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Craig Middle School track to host parent meeting, fundraiser 5K: Craig Sports Briefs for March 23, 2018

Craig Middle School track and field will host a parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the CMS auditorium. The meeting will follow the team’s first official practice, which begins after school.

CMS track will also host the Sprint Into Spring 5K March 31, a fundraiser for the program.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park with registration at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is available at for $10 per person before March 28, with the cost $15 the day of the race.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners.

For more information, call 970-824-3289 or email


Snowmobile races available on Rabbit Ears

Mountain States Snowmobile Racing will host a doubleheader event March 31 and April 1 and April 7 and 8 on Rabbit Ears Pass in Northwest Colorado.

Races will include men’s, women’s and junior classes in snowmobiling as well as snow bike events, with races kicking off at 9 a.m. each day.

An April 1 Easter egg hunt takes place at 8 a.m.

Prices range from $15 to $80 per race depending on class.

Directions to the start site and advance registration are available at Racers can also sign up the day of the event at 7 a.m.

For more information, call 970-326-7305.


Shotgun shooters welcome for Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League season

Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League runs through March 31 for shotgun shooters at US Highway 40 and Moffat County Road 64.

Sessions are twice weekly at 10 a.m. Sundays or 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Daytime shoots involve fluorescent orange targets, while evening activities use white targets under spotlights.

Polar Bear sessions are open to individuals and families with a $60 registration fee for the league, with practice rounds $5 for club members and $6 for non-members.

A full league shooting includes 300 total targets — 100 from the 16-yard line for handicap classification, 100 more from either the 20- or 25-yard line and another 100 from 16. Shooting can be done all in one day or throughout the season.

CTC can help newcomers with equipment, though shooters need to buy their own ammunition as well as have proper ear protection, safety glasses and ammo pouches.

For more information on Craig Trap Club’s Polar Bear League requirements, call 970-629-8437, 970-629-9586 or 970-824-6544 or visit


Apply for mentored turkey hunts in Northwest Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer several mentored turkey hunts throughout Northwest Colorado.

As part of CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the excursions focus on teaching the basics of safe and ethical turkey hunting for youth and women.

“There are quite a few inexperienced women and youth that want to learn and participate in one of Colorado’s most treasured traditions but they don’t have someone at home that can show them how,” said Kathleen Tadvick, a regional education coordinator for CPW, in a release from the agency. “That’s where we come in. For a variety of reasons the future of hunting is uncertain and that is a significant concern for the conservation of our wildlife. We as an agency believe strongly in providing the education and skills to novices so that an important tradition is passed from generation to generation.”

Tadvick added many students have been successful during the hunts, but the skills and knowledge learned are far more important.

“Many former students are now hunting on their own, some that are skilled enough to take others on a hunt.” she said, “Being able to do that is the true measure of success for our Hunter Outreach Program.”

Youth participants should apply for only one of two hunts they can attend, either in April 14 and 15 in Meeker or April 27 to 29 in Craig. The deadline is March 30 to apply for either hunt and applications should include the following:

  • The youth’s name, address and Hunter Education card number
  • A parent or guardian’s contact information, including an email address and phone number
  • An essay of 500 words or less, handwritten by the youth and in their own words, about why he or she should be selected over other youth for this special experience. The applicant’s lack of experience, reasons that have kept them from participating in a hunt and the desire to learn are suggested topics for the required essay.

Entries for the Meeker hunt should be mailed, emailed or hand-delivered to the Meeker office or to the following address:

DWM Bailey Franklin

PO Box 1181

Meeker, CO 81641

Entries for the Craig hunt can be sent to the following:

DWM Mike Swaro

PO Box 944

Craig, CO 81626

A women’s hunt takes place April 21 and 22 in Parachute. For more information, visit or call 970-255-6181.