Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Outreach Program is offering special spring turkey hunts throughout Colorado. These free hunts provide early skills and education for novice hunters and are designed to encourage novice youth and women to participate in developing their hunting and shooting sport skills. Applicants must be 18 or older with a habitat stamp and spring turkey license. Hunters should also have completed a CPW Hunter Education Course within the past three years.
Warm spring weather has seen area creeks, ponds, lakes and rivers thaw just in time for the beginning of this year’s fishing season.
The 10th annual Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic takes place Saturday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. With teams including hosting Bad Dogs, Moffat County Youth Wrestling and more from the region, the day will include three sessions, starting with grapplers 6 and younger at 8:30 a.m. Ages 7 to 10 begin at 10:30 a.m. and 11 to 14 at 12:30 p.m.
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.