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Craig Sports Briefs for July 9, 2016: Free family Cast ‘N Blast available July 16

The annual Cast ‘N Blast event, promoting fishing, shooting and archery, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Wyman Living History Museum, 94350 E. US Highway 40, as sponsored by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Northwest Colorado Outfitters Chapter, Colorado Mule Deer Association and the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International.

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Moffat County youth rodeo bound for big time in Oklahoma, Wyoming

Northwest Colorado competitors to compete in international, national finals

With more 800 competitors in the field and $200,000 in prize money at stake, kids from Moffat County plan to ride away with their heads held high and hopefully sporting a lot of shiny swag in the next week. The 24th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo, billed as “the world’s richest youth rodeo,” takes place starting this Sunday and running through July 15 in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

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Craig’s CNCC soccer program bringing on local players

Moffat County grads Diego Quezada, Hugo Snyder plan to play for Spartans

Things are starting up for Spartan soccer. The men’s soccer program at the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College added two to its roster this week with former Moffat County High School athletes Diego Quezada and Hugo Snyder.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 8, 2016: Yampa Valley Golf Course hosting Sunday fundraiser

Yampa Valley Golf Course and Mulligan’s Bar & Grill will host the Feast of Italy Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Sunday at YVGC, 2179 Highway 394. The day will be a showcase of the menu for Mulligan’s sister restaurant, Carelli’s, with a full lunch menu, including a lasagna special.

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Fuller Center Bike Adventure wheels through Craig ready to help

Tour will assist in housing projects Wednesday

A helping hand from those within the community is encouraging, but working on a project with folks from around the nation is a whole new kind of inspiration. Moffat County Fuller Center saw about two dozen special guests come to Craig Tuesday afternoon as the cyclists of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure pulled into town.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 6, 2016: Women’s Silver Bullet golf tourney deadline this Saturday

The 30th annual Silver Bullet Ladies Golf Classic takes place July 16 and 17 at Yampa Valley Golf Course with shotgun starts of 12:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The two-day tournament is an individual stroke play format with an optional skins game and gross and net payouts for each flight. Player details through United States Golf Association or Golf Handicap and Information Network is required.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: 2016 football mock drafts

This past weekend I was curious to see how all my reading and research for this year's fantasy football season was paying off and I decided to do some mock drafts. I only kept track of three of the drafts, but I actually did six in total. In all honesty, I've been doing these football mock drafts since they opened up back in May. I'm pretty sure I have a good feel of how most drafts will turn out minus the few surprises I've encountered along the way.

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Team ropers practice skills in Craig essential to working cowboys and cowgirls

Here in Northwest Colorado, cowboys and cowgirls don’t need much of an excuse to rodeo — it’s what they call “chores.” And when you’re ready to get up close and personal with rodeo’s roots, the Thursday jackpot team roping event, hosted by the Craig Roping Club at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, is a great place to hang out.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 4, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County Fuller Center hosting national bike ride program for local fix-it projects

Moffat County Fuller Center invites the community to participate as they welcome the cyclists of the Fuller Center Bike Adventure July 5 and 12. Members of the nonprofit organization — which focuses on providing affordable housing throughout the country — are riding from Seattle to Washington DC this summer, with many stops along the way to do good based on the program’s tenets.

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Craig Sports Briefs for July 2, 2016: CNCC volleyball camp offered July 27, 28

The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartan Volleyball Camp takes place July 27, 28 at the school’s Rangely campus. The event includes two separate clinics, either at a cost of $65 for one or $120 for both. Individual skills camp runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and is for beginners and intermediate players ages 8 to 18. Skills include passing, setting, serving, blocking and other fundamentals. Specialty camp is 5 to 8:30 p.m. for intermediate and advanced athletes ages 12 to 18 and features specific training for positions in hitting, sets and defense. The camp is open to boys and girls.

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Craig cyclists have ride of a lifetime with Ride the Rockies

Annual Denver Post bike ride covers hundreds of miles

Cyclists from across the globe recently had the opportunity to participate in The Denver Post’s Ride the Rockies Colorado Bicycle Tour, a state tradition since 1986 that takes riders along hundreds of miles of the Centennial State’s natural wonders. Riding in this year’s tour, which took place June 12 to 17 starting in Carbondale and ending in Fort Collins with 2,000 cyclists entering through a lottery system, were three Craig residents: Catherine Scroggs, Terry Carwile and John Bolton.

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Craig welcomes Journey of Hope riders

Fraternity raises funds, awareness for disabled people with annual cross-country cycling tour

With more than 1,000 miles behind them thousands and more to come in the coming days, a group of cyclists pulled into the Boys & Girls Club of Craig Thursday afternoon showing no signs of being worn out, their mind on a mission to educate and enrich lives. The Journey of Hope, part of The Ability Experience, visited Craig this week as part of a cross-country bike excursion that travels nearly 4,000 total miles with many stops throughout the nation called “friendship visits” to raise awareness for people with mental and physical disabilities.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 29, 2016: Craig Youth Baseball wraps season, names champs

The championship game for Craig Youth Baseball’s 8- to 10-year-old division wrapped up the season Monday at Woodbury Sports Complex. Facing off for the title were Country Living Realty and Neal Brothers, Inc. In the first of two games, league frontrunner Country Living took their only defeat of the year, 2-1, forcing a second game, which they won, 4-3.

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Jeb Savage earns win in 49th Cottonwood Classic

The 49th annual Cottonwood Classic finished its three-day run Sunday, with 97 competitors vying for the title of the best of the bunch in the Craig men's tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course.