‘I Ride With James’…

Mike Sizemore, left, presents the grand prize of a Polaris 120 child’s snowmobile from the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday to Luke Weeldreyer of Craig. First place and $1,000 went to Cole Steiner, second place and $500 went to Chris King, and third place and $250 went to Deb Overton. More than 100 riders took part in the ride and poker run despite a lack of snow at the base camp at Lost Creek Trailhead. The event is in memory of Mike and Kathy Sizemore’s son, James, who was killed Feb. 20, 2011, in an avalanche on nearby Sand Peak.

While the hills near the launch site for the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday were quite bare, County Road 8, beginning at the Lost Creek Trailhead, had sufficient snow for the snowmobilers to head up to higher altitude where there was quite a bit of snow, making for a successful three-hour ride. Money raised at the ride helps fund two $1,000 scholarships for Meeker High School seniors—one boy and one girl. Other funds go to assist Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue.
While the hills near the launch site for the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday were quite bare, County Road 8, beginning at the Lost Creek Trailhead, had sufficient snow for the snowmobilers to head up to higher altitude where there was quite a bit of snow, making for a successful three-hour ride. Money raised at the ride helps fund two $1,000 scholarships for Meeker High School seniors—one boy and one girl. Other funds go to assist Rio Blanco County Search and Rescue.

The snow started coming down just as those at the “I Ride with James” snowmobile and poker run up County Road 8 from the Lost Creek Trailhead were getting ready to eat after the three-hour trail ride. Plenty of burgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, cookies, cakes and assorted goodies were on hand to feed well in excess of 100 people.
The snow started coming down just as those at the “I Ride with James” snowmobile and poker run up County Road 8 from the Lost Creek Trailhead were getting ready to eat after the three-hour trail ride. Plenty of burgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, cookies, cakes and assorted goodies were on hand to feed well in excess of 100 people.
Mike Sizemore, left, presents the grand prize of a Polaris 120 child’s snowmobile  from the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday to Luke Weeldreyer of Craig. First place and $1,000 went to Cole Steiner, second place and $500 went to Chris King, and third place and $250 went to Deb Overton. More than 100 riders took part in the ride and poker run despite a lack of snow at the base camp at  Lost Creek Trailhead. The event is in memory of Mike and Kathy Sizemore’s son, James, who was killed Feb. 20, 2011, in an avalanche on nearby Sand Peak.
Mike Sizemore, left, presents the grand prize of a Polaris 120 child’s snowmobile from the “I Ride With James” snowmobile and poker run on Sunday to Luke Weeldreyer of Craig. First place and $1,000 went to Cole Steiner, second place and $500 went to Chris King, and third place and $250 went to Deb Overton. More than 100 riders took part in the ride and poker run despite a lack of snow at the base camp at Lost Creek Trailhead. The event is in memory of Mike and Kathy Sizemore’s son, James, who was killed Feb. 20, 2011, in an avalanche on nearby Sand Peak.