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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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Craig Sports Briefs for March 18, 2016: Local church to host Friday film screening

Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way, will host a screening of the faith-based sports film “Woodlawn” at 7 p.m. Friday. The movie is a true story about high school football players fighting segregation in the South in the 1970s, including eventual NFL star Tony Nathan. The church welcomes donations for an upcoming mission trip.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 16, 2016: Daily Press college basketball tournament begins

March Madness is heating up as the 2016 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament commences this week, and hoops fans can take part in the activity. The Craig Daily Press is bringing back the Battle of the Brackets, a free online contest where sports fans can pick each team in the running, starting with the Round of 64, as well as separate selections once the tourney gets down to the Sweet 16 and Final Four.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 14, 2016: Moffat County swimming relay picks up points at meet

The Moffat County High School boys swimming team placed fifth at the Friday Grand Junction Relays Friday at El Pomar Natatorium.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 12, 2016: Safari Club banquet takes place March 19

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host its eighth annual fundraiser banquet March 19 at Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. as cocktails are served, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and an auction to follow.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 9, 2016: Moffat County girls golf starts swinging

The Moffat County High School girls golf was the first of the spring sports squads to begin its schedule, traveling to Palisade’s Chipeta Golf Course Monday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for March 4, 2016: Get a kick out of Fifth Quarter

Bear River Young Life and Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host an indoor soccer tournament as part of the Fifth Quarter program following the Moffat County High School girls basketball playoff game against Eagle Ridge Academy Friday night. The event takes place in the MCHS gym, 900 Finley Lane, and is open to middle school and high school students with a cost of $1 per person or $5 per co-ed team.

Hunting brochures, applications available online

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s 2016 hunting brochures for big game, sheep and goats, as well as applications for licenses, are now available online at cpw.state.co.us/learn/pages/planyourhunt.aspx, according to a news release from CPW.

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Craig’s AJ Stoffle injured in snocross spill

Teenage rider’s racing season ends with spinal compression fracture; plans to return next winter

AJ Stoffle has had some close calls in a sport in which he’s spent more than two-thirds of his life, but he and his family are infinitely thankful his most recent race wasn’t an instance of him crossing the finish line far sooner than intended. Craig snowmobiler AJ was injured during the weekend’s US Air Force Snocross National in Salamanca, New York, as part of the Sport class of AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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Poker Run brings good fortune for riders, Moffat County students

An abundance of snow this past weekend made for an exciting zip around the powder. The 2016 Poker Run hosted Saturday by Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club had one of the highest turnouts ever in terms of hands sold as riders took to the trails around Freeman Reservoir north of Craig.