Daily Archives: October 27, 2012

NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH

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In high school sports this weekend:
In football:

  • Little Snake River Valley beat Hulett 53-18 in the 1st round of the state playoffs.
  • Steamboat defeated Lutheran 21-20.
  • Meeker lost to Hotchkiss 35-12.
  • Moffat County beat Battle Mountain 48-14.
  • Hayden defeated Simla 58-12 to advance to the state 8-man play-offs.  The bracket will be seeded and announced Sunday afternoon.
  • Rangely fell to Kiowa 40-13

In volleyball:

  • Little Snake River Valley topped Upton at the State Playoffs in Casper (25-21, 25-19, 25-19).
  • At the district tournament in West Grand:
  • Hayden lost to Vail Mountain (15-25, 7-25, 16-25).
  • Meeker beat Paonia (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 17-25, 16-14).
  • Rangely lost to Vail Mountain (25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 25-16, 13-15).
  • Soroco topped Paonia (25-10, 25-9, 25-9).

SNOWMAKING BEGINS AT STEAMBOAT SKI AREA

A storm which brought fourteen inches of fresh snow in the past 48-hours along with temperatures prime for beginning to build the resort’s winter base helped kick off the start of snowmaking at the Steamboat Ski Area around 2:30 Friday afternoon.  Snowmaking crews turned on the high efficiency, low energy tower guns and air/water guns from the resort’s fleet on several trails to begin snowmaking efforts in anticipation of Opening Day, November 21st. Cold temperatures and moisture in the air created the perfect weather combination for crews to begin building the resort’s base, starting with Heavenly Daze and working down the mountain towards the base area. Future snowmaking efforts will continue as weather permits.

SLASH PILE BURNING SCHEDULED FOR MEDICINE BOW/ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST

Fire crews from the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forest have begun burning slash piles in multiple locations. The decision to burn piles was made due to recent weather which has allowed for safe burning of piles and the elimination of any threat of fire spreading to surrounding vegetation.  Most areas in both forests received plentiful moisture from the recent snowstorms.  Pile burning will continue all fall and winter, as long as weather permits.  Plans are in place for slash pile burns in both Wyoming and Colorado.  It’s estimated that there are over 5,000 piles In the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests.  Forest users and the public should be aware that smoke from these burns will often be visible and is expected.  Questions should be directed to your local Ranger District Office.

CNCC HOLDS HALLOWEEN DANCE TONIGHT

A Halloween dance will be held at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig tonight.  The dance is open to everyone, kids and adults alike.  It will feature a costume contest, music from Total Entertainment, and refreshments.  The cost is $4 per person and $6 per couple.  It starts at 8 tonight, and is expected to run through midnight.  Call the college if you have any questions.

 

DUCKS UNLIMITED TO HOLD FUNDRAISER BANQUET TONIGHT

The Craig Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold their fundraising banquet tonight.  The group uses the event to recruit new members, as well as raise funds for their projects.  Tickets for tonight’s event are $35 for singles, and $65 for couples.  The price includes the cost of dinner and a Ducks Unlimited membership.  The banquet starts at 6 tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion.  If you need more information, call 629-2380.

In high school sports this weekend:
In football:

  • Little Snake River Valley beat Hulett 53-18 in the 1st round of the state playoffs.
  • Steamboat defeated Lutheran 21-20.
  • Meeker lost to Hotchkiss 35-12.
  • Moffat County beat Battle Mountain 48-14.
  • Hayden defeated Simla 58-12 to advance to the state 8-man play-offs.  The bracket will be seeded and announced Sunday afternoon.
  • Rangely fell to Kiowa 40-13

 

In volleyball:

  • Little Snake River Valley topped Upton at the State Playoffs in Casper (25-21, 25-19, 25-19).
  • At the district tournament in West Grand:
  • Hayden lost to Vail Mountain (15-25, 7-25, 16-25).
  • Meeker beat Paonia (25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 17-25, 16-14).
  • Rangely lost to Vail Mountain (25-23, 16-25, 18-25, 25-16, 13-15).
  • Soroco topped Paonia (25-10, 25-9, 25-9).

In cross country:
All teams head to the state meet in Colorado Springs.

DENVER BRONCOS
The Denver Broncos host the New Orleans Saints Sunday.  You can catch all the action live on 55 Country with the pre-game at 4 and the kick-off at 6:20.