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Craig’s AJ Stoffle racing toward pro snowmobile career

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 13, 2015: Moffat County High School hoops hosting pink games

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 6, 2015: Moffat County C-Teams take it to Steamboat Springs

The boys and girls basketball C-Teams of Moffat County High School played Tuesday in Steamboat Springs. The girls won, 55-42, with Makenna Baker leading scoring with 16 points, Jana Camilletti close behind with 15 and Josie Timmer scoring nine.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 4, 2015: Moffat County Youth Wrestling to begin season, registration Wednesday

The Moffat County Youth Wrestling program will be holding registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St. The team is open to children ages kindergarten through sixth-grade, and participants have the option of being part of practices only or also competing in tournaments in April and May.

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Poker Run a cool way to spend the day in Moffat County

Snowmobile Club raises $2,200 for local scholarships

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual Poker Run offered all the chills and thrills one could hope for, complete with miles and miles of open powder Saturday starting at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead north of Craig.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife to answer Elkhead questions in Craig

First public meeting on non-native fish to take place Thursday

On Thursday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give the public its first chance to ask questions about the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and Elkhead Reservoir fish management.

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Talk with astronaut Steve Swanson packs Library Hall

Steamboat Springs astronaut Steve Swanson drew a standing room only crowd to Bud Werner Memorial Library Sunday night for a talk about his most recent trip to space.

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Try your luck at snowmobile club’s poker run in Moffat County

Event takes place Jan. 31 at Freeman Reservoir

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual poker run will take place Jan. 31 starting at the Freeman Reservoir Trail Head, promising a day of fun in the snow to support a good cause.

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Moffat County snowcat removed from California Park after Dec. 30 accident

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosting avalanche seminars

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s snowcat is no longer stuck in Routt County’s California Park. The piece of equipment, used for grooming recreational snowmobile trails, was removed Sunday by a D-6 Cat rented from Wagner Equipment after an accident Dec. 30 when club members Duane Core and Leeland Mischke inadvertently drove over an abandoned beaver pond resulting in the vehicle’s predicament.

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Stagecoach Reservoir freezes in time for annual ice fishing tournament

Stagecoach Reservoir froze over just in time to host the 4th annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament on Sunday.

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Craig’s Bill Sawer devotes expertise to ski program

When Craig resident Bill Sawer is on the ski hill, he feels on top of the world in more ways than one. The only feeling better is sharing that with someone who might not otherwise get to have the experience. Sawer is one of many volunteers for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, or STARS, a regional program that assists the physically or mentally handicapped with rugged activities.

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Local fishing still kicking through the wintry weather

Looking for a quick break from the cold days on the slopes? Yampa Valley fishing doesn't get lost after the summer season. Colder winter water makes local species lethargic, and your biggest catch yet could come in the next few months.

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Yampa Valley offers abundance of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities

Cold temperatures and abundant snow in recent weeks have affirmed that it is truly wintertime in Northwest Colorado, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways to get outside and make the most of the chilly weather.

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Anglers will compete for biggest fish at tournament

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host the fourth annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at Stagecoach State Park.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 19, 2014: Moffat County High School C-teams host Grand Junction

The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball C-teams each played Central High School, of Grand Junction, in games Wednesday afternoon.