Howard Dean meeting set for tonight |

Howard Dean meeting set for tonight

FRISCO – A get-acquainted gathering is being held at 7 p.m. today for people interested in learning more about the Democratic Howard Dean for president movement.It takes place at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco. For details, call Sandy Briggs at (970) 389-3754.Coors Colorado Barbecue Challenge comingto Frisco this weekendFRISCO – More than 75 teams will compete Friday and Saturday in the official Colorado State Championship Barbecue cookoff – the 10th annual Coors Colorado Barbecue Challenge.Sanctioned for the eighth year by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, the Coors Colorado Barbecue Challenge whets the appetite with barbecue fever as contestants set up on Main Street to woo judges and wow customers.Backyard grills, barrels and portable smokers line Main Street as the cookers prepare their secret barbecue recipes for Saturday’s judging and connoisseur tasting Friday and Saturday.Early Friday, competitors will begin cooking. “Buck a Bone” samples are available Friday from noon to 9 p.m. Sauce and Salsa and the Kids Que contest will be judged on Friday afternoon.At noon Friday at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo, BBQ America will present cooking demonstrations.The Co-Motion Dancers entertain from 1-2 p.m. Then from 2-4 p.m., Marty Jones and the Pork Boilin’ Poor Boys keep every toe tappin’ to their country western and bluegrass tunes.Elvis takes the stage from 4-5 p.m.; followed by Buckner Funkin’ Jazz from 5-7 p.m. Surf rock n’ rollers the Beloved Invaders round out the evening’s free entertainment, from 7-9 p.m.Saturday kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 6-9 a.m. The cost is $7. Music fills the air when the Rocky Mountain Banjos strum their hearts out at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continuing the festivities, The Kudzos are on stage from 1-3 p.m.Also on Saturday, more than 90 judges tackle the mouth-watering task of blind judging the barbecue samples and award $9,000 in prizes to barbecue teams from all over the country.”Buck a Bone” samples of beef brisket, pork shoulder or pork ribs, chicken and miscellaneous barbecue and desserts and side dishes are sold from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the crowds vote for the People’s Choice winners. Awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. at the Frisco Historic Park Gazebo.During the weekend, the Frisco Historical Society sponsors an arts and crafts fair in the Frisco Historic Park featuring more than 50 artists. The fair features handcrafted pottery, clothing and gift items in addition to paintings, sculpture, photography and jewelry by Western artists.Friday, the fair is open noon to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.The Barbecue Challenge is brought to you by our major sponsors: Rotary Club of Summit County, the town of Frisco, Coors Light, the Colorado Lottery, KSMT – the Mountain, KSKE, KTUN, Wells Fargo, Denver Post, Kingfisher Kountry Kooker – The Outdoor Cooker in Denver, Jack Daniel’s, Jim Hudson Chevrolet, the Summit Daily News, KYSL – Krystal 93, RSN – Resort Sports Network,, Waste Management, AT&T Media Services, City Market, Monster Image, The Balance Sheet, Colorado Tents and Events, Tuscato Ristorante Italiano, Diamond and Gem Exchange, Silverthorne and Dillon Factory Stores, Alpine Bank and numerous Summit County businesses.For information, call Linda Lichtendahl, Tenah Johnson or Debbie Stone at the town of Frisco (970) 668-5276, ext. 3076.

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