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The National Rifle Association is sponsoring a charity women's shooting event on June 16 and a couples fun-shoot on June 17 at the Routt County Rifle Club.

The event includes two days of recreation handgun shooting in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Entry fee is $65 and covers the day's expenses, including targets, ammunition, trophies and lunch, according to an NRA news release.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Northwest Colorado Aid and Support, an organization that helps pay non-medical expenses such as child care for families stricken with major illness.

For more information or to register to attend, call Lorna Farrow at (281) 988-7192, or e-mail her at lornashoots@ yahoo.com.

Happy trails

Timberline Trailriders Inc., the local off-road motorcycle club, was successful in obtaining three grants from the State Trails Committee for projects on multiple-use trails in the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest.

A grant of $50,000 was for a summer-long motorized trail crew to do ongoing trail maintenance.

A $29,500 grant was received to perform a re-route of a portion of the Manzanares Trail (FS Trail No. 1204). The re-routing will move a portion of the trail from traditionally wet areas and will include the construction of two bridges. The project will involve two weeks of work by the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crews.

The last grant awarded was for the relocation of a portion of Forest Trail No. 1144 off wetlands in Sawtooth Park in the California Park area. This project will include the construction of a bridge and rehabilitation of the old trail. The grant included funding for one week for a Rocky Mountain Youth Corps crew.

Since the inception of the State Trails Program, Timberline Trailriders Inc. has now been successful in obtaining more than $191,000 in grants to improve the local multiple-use trails.

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