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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 20, 2016: Bulldog football solidifies fall season

The schedule is set for the Moffat County High School varsity football 2016 season.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 16, 2016: Shotgun league shoots Sundays, Thursdays

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 15, 2016: Free boys basketball clinic available

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 13, 2016: Bulldog hockey opens year, to play at home this weekend

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 8, 2016: Poker Run takes place Jan. 30 at Freeman Reservoir

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.

Sasha Nelson: 'Twas the night before archery season

A hunting-themed holiday poem penned by Sasha Nelson, with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.

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Harvesting the Christmas spirit: Tree permits offer opportunity for affordable family fun

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.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

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.

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What a save: Local kayaker's feat goes viral

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.

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Moffat County opens up hunting opportunities to veterans

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 21, 2015: Tourney combines Broncos get-together with golf game

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.

Our View: Welcoming hunters to Craig for a great experience

The hunting season vibe is in full throttle in Craig, bringing orange and camouflage colors into restaurants, retail stores and businesses across Moffat County.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society to host event celebrating hunting heritage

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.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: CNCC rodeo starts out season in Utah, Idaho

The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s rodeo teams recently competed in Cedar City, Utah at the Southern Utah University Great American Stampede.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 18, 2015: BLM offering OHV trails, camping at weekend event

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office will host the second annual Spring Fever Fun Day event Saturday in the Sand Wash Basin. This event was originally scheduled for May 16 but was postponed due to weather. Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders and Stay the Trail Colorado are partnering with the BLM for this Off Highway Vehicle Event designed to introduce the public to motorized trails in the Sand Wash Basin.