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Moffat County outfitter, out-of-state individuals charged for 2014 poaching activities

Mule deer buck considered trophy quality by Samson Law; fines exceed $24,000

The numbers speak for themselves in a Northwest Colorado poaching case involving four parties across three separate states with more than one year of investigation and thousands of dollars in fines. Colorado Parks and Wildlife released details Thursday about a November 2014 poaching incident involving a Moffat County outfitter and parties from Mississippi and Missouri.

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Cast 'N Blast brings kids closer to nature

Shooting sports, fishing and a barbecue offered through CPW

Shooting sports, fishing and catching frogs kept children busy Saturday at the Wyman Living History Museum. Nearly 70 kids gathered for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s annual Cast ‘N Blast where CPW officers teach participants how to fish, shoot an arrow and be one with nature.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 16, 2016: Cheer camp starts Monday

Craig Parks & Recreation will host a cheer camp Mondays and Thursdays for participants in first- through sixth grade who would like to cheer during Doak Walker football games in the fall. Practices begin this Monday, and cheerleaders will learn chants and dance routines, as well learning responsibility and making friends.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 15, 2016: CNCC soccer program hosting open tryouts Saturday

The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s soccer teams will host an open tryout from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Participation is free and open to any college-age athletes interested in playing for the CNCC Spartans during their inaugural seasons this fall. Women will start at 12:30 p.m. and men at 2 p.m.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 13, 2016: Gymkhana series open to young horseback riders

The 2016 Northwest Colorado Gymkhana Series takes place Wednesday nights at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way, running through Aug. 17. The weekly is open to age groups ranging from 4 and younger to 19 and older, with entries starting at 5:30 p.m. and riders beginning at 6 p.m. and including barrel racing poles and flags.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 9, 2016: Free family Cast ‘N Blast available July 16

The annual Cast ‘N Blast event, promoting fishing, shooting and archery, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. US Highway 40, as sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association and the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.

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National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office working to locate missing rafter near Dinosaur National Monument

Search and rescue staff from the National Park Service, Moffat County Sheriff's Office and a commercial outfitter are responding to a report of a missing rafter at Disaster Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

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Newspaper seeks compelling hunting stories for Colorado Hunter

The Craig Daily Press is looking for interesting hunting stories for Colorado Hunter. If you have a great hunting tale, unique hunting skills or any other story idea you’d like to contribute call or email Daily Press Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at 970-875-1790 or editor@craigdailypress.com.

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A day electroshock fishing with CPW

Since mid-April, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Aquatic Biologist Cory Noble and a crew of seasonal fishery technicians have been electroshock fishing for non-native fish in the Yampa River.

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Cops, Vets team up to host fishing event for kids

Little Rascals Pond is stocked up and ready for summer fishing.

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State bill targets new color for hunting gear

Pink apparel provides hunters same safety of orange, encourages women to hunt

Earlier this year, a law was passed allowing hunters to choose between traditional blaze orange or hot pink.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 7, 2016: Trail Riders to host May 14 Fun Day in Sand Wash Basin

Yampa Valley Trail Riders will host the third annual Spring Fever Fun Day May 14 at Sand Wash Basin. Those attending can meet at the Sand Wash corrals with camping available throughout that Friday and Saturday. To get to the corrals, drive west on US Highway 40 turn onto Colorado Highway 40 and then onto Moffat County Road 67. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with an educational tour starting at 9:15 a.m.

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Man involved in mountain lion maiming scheme admits guilt

Last defendant in Utah and Colorado poaching operation pleads guilty

The last of six defendants in a poaching scheme that involved maiming mountain lions and transporting them across state lines pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on April 6.

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Jimmy Westlake: Fires of Kilauea

This week, I am on the Big Island of Hawaii with 19 other members of the SKY Club, the student astronomy club at Colorado Mountain College.

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