Several participants ran in the Mountain Harvest Festival 5k held in Paonia on Sept. 27.
The top 10 runners in the event included Tom Sheefer (no time taken), Leah Morris (pushing her son Ian in a running stroller), 28:40, Kevin O'Brien 28:41, Jeanine Devlin 29:58, George Hanan 30:28, Stephanie Gulliver 31:25, Sandy Sheefer 31:53, Kim Haller and dog Ellie, 36:47, Jennifer Anderson 36:47 and Ashley Trego 47:38.
Walkers completing the race included Kathy Thompson 58:50, Glen Dalgren 58:51, Patricia Dalgren 1:00.16 and Jill Knutson, Chris Mendenhall, Kitty Burns, Linda Mereness and Rolinda Smith with a time of 1:00.16. Tom Gifford and Jean LaTourette were the final walkers to finish. Runners over the age of 50 years included Tom Sheefer (66), O'Brien (57), Devlin (54), Hanan (57) and Sandy Sheefer (66).
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.