KRAI News for Friday, April 12, 2019

The Moffat County Employee Health and Wellness Clinic is closed. It may be temporary if county commissioners approve a proposal that would have a new provider reopen the clinic later this year. Memorial Regional Health had the contract to run the clinic, but the contract ended Dec. 31. Memorial Regional Health extended it into March so that the insurance board could consider options, one of which was using services from the Rapid Care Clinic. When time ran out, the clinic shut down.

The fuel points program at the Loaf ‘n Jug gas station in Craig is ending. It stops at 10 p.m. next Tuesday, April 16, so you only have a few days left to redeem your points. The program ends after Kroger company based in Cincinnati sold 762 of its convenience stories, including stores in Craig, Frisco, and Eagle. This Tuesday at 10 at night, the Craig Loaf ‘n Jug will close so new systems can be installed.

Andrea Camp is the newest real estate broker in town, working for Country Living Realty. Camp is also on Craig City Council.

Steamboat Ski Resort. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

The Steamboat ski area wraps up the season on Sunday. Steamboat Resort passed the 400 inches mark this winter. The deepest winter at Steamboat Resort was in 2007-2008, when 489 inches of snow fell. Weather this weekend has a high of 44 on Saturday and 52 degrees on Sunday, which is closing day.

Lots of snow means slippery roads. A bill that is about to pass in the state legislature would require snow tires, chains, or all-wheel drive to be mandatory for all cars and drivers on I-70, from September through May between Morrison and Dotsero. Representative Dylan Roberts from Eagle, pushed the bill through the House. If it passes and it is signed, the legislation would go into effect on Aug. 2.

Part of Highway 40 is getting resurfaced, starting Monday. It’s between Dinosaur and Maybell, from milepost 31 to 37, near Elk Springs. The road is getting a 1.5-inch overlay surface treatment, and the guardrails are being replaced. Work will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday until late July. Expect one lane of traffic, with speeds reduced to 45 miles per hour.

On the opposite end of Highway 40, north of Kremmling, work is being done on Wolford Reservoir. Valves need to be fixed, and some replaced. Also, a 16,000 pound steel main gate isn’t working right and that needs to be fixed, too. A large barge has been delivered to the reservoir so they can start work as soon as the ice melts, which right now is about 17 inches thick.

Take a look at the Craig Press website. It has been revamped and redone with a new and improved look as of today. Go to: www.CraigDailyPress.com

A Meeker High School student has been named a 2019 Daniels Scholar. Alexis Manual Murray will receive a four-year college scholarship. Murray is one of 218 students from four states to receive the Daniels Scholarship.

In sports, the Moffat County High School track and field team is competing in Grand Junction today. Then the Craig Middle School track and field team is competing later this afternoon at the high school for the Moffat County Night Relays.

Then Saturday and Sunday, the rodeo teams from Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School are competing in Golden.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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