Craig sports briefs for May 22, 2013

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Local wildlife managers will present their findings from research into the declining mule deer populations in western Colorado.

The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. May 29 at Mountain Valley Bank in Meeker. Wildlife managers, biologists and researchers will present the findings from projects in Rio Blanco and Moffat counties. They’ll also discuss possible solutions.

Mule deer are an indicator species for the overall health of the environment in addition to being a valuable aspect of the economic outlook for communities across Colorado, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

"This is not just a concern for hunters and outfitters," said Bill de Vergie, area wildlife manager. "If you live in Western Colorado, a continuing decline may affect you eventually, whether you hunt mule deer, earn an income from hunting, collect antlers or just enjoy viewing wildlife."

Craig BCA City Championships set

The Craig Billiards Congress of America pool league has concluded its spring season and the summer championship bracket now is set after the spring playoffs.

The 12-team championship at the Popular Bar will begin June 1. After the top two teams from the Sunday and Monday leagues already had sealed up spots in the tournament, the rest of the teams in each league battled it out for the final two positions.

Third-place Just Shooting the Sh— held on to its spot in the Sunday league and stamped its ticket to the city championships, while Get-R-Done overtook the One-Eyed Bandits in the Monday league playoffs to claim the final championships spot.

Craig BCA teams in the City Championships June 1:

Sunday fall session:

Poke-N-Hope, Rehab’s for Quitters, Jean’s Angels

Monday fall session:

Git-R-Done, No Ex-Cue-Ses, Jolene’s team

Sunday spring session:

Jean’s Angels, Rehab’s for Quitters, Just Shooting the Sh—

Monday spring session:

Kim’s Team, Up Against the Walls, Get-R-Done

The winner of the City Championships will earn the right to travel to Las Vegas for the 2013 BCA Pool League National Championships.

Water aerobics classes at city pool for the summer

Residents looking to get a unique kind of exercise can attend water aerobics in either shallow or deep water this summer.

Water aerobics offer a low-impact form of exercise, making it easier on bones and joints while still offering resistance to improve fitness and flexibility.

The classes run from June 3 to Aug. 15 and will be at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St. Shallow-water classes are from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Those interested can sign up for an entire session ($45), both sessions ($80) or choose to attend individual classes, which cost $4 each. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2029.

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