Winter lifeguard course available: Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 24, 2017
Craig Parks and Recreation will offer lifeguard training through American Red Cross at the beginning of 2018.
Classes will take place each day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 2 to 5 at the Moffat County High School pool, 900 Finley Lane.
Participants must be at least 15 years old by Jan. 5 and will be required to pass a swim test held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 at MCHS.
Students will learn water rescue skills as well as CPR and First Aid.
The cost is $125, and the deadline to register is Nov. 28.
For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Rec office at 300 W. Fourth St. or call 970-826-2029.
Sign up for winter dodgeball league
Craig Parks and Recreation’s co-ed dodgeball league returns for a new season starting in January. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.
Registration is $30 per player, and the league is limited to eight teams with a deadline of Dec. 13.
The season will officially begin Jan. 8, and games will take place Monday nights at Craig Middle School
For more information or to register, visit the Parks and Rec office at 300 W. Fourth St. or call 970-826-2004.
Moffat County basketball teams to tip off at Pepsi Center in January
Tickets are available for the Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball league opener, which will take place Jan. 5 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Those who purchase admission for the school’s dual games against Aspen will also get a ticket to the evening’s Denver Nuggets game with the Utah Jazz.
Girls start at 1:15 p.m., boys at 3 p.m. with the Nuggets game at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit MCHS hoops programs. Prices range from $20 to $51 for tickets that can normally sell for as much as $66 and are available for purchase at nuggetstix.com/bulldogs15 or through MCHS’s athletic director Rich Houghton, who can be contacted at 970-824-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thunder Rolls welcomes Craig kids for youth bowling league
Youth bowling leagues are available for the season, from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave.
Age groups include Pee Wees for ages 3 to 6, Bantams 7 to 12 and High Rollers ages 13 to 20.
Prices are $2.50 per session for Peewees. Bantams and High Rollers are $7 and also include a one-time membership fee.
Signups for Thunder Rolls’ adult leagues is open but requires a full four-person team before registering. League events include women’s Tuesday nights, men’s Wednesday nights, co-ed Thursday nights and coffee league Thursday mornings.
For more information and league rates, call 970-824-BOWL (2695) or visit thunderrollsbowlingcenter.com.
Football challenge available through Craig Press
As the NFL’s regular season continues, the Craig Press will feature a free online forum for football fans to predict weekly results and win prizes by doing so.
Participants can register at CraigDailyPress.com/football through the UPICKEM system and can update their selections throughout the season. Compare your pigskin knowledge with VIPs including Mason Updike of Masterworks Mechanical, Trent Told of Shepherd & Sons, Jessie and Tom Cramer of Cramer Flooring, Danny Griffith of JW Snack’s Bar & Grill, and Craig Press sports reporter Andy Bockelman.
Those with the most accurate picks can win prizes locally including $25 each week and a tailgate package grand prize worth $500.
For more information, call 970-875-1782.
Our grandson, Kenny Prather, who is now a resident of Kenai, Alaska, has always had a positive outlook on life. No matter whether his pickup truck breaks down, he has to drive to work on slick roads, he doesn’t feel well, or a hundred other scenarios, he always says, “It’s all good.” So I was reminded of him when I read this week’s book. The leading character in the book thinks “It’s all good,” too.