Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 4, 2015: Moffat County Youth Wrestling to begin season, registration Wednesday |

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 4, 2015: Moffat County Youth Wrestling to begin season, registration Wednesday

The Moffat County Youth Wrestling program will be holding registration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Fourth St. The team is open to children ages kindergarten through sixth-grade, and participants have the option of being part of practices only or also competing in tournaments in April and May.

Practices begin at 5:15 March 9 with a parent meeting at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave., and will continue twice weekly. Tournaments begin April 4.

The fee is $40 to join, with discounts for families; $32 per tournament, with the exception of the April 18 home event; and a $50 refundable deposit for traveling wrestlers using bags and singlets.

Those wishing to register can also print forms from the group’s Facebook page and drop them off at Bullseye Taxidermy, 1445 Yampa Ave., or mail them to Gayle Zimmerman, 3692 Moffat County Road 7, Craig, CO, 81625.

For more information, call 970-629-0130 or 970-629-2065.

Moffat County swimmers ready for league championships

The girls swim team of Moffat County High School finished its regular season this weekend with a fourth-place finish at the Delta Invitational. Among the top individual results included first-place for Marissa Hulstine in the 500-yard freestyle, second for Micah Espinosa in the 100-yard breaststroke and third for Hulstine in the 200-yard freestyle and for the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Hulstine, Espinosa, Bailey Kurz and Alex Samuelson.

The Bulldog swimmers have their last chance to qualify for the state tournament during this weekend’s League Championships Friday and Saturday at Grand Junction’s Colorado Mesa University.

Colorado Parks and Wildife to meet with Safari Club sportsmen

Safari Club International’s annual convention, which takes place Wednesday through Saturday in Las Vegas, will feature the Western State Fish and Game Director’s Panel during its Saturday activities.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Bob Broscheid will be among those discussing the issues concerning the region’s hunters.

Karl Huntsman, of SCI’s Yampa Valley Chapter, will be attending the convention to learn more about the information hunters will need to know for the coming seasons.

Mule Deer Foundation event takes place Valentine’s Day

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Mule Deer Foundation will host a banquet Feb. 14 at the Craig Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and the evening includes an auction, a drawing and games to benefit deer and their habitat.

Tickets are available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way, or through Randy Sloan, who can be reached at 970-629-1760.

For more information about the organization, visit

Moffat County High School seeks receipts for fundraiser

Local residents can help with the issue of school funding as Moffat County High School raises money in the weeks to come.

MCHS is participating in the AmeriGas School Days Program, and people can bring in their receipts from propane to join in the effort. For every gallon of gas accounted for, the company will donate two cents to the school in question.

The tally adds up fast, and last May, AmeriGas awarded nearly $2,000 to MCHS.

Receipts can be turned in at the school to Stephanie Ahlstrom, athletics secretary.

For more information, call 970-824-7036 or 970-824-4221.

Craig Trap Club offers weekly winter shooting

Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League is in action, and recreational shooters are welcome to join in the activity.

Participants can attend the shotgun sessions twice weekly, either at 6 p.m. Thursdays or 10 a.m. Sundays. Those who shoot regularly can also track their scores as the weeks continue.

The Trap Club is located on Moffat County Road 64 off US Highway 40, and those who get involved have the option of club membership for $60 for all included materials and building access or league registration for $60, complete with 300 clay pigeons while supplying one’s own guns and ammunition.

Practice rounds are $6 for non-league participants for 25 pigeons and $5 for those in the league.

For more information, call 970-326-5575 or visit

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