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2016 June/July
Pg 18 - The Sunshine Express
the annual Fishing Derby & Outdoor Expo at Jorgensen
Park, a few of the highlights: Free fishing poles, Freshly
stocked Pac Man Pond (all for the young anglers), Target
practice & gun/bow safety, Laser Shoot, BB Gun Shoot, Ar-
chery, Free hot dogs, Free t-shirts for all the kids, Outdoor
education on trails, campsites, wildlife & Boat safety, event
put on in conjunction with many governmental & local or-
ganizations making this an awesome event for kids, www.
-Crested Butte Mountain Resort opens for the Summer,
Jun 11,
-Diamonds in the Rockies Softball Tournament, Jun 17-19,
Jorgensen Park, Gunnison
-Gunnison River Festival, June 25-26, block party Jun 25,
Main St, Gunnison, festival coordinator John Messner:
-4th of July in Gunnison, Jul 4, www.cityofgunnison-co.
-116th Annual Cattlemen¡¯s Days, Jul 8-17, Gunnison, for a
complete daily schedule visit:
-Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Jul 11-23,
-Gun Show, Jul 22-24, Jorgensen Ice Rink, tentative
schedule: Friday: 4-8p; Saturday: 9a-4p; Sunday: 9a-2p
-Gunnison Art in the Park, Jul 24, Legion Park, Gunnison,
for info call Sharon: 970.641.2883 Applicants call Carol:
Hotchkiss Cedaredge Delta
--Jun 3 The Blue Sage Center for the Arts & Delta County
Libraries present the 2016 Write On! reading event. Join
local authors and hear selected readings from the 2016
Write On! anthology, purchase your copy for $12 & have
it signed by the authors in attendance, doors open 6:30p,
reading begins promptly 7p, $10, 226-228 Grand Ave,
-Delta Elks Lodge Golf Tournament, Devil¡¯s Thumb Golf
Club, Jun 4, Registration 8a, Shotgun Start 9a, 4 Man
Scramble, $70/player, $280/team, 970.874.6262
-City of Delta¡¯s Ooutdoor Heritage Day, Jun 4, 9a-2p,
Youth Fishing Derby 9-10a, Confluence Park, Delta just
outside the Bill Heddles Recreation Ctr, exhibitors, educa-
tional demonstrations, drawings, prizes, DJ music, lunch
provided for participants, free, contact Renee Ealey, Recre-
ation Manager City of Delta
-Float & Festival, Jun 4, 9a-4p, Paonia, provides a unique
opportunity for residents and visitors of the North Fork to
make a splash in our local rivers and learn about our local
river¡¯s history. Raft down the North Fork of the Gunnison
-Celebrate Cedaredge, Jun 4, 9a-3p, Main St, Cedaredge,
Crafts, Wine Fest event, Vendors & Music
-Apple Blossom Bike Tour, Jun 4, All day, Cedaredge Town
Park, Registration 7:30a,
-Thunder Mountain 5K Walk/Run, Jun 4, All day, NW Cor-
ner Cedaredge Town Park, $20/adults, 12 & under/$10,
Jamie Meiklejohn: 970.778.2868
-Crawford Pioneer Days, June 6-9, Downtown Crawford,
June 6: Old Fashioned Melodrama 6:30p, ¡®Sakes Alive Or
What¡¯ll Turnip Next¡¯, Refreshments Will Be Served; June 7:
Baking Contest, 3-5p, Drop Off Baked Items At Crawford
Bank Before 2p, Chili Dogs Or Hot Dog Dinner To Benefit
Fireworks, 5p, Annual Auction, 5:30p; June 8: Art, Crafts
& Food Booths, Live Music Feat. David & Tamara Hauze &
Other Local Musicians, Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, 6a,
Crawford Cubs 5k Run/walk, 8a, Crawford School, ¡®Hay
Daze¡¯ Parade, 10a, Outhouse Races, 12Noon, Old Fashion
Melodrama, 11a & 1p, Games In The Park, 1-4p, Cowboy
Cook-off Tasting, 5p, Fireworks Extravaganza, Crawford
State Park, Dusk; June 9: Round Up Sunday, Non-denomi-
national Service, 10a, followed by a BBQ in the park
-DeltaFest, Jun 9, 5:30-9p, music, dancing, great food,
fun & games and a chance to meet local merchants
-Pioneer Town Ice Cream Social, Jun 23, 10-11a, 388 S
Grand Mesa Dr, Cedaredge, 970.856.7554
-Horizons Health Care & Retirement Community Car Show,
Yard Sale & BBQ, Jun 25, 8a-4p, Yard Sale registration
7:30a, tables $10, Car Show 9a-2p, BBQ 11a-2p, regis-
ter for car show by June 20, Attn: Ashley Krebs, 11411
Highway 65, Eckert, CO 81418, 970.835.2621, askrebs@
-Night on the Town, Jun 25, 5-9p, Pioneer Town, 388 S
Grand Mesa Dr, Cedaredge, 970.856.7554
-Military & Service Parade & Festival, Jul 2, All day
Cedaredge, 11a-12noon: American Hero Parade (all types
of entries welcome); 10a-5p: Fair in Town Park; 11a-2p:
Lions Club BBQ, contact Lion¡¯s Club & American Legion Bill
Miller: 970.856.6153, parade applications at the Chamber
office, 245 W Main, Cedaredge
-Delta Fireworks, Confluence Park, Jul 4, Starts at Dusk,
No charge, City of Delta Fire Department
-Deltarado Days, Jul 14-17
-VFW Pancake Breakfast, Jul 30, 7-9a, 140 SW 2nd St,
-Serenity Run, a clean & Sober motorcyle event, July 30-
31, Cedaredge
--Black Canyon Astronomy Festival, Jun 1-4, South Rim
Visitor Ctr & Campground, astronomy, solar programs, Sky
Rangers, special speakers, guest astronomer Dr. Tyler Nor-
dgren, various events at the park for all ages, times vary
-Colorful Colorado Car, Truck & Rod Show, Jun 3-4, Colum-
bine Middle School Athletic Field, Friday night gathering &
cruise, S 1st St, 5-9p, Saturday Car Show 8a-4p, 175+
vehicles, music, valve cover races, silent auction, car
corral, drawing prizes, 70+ awards, then cruise to Star
Drive-In for more fun & movies under the stars, free to
spectators, 970.596.2765,
-Freedom Festival sponsored by Welcome Home Alliance
for Veterans, Jun 10, 5p & Jun 11, 4p, The Bridges, Mon-
trose, Silent Auction, Live Music, 5K fun run, Golf Tour-
nament, Poker Run, Obstacle Course, BBQ, Beer Garden
& more, info: 970.765.2210,,
-Steel Horse Sisterhood Motorcycle Rally, Jun 10-12,
9a-10p, promotes sisterhood among motorcycle riders,
all are welcome including men, Twin Peaks Lodge, Ouray,
come help achieve a Guinness World Book of Records
for the most women riders in one place, Joan Krenning:
608.335.0852(text only) or
-Jun 11, RAT Fest, All day, Ridgway Hartwell Town Park,
201 N Railroad St, Ridgway
-Smile Palooza, Jun 11, 1-4p, Rotary Park, Montrose, kids
event w/costume characters, bounce houses, kid games
& a main stage
-Jun 12, John Billings & Weehawken Creative Arts present
Michael McCullough¡¯s Amateur Sculpting Contest, Ridgway
Community Ctr(Town Hall), Artist Check-in Noon-1p, Con-
test 1-3p, the public is welcome to silently observe during
the 2 hour creation period, Prizes: $500 1st prize adult,
$300 2nd prize adult, $200 3rd prize adult, $250 John
Billings Award choice adult, $200 1st prize youth, $100
2nd prize youth, $50 3rd prize youth, $150 John Bill-
ings Award Choice Youth, 3-4:45pm: Break for Judging &
Transporting of sculptures to Sherbino Theater for Awards
Ceremony, 4-6p, Awards & Moonwalk Event, Sherbino
Theater (details TBA)
-Flag Day program, Centennial Plaza, Montrose, June 14,
11:30a-1p, program consists of community joining in
the pledge of allegiance w/color guard by VFW and DAV,
singing of national anthem, proclamation by the mayor,
guest speaker, live music, free hamburgers & hot dogs,
co-sponsored by Volunteers of America, Alpine Bank &
The Montrose Daily Press
-Bicycle Tour of Colorado, Montrose event, Jun 17, the
following provided: camping areas, baggage transporta-
tion, route maps, road markings, fruit & water stations
every 15-30 miles, bicycle repair services, medical sup-
port along the route
-June 17, July 22, Teen Nights at the OC 4H Events Ctr,
7-10p, 22739 Hwy 550, Ridgway, 970.626.3304
-Jun 18, Rodeo Association¡¯s ¡®Jimbo Fundraiser¡¯ Dance,
7-11p, Ouray County 4-H Event Ctr, 22739 Hwy 550,
Ridgway, contact Susan Long: 970.626.3304
-Jun 19-20, Bicycle Tour of Colorado, 8a, Fellin Park, Hot
Springs Pool, 1200 Main St, Ouray
-HopeWest Golf Tournament, Western Colorado¡¯s premier
golf tournament, Jun 25, 9a-3p, Links at Cobble Creek,
$100/person, info: 970.497.5206, tblair@hopewestco.
-Jun 25, The Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership hosts
the 9th Ridgway RiverFest, Rollans Park, Ridgway
-Jun 25-26, Compassion Weekend, 8a-5p, annual event
to help those in need, volunteers in the community come
together to help people with various projects they are un-
able to do themselves, volunteers always needed, if you
are someone who needs help please contact us, Ouray &
Ridgway, contact Donna Wiskeman: 970.729.0273
-Jul 2, The Amazing Eli the Magician, 7-9p, one of magic¡¯s
hottest rising stars, most decorated young magician in
the US today, juggling, balloon twisting, unicycling, sing-
ing and ukele-playing round out Eli¡¯s amazing repertoire,
buy tickets online at, $15/adults, $5/students,
Wright Opera House, 470 Main St, Ouray, 970.626.2970
-Jul 3, Family and dog friendly concert in Fellin Park to
benefit the Ouray Volunteer Fire Department, local favor-
ites ¡®Bad Friend¡¯ will keep you dancing all night long, $5
-Old Fashioned 4th of July in Ouray, 6:30a: Ouray Moun-
tain Rescue Team Pancake Breakfast, Ouray Community
Center; 8a: OURAYCE 10K race for KURA 98.9, City Hall,
entry $8; 10a: Main St Parade; 11a: Free kids games in
Fellin Park w/Ouray Volunteer Fire Department; 11a: Elks
Club Rummage Sale, BBQ & Karaoke; 11a: 50¡¯s theme
Lemonade & Lawn Games at the Ouray Historical Society;
2p: Ouray Volunteer Fire Department Water Fights, Main
and Sixth Ave; 4-11p: free Concert featuring Fictionist,
David Starr & Tight Thump; Dusk: Jeep ¡®Glow¡¯ Parade,
line up at Switzerland of America Overlook at 8:30p;
Dark: Fireworks & subsequent laser show display
-Jul 4, 10a-4p, Main St, Montrose, Independence Day Pa-
rade ¡®America the Beautiful¡¯, parade starts 10a, food ven-
dors, farmer¡¯s market, kid¡¯s activities, live music, evening
fireworks at dusk from Sunset Mesa, info: 970.240.1402,,
-Jul 8-9, Ouray Library Book Sale, Ouray Community Ctr,
320 6th Ave, Ouray
-Jul 8-10, Montrose Pavilion, 1800 Pavilion Dr, Montrose,
Black Canyon Quilt Show, 150+ quilts, vendors, a raffle
quilt, classes, quilt appraisals, a Boutique with handmade
items for sale & door prizes
-Kids in the Gardens, Jul 12, 9-11a, Montrose Botanical
Gardens, 1800 Pavilion Dr, have fun doing print-making
with leaves in the Gardens
-Jul 16, Huck Finn Youth Fishing Days, 8:30-10:30a,
Ridgway State Park, 28555 Hwy 550, Ridgway
-Jul 20-24, FJ Cruiser Summit, 8a-8p, Cruisers from all
over the country will descend on to our Alpine Loop
-Jul 22-31, Montrose County Fairgrounds, Montrose
County Fair & Rodeo, celebration of our agricultural
& western heritage featuring a CPRA Rodeo, Junior
livestock, horse shows & Moto Mayhem
-Dinner & dance fundraiser for a Disabled American
Veterans Van to transport veterans to the VA hospi-
tal, Jul 23, 5-11p, Montrose Pavilion, music provided
by a Denver 12-piece swing band, live & silent auc-
tions, military displays & vehicles from WWI-present,
Pine Cone Catering will cater salmon & prime rib din-
ner, period costumes & all uniforms encouraged
-Montrose County Fair Fiddle Contest, Jul 24, 12-5p,
Friendship Hall, County Fairgrounds, 1001 N 2nd St
-Grin & Barrett Black Canyon Butt Kicker, Jul 30,
5:30a-8p, Montrose, Delta, Gunnison Counties,
benefit cycling event for Caring Friends Fund at San
Juan Cancer Ctr
-Partners Rubber Ducky Race, Jul 30, 9a-6p, Bal-
dridge Park, Montrose, associated with the FUNC
Fest with great prizes
-FUNC Fest, Montrose Water Sports Park, Uncom-
pahgre River in River Bottom Park, Montrose, July
30, 12-11:45p, events on water & land, open to all
levels, water competitions include down-river kayak
sprint, stand up paddle (SUP) boarders, recreational
crafts, boatercross event for kayakers & SUP, ¡®What-
ever Floats Your Boat¡¯ river parade, music, food,
beer, a 10k, disc golf, mountain biking on river trails,
-Jul 30, Vaudeville Carnival, The Sherbino, Ridgway,
--Story time at the Library, Thursdays, 11a-12p,
Norwood Library
-Free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney,
2-3:30p, 2nd Wed ea/month, Nucla Library, 544
Main St, and Naturita Community Library, 107 West
1st Ave, by computer link, volunteer attorneys
answer questions, help fill out forms & explain the
process & procedure, walk-ins welcome, everyone
helped on first-come, first-served basis
-Telluride Balloon Festival, Jun 3-5, 6a-9p, watch
balloons lift off from Telluride Town Park and float
effortlessly over the Telluride Valley, Sat evening
witness the amazing Balloon Glow, balloons are
tethered to Main St (weather dependent) and lit up
during this spectacular display
-Telluride Wow Festival, Jun 9-12, 8a-5p, The Peaks
Resort & Spa, a health, fitness & wellness event that
brings world-class presenters, instructors & athletes
to Telluride to lecture & hold fitness classes on the
latest health, fitness, wellness, nutrition & medical
trends, an unforgettable weekend for people that
want to either get started on a new fitness program
or advance their skills in a variety of activities from
adventure racing, boot camp, climbing, cross fit,
cycling, Pilates,yoga and more,
-Telluride Wine Festival, Jun 23-26, 9a-10:30p,
-Jun 24, 6:30p, You are cordially invited to attend
a murder mystery party, ¡®Sin City Slayer - A Vegas
murder mystery¡¯, hosted by Norwood PTA, you will
play the role of ????Character????(to be given to
ticket holders), scene of the crime: The Hitchin¡¯ Post,
Norwood, $50/person includes dinner and drinks,
RSVP by Jun 1 to Mandy Shirley 970.327.0306
-Ah Haa celebrates its 25 year anniversary w/mu-
sic, food & a gallery exhibit featuring paintings by
founder Daniel Tucker, Friday, June 24, 5-8p, at the
Ah Haa School for the Arts, Telluride, 970.728.3886
-Telluride Plein Air, a celebration of outdoor painting,
Jun 28-Jul 4, 7a-7:30p, top Plein Air artists at work,
2 hour quick draw competition, followed by the VIP
Artist Choice Preview & Wine Tasting, celebration
culminates in a 3 day sale, where the artists display
the art they created all week long, 40% of the sales
benefits Telluride community programming through
the Sheridan Arts Foundation, www.visittelluride.
-Come join the Town of Telluride in our Fourth of July
Celebration, Jul 4, to register to participate in the
parade pick-up a packet at the base of the gondola
in Telluride (Oak St Plaza), contact Susan McKin-
ney at 970.728.9775 for more info regarding parade
registration, schedule of events: 11a - Annual Fourth
of July Parade on Colorado Ave(Main St); Fireman¡¯s
Fourth of July BBQ immediately following parade at
Telluride Town Park; At Dark(after 9p) - Firework
display at Telluride Town Park
-Telluride Classic Rundola, Jul 4, 8-10a, runners start
at the base of the gondola on the town of Telluride
side and finish at the top of the ridge, climb up the
Telluride Trail (4,600ft. long, 40ft. wide with a 13%
grade) to the top of the gondola, elevation gain of
1,810 ft., ride the gondola back to Telluride or Moun-
tain Village after the race, awards held at base of
the gondola in the Town of Telluride at approx. 10a,
categories: By age group, baby in a back pack, kids
to the top of ¡®kids hill¡¯(not timed - everyone wins),
Jul 15-17, The Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run is a
trail run that will see participants going over 12,000