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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 7, 2017: Vintage, classic snowmobiles to race Saturdays in Hayden

Vintage & Classic Oval Snowmobile Racing takes place all day this Saturday and Jan. 21 at Hayden Speedway. The event, hosted by X-Treme Mountain Racing and Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Colorado, will highlight older sleds on the track.

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Weekend Roundup: Snow place like the outdoors

With a heavy hit of winter weather in Northwest Colorado, the region is blanketed in snow, which may send some people indoors while others prefer the cold outside and the opportunities it affords.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 6, 2017: Colorado Preps Network highlights Moffat County girls basketball

Moffat County High School girls basketball coach Kenley Nebeker was interviewed this week by Colorado Preps Network on the Lady Bulldogs’ carryover of success in the start of the schedule following last season’s entry into the state tournament.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 4, 2017: Deadline Wednesday for youth basketball registration

Craig Parks and Recreation has open registration for its youth basketball program, available for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade. Players will learn early skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding, as well as teamwork. Games take place at Sunset Elementary School with girls will play Mondays and Wednesdays, boys Tuesdays and Thursdays. Organizers are also seeking volunteer coaches. The cost is $40 per child and the deadline to register is this Wednesday. Kids signed up after the deadline will be wait-listed and registration will cost $55.

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Vintage, classic snowmobiles to race in Hayden in January

A brand-new piece of machinery fresh as the driven snow can be fun in the wintertime, but if you’ve got an older model snowmobile you’ve kept in good shape, the chance to show it off is coming up soon. Vintage & Classic Oval Snowmobile Racing takes place all day Jan. 7 and 21 at Hayden Speedway. The event, hosted by X-Treme Mountain Racing and Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Club of Colorado, will highlight older sleds on the track.

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Cold winter weather brings ice fishing fun

Freezing temperatures have frozen some area lakes providing anglers with an opportunity for ice fishing fun.

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Craig’s AJ Stoffle making strides in snocross career

Moffat County native racing for Minnesota-based team

If there are two things AJ Stoffle looks forward to each winter, it's fresh powder and lots of horsepower, and his season has had plenty of both. At 19, Stoffle has spent the majority of his life involved in snocross racing, and the Craig native is going stronger than ever in his career. As part of the AMSOIL Snocross national circuit’s sport class, the 2016 Moffat County High School graduate rides for Haala Racing, based in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota.

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County will keep plowing trailhead at Wilderness Ranch

A packed house of primarily snowmobilers and Wilderness Ranch residents celebrated a small victory Tuesday when Moffat County Commissioners consented to continue plowing two miles of Moffat County Road 38 this winter, giving snow machine users access to a favored upper parking lot.

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Craig man releases new elk call in time for holidays

Hunting elk in Colorado is hard work that can be aided with the use of a quality elk call. When Craig man Steven Walls was no longer able to find calls like the ones he learned to use as a youth, he decided to make his own. His calls are now available through area retailers, just in time for Christmas gift giving. The story behind the development of his new brand — Shield Mountain Outdoors — is a story of redemption, survival and the relentless pursuit of a dream.

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Moffat County woman bags a bull elk that scored over 350

After 15 years of trying for a special hunting license to hunt elk in one of Northwest Colorado’s trophy elk units, Moffat County woman Jamie Butler scored the tag and a six point trophy bull elk. Jamie Butler is an experienced hunter, but this hunt was the most intense hunt of her life.

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Moffat County court sentences poacher for killing six-point bull elk

Denver man Agapito Alarid II was sentenced in Moffat County Court on Monday after pleading guilty for illegal possession of an elk. He was fined $11,000 for shooting the 6 x 6 point bull elk in 2015 in Game Management Unit 2, a Unit managed for trophy elk and highly sought after by hunters.

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Missing hunter found alive in Northwest Colorado

Michigan's David Boelcke located in Rio Blanco County following four-day search

On Tuesday, search officials located David Boelcke, a 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest and went missing Nov. 5.

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Name released for hunter missing near White River National Forest, search continues

David Boelcke, a 61-year-old man from Michigan, who was hunting in the White River National Forest, was reported missing this weekend by his hunting partner.

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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.