26th Meeker Sheepdog Trials is in the books for 2012

Photo by Dale Hallebach

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

Dog days of summer…

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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.

Fun, free rides to Meeker Classic sheepdog trials

Ann Marie Scritchfield, owner of Sable Mountain Outfitters, will provide free carriage rides from the courthouse square in Meeker to Ute Park during the sheepdog trials Friday and Saturday. Pioneers Medical Center will provide a van to pick up passengers at White River Inn, The Blue Spruce in and Meeker Hotel downtown. A complete schedule is posted at the Post Office in Meeker.

MEEKER I No need to spend $4 per gallon for gas or hassle with traffic or parking. Once again, thanks to the generosity of Ann Marie Scritchfield and Sable Mountain Outfitters and the Pioneers Medical Center, you can take a free van or carriage ride to and from the trials site in Ute Park.

Crazy things ahead at Meeker Classic

Crazy things happen when sheep fresh off summer range are challenged by top border collie/handler teams at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, which start Sept. 5 and continue through Sept. 9 at Ute Park. Many activities are planned throughout the five day event for everyone.

MEEKER I Expect crazy things to happen out at Ute Park when wary range ewes challenge top border collie/handler teams at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, Sept. 5-9.

Seeds of ideas “sewn” in P.E.O.

MEEKER I The seed was first “sewn” a few years ago. It was but a spark of an idea that our small town of Meeker could host a show featuring the unique handiwork of quilters from across the northwest corner of our state.

Art contest entries on display

MEEKER I Fifty exciting Meeker Classic art contest entries are now on display at Wendll’s Wondrous Things.

Ute Park prep…

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The hay is cut and baled in preparation for the upcoming Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, which will start Sept. 5 and continue through Sept. 9.