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2015 December/January
Pg 14 - The Sunshine Express
sponsored by Guild Mortgage and Chow Down Pet
Supply, This race is the highest dog sled race in
North America, 970.201.9577
--Arts & Crafts Show, Winter Celebration, Montrose
County Fairgrounds Friendship Hall, Dec 4 from 3-8p,
and Dec 5 from 9a-3p, arts, crafts, gourmet foods,
festive home decor, kids craft corner, wide variety of
vendors, info:
Crafts-Holiday-Show or you can also visit us at:
-¡¯Garden of Lights¡¯, Dec 11, 12, 13 and December 18,
19, 20, 5:30-8:30p, Montrose Botanic Gardens
-Weehawken Dances Production of ¡®The Nutcracker¡¯,
December 11-12, 6-9p, Montrose Pavilion
-Wine Chocolate & Cheese Fest, December 12, 6-9p,
Ouray Community Center
-Celebration of the Ouray Public Library Volunteers &
Patrons, December 15, 4-6p, Ouray Public Library
-New Years Party, Sherbino, Ridgway, Dec 31, 8p-1a
-New Years Party and Karaoke, December 31, 8p-
1a, Ouray Elk¡¯s Club
-Ouray New Years Fireworks, January 1, 12a-12:20a
-Kids Climbing College, January 2, 10a-3p, Ouray
Ice Park Kids¡¯ Wall
-Ouray PARC Winter Games, January 2, 12-5p, Ouray
Rotary Park & Ice Rink
-Ouray Ice Festival Kick Off, Jan 14, 7:30-9:30p,
Ouray Community Center
-Ouray Ice Festival, January 15, 8a-10p; January 16,
8a-11:59p; January 17, 8a-7:30p
-Western Colorado Food & Farm Forum, January 22-
23, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose,
$30-$70, a wide array of breakout sessions which
convey vital, regionally specific agricultural informa-
tion in areas including maximizing crop & livestock
production, innovative agricultural marketing & man-
agement strategies and specialty crops, learn about
improving the sustainable production, marketing &
consumption of local food
--Dec 9, free legal clinic for parties who have no at-
torney, 2-4p, 2nd Wed monthly, Nucla Public Library,
544 Main St, Nucla, By computer link, volunteer
attorneys answer questions, help fill out forms and
explain the process and procedure for all areas of
civil litigation, Walk-ins welcome, everyone helped on
first-come, first-served basis.
-New Year¡¯s Eve Gala, January 1, Visit the Ah Haa for
an extraordinary evening of fine art and cuisine, Ah
Haa School for the Arts, 300 S Townsend St, Tellu-
ride, 970.728.3886
-Telluride Fire Festival, A Community Celebration of
Excellence in Interactive Fire Arts, January 15-17, A
new festival centered around a free public & interac-
tive experience of fire artistry
-PUSH Physical Theater, January 24, Watch award-
winning PUSH Physical Theater as if you were
watching a live action movie, Palm Theatre, 721 W
Colorado Ave, Telluride
-January 29-31, The SAF Young People¡¯s Theater
presents its annual high school production ¡®A Funny
Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum¡¯, Telluride
-Gun Show by JC Productions, December 11-13, 2785
Hwy 50, Grand Junction, Doors open 4p on Friday
& 9a on Saturday & Sunday, Admission fee TBA,
-Glacier Yetis Hockey, December 11-12, 2515 Riverside
Parkway, Grand Junction, 12/11 at 7p & 12/12 at 10a,
Both games vs. the Pikes Peak Miners, 970.242.7465
-Jingle Bell Run 5K, December 12, 730 24 Rd, Grand
Junction, Canyon View Park Baseball Shelter, 5K Run/
Walk at 9a, Fee: $24, Kids 1K Run/Walk at 10a, Fee:
$19, Day of event registration $5 additional, Be there
with bells on... jingle bells, that is, 970.254.3866
-Hometown Christmas & Parade of Lights, December 12,
100 Aspen Ave, Fruita, Arts & Craft Fair at the Commu-
nity Center from 10a-3p, Parade of Lights at Dusk. Line
up begins at Elm Street and Aspen Avenue at 4:30, Call
970.858.0360 for info
-Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, December 12, 324 N Coul-
son, Fruita, 10a-3p, FREE to the public, Local vendors
w/wall d¨¦cor, woodworking, clothing, jewelry, orna-
ments, children¡¯s items, crochet items, gourds, paint-
ings and many more one-of-a-kind items, 970.858.0360
-Old Fashioned Craft Fair, December 12, 740 Gunnison
Ave, Grand Junction, 10a-2:30p, serves to aid veterans
& people with disabilities to showcase their talents &
homemade products, No commercial products or ven-
dors present, For info call Cheryl: 970.241.0315
-Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train
Show, December 12-January 3, 3073 F Rd, Grand
Junction, 10a-4p; Cross Orchards Historic Site,
-Community Handbell Concert, December 13, 527 Vil-
lage Wy, Grand Junction, hear a wide variety of holiday
themes played on english handbells, 970.270.5898
-Predator Calling & Trapping 101, Colorado Parks &
Wildlife, December 15, 6-9p, 711 Independent Ave,
Grand Junction, learn about trapping & the fine art of
calling, 970.255.6100
-Collbran Cowboy Christmas Craft Fair, December 19,
High Street, Collbran, 9a-3p, Collbran Auditorium &
the Collbran Congregational Church. 33 booths, pho-
tos w/Santa, prize drawings, delicious lunch provided
by the PV Cattlewomen at the church, shuttle service
to and from both locations, 970.487.3116
-New Year¡¯s Eve Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, De-
cember 31, 48338 Powderhorn Rd, Mesa, Come watch
the New Year¡¯s Eve Event of the Year, Start time TBA,
970.268.5700, for all the details visit: www.powder-
-Glacier Yetis Hockey, January 1-2, 2515 Riverside
Parkway, Grand Junction, 1/1 at 7p and 1/2 at 10a,
Both games vs. the Colorado Rampage, 970.242.7465
-Glacier Yetis Hockey, January 15-16, 2515 Riverside
Parkway, Grand Junction, 1/15 at 7p and 1/16 at at
10a, Both games vs. the Aspen Leafs
Gunnison/Crested Butte/Lake City:
--Crested Butte Santa Crawl, Dec 12, With its com-
bination of skiing and costumes, The CB Santa Ski is
an unforgettable experience! The event has two main
parts: The Santa Group Ski & The Santa Pub Crawl,
Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Tickets: www.cbsanta-
-December 12, Light Up Night Holiday Celebration,
Visit Crested Butte Mountain Resort¡¯s Mountaineer
Square in Mt. Crested Butte for some holiday cheer
-December 16-20, Rock on Ice, Visit Mt. Crested Butte
for an ice carving festival featuring some of the world¡¯s
most renowened carvers
-Grand Traverse Skimo Academy, December 18-20,
Mt. Crested Butte, 3-day training camp with instruc-
tion from elite Grand Traverse winners, US National
Skimo Team Members, in addition to Dynafit Ambas-
sadors & Griggs Orthopedics-gO Athletes, race training
programs, nutrition & injury prevention education and
an introduction to the newest, cutting edge gear in ski
-December 24 to 25, Christmas Eve Sleigh Ride & Dinner at
Uley¡¯s Cabin, Crested Butte, Celebrate the holidays with a
truly unique dining & alpine experience!
-December 24, Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade, Crested
Butte Mountain Resort, Watch Santa come down the moun-
tain on a sleigh pulled by a snowcat
-December 31, Torchlight Parade & Fireworks, Enjoy a
torchlight parade put on by Crested Butte¡¯s finest ski &
snowboard instructors
-Learn to Skate Ski for Free, January 7, 1p, Crested Butte
Nordic Center, Crested Butte, Join us the 1st Thursday of
January, February & March for free introduction to skate
skiing, Call 970.349.1707 by the Tuesday before to reserve
your space, free, Discounted rentals available for $15, Lim-
ited to 1st 12 people to reserve
-January 9, Magic Meadows 7, Race on your own or with a
team, in spandex or costume, race the clock or just come
hangout and support the Crested Butte Nordic team & see
how many laps you can ski in 6 hours, details & to register:
-January 27-31, Crested Butte, 1st ever Borealis Fat Bike
World Championships, by Odell Brewing Company
-Blue Mesa Black Ice Trail Skate Marathon, Jan 31, $50,
Iola Boat Ramp on the East end of Blue Mesa near Gun-
nison, 42k, 21k, 10k, All ages, abilities & skate types wel-
come, The race will be over thick ice so no rescue gear re-
quired, A helmet is highly recommended since the surface
will be variable throughout the course, For more info or
to volunteer at this one-of-a-kind race please call Spencer
Gordon 970.275.1229 or Gregg Martin 970.641.1137
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Enjoy BINGO with your neighbors and friends on the 1st
& 3rd Wed each month, Cedaredge Community Center, All
proceeds go to your Surface Creek Lions Club which in turn
go back into our community, Light Dinner & snacks avail-
able 6p, 7p Bingo, $10/person includes several games
-Grand Mesa Summit Challenge Sled Dog Race, January
30-31, Mesa Top Trail Parking Lot, Highway 65, Mesa,
Merry Christmas!!