Photos: Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials 2016

PEO Winning Quilt …

  The PEO Quilt in the Country show was held last weekend. A riot of colors, shapes and designs were displayed at the Fairfield Center in Meeker and all proceeds benefitted educational assistance and opportunities for women. The Paper Doll quilt, pictured above, won the 2016 Viewer’s Choice Award. The quilt was created by Shawnee […]

Three nights of entertainment begin at the Meeker Classic

MEEKER I Three evenings of fun and entertainment are slated to compliment the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, which began on Wednesday. Visitors and locals will have the opportunity to enjoy art, music, film and fun during the trials, which will run Sept. 7-11. This guarantees family fun for all.

Besseghini 7th at NWS

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.

26th Meeker Sheepdog Trials is in the books for 2012

Dog days of summer…

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

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

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.

Discount tickets

MEEKER I The Meeker Classic is Rio Blanco County’s headliner for September, and the organizing committee wants to see every RBC resident out there. For RBC residents, tickets are half price if purchased at Wendll’s or the Chamber of Commerce. That’s $15 for an adult 5-day pass, $5 for one day. RBC seniors (65+) and […]

Meeker Classic Trials announces 2011 recipient

MEEKER I Each year the Meeker Classic Memorial Scholarship is dedicated in honor and memory of exemplary individuals who have been involved with the Meeker Classic but have since passed away. This scholarship is awarded to a Meeker High School graduate who continues their education in a two year trade school, two year associate degree […]

Getting ready for the sheepdogs …

Former Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials director Ellen Nieslanik’s dog checks out the bales of hay laying on Ute Park, where preparations are being made for the celebration and competition of the annual event’s silver anniversary.