REVERSE 911 CALL ALERTS NEIGHBORS TO STANDOFF
A domestic violence incident which began around 5:30 this afternoon ended when Craig police took a suspect into custody a couple of hours later. While responding to a 911 call from 794 Rose Street, police were informed that a man had barricaded himself inside the homes attached garage. It was not known if he had a weapon. After unsuccessfully attempting to coerce the man out of the garage, police officers began sending in tear gas canisters which caused the man to move around inside the home. Officers continued to lob in teargas through windows until the suspect was successfully restrained after being tased. He was taken by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital for decontamination. During the standoff, neighbors were alerted to possible danger in the area by a reverse 911 call, and were asked to stay inside their homes.
TIPTON, PACE GET HEATED AT CLUB 20 DEBATE
Representative Scott Tipton and his 3rd Congressional District challenger Sal Pace debated in Grand Junction over the weekend. Energy and the economy were the top subjects, although water, job creation, wildfire management, Medicare, and natural resources were also discussed. Reports say the debate got heated at times, with Pace accusing Tipton of playing partisan politics by voting to repeal Obamacare, and Tipton in turn accusing Pace of being out of touch with voters. Tipton is the incumbent in this year’s election. Pace, is a state lawmaker from Pueblo. Tisha Casida, an unafilliated candidate, also participated in the debate, which was sponsored by Club 20.
PARKS AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION NIX PROPOSAL TO ALLOW CROSSBOW HUNTING DURING ARCHERY SEASON
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved mountain lion harvest quotas for the upcoming lion season in the state at the Commission’s September meeting in Glenwood Springs Friday. Each year, the commission approves lion quotas, which establish the maximum allowable of harvest for lions in each game management unit. The commission established a statewide quota of 630 for the 2012-2013 season, an increase of 12 over last year. The 2012-2013 season begins on Nov. 21 and runs through March 31, 2013. In other business, commissioners denied a citizen petition to the Parks and Wildlife Commission requesting approval of the use of crossbows during Colorado’s archery season. Currently crossbows are only allowed during the big-game rifle seasons. Several members of the Colorado Bowhunters Association testified against the proposal.
DUI CRACKDOWN NETS OVER 1,400 ARRESTS OVER THE SUMMER
The “100 Days of Heat” summer DUI enforcement campaign ended strong with 1,440 DUI arrests during the national crackdown that took place Aug.17 – Sep.3rd. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Over 88 law enforcement agencies and the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) participated in the 18-day crackdown, which netted an average of 80 DUI arrests each day. The entire “100 Days of Heat” summer-long enforcement push resulted in a total of 2,793 DUI arrests during enforcement periods and checkpoints between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. That was a 6 percent increase over last summer’s 2,634 DUI arrests.
MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS CRY FOUL OVER BLUE BOOK OMISSIONS
Supporters of an initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Colorado have filed a petition to delay the printing of this year’s “Blue Book”. The “Blue Book” is a publication sent out to all Colorado voters, defining each of the measures that will appear on the ballot. It also gives summaries of the pros and cons of passing the measure, each drawn up by a legislative committee. Marijuana proponents say the committee overstepped their bounds when they struck from the book, final draft key language in the section describing arguments in favor of the ballot measure. They say some lawmakers didn’t even know they were voting to omit language. While the book was expected to go to print this week, it may be delayed if a judge orders the language back in.
STEAMBOAT CUB SCOUTS TO HOLD FREE CARNIVAL NIGHT WEDNESDAY
Cub Scouts in Steamboat are hosting a free carnival night for kids this week. Cub Scout Pack 194 in Steamboat is inviting all boys in 1st through 5th grades and their families to a night of fun and games. The scouts are hoping to recruit some new members as well. The group mentions they have plenty of activities planned for the coming year, including field trips, the Pinewood Derby, the Raingutter Regatta and the popular Rocket Launch. The Carnival night will be held Wednesday starting at 6:30 at the Steamboat Middle School. There’ll be snacks, games and prizes, and there is no charge to get in.
COLORADO JOINS PARTNERSHIP TO CREATE NEW STANDARDIZED TESTS
Colorado officially joined as a governing member the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) which is a 23-state consortium working together to create next generation tests in English language arts and mathematics. While Colorado has been working with PARCC over the past year, the decision to become a full governing member will ensure Colorado has a strong voice in creating the new tests which are slated to launch in Colorado in 2015. To prepare for the national launch of the new, innovative assessments, PARCC just released its first set of item and task prototypes. These are designed to give educators and the public a preview of what some of the assessments items may look like. You can view the item and task prototypes by clicking the link within this story at krai.com. Additional sample test items will be released over the next two years.
In high school sports:
Over the weekend:
Little Snake fell to Dubois 43-36.
Hayden lost to Day Springs Christian 28-17.
Steamboat topped Summit 21-19.
Soroco beat Justice 64-6.
Meeker fell to Coal Ridge 39-20.
Moffat County fell to Rifle 45-0.
Rangely beat Plateau Valley 62-0.
Little Snake River Valley defeated Encampment in 3 games (25-11, 25-18, 26-24).
Steamboat beat Aspen in 2 game 25-16 and 25-6.
Meeker topped Vail Christian (25-13, 25-19, 25-23).
Hayden lost to Basalt (25-18, 25-18), Olathe (25-6, 25-13) and Aspen (25-23, 27-25).
Rangely defeated Plateau Valley (25-16, 25-11, 25-20) and Hotchkiss (25-15, 22-25, 25-20, 26-24).
Moffat County beat Basalt, but lost to Olathe, Aspen, and Cedaredge.
Soroco lost to Vail 3-0 and fell 3-0 to West Grand.
In boys soccer:
Steamboat beat Rifle 4-0.
In cross country:
The Moffat County girls took third in Grand Junction. The boys took 28th.
In boys soccer:
Moffat County hosts Rifle at 4.
Steamboat is home against Battle Mountain at 6.
In boys golf:
Steamboat plays at Meeker Golf Course.