Broadcast news: TV special featuring Craig to air next month on Altitude TV
Teresa Stoffle, a Craig resident and co-owner of Xtreme Mountain Racing, said she hasn’t gotten a sneak peek at the upcoming TV special she helped bring into existence.
“I’ve seen teasers of it, and I’m really excited to see the whole thing together,” she said.
Stoffle, and the rest of the world, will get their chance to see Craig on the small screen next month when Altitude TV broadcasts a 30-minute episode of PowerSports Adventures filmed entirely in Northwest Colorado.
The episode was filmed last year by BAM Film Productions, a production company for the motorsports industry, during Wyman Museum’s Winter Festival.
The special focuses largely on snowmobile racing at the museum, but it also features Craig businesses and restaurants and powder riding on Black Mountain, Stoffle said.
The TV show is the result of persistence, Stoffle said.
“I’ve been working on it for three years,” she said. “I’ve been talking to (BAM Film Productions) for a couple years over at the Denver Snow Show, and I told them about the Winter Festival, and the snowmobile rodeo we do.”
BAM decided to film last year’s event.
“The Wyman Festival had finally grown big enough that they felt it was a good fit for their programming,” Stoffle said. “And, once they came, they did the snocross racing, the Winter Festival, and the antiques show. And, we went on Black Mountain and filmed a two-day ride up there.”
Stoffle said the episode, which may run on 15 separate occasions on Altitude TV, has the potential to reach a wide audience.
“It’s nationwide, and it’s in Japan, China, Europe,” Stoffle said of Altitude TV. “I would say millions of people have access to watch it.”
Wyman Museum office manager Nicky Boulger agreed with Stoffle’s assessment. She said exposure from the program could be big.
“It’s going to reach some God-awful amount of people,” she said. “Fifteen times? That’s a lot.”
Boulger said many people in Northwest Colorado have access to Altitude TV.
“Direct TV and the Dish Network carry it,” she sad. “So, people who watch Colorado Avalanche games…that’s the same station.”
Stoffle said she’s hopeful of what the TV exposure will bring to Xtreme Mountain Racing and the area.
“I’m hoping that snocross will really grow, and I hope we will get more people coming to Craig once they see what great snowmobiling we have to offer.”
Stoffle hinted that BAM Film Productions might return to the area.
“They would like to come back now and do like an ATV, fishing, summer-type thing,” she said.
Boulger predicts the TV show will raise attendance at the next Winter Festival.
“It should go up this year,” she said.
Winter Festival is scheduled for Feb. 19 and 20 at Wyman Museum.
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