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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 17, 2014: Youth hockey brings in teams for tourney

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team will host the ‘Tis the Season Tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 15, 2014: Elks Lodge sponsors free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge 1577 will play host to the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Dec. 20 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 13, 2014: College equine program shows well

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Horse Show Team traveled to Utah State University in Logan, Utah, in November, competing in horsemanship and reining.

Craig resident pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Justin McCurdy receives two-year prison sentence

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation and prosecution of a Craig resident for a variety of wildlife offenses.

CPW seeks help with Moffat County poaching incidents

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Moffat County, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.

Craig Trap Club fired up for annual Turkey Shoot

Craig Trap Club will host its annual Turkey Shoot starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at its gun range west of Craig, north of Highway 40.

Hunting sees new trends for Craig, Moffat County

With the majority of the hunting season completed as of Sunday, feedback has been mostly positive for Craig and Moffat County outlets with regard to the conditions.

Hunter dies in suspected carbon monoxide incident

Other weekend accidents send more to hospital

One man has died and two others were transported to The Memorial Hospital on Sunday because of suspected carbon monoxide exposure.

CPW seeks those liable for illegally killing, abandoning three elk in Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.



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Outdoor Buddies helping the disabled fulfill their hunting dreams

For 30 years, Outdoor Buddies has helped disabled Americans from across the country live out their Colorado hunting dreams. When World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Roy Bennett got his bull elk kill Nov. 4, it proved to be a hunting trip of a lifetime.

Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 12, 2014: Gymnasts featuring cartwheel fundraiser

Rising Star Youth Training Center is hosting a Cartwheel-a-Thon in order to raise money for new gym equipment. Each day during classes this week, gymnasts will have five minutes to perform as many cartwheels as they can. Each gymnast is seeking sponsors, and those interested can either pledge an amount per cartwheel or a larger overall sum, which they can bring to the facility at 538 Pershing St.

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Craig youths claim 1st bucks on hunting trips

Tiana Nichols and Blake Juergens both harvested their first deer in October during the second season, and neither had to travel too far to do so.

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Moffat County teens learn from Parks & Wildlife mentored hunt

Moffat County’s Lane White, 14, Logan Knez, 13 and Isaac Montoya, 15 were selected to participate in the first mentored waterfowl hunt in this area and what will be an annual tradition for local youth. The mentored hunt is part of Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program, an ongoing effort to encourage women and youth to head outdoors and enjoy the state's abundant natural resources.

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Stagecoach tailwaters receive face-lift

A popular fly-fishing stream at the tailwaters of Stagecoach Reservoir received the finishing touches of a complete restoration during the weekend as part of a project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Hunting season still going strong in Northwest Colorado

What's left of Colorado's 2014 hunting season?

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