KRAI News for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Craig Police and the FBI are warning of a hoax bomb threat email. It’s been happening across Colorado and the country, and it happened to two Steamboat Springs businesses on Thursday. The threat came via an email, demanding money. Steamboat Police won’t release which businesses but Commander Jerry Stabile says they have also talked with the FBI, and he is confident it is an extortion scam.

 Craig City Council  has approved the 2019 budget, but without the Economic Development Department that was originally proposed at a workshop in October.

 Two men from Florida have been arrested for a poaching operation of at least three mule deer and six pronghorn in Elbert and Lincoln Counties. Timothy Draper and Lawrence Cowart of Bunnell, Florida, were accused of illegally killing the animals in the Limon area over a ten-month period. A tip to Operation Game Thief helped catch the two poachers.

 Illegal coyote snares killed a sheepherder’s Great Pyrenees, and severely injured two others. The snares were set in the Sixmile Rim area about 36 miles east of Rock Springs and 11 miles south of Interstate 80. They were found on private land. The Sweetwater Sheriff’s office is working to figure out who set those traps.

Fifteen more Colorado state parks will be reservation-only, starting next month. That includes campsites at Pearl Lake, Steamboat Lake, and Yampa River State Park. You can reserve a site up to six months in advance from your computer or smartphone, by calling 800-244-5613.

A California man died on I-80 near Laramie Tuesday night. 61-year-old Reuben Archie lost control on the ice, of the car he was driving, and he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. It’s the 109th fatality on Wyoming’s highways so far in 2018.

Wyoming Highway Patrol is also reminding drivers to drive sober this holiday season and get a designated sober driver. Their message for December is, “Drive sober or get pulled over.” Forty people died in Wyoming in 2017 because of alcohol and driving.

 There was a bomb threat Thursday, at an elementary school in Wheatland, Wyoming. Kids were moved to the nearby middle school. The K-9 Team came in, and nothing was found.





Keenan Hayes of Hayden recently competed in the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. The high school sophomore tied for first to win the novice bareback competition. Hayes also won the all-around title.  

The 2018 Winter Wonderland Community Festival is tonight. The fun includes face painting, a cake walk, photo booths, ginger bread house building, raffles, an apple bob, book bingo, corn hole, and an indoor snowball fight. It’s at Sunset Elementary from 5-7 p.m. this evening.

The Meeker High School band and choir have their holiday concert. It’s at 7 p.m. this Monday night at Meeker High School. The middle school holiday concert is at the same time and same place next Wednesday night, Dec. 19.

 Visit with Santa Saturday morning for breakfast. It’s from 9-11 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Mark’s Church of Grace at 657 Green Street in Craig.

The Moffat County Bulldog Hockey players are flipping pancakes tomorrow morning, to raise money for the Craig Youth Hockey Midget team. The Pancake Breakfast is from 8-11 a.m. Saturday morning at the VFW on E. Victory Way.

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


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