Turkey Vultures are starting to roost in populated areas again. Craig Police and Community Service Officers will be using bird whistles and shell crackers to get them to relocate to less populated areas. The Turkey vultures can’t be killed or hurt. If you see a turkey vulture roosting in town, call Craig Dispatch at 824-8111.
Friday is International Overdose Awareness Day. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will be on the Moffat County Courthouse Lawn all day, helping to bring awareness. The group has been awarded a three-year grant to address youth opioid prevention. They’ll get $50,000 a year to support youth prevention programming in Grand, Moffat, and Routt counties.
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. That’s the message from some local law enforcement over the Labor Day weekend. Sweetwater County officers in Wyoming will be looking for drunk drivers. And they say they’ll have zero tolerance. Over the Labor Day holiday in 2016, 433 people died in car crashes across the country. A third of those involved someone who was legally drunk.
Also in Wyoming, mandatory evacuations have been issued for Palmer Canyon because of the Britania Fire. The Red Cross has set up an evacuation center. That fire is northeast of Laramie.
Progress continues on the Silver Creek fire north of Kremmling. All pre-evacuations are lifted, but residents are still asked to register for the CodeRED emergency notification system there. Code Red is also available through the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
Fire restrictions in Garfield County have been downgraded from Stage 2 to Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. That includes the cities of Glenwood Springs and Rifle, also the White River National Forest and BLM lands managed by the Colorado River Valley Field Office in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties. They go into effect Thursday night at midnight. BLM lands managed by the Grand Junction Field Office in western Garfield County will no longer be under any fire restrictions.
Elias Peroulis has just won a very impressive scholarship, from Mike Rowe. He’s the host of the “Dirty Jobs” TV show on the Discovery Channel. Peroulis is a Moffat County High School graduate, and is one of 182 students from across the country who has won the Work Ethic Scholarship. Peroulis gets $1000 that he will put towards his training in welding at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming.
The Yampa Valley Brewing Company has a new amber ale. It looks like an Irish red ale, like the red blaze of a Sandhill Crane. In fact, the beer is in celebration of the bird. It’s called the Sandhill Crane Red ale. The Hayden brewery created it in time for the Yampa Valley Crane Festival which starts today.
The Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team won their home opener in a close one, 3-2 over the West Grand Mustangs this week. The varsity team is off to Rangely this weekend for the Rangely Fall Classic. The Bulldogs play the host team, the Rangely Panthers on Friday afternoon, and then Telluride, with two more games on Saturday, one of which is against Hayden.
The CNCC Men’s Soccer team is playing Gillette College in Wyoming this afternoon. The game starts at 5 p.m.
The Moffat County High School football team has a home game Friday night, against Summit. Listen to that game on KRAI.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.