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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth pigskin program continues its season with games Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Woodbury Sports Complex. The following are the details from games Sept. 13 and 14.
The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International will host a ticket drawing as a fundraiser for its yearly activities. The grand prize is a Smith and Wesson rifle complete with adjustable stock, adjustable barrel and 4,000 rounds of ammunition. Second prize is a pair of tickets to SCI’s annual convention in Las Vegas held February 2017.
Tips for hunters looking to bag game with a bow
It’s archery season in Northwest Colorado and the hunt is on to fill freezers, bag trophies and make memories. Two Craig businesses that are authorized archery equipment dealers are offering tips for a successful hunt.
The Moffat County High School boys soccer team took a 2-1 loss Saturday in Carbondale against Roaring Fork.
Craig Parks & Recreation will begin its co-ed fall volleyball league, open to ages 15 and older. Games take place in two separate leagues: the competitive league plays Monday nights, with semi-competitive Tuesdays and Thursdays. All games are in the Craig Middle School gym, 915 Yampa Ave, starting Sept. 12. The deadline to register is this Friday, and the cost is $200 per team, plus $20 per player.
Expect to start seeing lots of blaze orange around town — hunting season is underway.
Craig’s BCA Pool League will begin a new year Sept. 11 and 12 at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. BCA’s 9-Ball league takes place at 5 p.m. Sundays, consisting of three-person teams with a total of 5 players allowed on teams. The 8-Ball games are at 6 p.m. Mondays, with five-person teams and a total of eight players allowed on teams.
This weekend in Northwest Colorado, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about and appreciating the landscape that makes the region what it is.