Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 18, 2015: BLM offering OHV trails, camping at weekend event
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office will host the second annual Spring Fever Fun Day event Saturday in the Sand Wash Basin. This event was originally scheduled for May 16 but was postponed due to weather.
Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders and Stay the Trail Colorado are partnering with the BLM for this Off Highway Vehicle Event designed to introduce the public to motorized trails in the Sand Wash Basin.
“This fun and educational event is open to ATVs, UTVs and 4×4 high-clearance vehicles and is a great opportunity to experience some of the rarely explored features the area has to offer,” said Gina Robison, outdoor recreation planner for the BLM Little Snake Field Office in Craig, in a news release. “We’ll also help off-highway vehicle operators test the noise levels of their vehicles.”
Colorado Parks and Wildlife enforce noise constraints for off-highway vehicles. Vehicles that produce sound greater than 96 decibels exceed sound limits.
“We provide this service so operators can know if their vehicle is out of compliance,” she said.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the BLM’s corral facility on County Road 67. The guided ride begins at 9:15 a.m. and will last approximately six hours. Camping is available Friday and Saturday night and participants camping Saturday will be treated to a hot dog and marshmallow roast.
Saturday’s event includes exploring Sand Wash, a drawing, free sound testing and other activities. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch for Saturday’s ride.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Gina Robison at 970-826-5083 or email email@example.com.
Doak Walker results — Week 4
The fourth week of Craig Parks & Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football league took place Tuesday and Thursday, as players in grades three through six gave it their all.
Fifth- and sixth-grade
Craig Police Department Packers vs. Masterworks Mechanical Cardinals, 18-7
Wagner Construction — Wagner Rock 49ers vs. Intermountain Appliance Chargers, 6-0
Craig Daily Press Broncos vs. Duran & Pearce Contractors Vikings, 34-0
Third- and fourth-grade
Hayden Tigers vs. Carrie Hertzog Photography Saints, 19-13
Cook Chevrolet Chargers vs. Clarion Inn & Suites Jets, 13-0
Youth antelope hunt contest starts
Participants must answer the following question in 125 to 500 words: “Why do I want to hunt?”
Entry forms are available in certain editions of the Craig Daily Press, and participants must include name, Hunter Safety Card number, date of birth, phone number, signature and guardian waiver.
The deadline is Monday. For more information, call 970-819-2531.
Forms can be dropped off at Rummel Chiropractic, Mountain Man Taxidermy, AGP Game Processing or Northwest Pawn Shop or mailed to:
Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter
PO Box 752
Craig, CO 81626-0752
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