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Yampa Valley offers abundance of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities

Cold temperatures and abundant snow in recent weeks have affirmed that it is truly wintertime in Northwest Colorado, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still ways to get outside and make the most of the chilly weather.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 31, 2014: Northwest Colorado natives nab $220k at roping finals

Mike Robson and Gary Rodarmel recently won $220,000 for their finish at the World Series of Team Roping Finals in Las Vegas earlier this month.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 29, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County Thunder Cheer holding children’s New Year sleepover event

Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host its inaugural New Year’s Overnight Bash Wednesday night with a sleepover for boys and girls ages 4 and older, or as old as the early teens for those who want to participate.

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Craig hockey team’s extra ice time will keep them warmed up

The season has been delayed for the Craig Youth Hockey Association’s Midget team, but that’s only made the Bulldogs hungrier.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 27, 2014: Craig Middle School girls basketball starts season in January

The girls basketball teams for Craig Middle School's seventh- and eighth-graders will begin play in January. The teams launched practices following the boys’ season prior to winter break.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 26, 2014: Parks and Rec offers basketball for younger ages

Registration is now open for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade to play Craig Parks and Recreation basketball. The cost is $40, and the season will take place from February to April. The deadline to sign up is Jan. 7, and those who register late will be placed on a waiting list with no guarantee of placement.

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Craig kids on target in Elks Hoop Shoot

Top throwers to compete in Rifle

The Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577 recently hosted the local segment of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest. Local youths each shot 25 free throws, and the top shooters of the program, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, will move on to the district competition in Rifle.

Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 24, 2014: Craig billiards league scores — Week 11

BCA Pool Leagues has gone through 11 weeks of play, starting its season in early September at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way, with a Sunday 9-ball league and a Monday 8-ball league.

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Moffat County basketball shoots, scores with Hoop-a-Thon

In the course of a few minutes apiece, the members of the Moffat County High School boys basketball teams tallied more than 1,000 total points in an event that may not have won them a game but will benefit them in the long run.

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Moffat County wrestlers grapple in Grand Junction, Kremmling tourneys

The Moffat County High School wrestling teams fought hard but came up short in two tournaments during the weekend. The varsity squad attended the 36-team Warrior Classic hosted Friday and Saturday by Central High School in Grand Junction.

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Moffat County swimmers earn 8th place in Montrose

The Moffat County High School girls swim team took eighth place Friday and Saturday at the Montrose Invitational.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Dec. 22, 2014: Moffat County football player named All-State

Moffat County High School junior Brett Loyd recently was named Second Team All-State for the 2A football 2014 season. Players are selected by Colorado High School Activities Association, Colorado Preps Network and Max Preps, based on nominations from leagues and coaches.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Dec. 22, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Hayden, Steamboat finish 1 and 2 at West Grand wrestling tourney

Hayden High School wrestling just barely beat out Steamboat Springs for first place at Saturday's West Grand Tournament in Kremmling.