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Lise Andersen, of Colorado Springs, herds sheep with her dog Mo during last year’s Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge at the Stanko Ranch. This year’s event starts at 8 a.m. today.
Matt Stensland





Lise Andersen, of Colorado Springs, herds sheep with her dog Mo during last year’s Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge at the Stanko Ranch. This year’s event starts at 8 a.m. today.
Matt Stensland

TODAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit http://www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Wild West Air Fest — Steamboat Springs Airport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



The annual aircraft display and plane ride event features a tribute to the troops at noon. Maj. Gen. Patrick Halloran speaks at 12:15 p.m. The radio-controlled airplane show is at 1:15 p.m., and a motor glider demonstration is at 1:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 970-879-0880. Elk River Road/Routt County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Mainstreet Farmers Market — Sixth Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



The Mainstreet Farmers Market features produce, food vendors and crafts in downtown Steamboat Springs every Saturday. David Harlan plays live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Call 970-846-1800 for more information. Sixth Street downtown between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street.

❱❱ Labor Day festivities — Decker Park in Oak Creek, 10 a.m.

Beginning with a fishing derby at 10 a.m., Oak Creek celebrates Labor Day weekend with a day of free family fun. Enjoy vendors, games and activities including a horseshoe tournament and petting zoo. Oak Creek Coal Princess and Queen will be crowned at 3 p.m. FREE. Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ Rod Hanna Book signing — Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, 2 to 4 p.m.

Local photographer will sign his autumn-focused book, “Colorado’s Seasons of Gold.” FREE. 68 Ninth St.

❱❱ Bryan Joyce — Sweetwater Grill, 5 p.m.

Live acoustic rock at happy hour. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ 3Wire — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 5 p.m.

Acoustic folk on the patio. FREE. Call 970-870-0438. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Comedy show — Colorado Bar, 7 p.m.

A comedian performs as part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day weekend festivities. Call 970-736-0715. 100 W. Main St., Oak Creek.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. Call 970-736-2686 for more information. FREE. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Throwdown — Colorado Bar, 9 p.m.

The band performs as part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day weekend festivities. Call 970-736-0715. 100 W. Main St., Oak Creek.

❱❱ Harmonious Junk — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Led by James Brown’s former lead guitarist Damon Wood, Harmonious Junk plays jammed-out funk and psychedelic rock. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Jay Roemer and the Old Town Pickers — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Great American Taxi — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Guitarist Vince Herman, of Leftover Salmon, returns to Steamboat Springs with his Americana jam-rock act Great American Taxi. Read more about Herman and his band in Saturday’s Steamboat Today. Tickets are $8. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Megan Burtt with Tim Blane Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Denver-based vocalist plays folk pop rock with an edge. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ DJ Melirae — Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Ladies night. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit http://www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Wild West Air Fest — Steamboat Springs Airport, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual aircraft display and plane ride event features guest speakers Christina Olds at 11:30 a.m. and Maj. Gen. Patrick Halloran at 12:15 p.m. The radio-controlled airplane show is at 1:15 p.m., and a motor glider demonstration is at 1:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 970-879-0880. Elk River Road/Routt County Road 129 north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sample homemade chili and goods in three categories — red, green and firehouse chili and cornbread and salsa. Live music and vendors. Admission is FREE, and 10 tasting tickets are $7. Eighth and Oak streets.

❱❱ Steamboat Symphony Orchestra opening concert — Strings Music Pavilion, 3 p.m.

Led by music director Ernest Richardson, the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra opens its 2010-11 concert season with a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit. The concert opens with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, continues with Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and concludes with the famous Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students in advance, and $30 for adults and $10 for students at the door. Call 970-870-3223 or visit http://www.steamboatspringsorchestra.com.

❱❱ Historical Society Barbecue — Decker Park in Oak Creek, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Oak Creek celebrates Labor Day weekend with family festivities and a barbecue in Decker Park. Meals are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ PBR Rocky Mountain Bull Bash — Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, 5 p.m.

Gates open at 3 p.m. for the professional bull-riding event. Tickets are $25 for arena floor seating and $30 for covered grandstand seating. They’re available at F.M. Light & Sons, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply in Craig. Fifth Street and Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Nevermind the ’90s — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Tribute band plays ’90s pop, rock and grunge hits. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Dance party — Chelsea’s Restaurant, 9 p.m.

The event, part of Oak Creek’s Labor Day celebration, includes bartender races. Karaoke follows at 10 p.m. at the Colorado Bar. Both restaurants are on Main Street in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Frogs Gone Fishin’ — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

As Colorado natives, the Frogs jump through several genres such as soul, rock funk and blues they call “Colorado Rocky Mountain goodness.” FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

MONDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Stock Dog Challenge — Stanko Ranch, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Watch as almost 100 dogs compete by chasing, herding and cutting flocks of sheep in an open field. There will be educational activities for children demonstrating the rich heritage of the sheep industry in Northwest Colorado. Spectators are allowed to bring well-behaved dogs as long as they are kept on a leash. FREE. Visit http://www.steamboatdogtrial.com. The ranch is 3.5 miles from Bud Werner Memorial Library on Twentymile Road.

❱❱ Labor Day Parade — Oak Creek, 11 a.m.

Featuring floats, cars, tractors and children. Line-up is at Soroco High School at 10 a.m. Games and vendors will follow at Decker Park. A volleyball tournament and horseshoe tournament are at 1 p.m., and the grease pole event is at 3 p.m. at Decker Park. The parade is on Main Street in Oak Creek; the park is at Willow Bend and Moffat Avenue.

❱❱ TLC featuring Deb Coniff and Bob Laford — Sweetwater Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

Acoustic folk and rock from Yampa Valley locals. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 970-879-2431 for more information. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.


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