MEEKER I Dennis Gellings and Scott Glen, who placed first and second respectively in a neck-to-neck battle at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials finals also ran first and second in money earned. Gellings took home $5,000 in purse for his win with Tess and $500 for the Streigel Best
MEEKER | “All of them are like ‘wow;’ they are the highest quality overall we’ve ever had, ” said Mary Frances Coryell, art committee chair for the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, of the 50 art contest entries by 38 artists from across North American now hanging at Wendll’s and waiting for public vote.
MEEKER | The public can join the excitement of the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, one of Northwest Colorado’s premier fall events, from Sept. 4-8 and save some money and a lot of hassle.
MEEKER I Debbie Hughbanks of Loon Lake, Wash., won the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials art contest for a second time. Hughbanks was unable to attend the art reception but MCSCT art contest director Mary Francis and MCSCT director Maym Cunningham displayed her piece “Taking Control” in her absence.
MEEKER I Dennis Gellings from British Columbia won the 2008 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, not Dennis Edwards, who was incorrectly given credit in the Sept. 13, 2012, issue of the Rio Blanco Herald Times.
After the field of 131 handler/dog teams was judged down to the top 15 for Sunday’s championship finals, Faansie Basson of Swellendam, South Africa, and his dog Don were judged the best team in the 2012 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. The finalists included Lyle Lad (kneeling), Amanda Milliken, Virgil