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2014 August
Pg 13 - The Sunshine Express
-Montelores Early Childhood Council luncheon
meeting, Aug 4, 11:45a, rm 110, Johnson
Building, 525 S Broadway, Cortez. The public is
invited, especially parents. Lunch provided so
please RSVP to Vangi McCoy: 970.749.7017
-Raising Readers Storytime, Cortez Public
Library, 202 N Park St, Cortez, Thursdays,
10:30a, summer Storytime at Cortez Farmers
Market, Saturdays, 10:30a, weather permit-
ting. For more info: 970.565.8117
-Escalante Days, Aug 8-9, Flander¡¯s Park,
Dolores, Parades, Booths, Kiwanis club Duck
Race, Rotary club Mountain Bike Race, Chain
Saw & Arm Wrestling Competitions, live music,
Food, arts & crafts, family & Galloping Goose
Days Activities, more. Dolores Chamber:
-Ute Mountain Pow Wow, Aug 22, $32,000
Dance, $7,500 Drum, $10,000 Handgame
Contest. Ute Mountain Casino, Pow Wow info:
800.258.8007 X6116 or X1003, Vending
X6128. Reservations: Hotel: 888.564.8837;
Sleeping Ute RV Park: 800.889.5072.
-Food, Wine & Art Festival, August 22-24,
-Mesa Verde National Park Free Admission
Day! Aug 25, National Park Service¡¯s 98th
-Southwest Old Growth Forest Conference, Aug
4-5, Community Concert Hall at FLC, 1000 Rim
Drive, Durango, 970.247.7654
-LaPlata County Fair, Aug 6-10, La Plata
County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave, Durango,
970.382.6465 for details & info
-Durango Railfest, Aug 14-17, World Fast Draw
Association shoot-out & competition, Native
American Dancers & Heritage Train w/Southern
Ute Tribe from Ignacio, special events & train
rides throughout the weekend.
-True West WILD WEST SHOW w/Sourdough
Slim, Jim Dunham, The Silver Belles & Dave
Harwood, Aug 15, 6:30p, Henry Strater The-
ater, 699 Main Ave, Durango, 970.247.7657
-True West Rodeo, Aug 17, Pro rodeo at LaPla-
ta County Fairgrounds beginning at 6p. Gates
open 6:30p, rodeo begins at 7p
-San Juan Brewfest, Aug 23, downtown Du-
rango, Main Ave, between 12th & 13th St,
benefits United Way of SW Colorado.
-Aug 28-Sep 1, Four Corners Motorcycle Ral-
ly, Ignacio Bike Week and the Four Corners
Biker Rally have joined together to bring you a
bigger & better rally, the Four Corners Motor-
cycle Rally, all over the Four Corners, Labor
Day weekend.
-Matriarch Gathering, Aug 29-31, Two days
of empowerment, community & phenomenal
opportunities for growth. Day 1, tradition-
ally for women only now includes a 2nd track
developed specifically for men by men. The
power to empower. Moon Watcher River Ranch,
Township of Chimney Rock,
-Vail International Dance Festival, Aug 1-9,
Gerald R Ford Ampitheater, 888.920.2787
-KEEN Kids Adventure Games, Aug 6-10, Three
days of racing for Beginners ages 6-9, Intermedi-
ate ages 6-11 and Expert ages 10-14, Free Family
Adventure Expo w/climbing wall, Strider bike race
for kids ages 2-4 and the chance to meet Vail
Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Family Adventure Compe-
titions, optional skills clinics for race participants.
-Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival, Aug 8-10,
Beaver Creek Resort, 970.754.4636
-VRD Mountain Bike Race Series, Aug 13, 1,750
riders of all ages & ability levels compete for
$5,200 in cash & $30,000 in prizes, 970.479.2280
or email: with questions, Vari-
ous Locations, Vail Valley, 970.479.2279
-Soul Music Festival, Aug 15-17, top musicians,
empowerment events & cultural activities w/per-
formances by R&B, conscious Hip Hop, alternative
Rock, Blues & Neo Soul artists from around the
world, Various Locations, Vail, 970.479.2454
-Vail Rocks, Aug 16, a musically charged hike up
Vail Mountain to benefit the Love Hope Strength
-The 4th Annual Alpine Insurance Agency Ed Fest,
a craft beer & music festival, Aug 16, Over 40 in-
ternational & national breweries will pour samples
of their craft beer from 3-6p, followed by concerts
headlined by the North Mississippi Allstars, 6-10p,
Freedom Park Soccer Fields at WECMRD, Edwards,
-USA ProCycling Challenge, Aug 23, Vail
-20th Anniversary Vail Jazz Party, Aug 28-Sep
1, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail Colorado
and Vail Square in the heart of Lionshead, www.
-Beaver Creek Oktoberfest, Aug 30-31, foot
stompin¡¯ oom-pah-pah music, unbeatable beer, &
wunderbar wurst!
-Silt Heydays, Aug 2-3, A small town celebration,
good food, prizes, crafts, music, and info, Veter-
ans¡¯ Park, Silt
-Aspen Historical Society¡¯s Traditional Ice Cream
Social, Aug 2, Wheeler Stallard Museum
-Zoot Aspen Triathlon, Aug 2, Aspen Recreation
Center, Maroon Creek Road & Valley
-Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, Aug 4-10
-Glenwood Springs Trail Half Marathon & 10K, Aug
8, Glenwood Springs Community Ctr
-Art Auction & Picnic, Aug 9, Anderson Ranch
-Aspen Rotary Club Ducky Derby, Aug 9, Rio
Grande Park
-The Shindig at the Thompson House, Carbondale,
Aug 9, entertainment, guided tours, performance
artists, old-fashioned lawn games, & a pit bar-
beque, $75, benefits Mt. Sopris Historical Society
-Motherlode Volleyball Classic, Aug 27-Sep 1
-Challenge Aspen¡¯s 11th Annual Vince Gill & Amy
Grant Gala & Golf Classic, Aug 28-29
Grand Junction/Gateway/Parachute:
-Back to School Party at the Pool, Aug 1, 12th &
North Ave, Gr Jct, 1:30-7:30p, Youth admission
$2.50, includes the waterslide! 970.254.3866
-Drag Racing, Aug 1-2, 115 32 Rd, Gr Jct, Fri: Su-
per Quick, Box, No-Box Pts#2; Sat: Super Quick,
Box, No-Box Pts#3/Jr Dragster Pts#8/Special
Event, 970.243.9022,
-The 1st Annual ¡®Cops & Cars¡¯ Car Show, Aug 2,
1102 Wildcat Ave, Fruita, benefits Special Olym-
pics, 10a-3p, Fruita Monument High School, Reg-
istration $20, Contact Major Barry Bratt for info:
-Madame Butterfly, Aug 2, 1100 North Ave, Gr
Jct, High Desert Opera presents Giacomo Puccini¡¯s
haunting masterpiece, CMU¡¯s Robinson Theatre,
Gr Jct, 970.523.9605
-Outdoor Fest Summer Celebration at Powder-
horn, Aug 2-3, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa,
An Outdoor Festival w/many great events!
970.268.5700, more info:
-Summer Mountain Series Barrel Race & Gym-
khana, Aug 3, 3060 Rodeo Rd, Collbran Rodeo
Grounds, Exhib: 9a; Peewees: 10:45a; Open
Race: 11a, Jackpot 4d Barrels, First year Horse,
Peewees, Gymkhana, Fun for all & AWARDS too!
-Grand Junction Horse Show, Aug 9, 2785 Hwy
50, Gr Jct, 8a, Free to the public. 970.255.7100
-Radio Daze, Edgewater Brewery, Aug 9, 905
Struthers Ave, Gr Jct, 3p, raffle at 8:30p. Experi-
ence Kannah Creek¡¯s Specialty brewed 300 Watt
Ale & live music w/the Alycia Vince Duo, Bicycle
Annie, & more. This year¡¯s raffle vehicle is a
smoking hot, red 2001 Toyota Solara Convertible
SLE, 970.241.8801
-Heart & Sole Glow Run 5K, Aug 9, 2736 Chey-
enne Dr, Gr Jct, Start at Eagle Rim Park, run will
be on the River Front Trail, pre-run activities in-
cluding: body-painting & photo opportunities. Run
begins at dusk! 970.683.0180
-Boston¡¯s Softball Tournament, Aug 9-10, I-70
& 24 Rd, Gr Jct, Canyon View Park Fields, End
your summer season right with this fun tourna-
ment. Registration deadline Aug 7, Adults only.
-Western Slope Reining Horse Association Show,
Aug 13-17, 2785 US Hwy 50, Gr Jct, Riders guide
their horses through complex patterns at high
speeds with spins & sliding stops, 970.255.7100
-CCA Summer Mixer, Aug 13, 543 Main St, Fruita,
6-9p, Colorado Canyons Association would like to
invite all community members to join us for an
entertaining night of food, drinks, & music at Hot
Tomato Pizzeria, 970.263.7902
-Lecture: Diamond Crystals of Colorado, Aug 14,
248 S 4th, Gr Jct, 7-9p, Presented by Thomas
Hunn, Local Jeweler & Gem Expert, sponsored by
the John McConnell Math & Science Center, and
the Museum of Western Colorado, 970.242.0971
-Palisade Peach Festival, Aug 14-17, 451 Pend-
leton St, Palisade, parade starts Sat morning the
16th at 9a in downtown Palisade, for up-to-date
info on schedule of events for all 4 days visit: pali-
-Collbran 56th Annual Junior Rodeo, Aug 16, 3060
Rodeo Rd, Collbran Rodeo Grounds, Questions?
Call Dennis Bevan: 970.268.5511 or Todd Far-
rington: 970.487.3049
-Jurassic & Triassic Slickrock & Badlands 5-day
Expedition, Aug 18-22, 550 Jurassic Ct, Fruita, On
this overview of the whole art of field paleontol-
ogy, we spend a day working on each step of the
process & see some of the most scenic parts of
the Colorado Plateau. 970.242.0971
-Tiara Rado Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament,
Aug 22, 2057 S Broadway, Gr Jct, The Tiara Rado
day ladies¡¯ golf club invites golfers of all abilities