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Bayfield Heritage Day and Sheep Trailing will be Saturday in downtown Bayfield. (Durango Herald file)

Best bets this weekend include sheep trailing in Bayfield and Animas Museum Live!

Bayfield Heritage Day and Sheep Trailing will be held Saturday in downtown Bayfield.

The event, back after last year’s COVID-19 shutdown, celebrates local ranching heritage, community and the changing of the seasons.

Hundreds of sheep will pass through town on Buck Highway (County Road 521) at about 9 a.m. followed by a parade on Mill Street and activities in Joe Stephenson Park.

There will be live music, vendors, craft demonstrations and children’s activities. The Pine River Heritage Society museum will be open. All activities are free.

Pine River Shares will host an Old Timers’ Picnic potluck from 1 to 3 p.m. in Eagle Park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.

Fireworks will be shot off at dusk from the south end of Joe Stephenson Park.

For more information, visit www.bayfieldcoheritagedays.org.


Animas Museum Live! will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday at the Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave.

Celebrate living history and the La Plata County heritage of sheep with costumed interpreters demonstrating spinning, weaving and natural dyeing.

Ruth Lambert will speak about arborglyphs at 11 a.m., and Andrew Gulliford will have a book-signing and talk at 1 p.m.

All events will be held outdoors.


Krushendo, Elctrx, Teknique and nOOnz, 9 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. $16-$20. Electronic dance music. Tickets: www.animascitytheatre.com, Animas Trading Co., 946-2281 or durangomassive@hotmail.com.


National Drive Electric week, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds. Bring a driver’s license and proof of auto insurance if test drives are available. Details: https://bit.ly/3CtmhwC.


Movie showings about the Gold King Mine spill, 12:30 p.m., Animas City Theatre, 128 E. College Drive. Free. All five episodes of “Acid Mine Nation” will show, with one each hour starting at 1 p.m. Details: Tom Schillaci at 946-9676 or schillaci.tom@gmail.com.

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