Rip it up in Rifle
FRIDAY6-7 p.m. Cowboy FeastCome enjoy a county-style meal prepared on-site by local cooks. This year offerings include chicken-fried steak, country gravy, potatoes, corn on the cob and apple or cherry cobbler. Drinks will include Ice tea and lemonade.People who purchase a meal ticket will be given preferential seating for the Cowboy Music & Poetry Show. Those who wish to see the free concert without purchasing a meal will not be seated until after the food line closes. 6-10 p.m. Western Music & Variety ShowBarry Ward, the Yampa Valley Boys, Loop Rawlins, Jon Black, Peshlakai Foundation and Two Old Pards and Friends.SATURDAYActivities and presenters scheduled throughout the day:Art Show featuring work by No Names Fred Haberlein and local studentsCultural Center demonstrations of several different cultures, as presented by local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsCarnival with rides, food and gamesBuffalo Soldiers presentations and reenactmentsJose Torres and the Vaqueros horse tricks and maneuversLoop Rawlins rope tricksAnnie OakleyBuffalo Bill CodyRachel GrahamRocking Little Wranglers RanchLogging contestsVendorsHourly stage showsNoon Outhouse race1-2:30 p.m. Bike night at the Garfield County Fairgrounds2:30-7 p.m. Bike night at the Winchester Club, 2090 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle7 p.m. Wild West Outhouse Auction, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social (presented by the Grand River Hospital District), the Hunt Family Fiddlers performSUNDAYStarting early and going all day, there will be a Cowboy Food & Fellowship, including a free breakfast, gospel music, preaching by local churches, testimonies by individuals, free lunch and a Jump for Jesus presentation by Gene Sullivan.
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The Forest Service plans to replace the Carbondale Aspen-Sopris ranger district station with a newer, larger facility.