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Happenings
2013 June
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
-June 1, Kids Fishing Derby - Jorgensen Park
-June 2, Boat Tour at Lake San Cristobal, Lake City
-Jun 12, Crested Butte Land Trust Caddis Cup Fly-
Fishing Tournament
-For a unique blend of hardcore and lighthearted out-
door recreation for all ages, don¡¯t miss the 11th annual
Gunnison River Festival on June 19-23. The event kicks
off on June 19 with a River Film Event Fest hosted by
Crested Butte Film Festival at I Bar Ranch, located adja-
cent to Tomichi Creek in Gunnison. Several short films
and a feature film will be shown in the ranch¡¯s open-
sided, covered barn. Tickets will be sold at the door for
$5. Dinner and beverages also available. The Gunnison
Whitewater Park sits on the west side of Gunnison, on
the West Elk Scenic and Historic Byway, West High-
way 50. Look for the big train trussel type bridges (¡°the
Twin Bridges¡±), and turn south off Highway 50 at the
Gunnison Whitewater Park sign.
-Jun 26, Crested Butte Bike Week
Hotchkiss/Paonia/Cedaredge/Delta:
--Crawford Pioneer Days, The 35th Annual Pioneer
Days celebration of our Western Heritage will be held
June 6-9 in Crawford. This Years Theme: ¡±Hay Daze¡°
and is filled with lots of fun.
-June 15-16th - North Fork Uncorked, The wineries of
the West Elks AVA are getting together for Father¡¯s Day
weekend. You will be able to taste the new releases for
2013 at each winery. More information coming soon!
-Cedaredge Chamber Annual Golf Tournament, June
22, 9a Tee Time, Cedaredge Golf Club. Two Man Best
Ball - Lunch included with your entry fee! Great Prizes
& Great Fun Guaranteed!
-June 25, The Bike Tour Colorado will be coming to
Paonia. Over 1,000 people will be visiting in Town
park, visiting downtown Paonia and eating at local
restaurants.
Montrose/Ridgway/Ouray:
--Taste Of Ouray,June 5, 4:30-8p, What better way to
experience the true flavor of Ouray than with the an-
nual Taste of Ouray culinary festival?
-Montrose: Main In Motion, June 6, 6-8p. A 12-week
summer event festival in historic downtown Montrose.
People move up and down Main Street enjoying enter-
tainment, shopping, and activities for all ages!
-Jun 8, The Black Canyon Classics will present the 18th
Annual Colorful Colorado Car, Truck, & Rod Show in
Montrose, From 5-9p Friday, there will be a gathering
on S 1st St and a cruise to area senior residences will
begin at 6p. The Saturday Car Show will be from 8a
to 3p at Columbine Middle School field. In addition
to great vehicles, there will be music, drawing prizes,
a silent auction, food vendors, and shade tents. This
year¡¯s show will raise money for the Welcome Home
Montrose Warrior Resource Center. Admission is free
for spectators. Please, no bikes or dogs on the show
grounds. Cruise to the Star Drive-In Saturday night for
¡°movies under the stars.¡± For info call 970.249.6051
-Jun 8, LaffInn Comedy Club, 7:30p-10:00p, LaffInn
Comedy doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8, Cost $10.
-Jun 8, Museum of the Mt. West Tribute to Western
Movies Days! Montrose.
-Trail Town 10 Miler, Ridgway, June 15, John Fergu-
son: fletcherrun@aol.com
-Ridgway Heritage Days & Ranch Rodeo, June 15-16,
Ridgway Hartwell ¡°Town¡± Park
-Rural Philanthropy Days, June 17-19, Serving: Delta,
Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, San
Miguel Counties. For over 20 years, Community
Resource Center (CRC) has partnered with rural
communities throughout Colorado to increase their
access to funding, relationships, and skill building
opportunities through the Rural Philanthropy Days
(RPD) event. Typically, a RPD event involves grant-
makers from Front Range communities traveling to
a rural region for three days of activities with rural
grantseekers. These activities include networking op-
portunities, panel presentations, skill building sessions,
discussions, and a series of roundtables during which
grantmakers and grantseekers have the opportunity
to exchange information and search for a ¡°mutual fit¡±.
Ouray Chamber of Commerce, 970.708.1059.
-Ridgway River Festival, June 29, 11a-6:00p, Join us for
a FREE watershed celebration. Activities will include
a whitewater rodeo, down-river races, the Junk of the
Unc race, and fun at the Kid¡¯s Eddy.
-Jun 22, Annual Golf Tournament for Hospice at the
Bridges.
Norwood/Naturita/Nucla/Telluride:
--30th Telluride Balloon Festival, June 1-2, Starts 5p,
Town Park, www.tellurideballoonfestival.com
Race start: 7:30a (check-in begins 6:30a) For ages 14+.
This event includes a 500 meter swim in Highline Lake,
a 16 mile bike road race, and a 3.5 mile trail run. Regis-
ter online at: www.gjcity.org 970.254.3866
-Heritage Day at Cross Orchards, June 8, 970.242.0971,
3073 F Rd., GJ, 9a-4p, Cross Orchards Historic Site,
3073 F Road, $5/Adults, $4/Seniors, $3.50/Kids (3-12
yrs), $15/Immediate family, Museum Members free!
-History & Mystery of the Grand Mesa Slopes (Hiking
Tour), June 8, 970.242.0971, 462 Ute Ave., GJ, The West-
ern Investigations Team will lead a tour of the Kannah
Creek Valley, Whitewater Creek Basin and the Grand
Mesa. Participants will learn about the cultural history
of the Grand Mesa Slopes including Ute lifeways, early
explorers and settlement in the area.
-B. A. D. Ride (Bikers against Diabetes), June 8,
970.243.6454, 1674 South U S Highway 50, GJ, Pick
up poker card and directions/instructions, Last hand
drawn 4:30 at the Eagles Lodge. Extra hand $5. Buy
Joker at end $5. Lots of prizes. Dinner & dance with
Ralph Dinosaur & the Fabulous Volcanos.
-Rockies Baseball skills Challenge, June 9, 970.254.3866,
12th Street & North Ave, GJ, Suplizio Field at 6p, for
ages 6-13. JUCO is over, now it¡¯s your turn to shine!
Test your skills in batting, throwing, and base running.
Winners advance to sectional and state competitions.
Metal spikes may not be worn; gym shoes are fine.
-Sego Canyon Rock Art & Ghost Town & Trail Through
Time, June 13, 970.254.3866, 910 N. 12th Street, GJ, No
hiking required to see rare high quality ictographs left
by the Archaic, Fremont, and Ute peoples in Sego Can-
yon. Some of these dramatic images date back to 6000
BC. Head back to ancient Colorado and take an inter-
pretive stroll along a trail though a dinosaur quarry.
-Altar Boyz, June 14-29, 1100 North Ave., GJ, Artistic
Director Jeremy Franklin will direct the off-Broadway
sensation ¡®Altar Boyz¡¯, a hilarious musical comedy
about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night
of their national ¡®Raise the Praise¡¯ tour. See website
www.coloradomesa.edu/moss/theatretickets.html for
tickets or call 970.248.1604.
-Little Britches Rodeo, June 14-16, 970.255.7100, 2785
U.S. 50, GJ, Free admission. Open to the public.
-Drag Racing, June 15, 970.243.9022, 115 32 Road, GJ,
Western Colorado Dragway. Points #3 / Div. 7 ET #2.
Please see website for information. www.wcdra.com
-Casino Night, June 15, 970.323.5400, 718 Horizon
Drive, GJ, 6-10p at Country Inns of America. fundraiser
for the Dream Catcher Therapy Center, End of the Trail
Horse Rescue/Sanctuary. Live & silent auction.
-Grand Junction Rockies Baseball, June 20-21,
970.255.7625, 12th Street & North Ave, GJ, The Grand
Junction Rockies first home games of the season vs.
Ogden. Both nights at 7:05p. Admission: Under 3 Free,
Ages 3-11 $7, Ages 12 and Up $10.
-Children With Hope 5k/10k Run & Walk, June 22,
970.256.1610, 351 South Camp Road, GJ, beginning at
7:30a, The Children With Hope 5K/10K Run & Walk is
for competitive runners, recreational runners & walk-
ers. The event supports the children¡¯s home in Kenya.
RACE PACKET PICKUP: Friday night, June 21 at 4-7p
at Wingate Elementary.
-Lincoln Park Open Track Meet, June 26, 970.254.3866,
12th and North Ave., GJ, Do you run for fun? Chal-
lenge your friends and family to race among each other
for bragging rights. This meet is designed for track
stars of all ages and abilities from diaper dashers to
one mile thrashers.
-June 3-8, Telluride, The Sheridan Arts Foundation
invites you to be a part of one of the most meaningful
and exciting festivals of the Telluride Community, the
annual Wild West Fest.
-Nate Soules Memorial 4M Fun Run and Kids Carni-
val, Telluride, Saturday, June 15, A benefit for Rascals,
Rainbow and Rockies Childcare
-Ride The Rockies, Starting in Telluride on June 8, cy-
clists will pedal over three legendary mountain passes
and over the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. to
complete the seven-day trek. Street Party on Saturday,
June 8 on Main Street between Aspen and Fir with live
music, kids¡¯ activities, local food and merchandise ven-
dors and a beer garden. The free event is open to the
public, and all are welcome! www.ridetherockies.com
-Telluride Wine Festival, June 27-30, Pairing the beauty
of the mtns with indulgence of fine wines, this multi-
day event features winemakers¡¯ luncheons, cooking
demonstrations, reserve programs, seminars, tastings.
-Jun 29-July 5, The Sheridan Arts Foundation Telluride
Plein Air event will once again take place over the 4th.
-Wright Stuff Challenge, Saturday, June 29, San Miguel
County Fairgrounds, 1165 Summit Street, Norwood,
REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: Friday, June 28,
2013 @ 6p, www.wrightstufffoundation.org
Steamboat Springs/Craig:
--Yampa River Festival, Jun. 1-3, 6p. 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. slalom and downriver
races, fun for kids, freestyle competition, stand up
paddleboard events, crazy river dog contest and more.
info at: friendsoftheyampa.com/33rd-annual-yampa-
river-fest-june-1-3-2013
-32nd Annual Steamboat Marathon, Jun. 2, 7:30a-
12p. Run alongside the roaring Elk River through the
emerald green pastures on Country Road 129 with the
snow-capped Rocky Mountains of Colorado all around
and find out why the Steamboat Marathon was ranked
as one of the ¡°Top 10 Destination Marathons in North
America.¡± The Honey Stinger Fun Run is open to our
little stingers 5 years and older. It starts at 11:45a and is
a 1/2 mile race on paved road, starting and finishing at
the courthouse, in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Registration for the Fun Run is free and takes place the
day of the race starting at 10a on the courthouse lawn
facing 5th Street. All participants receive a ribbon and a
cookie. The Fun Run will be capped at the first 200 little
stingers to register.
-Jun 13, Craig, Whittle the Wood - Chainsaw Carving
Competition and Concert
-Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race, Jun. 15-16, 11a. info at:
enduro-xrace.com
-The Steamboat Mad Mud Run is back and it¡¯s time to
get down and dirty. Promising bigger obstacles, longer
climbs, and lots more mud, the Mad Mud Run will be
taking over the Steamboat Ski Resort on June 22. Get
more info at steamboatmadmudrun.com
-Howelsen 8 Miler, Jun. 22, 8a, 8M and 4M runs on the
beautiful wildflower and aspen lined trails of Emerald
Mountain. Race begins at Olympian Hall at Howelsen
Hill. For more information on this event visit: www.
runningseries.com/races/howelsen.php
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Express when you visit these events
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