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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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 17, 2014: Youth hockey brings in teams for tourney

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Squirts team will host the ‘Tis the Season Tournament this Saturday and Sunday at the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 15, 2014: Elks Lodge sponsors free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge 1577 will play host to the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest on Dec. 20 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 13, 2014: College equine program shows well

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Horse Show Team traveled to Utah State University in Logan, Utah, in November, competing in horsemanship and reining.

Craig resident pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Justin McCurdy receives two-year prison sentence

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation and prosecution of a Craig resident for a variety of wildlife offenses.

CPW seeks help with Moffat County poaching incidents

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Moffat County, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.

Craig Trap Club fired up for annual Turkey Shoot

Craig Trap Club will host its annual Turkey Shoot starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at its gun range west of Craig, north of Highway 40.