There are a number of events in Northwest Colorado where you can ring in the New Year with friends and family. The Craig Youth Hockey Association is hosting a family friendly New Years Eve Party at the Moffat County Ice Arena. The event will feature an open skate session with food and beverages. The cost is $6 for the skate and skate rental, with plates of food available for $6. All proceeds will benefit the Craig Youth Hockey Association. Donations will also be accepted. The party will be from 6 to 9 at the ice arena. If you have questions call 629-2380. Following the skate party, parents can head to Cassidy’s bar at the Clarion Inn for their New Years Eve Masquerade party. There will be a DJ, drink specials, appetizers, and a free champagne toast at midnight. The Masquerade party starts at 9. If you want to leave your vehicle at home New Year’s eve, a shuttle will be running from Downtown Craig to Cassidy’s every half hour. There are also New Year’s eve events at the Craig Adventure Zone and at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. In Steamboat, the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks start at 5:20 at the Ski area. The best place to watch the fireworks will be from Gondola Square. Following the fireworks, there will be New Years events at numerous Steamboat establishments. If you have the energy after ringing in the New Year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free “First Day” hikes at many of the State parks in Northwest Colorado on New Years Day. Hikes will be held at Yampa River, Stagecoach, and Steamboat Lake State Parks. For additional information on the hikes, click here.