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The 24th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials is set for Sept. 9-12 off of Highway 13 just west of Meeker.Feisty sheep challenge 125 top international dog/handler teams vying for a $25,000 purse plus other prizes. Art contest/auction, food and craft fair, American Humane Association Rescue Rig; dog handling, saddle making and other demos; petting farm; pancake breakfasts and barbecue, bluegrass concert and more family fun.Cost: Adults: $10; age 8-16 & 65+: $5; under 8 free.

Grand River Hospital District is hosting is “A Grand Wine Affair” on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 5-8 p.m., at the Grand River Hospital & Medical Center, 501 Airport Road, Rifle.Tickets are $25. There will be wine and beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auction. You can purchase tickets in advance at Choice Liquors, Grand River Hospital Medical Center or call 625-6439.This event is co-sponsored by Choice Liquors and Grand River Volunteer Association. Proceeds for the evening go toward renovations and improvements at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.

A new Outdoor Emergency Care class will be held over the next couple of months. Class begins on Thursday, Sept. 9, and continues Mondays and Thursdays to prepare you for work with ski patrol, search and rescue or other groups. Sunlight patrollers work hard and have a lot of fun helping others. Come join or find out more about what is going on. We look forward to meeting you. Check us out on Facebook. Contact Marguerite Flett at 945-5833 or Donni Cochran at 945-5598 or

The first Constitution-signing rally in the area will be held at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. All incumbents, candidates and nominees affecting Garfield county offices are invited to sign the Constitution, along with our Founding Fathers, friends, families and organizations, by personally attending or emailing their signed proxy. Attorney General for Colorado, John W. Suthers, will present his stance on how current federal legislation affects the Constitution and the freedom of choice for its citizens. Colorado singer/songwriter, Joyce Shaffer, will perform songs from her CDs and Colorado author Mike Holler whose book “The Constitution Made Easy.” has enlightened families and schools everywhere about our country’s governing document, will have these affordably priced books available for purchase.The public is welcome and veterans, students and their schools, patriotic organizations, churches, businesses, etc., are encouraged to be a part of this “bringing America together” event by emailing their ideas to

Glenwood Veterinary Clinic is proud to host Brian Fraley DVM and Matt Taydus CJF as the guest speakers for its fifth annual horse owner’s continuing education seminar. Fraley and Taydus are recognized nationally and internationally as experts in equine podiatry and will speak to clients of Glenwood Veterinary Clinic and the general public on multiple topics related to the equine foot. There will also be short seminars on other subjects related to equine and small animal veterinary medicine.The seminar is at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Friday, Sept. 10, and starts with informal discussion and a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required and seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Glenwood Veterinary Clinic at 945-5401 or send an e-mail to and Taydus are an integral part of the prestigious Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Sport Horse Program in Lexington, Ky. Fraley sits on the board of directors for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, is on the Kentucky Horse Council’s Health and Welfare Committee, and has been actively involved in the AFA/AAEP Farrier Short Course, which promotes the veterinary/farrier relationships in the U.S. Matt Taydus graduated at the top of his class in 2005 and completed the masters course in horseshoeing from the Kentucky Horseshoeing School. He apprenticed with Conrad Trow, and received his certified farrier status from the AFA in 2006. Fraley and Taydus will discuss corrective shoeing for laminitis and navicular syndrome, demonstrate the latest in glue-on shoe technology, and will show some of their most interesting cases from their work in Kentucky.

The second annual Derbs Softball Tournament is slated for Sept. 10-12 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The cost of the tournament, which supports local high school athletic programs, is $250 per team. There are men’s and co-ed divisions. First-place teams receive T-shirts. Spots will go to the first eight paid teams. Register by calling Shannon Derby at 948-8537 or by e-mailing your information to

The grand opening of the new True Nature Healing Arts at the Third Street Center, Suite 12 in Carbondale will be held on Friday, Sept. 10 from 6-9 p.m. There will be an opening drum circle, complimentary massages, catered food by Pan and Fork, live Kirtan (sacred music/chant) yoga and Music Together for the kids. Please join us and meet our wonderful staff, teachers, and therapists. Call 963-9900 or visit our website at for more information about this event and about our classes. Contact: Priscilla Dickinson at or 963-9900.

The American Legion Auxiliary in Carbondale will hold its 10th annual scholarship golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Ranch at Roaring Fork golf club.The will be a 4-person, 4-club format with a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m.Cost is $40 a person with a BBQ and prizes to follow at the American Legion at 97 N. Third Street.Sign up at the American Legion or before the tournament.Call 963-2381 for more information.

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