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Nature & Wildlife
2013 June
Pg 10 - The Sunshine Express
the dogs as they maneuver the cattle
through the course. The dogs use eye con-
tact with the cattle and body positions to
move the herd.
NCA is proud to encourage this humane
method of cattle ranching. Spectators will
be amazed at the focus and skill of the dogs.
In the horse division, cowboys will show-
case modern day ranching styles. The dogs
bring the herd towards the handler while
they give command from horseback. The
combination of cattle, horses and working
dogs is a fundamental part of our agricul-
tural heritage and impressive to see in per-
son. Tickets available at the event: Adults
$10, Children $5: tickets are good for all 5
days of the event. Visit: nationalcattledog.
com for more information.
shorts hosted by High Country Shipping.
All Day Activities: Kids tricycle race, Photo op-
portunities for cyclists on Main Street by profes-
sional photographer, Games and prizes, Best
Biker¡¯s Calf Contest, Free frozen Otter Pops.
www.ridetherockies.com
¡®Ride The Rockies¡¯ Starts W/Party
NAVAJO STATE PARK OPEN FOR
BOATING, CAMPING
ARBOLES, CO: Navajo State Park is open and
ready for campers, boaters and summer fun.
The lake level is low, but the boat ramp is open
and there¡¯s plenty of water for power boats and
small pontoon boats. The marina store is open
and gasoline is available. The boat dock, however,
is closed for repairs.
Navajo State Park is located in southwest Colo-
rado about 40 miles southeast of Durango.
Navajo State Park offers outstanding camping
facilities and three cabins. To reserve a camp spot
or a cabin, call 1.800.678.2267, or go to the reser-
vation section of the Colorado Parks Reservation
website: coloradostateparks.reserveamerica.com
For more information about facilities and activi-
ties at Navajo State Park call 1.970.883.2208
TROUT STOCKED AT PAONIA RESERVOIR
PAONIA, CO: Catchable-sized trout were stocked
in Paonia Reservoir this week, Colorado Parks
and Wildlife has announced.
The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery, operated
by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will stocked
about 5,500, 10-inch rainbow trout on May 23.
Fishing at the reservoir will be improved this year
following an operation last fall by Colorado Parks
and Wildlife to eliminate northern pike from the
reservoir. Anglers are encouraged to fish Paonia
soon because the water level will be drawn down
quickly when water is released for agricultural
irrigation. That could start this year in early July.
Paonia State Park is open for camping for the
summer. The boat ramp is also open. The camp-
grounds are popular, so campers are encouraged
to make a reservation. To reserve a spot, call
1.800.678.2267, or go to the reservation section of
the Colorado Parks Reservation website: colora-
dostateparks.reserveamerica.com
For more information about camping, boating or
fishing in Colorado, go to: cpw.state.co.us
For more news about Division of Wildlife go to:
wildlife.state.co.us/NewsMedia/PressReleases
For more information about Division of Wildlife
go to: wildlife.state.co.us
A founding member of Colorado¡¯s much-cele-
brated bike culture has announced its plans for
2013. The Denver Post Ride The Rockies, present-
ed again by Wells Fargo, will have a route that
spans 513 miles between Telluride and
Colorado Springs.
¡°We look forward to touring Southwest Colorado
where cyclists will be treated to seven inspiring
days on their bike,¡± said Chandler Smith, Direc-
tor of Ride The Rockies. ¡°Climbs over Lizard
Head and Wolf Creek Pass as well as a trek over
the Royal Gorge Bridge will give cyclists a real
sense of accomplishment.¡±
Starting in Telluride on June 9, cyclists will pedal
over three legendary mountain passes and over
the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. to com-
plete the seven-day trek. The full 2013 route is:
June 8 Telluride - Registration
June 8 Street Party 1-9:30p
June 9 Telluride to Cortez: 75 miles (Lizard Head
Pass: 10,222 ft)
June 10 Cortez to Durango: 64 miles
June 11 Durango to Pagosa Springs: 86 miles
June 12 Pagosa Springs to Alamosa: 91 miles
(Wolf Creek Pass: 10,850 ft)
June 13 Alamosa to Salida: 84 miles (Poncha Pass:
9,019 ft)
June 14 Salida to Caon City: 67 miles (Royal
Gorge Bridge, 956 feet high)
June 15 Caon City to Colo. Springs: 46 miles
Telluride is honored to be the start community
for the Ride The Rockies tour. To kick-off the tour
properly, our community will host a Ride The
Rockies Street Party on Saturday, June 8 on Main
Street between Aspen and Fir. The Street Party
will feature live music, kids¡¯ activities, local food
and merchandise vendors and a beer garden.
The free event is open to the public, and all are
welcome!
Schedule of Events: DJs T MUNZ and Juiceboxxx
1-2p, Kids Activities 2-3p, DJs T MUNZ and
Juiceboxxx 3-4:30p, Kids Activities 4:30-5:30p,
Live music by The Great Funktier 5:30-8:30p, DJ
8:30-9:30p. Free movie night at the Elks¡¯ Club,
8:30p - Telluride Mountainfilm will present film
News From CPW
National Cattledog Association Finals, Jun. 12-16,
10a. Dog handlers from across the country will
gather at the Flying Diamond Ranch in beauti-
ful Steamboat Springs, Colorado to compete in
the first annual National Cattledog Association
Finals. Spectators will watch the dogs in action
as they herd 800-pound animals through a series
of obstacles. The ranch will come alive with
people enjoying crafts booths, BBQ and refresh-
ments. Visit: nationalcattledog.com for more
information.National Cattledog Association
Finals, Jun. 12-16, 10a. Dog handlers from across
the country will gather at the Flying Diamond
Ranch in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado
to compete in the first annual National Cattledog
Association Finals. Spectators will watch the
dogs in action as they herd 800-pound animals
through a series of obstacles. The ranch will
come alive with people enjoying crafts booths,
BBQ and refreshments.
Over 120 dogs will compete in four divisions:
Open, Nursery, Intermediate and Horseback.
Dogs qualify for the NCA National Finals by
earning points in NCA sanctioned trials through-
out the year. Each dog must gather 6 cattle, 200
yards out and herd them through gates placed
out in pasture. The handlers whistle signals to
Over 120 Dogs To Compete
Paonia Reservoir
Navajo State Park