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Hunter goes missing near Meeker in the White River National Forest

A 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest near Meeker, was reported missing on Saturday by his hunting partner, according to a news release from Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

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Fishing in Northwest Colorado is great fall fun

Big game hunting usually grabs the headlines in Northwest Colorado this time of year, however fall fishing is also fantastic. “Fishing in the fall tends to be overlooked, but it can be one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado,” said Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin in an email.

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Rabbit fever confirmed in Mesa, Moffat counties

One human, two wild animals and one domestic animal in Mesa County along with a domestic animal in Moffat County have tested positive with Tularemia.

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Yampa Valley Chapter draws winning tickets for big hunting prizes

Many are on the hunt for a big prize each year, but only a select few are chosen. Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter hosted its annual drawing Saturday afternoon in the showroom of Mountain Man Taxidermy.

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Rifle season starts in Northwest Colorado

It’s a banging time of year in Northwest Colorado as rifle-hunting season fires off on Saturday.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 15, 2016: Moffat County girls basketball to host Saturday youth camp

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Elk left to rot by the side of the road investigated by CPW

A bulk elk carcass dumped along Ute Pass Road north of Silverthorne is under investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Pink gets new purpose in Northwest Colorado

This October, pink can be worn in Colorado for a new purpose aside from creating awareness for breast cancer.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 10, 2016: Win big in Daily Press Fan of the Week Contest

Do you attend every single Bulldog sporting event? Now is your chance to earn some bragging rights as well as other prizes as part of the Craig Daily Press Fan of the Week Contest. Each week, the newspaper will run a crowd photo from a local sporting event and highlight one of the spectators. Watch for the ad to run Wednesdays to see if your loyalty to the blue and white has paid off, and come by the Daily Press office at 466 Yampa Ave. if you’re the lucky winner.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 8, 2016: Moffat County girls basketball to host ball drop, youth camp

The Moffat County High School girls basketball program will host a golf ball drop fundraiser during the Homecoming football game Oct. 14. Entries will be on sale throughout the night at a cost of $10 per ball, with the drop taking place after the game. The winner will be closest to the pin and will take home $1,000. MCHS Lady Bulldogs players and coaches will also host a free camp for girls grades three through six involved in Craig Parks & Recreation hoops, teaching fundamental skills in the sport. The camp will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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Moffat County women are in the hunt

Deep connections to the land and to family motivate three local women to carry on big game hunting traditions

Increasing the number of non-traditional hunters, including women, may be vital to the health of Colorado’s wildlife and understanding the motivations of women who already hunt may provide ways to encourage others to join the chase. “When mothers and daughters hunt it open the experience up to entire families,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Northwest region.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 1, 2016: School basketball meetings take place next week

Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School will both host meetings for participants in hoops programs in the coming week. CMS boys basketball coaches Justin Folley and Forrest Watson will meet with potential players and parents at 6 p.m. Monday in the CMS auditorium. Practices will follow Oct. 10. The MCHS boys team will meet with returning and new players at lunchtime Monday in Room 101. MCHS girls can attend a meeting during lunch Wednesday.

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Wild game harvest and Craig businesses provide healthy eating

Northwest Colorado is a carnivore’s paradise with high quality beef, lamb, pork, and buffalo available direct from field to table, but this time of year another type of meat is making its way into the freezer — venison and you don’t have to be a hunter to enjoy some of the healthiest proteins on the planet. “A 3-ounce serving of roasted venison contains 140 calories, less than 1 gram of fat and 26 grams of protein, which is 50 percent of the daily value for protein if you follow a 2,000-calorie diet,” according to Livestrong.com.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 28, 2016: Get moving during weekend Leaf Cruncher

Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Fun Run this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run following. The cost is $20 for adults, free to ages 17 and younger. Participants are encouraged to stay afterward for the Moffat County High School Cross Country Invitational, which will feature MCHS and Craig Middle School runners.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 21, 2016: Moffat County golf finishes season at regionals

The Moffat County High School boys golf team competed in what would turn out to be its final event of the year Monday at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course for the 3A Region 4 Tournament.