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Happenings
2013 May
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
age, $500 top prize, lots of prizes and fun. Visit
WesternSlopeNews.com/events.htm for infor-
mation and entry forms. Entries also available
at the Old West Fruit Stand, 157 Hwy 550 in
Ridgway. 970.327.4196.
-Mountain Film, May 20-27, Started in 1979,
Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America¡¯s
longest-running film festivals.
-30th Annual Telluride Balloon Festival, May
31 - June 2.
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
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-Downtown Steamboat Springs First Friday
Artwalk, a self-guided walking tour of art
exhibitions at member venues which is free to
the public and held on the first Friday of every
month from 5p-8p.
-2013 Hayden Cog Run, A Routt County Clas-
sic held in the small town of Hayden Colorado
located 25 minutes west of Steamboat. Distances:
8.4 mile and 5K paved roads. Saturday, May 11th,
races start at 10a, All runners assemble at the
Hayden Town Park on S 3rd St. Hayden Parks
and Recreation, 970.734.4148
-2013 Spirit Challenge, This is a fundraising event
for the Yampa Valley Autism Program, proceeds
from this race will be made as a donation to YVAP
in the name of Jenna Gruben Morrill. 10k and 5k
running races on paved roads with the 5K having
a short section on wide trail. This is the 1st race
of the year for the Steamboat Springs Running
Series and a great warm up to summer! The Spirit
Challenge is a long standing race in the SSRS and
gives runners a chance to get those feet moving
after a long winter in the Yampa Valley. Come out
and support this fun local race. Saturday, May
18th, 9a, Steamboat Springs Middle School, 5100
Amethyst Drive. ccat@springsips.com
-Yampa River Festival, Sat June 1-3, In its 33rd
year, the Yampa River Festival raises awareness
for and protects the 270-mile Yampa River in
Northwest Colorado, the last remaining major free
flowing river in the seven-state Colorado River
basin. This event promises a fun-filled weekend
for the whole family, with slalom and downriver
races, fun for kids, freestyle competition, stand up
paddleboard events, crazy river dog contest and
more.
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Thank you for mentioning The Sunshine
Express when you visit these events
and our advertising sponsors!
-May 10, ¡°1776¡± a rollicking, yet spellbinding,
story of how America¡¯s Continental Congress
chose independence against all odds. Directed by
Ginny Spaven, Assistant Director Kathy Murdoch.
Magic Circle Community Theatre, 420 S 12th St,
Montrose, For Tickets Contact: 970.249.7838. Web-
site: www.magiccircleplayers.com
-Montrose Wine and Food Festival, May 10-11,
Montrose Pavilion. Friday night Disco Night at
10p. Saturday Grand Tasting on the Lawn from
2-5p and will feature music by Zolopht and the
Destroyers. Proceeds benefit Black Canyon Boys
& Girls Club and Voices for Children (CASA). For
more info visit www.montrosewineandfood.com
or call Lynette Bean 970.901.9993. Tickets: $10 at
the door.
-May 14th. Dubbed Colorado¡¯s Toughest Road
Race, the Black Canyon Ascent starts at the
turn-off to the Black Canyon National Park, at
the intersection of US Hwy 50 and CO 347, just 6
miles east of Montrose. As you wind your way up
to the Black Canyon National Park, you¡¯ll take in
gorgeous vistas and breathtaking scenery.
-Mission to Ride, May 15. This is a non-competi-
tive bicycling, tour for riders of all abilities. Road
and mountain routes available.
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
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-YPT presents ¡°Treasure Island¡±, May 3-5, Starts
at 6p, Historic Sheridan Opera House, Telluride,
970.728.6363, sheridanoperahouse.com/events
-The Sunshine Express Great Miramonte Fish
Harvest Fishing Derby, Sat, May 11, 6a-5p, Mira-
monte Lake, Dan Noble SWA near Norwood, CO.
No limits, fish from boat or shore. $10 entry any
Campout For the Cause, held Memorial Weekend
at State Bridge, was founded in 2009 by Scotty
Stoughton with the intention of bringing together
artists and fans who shared a strong sense of com-
munity, appreciation for diverse musical styles
plus a love of camping along The Colorado River.
After volunteering with the disaster relief orga-
nization, All Hands, following the devastating
earthquake in Haiti, Stoughton made the decision
to align Campout For the Cause with extended
philanthropic efforts. ¡±I was totally impressed by
the large numbers of volunteers from all around
the world coming together for a common cause,¡±
said Scotty, ¡°All Hands quite simple gets things
done on the ground with almost no bureaucracy
and red tape. Very touching, very real, very
positive!¡±
In addition to supporting All Hands, this year
Campout is looking to expand efforts to work
with and support organizations locally, nationally
and internationally that share the same visions of
social and environmental awareness, activism and
engagement. ¡°We are going to host a non-profit
roundtable discussion where all the participating
organizations can contribute their ideas and share
their visions. We are hoping to stimulate group
discussion, awareness and collaboration and we
encourage fans to join us!¡± campoutforthecause@
gmail.com 970.653.0113 campoutforthecause.org
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