Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2015: Rodeo riders, ropers ready to get back into arena |

Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2015: Rodeo riders, ropers ready to get back into arena

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo athletes will start the spring portion of their season this weekend with an event in Lamar.

Maybell’s Cutter Barnes leads Moffat County competitors, placed third in the state in all-around points for the high school bracket, followed closely by Kasen Brennise in fourth. Brothers Denton and Dusty Taylor are eighth and 13th, with Maybell’s Trent Vernon in between in 12th. Yancey Weber rounds out the region in high school boys in 26th.

Samantha Pearce, of Hamilton, is currently ranked No. 37 among high school girls, while eighth-grader Kinlie Brennise tops the list of middle school age girls.

Teams will compete in multiple locations in the weeks to come, including at home during the state championships at Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Dates, Location

April 3 to 5, Lamar

April 11 to 12, Golden

April 18 to 19, Pueblo

April 25 to 26, Henderson

May 2 to 3, Rifle

May 9 to 10, Montrose

May 21 to 25, Craig

Hunting application deadline approaching, class offered to assist in process

The deadline to apply for limited licenses from Colorado Parks & Wildlife for this year’s hunting seasons is April 7, and CPW will host “License Application 101” for those who need assistance with the endeavor.

The class will take place at 6 p.m. April 1 at the Steamboat Springs CPW and Forest Service office, 925 Weiss Dr., in Steamboat.

When applying, hunters should remember basic details such as desired location, season, type of big game, method of take and other items of information.

Those applying will need the following to apply for and purchase a license online:

• Valid photo ID

• Proof of hunter education certification

• Proof of Colorado residency (if applicable)

• 2015 Habitat Stamp (available online during application process)

• Social Security number (new customers ages 12 and older)

• Hunt codes (up to four for each species)

• Method of payment

Those who miss the deadline for limited licenses or choose otherwise can purchase an over-the-counter license beginning July 21 with no application necessary. Leftover limited licenses will go on sale starting Aug. 4.

For more information, visit

Deadline approaching for baseball, softball signups

Parks & Recreation’s seasons for Craig Youth Baseball, girls slow pitch softball, T-ball and coach pitch are coming up soon.

The deadline is April 8, and the fee is $40 for softball, T-ball and coach pitch. Ages are 5 to 6 for T-ball, 7 to 8 for coach pitch and girls ages 8 to 18 for softball The season will start May 4. For more information, call 970-826-2029.

Craig Youth Baseball is available for ages in divisions of 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15. Ages 8 to 12 will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season, while road games for the older teams will be decided in April. A meeting for parents and players will take place before practice starts in late April or early May. Games will start May 18.

The deadline is April 15, and the fee is $50 to sign up for baseball. For more information, call 970-826-2006.

Registration for all these sports is available at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. or online at

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