Elk River flows over-heated
“It’s crazy how high the flows are for this time of year," hydrologist Ashley Nielson says of the Elk River.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
The Wyoming/Colorado Fitness Competition hosted by Legion Fitness takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Legion’s gym at 583 Yampa Ave. Judges should arrive at 7:30 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Multiple teams will be competing in the endeavor, with community members welcome to watch. An awards ceremony follows.
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day event starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Among the holiday offerings are a three-game set complete with shoe rental for $10, drink specials in the bar and a meal of corned beef and cabbage. Bowlers should be sure to wear green.
A variety of over-the-counter hunting licenses are offered in Colorado, however many big game tags — limited licenses — are only available through an annual drawing.
Craig Middle School will host the Sprint Into Spring 5K as a fundraiser for CMS track and field. The running event takes place at 8 a.m. Saturday with the starting line at Veterans Memorial Park by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265. Early registration is available at http://tinyurl.com/j77wpz3 and is $10 per runner. The cost is $15 the day of the race with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
Craig Middle School will offer running sessions after school leading up to the track and field season. Those who wish to participate should meet in front of the school at 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Runners need to dress appropriately for the weather with shoes, hats, gloves and any other items needed for the cold. Track officially begins March 27, and coaches will host a meeting for interested athletes and parents at 6 p.m. March 13 at CMS, 915 Yampa Ave.
Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a St. Patrick’s Day event starting at 5 p.m. March 17. Among the holiday offerings are a three-game set complete with shoe rental for $10, drink specials in the bar and a meal of corned beef and cabbage. Bowlers should be sure to wear green.
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International has canceled its annual fundraiser banquet. The event was originally scheduled to take place March 18 at Clarion Inn & Suites. Organizers hope to host the banquet as planned next year.
Thursday's dual meet with Meeker hosted by Craig Middle School wrestling has been canceled. It is not yet known if the meet will be rescheduled. The Bulldogs will still attend Saturday's Soroco tournament in Oak Creek.
The rapid on the Green river in Lodore Canyon known as Hell’s Half Mile, guarded by Lucifer’s Rock, will likely be energized during the 2017 floating season.
Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a Fifth Quarter gathering after regional rounds of girls basketball Friday night at Moffat County High School. The event is a skating party and takes place from 8 to 10 p.m. at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Admission is open to high school ages, and the cost is $5 with skate rental or $3 without rentals.
Do you attend every single Bulldog sporting event? Now is your chance to earn some bragging rights as well as other prizes as part of the Craig Daily Press Fan of the Week Contest. Each week, the newspaper will run a crowd photo from a local sporting event and highlight one of the spectators. Watch for the ad to run each week to see if your loyalty to the blue and white has paid off, and come by the Daily Press office at 466 Yampa Ave. if you’re the lucky winner.
Just as the deer and elk of Moffat County find safety in numbers, so too do the people who want to keep wildlife thriving gather in large numbers. The turnout was sizable Saturday for the annual banquet hosted by Northwest Colorado Chapter of Mule Deer Foundation at Clarion Inn & Suites.
Registration is now open for Moffat County Youth Wrestling’s season. The program is offered for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 to learn and grow in the sport. Eligibility is based on a child’s age as of March 25, 2017, though 14-year-olds in high school do not qualify. Forms are available on the Moffat County Youth Wrestling Facebook page and will be accepted through Feb. 27. Official practices begin in March, with the junior team for ages 4 through 8 working Mondays and Wednesdays and senior team 9 to 14 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.