Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 3, 2015: Friends of Moffat County Education names top runners in Saturday race
As part of the Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education saw dozens of runners turn out for the early morning Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run. The group provided prizes for the fleetest of foot in several age brackets. Top boy and girl under age 13 were Wyatt Mortenson and Emma Jones. In ages 13 to 18, Connor Scranton and Lauren Samuelson were the top finishers.
After many weeks of play starting in May, Craig Softball Association will conclude its season in the coming week with a championship tournament at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. The B League will play Monday and A League Tuesday, with both groups holding games Wednesday and Thursday to determine the overall winner. Games are at 7:15 and 8:45 p.m. Stockmen’s Liquor leads the season with a 20-2 record.
As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Friends of Moffat County Education will host the Elevate Education 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday morning at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St. Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. during the hot air balloon launch, with the races beginning at 7 a.m. The cost is $20 for ages 18 and older, kids run for free. Everyone receives a t-shirt, and prizes will go to the top individuals in different age brackets with a traveling trophy going to the group or business with the most racers.
With the big game hunting seasons approaching quickly, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering “Field Dressing 101,” another in a long line of free seminars geared toward helping hunters have a successful season, according to a news release.
Craig Sports Briefs for July 29, 2015: Moffat County rodeo stars ride high at Little Britches national finals
The final were positive for the Northwest Colorado kids who attended the national finals of National Little Britches Rodeo Association July 20 to 25 in Pueblo.
National Park in Colorado, Utah featuring special activities throughout the year
Come October, Dinosaur National Monument will celebrate its 100th birthday, and park staff as well as surrounding communities are coming together to highlight all of the features and attractions that make the monument an international tourist hotspot.
Area sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen's Roundtable caucus, which takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Valley Sportsman Club, located at Milepost 128.1 on Colorado Highway 9, about 11 miles south of Kremmling.
If you think there’s nothing for families to do in the coming weeks, you’re all wet. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the Family Dive In Movie Wednesday evening at the Craig Pool Complex.
Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, hunters preparing for a trip to Colorado can purchase over-the-counter licenses both online, in person and over the phone at 1-800-244-5613.
Bears Ears Sportsman Club and the Craig Trap Club recently awarded scholarships to the following individuals: Miranda Blomquist, .22 rifle and air pistol; Tyler Gerber, shotgun; Dylan Villa, .22 rifle and air pistol; and Travis Walsh, archery.
As part of Moffat County Balloon Festival, Craig residents will be hosting a tournament of the game over-the-line Aug. 1 and 2 at Loudy-Simpson Park. Originally created by Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, over-the-line is a variation of bat and ball games like baseball and softball that involves three-person teams. Hitters do not run any bases, and the field consists of a triangle in place of home plate and a rectangle for fielders. For a full explanation of the setup and rules, visit http://www.ombac.org/over-the-line/otl-rules-of-the-game. Local organizers are seeking as many teams as possible for three divisions: co-ed, women and youth ages 12-15. Teams consist of a captain, two players and an optional substitute. Demonstrations will be available July 16 and 23 for those unfamiliar with the game. The cost is $60 to register by Friday, with players receiving a guaranteed t-shirt, hot dog and a beer garden ticket for ages 21 and older. Late entry will be available until July 28 for $75 with no tickets nor guarantee of shirts.
The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, running September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27. CPW encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try during the season, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23.
The body of a 34-year-old man from Denver who died in a rafting accident near Triplet Falls on the Green River has been recovered.
Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release
Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.
Mitch VeDepo, a 2009 graduate from Hayden High School, competed on the show American Ninja Warrior and is eager to see his episode air Monday night.