Dog days of summer…

The sun was rising on the course during the handlers’ meeting before the start of the 26th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials yesterday at Ute Park. The field of 130 handler/dog teams will be narrowed to 30 for Saturday’s semifinals and 15 will compete in Sunday’s championship. There will be a lot to see and do, including an art show in the Wilber Barn, throughout the weekend. Please see page 10A for a complete schedule.