Outdoors briefs

Local dog wins events in N.M. competition

Diane Wray, buyer at Creature Comforts, 305 South Camino del Rio, and her Belgian Malinois Reegan competed at the Endeavor Working Dog Club on Oct. 27 and 28 in Los Alamos, N.M.

Wray and her dog earned their Mondioring I title with a first place and High in Trial on Day 1 and a second place on Day 2.

Nordic Center series to kick off on wheels

With little snow on its tracks, the Nordic Center at Purgatory will host a bike race Saturday as part of its Coke Race Series.

The bike race will be run as a “Poker Run” with cards being awarded for each lap completed. Awards will be given to the best poker hand as well as the fastest time.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m. Entries cost $7 for juniors and $15 for adults.

After the race, hot dogs and other refreshments will be served, and there will be music and a fire for an early-season social gathering.

For more information, call 382 5899.

Seniors Outdoors! announces activities

Seniors Outdoors! announces these activities:

The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at Santa Rita Park at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to walk the Animas River Trail to Home Depot and back. No RSVP is required. Dogs must be on a leash. For more information, call Eric Pahlke at 247-1130.

Downhill ski groups will be available this winter at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. People will meet other skiers and ski with a group at their level on various days throughout the ski season. All abilities are welcome. Each group will meet at the base of Lift 1 (the Six Pack lift.) For more information, call Bruce Rodman at 385-7899 or Jim Shadid at 884-4612.

For more information about Seniors Outdoors!, visit www.seniorsoutdoors.org.

Naturalists to lead Wednesday bird walks

Durango Nature Studies and For the Birds will offer a bird walk along the Animas River Trail from 9 to 10 a.m. every third Wednesday of the month at 1560 East Second Ave.

A naturalist will guide people in discovering the many birds that make their home along the river. No registration is necessary.

For more information, call 769-1800 or 382-9396.

Herald Staff