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The 16th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sunlight Mountain Resort. This is an 8K race that winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross-country trails, and proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County.

Participants may snowshoe, walk or run. There will be two age classes in men’s and women’s divisions.

Preregister at Summit Canyon Mountaineering, or day-of-race registration begins at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Sunlight day lodge for a higher price. Registration includes T-shirt and goodies bag. Cut-off for preregistration is 6 p.m. Dec. 8.



Crescent Moon Snowshoes will provide snowshoes for the race and will also donate snowshoes for prizes.

For more information, please contact Sunlight Mountain Resort at 945-7491 or Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 945-6994.



A ribbon-cutting for the Whitewater Park will be held at noon, Wednesday, Dec. 3, on the Devereux Road side of the park.

The town of New Castle is seeking community members to serve on its Parks/Open Space/Trails Committee, which makes recommendations to Town Council on developing property owned by the town into community recreation areas, with guidance from the Parks, Open Space, and Trails Master Plan. The committee meets as needed at 7 p.m. first Mondays at New Castle Town Hall, located at 450 W. Main St.

Members of the New Castle community who wish to help plan the development of the town’s parks, open spaces, and trails are encouraged to volunteer to serve on this committee. Please submit a letter of interest by mail to: Town of New Castle, Attn.: Town Clerk Lisa Cain, P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647; by fax to (970) 984-2716; or by e-mail to info@newcastlecolorado.org.

The Colorado Snowmobile Association, the Rifle Snowmobile Club, Flattoppers Snowmobile Club, and Sopris Rec Riders are sponsoring a free mandatory Colorado State Parks Snowmobile Safety Class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Search and Rescue Barn in Rifle. This class is designed for those 12-16 years old who wish to drive a snowmobile. It also is a good refresher for all snowmobilers.

For more information or to register for the class, call Peter Hayes at (970) 379-7217.


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