Sports briefs for Jan. 16

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Snowmobile Poker Run takes place 10 a.m. Jan. 24

The North Park Snow Snakes Annual Snowmobile Poker Run takes place at 10 a.m. Jan. 24.

The event begins from the State Forest State Park Maintenance Shop in Gould, about 10 miles east of Walden.

The event will span a 40-to 60-mile groomed course through forests, open glades and steep hills in the scenic state park.

More than 100 participants are scheduled to make five stops along the course to collect cards toward a poker hand. Each hand costs $5, or $20 for all five hands. Members of the North Park Snow Snakes Snowmobile Club will collect the money to create a prize pot, which will be split at the end of the day between the high hand and the low hand. Merchants in North Park and Fort Collins have donated door prizes.

Pastries and lunch are available from the North Park Future Farmers of America (FFA) at the poker run headquarters at the maintenance shop, 2746 Jackson County Road 41 near the Kampgrounds Of America (KAO) in Gould.

All participants must have a valid Colorado snowmobile registration. Colorado State Parks and the North Park Snow Snakes sponsor the event, which runs until about 4 p.m. For more information, call Deb McLachlan at 723-8366, ext. 12.

Mini Jamboree begins today at the Ice Arena

The Craig Cougars bantam and peewee hockey teams are hosting their annual Mini Jamboree this weekend.

The event, beginning at 7:30 p.m. today at Moffat County Ice Arena, features teams from Vernal (Utah), Durango and Crested Butte.

Games will continue from 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Saturday, and final round action will played from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sunday. There will be a hockey puck toss, with proceeds benefiting Craig Cougars hockey.

Concessions will be available, as well. Admission is free.

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