Parks & Wildlife hopes to expand mentored hunt program
Colorado Parks & Wildlife provided two young hunters with a mentored turkey hunt in Moffat County this past weekend, the honors going to 12-year-old Laadan Rothermund, from Craig, and Savanna Goodin, 16, of Falcon, near Colorado Springs. The two suited up in their camouflage and took to the northwesternmost part of Northwest Colorado, Douglas Mountain near Browns Park Wildlife Refuge.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program will host the third annual Spartan Showdown Rodeo Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and in the evening at 7 p.m. after a kick-off Friday.
The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo athletes will start the spring portion of their season this weekend with an event in Lamar.
The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team struggled in a Saturday doubleheader in Olathe, losing both games, the first 23-2 and the second 10-1.
Craig Sports Briefs for March 27, 2015: Hunting application deadline approaching, class offered to assist in process
The deadline to apply for limited licenses from Colorado Parks & Wildlife for this year’s hunting seasons is April 7, and CPW will host “License Application 101” for those who need assistance with the endeavor. The class will take place at 6 p.m. April 1 at the Steamboat Springs CPW and Forest Service office, 925 Weiss Dr., in Steamboat.
In April, Steamboat will have the unique opportunity to see the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Great Elk Tour that regularly goes to national trade shows or conventions.
The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team lost both games of a Saturday doubleheader against Gunnison in Montrose.
For the Wagner family, the beginning of spring means less and less and eventually none of their favorite activity until the next winter, but they’ll have some vivid memories. The Wagners recently completed a season of snowmobile racing, with youngest member Tallyn doing especially well. The kid who just turned 10 revved his engine with some of the best young talent around, most of them much older than he is.
The snowmobiler, who reportedly sustained significant internal injuries in the accident, was riding down Farwell Mountain northeast of Pearl Lake when rescuers said she hit an unseen depression in the snow and was ejected off of the snowmobile.
Fishing along the Yampa River in March can often turn into a good prospect with the warming daytime temperatures and receding ice. The river itself is actually starting to show promise as one of the state’s better streams for Rainbow Trout, and that in itself is enough to lure any fly fisherman outdoors and onto the stream banks this time of year.
Season pass price increases to $1,049
Unrestricted adult season passes will cost $1,049 next winter, which represents a $50 increase over this season. Last year, season pass holders saw a $20-a-year bump in price.
Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 28, 2015: Colorado Northwestern Community College basketball falls in tourney
The men’s and women’s basketball teams of Colorado Northwestern Community College recently competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Scenic West Region 18 tournament.
Northwest Colorado’s own Wagner family recently competed in the Rocky Mountain Snowmobile Racing event Roost the Butte in Crested Butte in early January. Tallyn Wagner, 9, placed first in the 500 Fan SnowOval, as well as taking second in the 500 Liquid Snocross for both the age brackets of 8 to 13 and 10 to 16.
At its peak, AJ Stoffle’s Ski-Doo can get up to 118 miles per hour. Though during the average race, he’ll only use about a fraction of this speed, it’s good to know he’s got that kind of power in his winter machinery. Snow may not have been prominent in his neck of the woods this winter, but Stoffle has torn up the powder this season as a snocross racer in AMSOIL’s International Series of Champions.
Moffat County High School asks that fans, players and officials wear pink during the Friday and Saturday basketball games Friday and Saturday in honor of cancer survivors. During these games, there will also be collections of donations for cancer-related causes.