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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 31, 2015: Craig Parks & Rec basketball program seeks officials

Craig Parks & Recreation'sCraig Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program is on the lookout for officials, gym supervisors and scorekeepers, with the season’s games beginning the first week of November. Those in these positions must be 14 or older. youth basketball program is on the lookout for officials, gym supervisors and scorekeepers, with the season's games beginning the first week of November. Those in these positions must be 14 or older.

Craig Parks & Recreation's youth basketball program is on the lookout for officials, gym supervisors and scorekeepers, with the season's games beginning the first week of November. Those in these positions must be 14 or older.

Fifth- and sixth-grade teams have sessions at Sandrock Elementary SchoolSandrock Elementary School, while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of , while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of SunsetSunset and and Ridgeview ElementaryRidgeview Elementary..

Sandrock Elementary School, while third- and fourth-graders split between the gyms of Sunset and Ridgeview Elementary.

Girls have sessions Monday and Wednesday nights and boys Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the season ending shortly before Christmas Break.

A season for kids in ages kindergarten through second-grade will follow after the New Year.

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For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Concealed carry certification class available

As part of Colorado Northwestern Community College'sColorado Northwestern Community College’s community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bears Ears Sportsman ClubBears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7., north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

Colorado Northwestern Community College's community education courses, a concealed carry NRA basic pistol certification course will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig on Moffat County Road 7.

The $65 class includes about six hours of instruction and one to two hours of shooting.

Students need their firearm, 50 rounds of ammunition, eye protection, earplugs, lunch and water.

To register, call Mary Morris at 970-824-1135. For more information, call 970-326-7580.

Craig Youth Hockey starting signups

Craig Youth Hockey AssociationCraig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players. is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking to fill its rosters for upcoming seasons with new and returning talent. CYHA is offering discounts to families signing players up for the first time. The registration fee for any of the teams — Squirts, Peewees, Bantams, Midgets — will be 50 percent off for new players.

Additionally, families already involved in the organization who refer new athletes will receive their own discount of $100 off for bringing a new member to the Midget team, $75 for Bantams, $60 for Peewees and $50 for Squirts.

Age is determined by birth year: 10U Squirts were born in 2005 and 2006, 12U Peewees 2003 and 2004, 14U Bantams 2001 and 2002 and 18U Midgets 1997 to 2000.

Registration will continue through Dec. 1.

The early program Mites — born 2007 to 2009 — also offers two five-week sessions from Nov. 9 to Dec. 17 and from Jan. 4 to Feb. 4. New players receive 10 percent off registration.

Adult co-ed drop-in games will start Thursday and Sunday nights in November. Rates are seasonal or per game.

The arena schedule and rates for skating, hockey, curling and other activities are available at https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcountyhttps://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty..

https://www.colorado.gov/moffatcounty.

For more information on CYHA, call Charity Neal at 970-756-2826. For more information on classes, call Matt Sis at 970-629-5168. For more information on co-ed, call Wade Gerber at 970-629-2305.

Acknowledge worthy coaches with national award

Nominations are open for the 2016 Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach Award.

Each year, the program honors 50 youth and high school coaches who lead athletes to victory while also teaching life lessons through sports.

Nominations may come from a school or youth sports organization leader, fellow coach, parent, athlete, friend or family member. The award includes a $200 prize, a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to California in April to accept the honor at the National Youth Sports Awards, a certificate and recognition in PCA’s website, newsletters and media campaigns.

The program will accept nominations through Dec. 31, 2015.

For more information on criteria, rules and submissions, visit http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/..http://www.positivecoach.org/our-awards/double-goal-coach-awards/.

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