Thursday, July 31, 2014

City of Sterling to Host NFL Punt, Pass, & Kick Competition August 16

Young Denver Broncos fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the City of Sterling Recreation Division hosts the free NFL Football and NFL Play 60...Punt, Pass & Kick event on Saturday, August 16th, 2014.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is a football competition that allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and placekicking with scores based on distance and accuracy.

The free competition is open to boys and girls ages 6-15. Age classification is as of December 31, 2014.

Registration begins at 3:30 on Tiger Field at Sterling High School. The competition will start at 4:00 p.m. Individuals can register online or pick up a registration form from the Sterling Recreation Center or Pro Sports at Tiger Field on the day of the competition.

No football shoes/cleats/turf shoes are allowed. Only gym shoes (soft sole) will be permitted.

This competition will kick off the Sterling High School football season. They will be hosting a scrimmage “Gatorade Game.” A bottle of Gatorade will be the admission price to the high school game. Those participating in the PPK event will get in to the game free. Pre-game warm-ups will begin at 6:00 p.m. And kick-off is at 7:00 p.m.

The top finishers from each of the five age groups at the Sterling competition will advance to a Sectional competition. Winners at the Sectional competition will have their scores compared with other Sectional champions throughout Colorado with the top five scorers in each age group advancing to the Denver Broncos Team Championship.

Broncos Team Champions will have their scores compared to other Team Champions from around the NFL. The top four scorers in each age group will advance to the National Finals at the AFC Playoff Game.

For more information, call Heather or Sue, Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm at the Sterling Recreation Division Office at (970) 522-7883.

Monday, July 28, 2014

City of Sterling Kickball League Registration Underway

The City of Sterling Department of Parks, Library, and Recreation is currently accepting team registrations for new fun and recreational, Teen/Adult Kickball Leagues. All participants must be at least 14 years old before participating. An 8 game season will begin August 26 and games will be scheduled on Tuesday evenings at the Pioneer Park softball fields.


Online at or registration forms are available at the Sterling Recreation Center, 808 Elm Street in Sterling

Entry Fee

$50 per team, make checks payable to the City of Sterling and must be paid in full before a team is considered entered into a league. Entries are due Monday, August 20.


Open Co-Rec is offered consisting of a 10 person team. Teams must have an equal ration of women to men and teams can play with as few as 6 players.


Teams will officiate their own games. The Field Supervisor will make the final decision if teams cannot agree.

For more information please call the Sterling Recreation Division at 522-7883 between 8am and 5pm.

Sterling Mosquito Fogging July 31

The City of Sterling will be fogging mosquitoes starting at approximately 10pm on Thursday, July 31, and will be completed by approximately 8am on Friday, August 1. Fogging area will include the entire City of Sterling with special target areas being all city parks, the cemetery and the fishing pond.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mike Pry Benefit July 26 in Sterling

There will be a hog roast, silent auction, and cake/dessert raffle benefit for Mike Pry on Saturday, July 26. Mike has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has been unable to work for the last few months. Proceeds raised will help cover bills. The fundraiser will take place at Delgados Dugout, 116 Beach Street in Sterling. Cost is $15 for those 12 and up, $10 for those 5-12, and $5 for 4 and under. Donations will be greatly appreciated. For any questions or for more information call Kim at 970-520-9585.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Feeders and Friends Benefit August 16 in New Raymer

The Feeders and Friends Cody Waitley Benefit will be held August 16 in New Raymer. Barbecue will be available from 11:30am-8pm, the Calcutta starts at 12:30pm, Ranch Rodeo at 2pm, plus there is a live auction, and the dance starts at 9pm. In 2012 Cody was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and less efficient at pumping blood. All proceeds from the day will go to help Cody's family with medical expenses. For information call Gene at 970-895-3352 or Verlyn at 970-373-7100.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Demolition Derby August 3 in Julesburg

The Annual Julesburg Lion's Club & Julesburg Volunteer Fire Department Demolition Derby will be held Sunday, August 3 at 6:30pm at the Sedgwick County Fairgrounds in Julesburg. Compact and full size classes with a drivers meeting at 6pm. Cost is $50 per car, $10 for a pit pass, $8 for general admission, and $4 for those ages 3-12. For questions call Joe at 970-520-1479 or Clark at 970-520-0832.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry Program in Yuma July 21

The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Pantry Program will be at the Yuma Community Center, 421 E. 2nd Ave in Yuma on Monday, July 21 (and the 3rd Monday of every month) from 9-11am, or until the food is gone. There are no requirements for the mobile pantry program. To receive TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) you must be present at the site, show a photo ID, show proof of current address, plus other requirements explained at sign in table. Please bring bags, boxes, or baskets to take food home. For information call Lucie at 970-848-3867 ext. 29