Sports briefs: Safari Club to pay for hunter safety

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The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will be paying for the first 35 people who sign up to take an upcoming hunter safety class in Craig.

After the first 35 people, others who wish to sign up must pay a $10 fee.

The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 to 20 at the Bell Tower at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig.

During the class, instructors will go over basic gun handling and safety, hunting rules and regulations, first aid, wildlife identification, and leading a live gun firing session at Bear’s Ears Sportsman Club.

Anyone wishing to sign up must pre-register by calling Teresa Stoffle at 824-7848, or Lois Stoffle at 272-3238.

Softball tournament to benefit umpire

The Craig Softball Association is hosting a benefit softball tournament July 24 and 25 at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Benefits of the tournament will help cover medical costs for Roman Gutierrez, who last year was hit in the head with a bat while umpiring a game.

The tournament will be co-ed, and if enough men’s teams enter, there will be a men’s division. There will also be a home run derby.

The cost for tournament teams is $200, and it’s $5 to enter the derby.

Starting times are to be determined based on the number of teams that enter.

For more information or to sign up to participate, call Craig Softball Association Vice President Manuel Madrid at 629-8472.

Daily Press seeking hunting stories

The Craig Daily Press is seeking photos of hunting adventures and story suggestions from area hunters for inclusion in its annual “Colorado Hunter” publication.

Story ideas range from features about generations of hunters to new equipment that is changing the world of hunting, and anything in between. Photos need to be at least 300 dpi and clear for publication. The Daily Press would need digital .jpg files.

Call Editor Joshua Roberts at 875-1791 or e-mail him at jroberts@craigdailypress.com, or sports reporter Ben Bulkeley at 875-1795 or e-mail at bbulkeley@craigdailypress.com with suggestions or questions.

To see last year’s “Colorado Hunter,” visit www.craigdailypress.com/publications/coloradohunter.

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