT! 5K Muck & Mire Family
sive, competitive sport conducted on four wheeled
7 Walkers, Belly Up, Aspen, 970.544.9800
Event takes you through an obstacle course with
quad skates. Come support your local 10th Moun-
August 30
mud holes, rock gardens and cargo nets. The 10k
tain Roller Dolls!
Little Hurricane, The Dunwells, Belly Up, Aspen,
competitive race features 12 obstacles such as
-Eagle's 5th Annual Mushroom Festival, August 24,
970.544.9800
Labor Day Weekend Jazz Party, Marriott Mountain  slack lines, tunnel crawls, log jams, pond swim
6p, August 26, 4p, Various Venues.Explore Eagle
and more. Post-event prizes and celebrations with
from the ground up at the 5th Annual Mushroom
Resort, Vail, 970.476.4444
Steamworks Brewing & Coca Cola. Benefits Manna
Festival. Get the dirt on identifying edible species
August 31
Soup Kitchen. For more information, visit www.
and determine where to search for mushrooms. The
Railroad Earth, Loudon Wainwright III, Mike &
Ruthy, Sarah Siskind, Reservoir Hill, Pagosa Springs,  skipurg.com/m3. or register at http://www.pre-
weekend marks the height of the mushroom season
race.com/races/event/41016/M3
in Eagle's high country with two leading experts
970.264.4151
-Durango La Plata County Fair, August 10-12.
in the field. Join the Indiana Jones of Mushrooms,
Cyrille Aimee, Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail,
From baked goods to rabbits, cows to quilts, there
Larry Evans and Daniel Winkler, of Mushroaming
970.476.4444
Sugarland, Steve Miller Band, Fanny Hill, Snowmass, is something for the entire family, and don't forget
Tibet eco-tour fame. The two will lead local expedi-
the rides.
tions and educational classes. Enjoy a mushroom
970.920.4996
-Aug17-19, Durango Railfest. The Durango Railfest
cook-off on Friday evening featuring local chefs,
Fairs, Festivals, Fun
is an annual event that celebrates all that goes by
tastings, cooking classes and dining on the fruits of
rail. Rare and unique railroad equipment and cars
your hunt.
Dolores/Mancos/Cortez/Dove Creek:
are the stars at the Durango Railfest. The Denver
-August 24, 7p, Outdoor Arena at the Eagle County
-August 2-4, Tri-States Firemen's Convention
and Rio Grande's Galloping Goose is one rail star
Fairgrounds. Buckaroo Productions is proud to an-
-3 - 5 The Cortez Rendezvous Hot Air Balloon Rally
is coming! Come witness this firsthand! The balloons  not to be missed. An 1875 wood fired locomotive is
nounce the 3rd Annual Demolition Debry and the
another example of the equipment that appears at
2nd Annual Powder Puff will be held on August 24
will fly from Parque de Vida in Cortez. For info:
the Railfest. This locomotive makes special excur-
at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5p
505.977.2679
sions on the D&SNGR. This an event for all to
and events start at 7p.
-Dolores County Fair, Aug 9-12, The fair features
enjoy, especially railfans. Railroad enthusiasts and
-Vail Soul Music Festival, Aug 17-19, Colorado's
livestock shows, exhibits, nightly entertainment,
children's activities, commerical vendors selling their  history buffs worldwide are gathering for rail-
first-ever, multi-day, soul music-themed event, fo-
wares, food and more. Fairgrounds, CR-4 at Road G,  fest. Guests will have the opportunity to see rare
cused on the preservation of traditional soul music,
narrow gauge railroad equipment, tour miniature
while also cultivating the growth and exposure of
Off Highway 491, Dove Creek, Free. 970.677.2283
garden railroads, swap memorabilia, and create
new independent soul artists.
-August 10-11, Escalante Days, Parades, Booths,
Kiwanis club Duck Race, Rotary club Mountain Bike  new memories as they witness railroad history in
-August 31-September 3, Labor Day Weekend Jazz
the making.
Party features more than 30 internationally re-
Race, Chain Saw and Arm Wrestling Competitions,
-August 25, Mountain Chili Cha Cha, Pagosa
nowned jazz musicians performing over 25 hours of
live music, Food, arts and crafts, family and Gal-
Springs
jazz at the Marriott's Grand Ballroom and the Jazz
loping Goose Days Activities and more. Contact the
-19th Annual Four Corners Motorcycle Rally. Aug-
Tent at Vail Square.
Dolores Chamber 970.882.4018