TRAVEL TO THE FRONT RANGE NOT ADVISED
If your day includes a trip to the Front Range of Colorado today, you may want to reconsider you plans, as a winter storm warning is in effect from Pueblo to Fort Collins until 11 tonight. The area is expecting up to 22 inches of snow with wind gusts up to 35 mile per hour. The National weather service says that travel along the Front Range is extremely dangerous and is discouraged due to snow and blowing snow, which will produce very poor visibility at times. The storm has also impacted Denver International Airport which has already reported over 200 cancellations.
KIWANIS PLAY TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW
Tickets for the 66th Annual Craig Kiwanis Play go on sale this weekend. Again this year, tickets will be sold at JW Snacks. The play is the club’s annual fundraiser, and mocks local, statewide, and national issues. It takes place the first Friday and Saturday in March. The traditional ticket line, which is quite an event in itself, begin forming yesterday in the parking lot west of JW Snacks. Tickets go on sale tomorrow afternoon at 2, and typically go fast.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS ANNOUNCE YOUTH OF THE YEAR
The Craig and Steamboat Springs Boys and Girls Clubs have announced their selection of two junior staff members as Youth of Year It’s the highest honor that Club members can receive and recognizes teens for outstanding contributions to their family, school, community and the Boys & Girls Club. Those receiving the honor as Youth of the Year are Gaven Van Pelt who has been a staff member of the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs since May of 2010….and Kadi Scott a seventeen year old member of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT RECEIVES GRANT
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks has awarded a grant to Dinosaur National Monument. The funds will launch of a program to develop long-term monitoring and preservation plan for 150 million-year-old dinosaur fossil quarry. The grant is part of the National Park Foundation’s Impact Grant program that gives parks financial support needed to transform innovative, yet under funded ideas, into successful in-park programs and initiatives. Superintendent Mary Risser said Preserving fossils in-place, as at Dinosaur, presents many challenges not experienced in a traditional museum setting, and with the new Quarry Exhibit Hall opened, this is an opportune time to begin repairing existing cracks and damaged bones, documenting the current conditions, and establishing a system to monitor changes. This project will ensure the long-term preservation of the site for which the Monument was established.
COLORADO STATE FAIR AUDIT
The Office of the State Auditor has completed its performance and financial audit of the Colorado State Fair. The report highlights three recommendations in light of a $380,000 loss for the last fiscal year. Colorado State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman said he was pleased with the results of the audit. The report outlines the results of a financial and compliance audit and evaluates progress in implementing prior audit recommendations. The audit also looked at those items recommended from the prior audit. Of those five recommendations, the first three have been implemented and the final two are ongoing. The Colorado State Fair generates $30 million in economic activity across the state.
BLM HOLDS SAGE-GROUSE MEETING
Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado District and the Routt National Forest will hold an open house meeting in Craig on this Tuesday. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about greater sage-grouse planning efforts and gather scoping comments related to sage-grouse conservation measures that could be included in a potential revision of the Routt National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Routt National Forest officials will be on hand to answer questions related to greater sage-grouse on the Routt National Forest. The open house will be held at the BLM Office in Craig. For more information about these meetings contact Melissa Martin at the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Laramie at (307)745-2371.
In high school sports:
Hayden hosts Plateau Valley.
The Rangely boys welcome Vail Mountain at 6:30.
Moffat County heads to Eagle Valley. The girls play at 6 and the boys at 7:30.
The Little Snake River Valley boys play at Saint Stephens at 5:30.
Steamboat in on the road to Battle Mountain. The girls tip-off at 6 and the boys at 7:30.
The Meeker boys host Debeque at 5:30.
Steamboat is home against Columbine at 6:30.
In girls swimming:
Moffat County competes in the Conference Championships.
In Alpine skiing:
Steamboat skis against Eagle Valley at the Beaver Creek Ski Area.
The Hayden boys travel to Paonia.
Rangely is home against North Park. The girls play at 2:30 and the boys at 4.
Moffat County is on the road to Battle Mountain. The girls play at 2 and the boys at 3:30.
Little Snake River Valley travels to Manila. The girls start at 4:30 and the boys at 6.
Meeker goes to Plateau Valley. The girls play at 4 and the boys at 5:30.
Rangely heads to Highland High School for a tournament.
Moffat County is on the road to Meeker.
Meeker hosts a dual with west Grand.
Steamboat is home against Dakota Ridge at 3.
In girls swimming:
Moffat County continues at the Conference Championships.In Nordic skiing:
In Nordic Skiiing:
Steamboat goes to Spring Gulch in Carbondale.