Yellow Labrador retriever Chama squeaked past the competition to retain top dog status Sunday after the Crazy River Dog competition.
Eight dogs entered the contest in which dogs retrieve an object thrown into the river near a buoy. Time begins when the dog leaves shore and ends when the dog gets back to shore.
The competition featured two heats with the top four times competing in the second heat.
It was the sixth straight Crazy River Dog title for 8-year-old Chama. Competition was suspended in 2015 because of high water concerns.
Coming in a close second to Chama in the second heat was Jase, owned by Salidan Matt Luttrell. The 2-yearold chocolate Lab finished .05 second behind Chama.
Chama’s owner, Dan Krasnow of Buena Vista, said that since he and his wife started a family, Chama hasn’t been able to spend as much time playing in the river recently.
The final results after two heats and a final run were: Chama, 8.8 seconds; Jase, 8.85 seconds; Layla, owned by Jubil Young of Granby, 10.06 seconds; and Eddy, owned by Mike Madden of Salida, 10.2 seconds.