Wow! The gold panner is a hoot, huh? The Colorado State Gold Panning Championships are being held this weekend on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of August, in Breckenridge, Colorado. There will be three days of competitions from kids to old timers. 8 separate competitions will take place and panning for the public will also be available. Leadville will be holding their annual hard rock mining competitions and the second leg of the Burro Races the same weekend, with the third leg of the burro races being held in Buena Vista Aug, 12th and 13th during Gold Rush Days. The Cotton Tail Gem show will be in B.V. at the fairgrounds the same weekend. Come on out and visit Breckenridge one day and Leadville the next for some fun! Then plan on seeing what goes on in Buena Vista next weekend. Gold Panning will be available in Breckenridge and Buena Vista with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado.