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Showdown winner advances to state

Wayne Cooley, winner of the 2002 KMTS Colgate Country Showdown held June 1 at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs, will advance to the state finals to be held Aug. 3 at the Wyoming Big Show.

Cooley’s combination of original music and an excellent stage performance won him this year’s title. Second place went to Angella Lewis, and Racheal Marie Caughern placed third in the talent competition.

The panel of judges included Dave Hill of The Dags, 2000 Showdown winner Matthew Otis and his wife, Jamie Otis, and Lee Gillespie and Brian Harris of Sopris Lighting in Carbondale.

Other contestants included Brian Bark, Roberts Barr, Stephanie Gustine, Candi Anne Rash, Mischel Ruiz, Christina Stringham, and Lucas Dudley.

Junior museum memberships help kids enjoy summer, learn history

For $1 kids can enjoy summer activities at the Frontier Historical Society.

The Frontier Historical Society in Glenwood Springs offers junior memberships for ages 12 and under, for just $1 per year. Membership includes free admission to the museum and to special summer events.

This year’s events include an afternoon of old-fashioned games for ages 5-12, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the museum; the annual Vintage Base Ball match against the Colorado Territorial All-Stars, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20 (location to be announced); a field trip to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville on Thursday, Aug. 1; and a hike to Linwood Cemetery on Aug. 22 to hear stories about some of the people from Glenwood’s past.

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call Cindy at 945-4448.

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Gretel Ehrlich featured at Literary Festival

Celebrated writer Gretel Ehrlich, author of “Heart Mountain” and “This Cold Heaven,” will speak at the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival presented by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Given Institute, Aspen.

More than a dozen events for readers and writers have been planned at the festival during the week of June 22-26. Festival passes cost $135 and single tickets are $15-$20 each, available at the Wheeler Opera House box office, 920-5770 or http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com or the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, 925-3122. Tickets to Harold Kushner, author of mega-seller “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” are also on sale at Explore Booksellers, Aspen.

Black Diamond Studios continues summer art classes.

From 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 24, Barry C. Karrh will teach Paper to Runway, a presentation and hands-on workshop detailing how an artist can go from sketch to pattern to a model on the runway. Topics include sketch interpretation, fabric selection, accurate measurements, fittings and more. The class is for ages 15 and up and costs $40.

Beginning Tuesday, June 25, through July 9, instructor Barry C. Karrh will teach Handbuilding in Polymers. This is a class in the basic techniques of forming and using polymer clays, with exercises in coil, pinch and slab pots, as well as beads. Class is for ages 14 and up and meets from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $40.

From 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Adam Sippola will teach Digeridoo for Beginners, for ages 14 and up. Participants will learn the basic skills and techniques needed to play the digeridoo, and receive a brief history of the instrument and its aboriginal origins. Cost is $35 and includes a digeridoo. Students are asked to bring their choice of acrylic paints and brushes for decorating their instrument.

Classes are held at the studio, 823 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 947-0947 for details on these and other upcoming classes.

Riders in the Sky in Steamboat

America’s favorite cowboys, Riders in the Sky, return to Steamboat and Strings in the Mountains for two concerts on Tuesday, June 25. A youth concert, designed for the youngest saddle pals, starts at 11 a.m.; and a 7 p.m. concert for older audiences.,

Join Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the “Cowpolka King” as they deliver pure and priceless entertainment, from the romantic, comical, and whimsical world of the singing cowboy.

Riders in the Sky has performed together for over two decades, including 4,000 shows, 200 national TV appearances, 200 public radio shows and three television series, and chalked up 2.3 million miles on the road.

Tickets are $25 for evening concert, $5 adults and $1 kids for the 45 minute youth concert. Tickets may be purchased at the Strings Box Office, or ordered with a Visa or Master Card by calling 970-879-5056, ext. 105.

Visit http://www.stringsinthemountains.org for more information.

Gretel Ehrlich featured at Literary Festival

Celebrated writer Gretel Ehrlich, author of “Heart Mountain” and “This Cold Heaven,” will speak at the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival presented by the Aspen Writers’ Foundation at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Given Institute, Aspen.

More than a dozen events for readers and writers have been planned at the festival during the week of June 22-26. Festival passes cost $135 and single tickets are $15-$20 each, available at the Wheeler Opera House box office, 920-5770 or http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com or the Aspen Writers’ Foundation, 925-3122. Tickets to Harold Kushner, author of mega-seller “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” are also on sale at Explore Booksellers, Aspen.

Black Diamond Studios continues summer art classes

From 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 24, Barry C. Karrh will teach Paper to Runway, a presentation and hands-on workshop detailing how an artist can go from sketch to pattern to a model on the runway. Topics include sketch interpretation, fabric selection, accurate measurements, fittings and more. The class is for ages 15 and up and costs $40.

Beginning Tuesday, June 25, through July 9, instructor Barry C. Karrh will teach Handbuilding in Polymers. This is a class in the basic techniques of forming and using polymer clays, with exercises in coil, pinch and slab pots, as well as beads. The class is for ages 14 and up and meets from 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $40.

From 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Adam Sippola will teach Digeridoo for Beginners, for ages 14 and up. Participants will learn the basic skills and techniques needed to play the digeridoo, and receive a brief history of the instrument and its aboriginal origins. Cost is $35 and includes a digeridoo. Students are asked to bring their choice of acrylic paints and brushes for decorating their instrument.

Classes are held at the studio, 823 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 947-0947 for details on these and other upcoming classes.

Riders in the Sky play in Steamboat Springs

America’s favorite cowboys, Riders in the Sky, return to Steamboat and Strings in the Mountains for two concerts on Tuesday, June 25. A youth concert, designed for the youngest saddle pals, starts at 11 a.m.; and a 7 p.m. concert for older audiences.,

Join Ranger Doug, Too Slim, Woody Paul and Joey the “Cowpolka King” as they deliver pure and priceless entertainment, from the romantic, comical, and whimsical world of the singing cowboy.

Tickets are $25 for evening concert, $5 adults and $1 kids for the 45 minute youth concert. Tickets may be purchased at the Strings Box Office, or ordered with a Visa or Master Card by calling 970-879-5056, ext. 105.

Visit http://www.stringsinthemountains.org for more information.


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