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Local Hiking Trails

The summer is well underway, and it is still a great time to get out and see some of the local scenery. The USDA Forest Service website has a list of trails complete with maps, distances, usage, and summaries. There are about 45 trails, with over 300 total miles to trek.

Trail Name Trail Number Difficulty Use Length*
Salt Park 1114 More Difficult L 5.5
Chinese Wall 1803 More Difficult M 18.0
Lost Park 1805 Easy M 4.0
Skinny Fish/Mcginnis 1813 Moderate H 2.7
Stillwater 1814 Moderate H 8.0
Trappers Lake 1816 Moderate L 15.0
Wild Cow Park 1820-1B More Difficult M 3.0
Mirror Lake 1821 More Difficult H 3.5
East Marvine 1822 Moderate M 10.5
South Fork 1827 Moderate H 23.25
Spring Cave 1834 Moderate H .6
Lake Of The Woods 2263 Moderate H .35
*Length in miles.

For a full list visit:

MHS Football 2010 – Schedule

The schedule for the Cowboys looks pretty standard this year. We’ve got 5 Varsity home games as well as a couple of JV home games. Check out the tables below for all of the details.

Varsity (Update June 1, 2010)
Date Opponent Location Time
September 4 Grand Junction (JV) Home 1:00pm
September 10 Monte Vista Home 7:00pm
September 18 Center Olathe 1:00pm
September 25 Fruita Monument (JV) Home 1:00pm
October 1 Lake County Leadville 7:30pm
October 8 Paonia Home 7:30pm
October 15 Rangely Rangely 7:30pm
October 22 Hayden Home 7:30pm
October 29 Hotchkiss Hotchkiss 7:00pm

Junior Varsity (Updated June 1, 2010)
Date Opponent Location Time
September 7 Moffat County Home 4:00pm
September 13 Hayden Hayden 5:00pm
September 20 Grand Valley Home 4:00pm
October 18 Steamboat (C-Team) Steamboat 4:00pm
October 25 Grand Valley Parachute 4:00pm

Looks like the Meeker Cowboys Football Team Camp runs from Monday, July 19th to Wednesday, July 29th. With an team inter-squad scrimmage on Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm.

Go Meeker Cowboys!

Spring Cave (South Fork) May Close To Protect Bats

While none of the caves in the Rocky Mountain Region have known cases of white-nose syndrome (WNS), bats in the eastern US are dying from it. To prevent the spread of this disease, which could be caused by cavers and their equipment, the Forest Service recommends that you de-contaminate your equipment and clothing before caving and report unusual bat behavior. More information on their website.

Here’s more from 9News: | Colorado’s Online News Leader | Forest Service may close caves to protect bats.