Weekend Roundup: The dog days of late summer
It’s not quite summer anymore, yet it’s also far from fall as far as the weather is concerned, and there’s plenty to do this weekend in Northwest Colorado.
The Moffat County High School volleyball teams will host the Cedaredge Bruins Friday afternoon with games for C-Team, JV and varsity. Come cheer on the Lady Bulldogs for a strong rally to spike the competition!
When: C-Team plays at 4 p.m., JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m. Friday
Where: MCHS, 900 Finley Lane
Cost: Contact organizers
For more information: Call 970-824-7036
The sounds of summer
On Friday and Saturday, JW Snack’s brings in the band Movers & Shakers for the final entry in the Summer Concert Series. The show takes place on the eatery’s patio area.
When: 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
Where: JW Snack’s Bar and Grill, 210 E. Victory Way
Cost: No cover charge
For more information: Call 970-826-0468
A bunch of yahoos
The Yahoo Ball Drop and Golf Tournament starts the day Saturday morning as hundreds of golf balls are dropped at Yampa Valley Golf Course with huge prizes at stake, including Denver Broncos tickets, gift certificates for local businesses, a golf package, an iPad, a barbecue grill and a grand prize of $1,000 in a combination of cash and Spree Bucks.
The tournament follows, though signups are limited to 60 teams.
Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club and Craig Kiwanis Club.
When: Ball drop at 8 a.m. Saturday, tourney follows
Where: Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394
Cost: Ball drop $10 for one white ball, $50 for five white and one red, or $100 for one dozen white and three red; tournament registration $130 per team or $65 per player
For more information: Call 970-826-0411 or 970-824-FORE (3673)
The regional favorite Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials are off and running this week, and plenty more activities are in store this weekend as the contest concludes Sunday. Besides the sheepdog trials themselves — which test the capabilities of herding dogs and handlers from across the world — the event includes art shows, quilting displays, food and crafts vendors, dog demonstrations and evening events downtown such as Friday’s Art & Wine Meeker Style and Saturday’s Jammin’ Lamb Festival, as well as many other happenings.
Shuttle schedule, tickets and a full schedule are available at meekersheepdog.com.
When: Starts at 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Where: Multiple Meeker locations
Cost: One-day passes $15 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and older and children ages 8 to 16; additional packages available online
For more information: Visit meekersheepdog.com or call 970-878-0111 or 970-878-5510
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Cowboy caricature: Whittle the Wood Stump 3’s Jim Valentine adds Western theme to list of ever-changing carving subjects
The traditional depiction of the American cowboy is chiseled features with a grizzled finish. Whittle the Wood carver Jim Valentine took those usual expectations and went in a somewhat different way.