Craig Sports Briefs for July 12, 2014: Wyman Museum to host family ‘Cast and Twang’ event July 19
The Wyman Living History Museum will kick off the official opening of its new archery range with a family “Cast and Twang” seminar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19.
The event is co-hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in addition to Northwest Colorado Outfitters Association, Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International, Brothers Custom Processing and numerous regional businesses.
All archery and fishing equipment for the event will be provided free of charge, or participants can bring their own. A free barbecue lunch will be provided, as well.
“This is an event designed to introduce folks to archery and fishing,” District Wildlife Manager Mike Swaro said in a press release. “Kids will have the opportunity to learn together with their parents. Parents can spend some quality time with their children, and everyone can learn about fishing, wildlife management and the safe and proper use of archery equipment.”
Swaro said he encourages all experienced archers and anglers to attend and share their knowledge with the class.
Activities include 3-D animal archery targets, a bounce house and a session in woodsman skills.
“It was great to see all the interest in opening a public archery range here,” Swaro said.
Layers of clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.
Anglers 16 and older must have a current fishing license to participate in any fishing event. To purchase a fishing or hunting license online, visit http://www.cpw.state.co.us/thingstodo/pages/fishing.aspx.
For more information, call Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Meeker office at 970-878-6090.
Summer soccer at Sawer Soccer Park on Wednesdays this summer
Craig’s Bill Sawer is hosting a summer soccer camp at his fields on West First Street.
Sawer Soccer Park will have a refereed soccer game for players of all ages and skill levels from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday.
Players are encouraged to bring shinguards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards.
For more information, call Sawer at 970-824-0116.
Parks and Rec Football getting started
The Craig Parks and Recreation youth tackle football season is around the corner.
The leagues for third- through sixth-graders have weekly games and practices at Woodbury Sports Complex that begin in August. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St., or on the Parks and Rec website.
For more information about the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006. Registration is due by Wednesday.
Summer water aerobics at Craig pool
Craig Parks and Recreation is taking registration for the next session of water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex this summer.
Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without overworking joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Deep-water classes will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Classes run through Aug. 14. The fee for one session is $50 or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in on individual classes for $4. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.