Bagpipes, Celtic music in Meeker on Saturday

MEEKER I Recalling that the Meeker Classic is tied historically to the Scottish Highlands and Irish sheepherding, Meeker’s Concerts in the Park series will continue Saturday night with “the old country” in mind.

Entries sought for lamb cook-off

MEEKER I The Culinary Taste of Lamb Cook-off, held in conjunction with the art reception at the Wilber Barn today from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature lamb recipes prepared by vendors at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog trials.

Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials have started, run through Sunday

The Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials got off to an early start on Wednesday, and will continue through the finals on Sunday at Ute Park, located on the west end of Meeker. Above, Dennis Edwards and his border collie, Roy, from Sundance, Wyo., got within feet of corralling the sheep in their first trial. The clock ran out with the sheep just about to enter the corral, but Edwards did garner a score of 43. There are 125 dogs in the trials and the field will be narrowed to the top 20 for Saturday’s semifinals and to 10 for Sunday’s finals.

MEEKER I Once again, the scene at Ute Park west of Meeker has been transformed as the 28th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials began Wednesday and continues through the championship rounds on Sunday.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Sheepdog Trials volunteers

Dear Editor: The Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials Board held a “Souper-Volunteer” dinner for all of the 2013 volunteers on Jan. 19. Fun was had by all with a nice crowd of more than 80 volunteers in attendance, most being from Meeker but a few traveling from the Roaring Fork Valley and Cimmaron, Colo.

Besseghini 7th at NWS

Sandra Besseghini and Mik

MEEKER I Sandra Besseghini and her dog Mik of Meeker took seventh place out of 41 contestants in the Intermediate Sheepdog Trial at the National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 26.