News briefs for May 6

Bull riding competition May 27

The Grand Olde West Days Bull Riding Competition, a Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour event, hits Moffat County Fairgrounds Arena on May 27.

See the world's newest bull riders as they try to make their mark and gain earnings toward the PBR World Finals Qualifier standings.

The Professional Bull Riders Discovery Tour combines the toughest young bull riders with notoriously nasty bulls, with $4,000 up for grabs.

Tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Neolithics and Under the Aspen Tree.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the gate. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.

For information about the Professional Bull Riders or the Discovery Tour, go to www.pbrnow.com.

Get up-to-date information on Craig's annual Memorial Day Weekend celebrationat www.grandoldewestdays.com.

Opera hosts band, auditions for production

The Resident Artist Spotlight Series features Leland Miller & Friends at 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs.

The concert is free and open to the public.

All donations received at the door fund a scholarship for a graduating senior of Northwest Colorado to continue vocal study at college or university.

For information, call 879-1996 or visit www.emeraldcityopera.org.

The group also is hosting auditions for the Aug. 4 and 6 production of "Letters for Mozart: Life and Lovehrough his Operas."

Auditions are at 7 p.m. May 17 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, and at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at United Methodist Church, 736 Oak St. in Steamboat Springs.

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