Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: CNCC rodeo starts out season in Utah, Idaho |

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 19, 2015: CNCC rodeo starts out season in Utah, Idaho

The Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s and women’s rodeo teams recently competed in Cedar City, Utah at the Southern Utah University Great American Stampede.

Both groups had a strong showing for their first event, with coach Jed Moore noting in a news release that it’s a young team this year.

Sophomore leader Brody Adams placed in the team roping, freshman JD Slagowski placed in the saddle bronc riding, and Johnny Pavkov wrapped up some points in the steer wrestling.

Sophomore leader Teasha Moody made points in both the barrel racing and the goat tying, while freshman Shawnie Stone-Swedberg had two great runs in the barrel racing to place third in the average.

“Thank you all for your support of this great team of student athletes,” Moore said.

This week, the Spartans are at the Idaho State University Bengal Stampede in Pocatello, Idaho, which runs through Saturday.

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.”

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

Youth antelope hunt contest starts

Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter, Double H Outfitters and Villard Ranch will be giving away a guided youth doe antelope hunt to the winner of an essay contest currently available.

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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