Local entries sought from residents for lamb cook-off

MEEKER I The Culinary Taste of Lamb Cook-off, held in conjunction with the art reception at the Wilber Barn on Thursday Sept. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m., will feature lamb recipes prepared by vendors at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog trials.


MEEKER | A couple of errors occurred in the Sept. 12 edition of the Herald Times regarding the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials.

2013 Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championships: Wild, woolly

Sheridan, Wyo., resident Bob Wyatt 
was the Classic’s bag piper.

MEEKER I There were 125 dog handlers and more than 1,000 visitors between Wednesday’s preliminaries and Sunday’s finals of the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trial in Ute Park, and the response to the weekend of activities was highly positive from participants, visitors and Meeker residents. More than 38 states and several provinces of Canada were […]

Gellings takes the win … again


MEEKER I The final day at the 2013 Meeker Classic was spellbinding to the very end. Dennis Gellings of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada, the winner of the 2008 Meeker Classic, had an almost flawless run first thing Sunday morning, posting a winning score of 139.

Gus and Christine Halandras played founding, long-term roles in Classic

Christine and Gus Halandras

MEEKER I The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials are under way, and to hear one of the foremost founders of the event talk, the excitement continues to grow every year.

Regional quilt show set for Sept. 6-7

MEEKER I The Meeker PEO will hold a quilt show featuring quilts from all across Northwest Colorado on Sept. 6-7, the weekend of the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials.

A look at sheepdog competition rules and sanctioning of events

South African National Champion and 2012 Meeker Sheepdog Classic winner Faansie Baason and Don, from Swellendam, South Africa, separate or “shed” the sheep at last year’s Meeker trials.

MEEKER I The Meeker Sheepdog Classic is billed as a United States Border Collie Handers’ Association (USBCHA) “sanctioned” trial.

Meeker’s Sheepdog Classic will bring 125 teams to town

Giving meaning to the phrase “wild and woolly,” this ewe seems to doing her best to confuse the Border Collie seeking to round her up at last year’s Meeker Sheepdog Classic. This year’s competition begins Wednesday, Sept. 4 and runs through Sept. 8.

MEEKER I The phrase “wild and wooly” may best describe Ute Park from Wednesday, Sept. 4 through Sept. 8 at the 27th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials as 125 teams from South Africa, Brazil, Canada and the United States compete for $25,000 in purse and cash awards.

Quill: Injured pup that showed up at 2009 Meeker Classic to compete

Quill, a Border Collie that just showed up at the 2009 Meeker Sheepdog Classic with a mouth full of porcupine quills, above, found a new owner, then a new trainer and is returning this year as a competitor in the Sept. 4-8 event.

The roster of dogs at the Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials boasts a variety of backgrounds and circumstances. They hail from all parts of the world, descend from a long line of proven dogs or just possess an innate instinct to gather and move stock, but each dog will face the same challenge as they […]

Two new events added to Meeker Classic schedule

The Meeker Classic has added two new evening events to a week already loaded with activities.

Voting under way now for Meeker Classic’s poster

MEEKER | Mary Frances Coryell, the art committee chair for the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials, said the 50 art contest entries by 38 artists from across North American are now hanging at Wendll’s and awaiting the public’s vote.

Meeker girl wins $1,000 Sheepdog Trial scholarship

Aubrey Walsh

MEEKER I Volunteers are the lifeblood of any vibrant community and an essential part of what led to Aubrey Walsh of Meeker being named the recipient of the 2013 Meeker Classic Memorial Scholarship.