If you want to see "our" Rocky Mountains and the Southwest US you have a great opportunity and,hopefully,will enjoy the PPC Rocky Mountain Nationals at NRA's Whittington Center (Raton, New Mexico) July 9-12, 2008. Four full days of shooting (alternates Revolver - Pistol)with open, team, duty, off-duty, and Distinguished guns - and a side shotgun match. The match is preceeded by 2 days of practice. Six full days of PPC shooting!! Check out the NRA's web-site for contact info on this match. I know it is a long way to come for you, but you will not be disappointed. BTW congratulations on your sanctioning bodies being opened minded enough to allow civilians to compete. I am a civilian and have shot in the RM Nationals (which welcomes civilians) the past three years - have met a lot of friendly helpful fellow shooters - and have never felt less than a fellow competitor. Now if NRA would just open the doors for civilians to shoot (in a separate class??)in the NPSC in the fall!
Also, there have been side matches every day for small children (BB guns)and noncompetitors (older children, wives/girlfriends, hangers-on) with firearms.