The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners have passed a resolution saying they formally oppose Proposition 112. It’s an oil and gas setback measure that’s on the November ballot. Commissioner Ray Beck says Proposition 112 would hurt Colorado’s energy sector, adding that Colorado already has some of the toughest rules and regulations governing energy developers. The Craig Press reports that both Democrats and Republicans have announced their opposition to the proposition.
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A woman went to the hospital Tuesday, after a two-vehicle crash at the corner of West First and Ranney streets. The crash was between a bobtailed semi-truck and a passenger car. No word on the extent of her injuries. Those responding include Craig Police, Colorado State Patrol, Craig Fire Rescue, and emergency services from Memorial Regional Health.
Vaping is the new dangerous trend happening in high schools across the country. Lindsey Simbeye is with Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. She recently gave a presentation to the Board of Education for the Moffat County School District. She says cigarette use is going down but vaping is going up. The Craig Press says vaping uses an electronic device to simulate the feeling of smoking tobacco. It works by heating liquid to generate an aerosol the user then inhales. You have to be 18 years old to vape. 45 percent of high school students across the country have admitted to trying vaping. Simbeye says it is not safe since dangerous toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals go into your body.
Rain is on the way to Northwest Colorado. It’s a hurricane, or rather the remnants of one. Hurricane Rosa is headed for Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Then that storm, and the rain, will hit our part of the state on Tuesday, and continue into Wednesday. If heavier rains come in, there could be some flash flooding, especially in those areas that were burned from the wildfires.
Homecoming festivities are heating up at Moffat County High School. Today is Blue & White Day to support the Bulldogs. The parade starts at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Here’s senior Sambu Shrestha.
The theme is Breakfast Cereals and “A Spoonful of Homecoming.” The parade starts at Craig City Park, and the parade route runs along Victory Way.
Then tailgating at the high school starts at 11 Saturday morning, with food, games and music, followed by the game against Basalt at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and the Homecoming Dance Saturday night.
A herd of 800 wild mustangs have been able to cross the burned areas of the Boone Draw wildfire, to get to water tanks. The water is being brought in daily to the horses, after the spring dried up because of the drought. Now advocates for the horses are worried about the grass that burned in the wildfire.
News from Wyoming… A Missouri man was arrested near Rock Springs last week. He was hanging out at a playground and neighbors thought he looked suspicious. 23-year-old Cody Cotter was wanted because he didn’t register as a sex offender, and he was taken into custody.
A Georgia man died on I-80 near Cheyenne, Wyoming over the weekend. He didn’t make the turn in his semi-tractor trailer, and it crashed. It’s the 81st fatality in Wyoming so far this year.
Also, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, the IRS Phone Scam continues where people say they’re from the IRS and try to get your money. Another scam threatens registered sex offenders over the phone that they have to pay money right away too.
It’s Homecoming week in Craig, for the kids at Moffat County High School. The theme is A Spoonful of Homecoming, and Breakfast Cereals. The parade is on Friday, and the game and the dance on Saturday. It also means dress-up-days. Here’s Senior Sambu Shrestha with today and tomorrow’s theme.
Thursday is Sports Team Day and Friday is Blue & White Day for the Homecoming Parade which starts at 1, and then the football game is also at 1 on Saturday.
Dry windy weather hampered firefighting efforts over the weekend.
A new wildfire started burning Sunday afternoon in Routt National Forest, about five miles west of Steamboat Lake State Park. It’s called the Torso Creek Fire. U.S. Forest Road 42 has been closed.
The Ryan fire became very active Saturday, growing 5,700 acres in one day, for a total of 8,685 acres that have burned. It’s because of the wind and so much beetle-killed trees. This fire is 27 miles Northwest of Walden. It is zero percent contained and 223 people are fighting this fire.
The Silver Creek Fire northwest of Kremmling has burned 18,175 acres as of Sunday afternoon, and is 40 percent contained. 657 firefighters are now working it and did some burnout, which caused more acreage to burn, as part of their containment efforts. Latigo Ranch and Yost Ranch in Grand County are still under evacuation. Highway 40 and Highway 134 are still open. But there could be smoke on the highway, and heavy traffic. Check www.CoTrip.org for updates on road closures.
Craig Police have arrested a person who is charged with stealing some instruments from Craig Middle School. Those instruments are an alto saxophone, a clarinet, and some drum mallets. While the person has been arrested, the instruments are already gone, having been sold to someone in the Craig area. Police are asking for help in finding out who bought the stolen instruments, so they can get them back to the kids who own them. If you have any information, please call the school resource officer at 970-826-2360.
Full-time equivalent enrollment numbers are up 7 percent at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig. Ron Slinger is the interim vice president and he says it is directly related to the offer of free tuition. Full-time enrollment on the Rangely campus is down 3.1 percent from the year before.
The historic Swinging Bridge at Browns Park has been officially rededicated, in a ceremony Tuesday. It’s been a four-year process to restore the historic bridge. Back in 2014, a tractor owned by former Moffat County Commissioner T. Wright Dickinson partially broke the decking on the bridge, when the driver tried to cross. It took a week to get the tractor off the bridge, but the bridge was damaged and impassable. The Craig Press reports that there were 14 federal and state agencies who had to work together to get it done and pay for it, and it cost Moffat County very little.