When snowmobiling in Northwest Colorado, proper preparation is key.
The Moffat County High School home basketball games against Roaring Fork will feature a quacking good time for the crowd. The Chuck-a-Duck fundraiser for the program is available at all home events and features numbered rubber ducks available for $1 apiece or six for $5 at the door. Buyers can toss their ducks into the MCHS Bulldog collar at center court during halftime of the varsity boys game, with multiple prizes going to those who hit the target.
The schedule is set for the Moffat County High School varsity football 2016 season.
The Polar Bear League at Craig Trap Club is available to local shotgun shooters and runs through March, with shooting events each week at 10 a.m. Sundays and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Training is available for shooters, and all ages are welcome to participate in a family friendly atmosphere, though kids under 12 require parental supervision.
Jim Loughran and Steve Maneotis will host a basketball camp for boys in grades five through seven Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:35 to 5 p.m. at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St, starting Tuesday. There is no cost for this program, which will teach basic skills in the sport and help players develop a love for the game. The clinic will last about a month and organizers plan to host a tournament at the end of the run.
The Moffat County Bulldog hockey team opened its season 1-3 against two league opponents this past weekend, playing West Elk and Telluride in a series of four games in Gunnison.
The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club will host its annual Poker Run Jan. 30 at Freeman Reservoir. Registration begins at the trailhead parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The event’s card stations are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 per hand or three hands for $25. Prizes will be awarded at the awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. at The O.P. Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. Proceeds go to the local student scholarship fund.
A hunting-themed holiday poem penned by Sasha Nelson, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.
The Christmas season means Santa Claus and Rudolph, gathering with friends and feasting on indulgent treats, and of course, Christmas trees draped in sparkling lights and ornaments.
The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.
Lucas Strickland didn't even know a video was being taken when he dove into a raging river to rescue a kayaker at a race in North Carolina earlier this month.
Program has helped more than 70 former soldiers
They’ve seen some of the toughest conditions the world has to offer in one of the most thankless jobs. They’ve made some significant sacrifices in their lives, and Northwest Colorado was glad to step up and do something to pay them back for their service. The Veterans Hunt Program through the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System recently gave two former soldiers the chance to experience the splendor of Moffat County’s favorite pastime.
Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Bronco Bash golf tournament and lunch Sept. 27. The round of golf begins at 9:30 a.m. and is a shotgun start, four-person blind draw scramble that costs $25 per player. Following the 18 holes will be a tailgate party and lunch at Tin Cup Grill as the crowd gets ready for the Denver Broncos’ game against the Detroit Lions later that day.
The hunting season vibe is in full throttle in Craig, bringing orange and camouflage colors into restaurants, retail stores and businesses across Moffat County.
We believe Rio Blanco County thrives by celebrating its heritage roots. Therefore, 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Old West Heritage Culture Center, 517 Park Ave., Rio Blanco County Historical Society will celebrate our hunting heritage and extends an invitation for all to attend.