The open-to-the-public dinner takes place at the Ouray Elks Lodge, 421 Main Street, on Saturday at 6 p.m., featuring a full prime-rib dinner and dessert for $25 per person and a silent auction featuring a Telluride Mountainfilm Festival pass, a two-day stay at Copper Mountain Ski Resort and more. Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m., with prizes. Guests are encouraged to RSVP for the dinner to Barbara’s daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Michael Canavan, at 970/325-0617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to help the Petersons, but are unable to attend the dinner, donations are accepted through the Elks Charity Account – FBO Barbara Peterson, P.O. Box 647, Ouray, 81427. A medical savings account has been set up at Alpine Bank, Ouray at P.O. Box 969, Ouray, 8127.
2010 Ridgway River Festival Chooses Winning Logo Submission
RIDGWAY – The Mosaic Community Project reports that Ouray High School student Stephanie Ficco submitted the winning design for the 2010 Ridgway River Festival logo contest, praising its clean lines, fun representation and easy duplication.
Ficco’s artwork will be used for all festival promotional materials, including event banners, festival poster and print advertising; she will receive a festival T-shirt and a $75 gift certificate from Painting Marmot Art Supply in Ouray.
The 2010 Ridgway River Festival takes place Saturday, June 26, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. in Rollans Park; organizers are seeking volunteers, event sponsors and silent auction donations. For more information, or to learn about festival events and volunteer positions, visit their website, ridgwayriverfestival.org.
MCP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to operate with dedication to promoting education, the visual and performing arts, sustainable living practices and environmental awareness in Ouray County, Colorado. For more information about MCP visit mosaiccp.org.
Telluride Wine Festival Gears Up for 29th Year
TELLURIDE – The 29th Telluride Wine Festival, June 24-27, is bringing musicians Devotchka, Blitzen Trapper, the Moondoggies, Jackie Greene, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and more to the Telluride Town Park main stage for its Friday-Saturday concerts, in addition to featured American wineries and experts Steve Olson, the Wine Geek, Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer and special guest Iron Chef Cat Cora, with her new book, Cat Cora's Classics With a Twist: Fresh Takes on Favorite Dishes. On the spirits front, mixologist Andy Seymour will combine classic and contemporary ingredients in cocktails.
The festival’s Best-Value Ticket Package is on sale now, for $130; individual event tickets are also available, with prices starting at $23. Sponsors for the 2010 Telluride Wine Festival include The Center for Wine Origins (WineOrigins.com) and the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (ColoradoWine.com). For more information, please visit TellurideWineFestival.com.
Sunrise Creek Executive Chef Wins National Cooking Contest
MONTROSE – Andy Sulham, executive chef at Sunrise Creek Senior Living Community, was awarded the silver medal at the National Senior Living Chef Spotlight Challenge that took place last month at Hillside Retirement Community in McMinnville, Ore. His winning entry – pecan encrusted pork tenderloin stuffed with smoked Gouda cheese was served with Riesling poached asparagus, French roasted red potatoes with a pesto garne and a red bell pepper cream sauce –was judged based on overall taste, presentation, appearance of the plate, creativity with ingredients and application of the entrée in a senior living community.
Sulham was one of four regional finalists from among the 148 senior living communities operated by Sunwest Management, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Salem, Ore.
Sulham, the executive chef at Sunrise Creek since October of 2007, began cooking at a young age in his grandmother’s kitchen, branching out to work with various chefs since age 9. At 18, he was mentored by Chef Frank Cork, owner of the Pasta Garden and Lorenzo’s, who provided early steppingstones to his career. In 2000, Sulham was the youngest sous chef ever hired at Madd Anthony’s Corporation in Everett, Wash. Prior to joining Sunrise Creek, he was the chef at a local country club.
Since returning from the competition, Sulham has modified the Sunrise Creek menu to include all fresh ingredients, and is training his kitchen staff to cook international dishes from scratch.
Families and individuals who are interested in touring Sunrise Creek are also welcome to a complimentary meal; for information, contact marketing and sales manager Erin Berge at 970/240-0600.
Hunter Education Class Set for Ridgway
RIDGWAY – The Colorado Division of Wildlife will be holding a Hunter Education class at Ridgway State Park on June 1, 3 and 5, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Students must attend all three days of class and pass a written and practical exam before they receive a card.
Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949 that wishes to hunt this fall must have a valid hunter education card prior to purchasing a hunting license. Call the DOW at 970/209-2369 to register. Ten students must register or the class will not be held.