Getting all their ducks in a row!

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DUCKS WILL REPLACE SHEEP IN DOG TRAINING DEMONSTRATION Ellen Nieslanik’s dog, Pete, kept a close eye on a “herd” of ducks Aug. 12. The ducks arrived in the mail around the Fourth of July and will be used in a dog handling demonstration by Chris Jobe during the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials. The event is Sept. […]

New director named for sheepdog trials

Sisters Mary Cunningham, right, and Ellen Nieslanik will work together during a transition period as Ellen steps down as director of the Meeker Classic and Mary takes over.

MEEKER I One year away from its 25th anniversary, the sheepdog trials will have a new director. But the title isn’t going far. It will stay in the family. Ellen Nieslanik, who has been the director of the Meeker Classic for the past six years, is transitioning out of the role. Taking over will be […]

Slide Show: Annual Classic draws crowds

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MEEKER | The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials concluded, and was another successful year.

Slide Show: Sheepdog Demo

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Ellen Nieslanik, director of the Meeker Sheepdog Championship Trails, gave a demonstration July 8 at the Meeker Golf Course for Club 20 members, who were in town for two days of meetings.

Sheepdog Trials art contest results

MEEKER — Winners in the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials art contest have been listed.

Seen & Herd

Handlers, dogs and spectators enjoy great weather and better competition MEEKER — This was Bill Orr’s first time to compete at the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, and he didn’t fare too well.

FNBR sponsors flag contest for youth

MEEKER — First National Bank of the Rockies (FNBR) is a sponsor of the annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials scheduled for Sept. 3-7, and it also sponsors a flag contest.

Top handlers, tough sheep mix it up at Sheepdog Trials

MEEKER — Whistles, shouts, gasps of delight and dismay announce the 22nd annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials in Meeker Sept. 3-7 where 124 top dog/handler teams from Canada, South Africa and the U.S. compete for the $20,000 purse and other prizes.

Trials offer discounts for county residents

MEEKER — In the face of $4 gas and inflation everywhere else, the Meeker Classic discount tickets for RBC residents are the best bargain in town.