KRAI News for Friday, Dec. 21, 2018

Snow is in the forecast. The City of Craig says citizens have to move their vehicles after a storm so the roads can be plowed. City code also says you can’t move the snow into streets or alleys. If you don’t follow the rules, you could get a ticket. If a car that is red-tagged isn’t moved within 48 hours, it could be towed to the city’s impound lot.

The Moffat County Junior Affiliated College District Board has voted to sell about four acres of land to Memorial Regional Health. The price will be at fair market value of $273,000. It will be paid through a lease-purchase agreement with a term of 24 months.

The group has been working on the legal issues for almost a year. The board also voted to extend the lease for the Trapper Building for two months, under the 2018 lease terms.

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board met Wednesday to discuss whether to continue, or wrap it up. It’s a public-private partnership, and there won’t be any funding from local governments when 2019 starts. The 17 members at the meeting voted 10-7 to keep the Economic Development Partnership Board running until April. That’s when municipal elections will be held. Four City Council seats are up for grabs so support for the group may change.

If you are interested in running for City Council, you can pick up a nominating petition starting Dec. 31, in the city clerk’s office. The completed petition has to be returned by Jan. 21 for a candidate’s name to be on the ballot. The election is April 2.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets today, since next week is the Christmas holiday. Commissioners are expected to review a supplemental to the 2019 county budget, and to certify 2019 mill levies. The meeting is in the commissioners’ boardroom at the Moffat County Courthouse this morning.

Steamboat Ski Patrol has had to make two out-of-bounds rescues this week. On Tuesday a visitor went out the backcountry gate on Steamboat Resort and got lost near Fish Creek Falls Road. Ski Patrollers were able to guide the person back to the Fish Creek Falls parking lot after 10 that night. On Wednesday, a skier and a snowboarder were rescued from the same area. They were able to make a call and give coordinates before their cell phone died. The ski area says, regarding backcountry skiing, “If you don’t know, don’t go.”

The Craig Community will be on a special Christmas Eve TV show on KWGN. The show is “Colorado with Kevin Torres,” and it features JP Price who has a form of muscular dystrophy. The Craig Middle School student got to play in a football game against rival Steamboat, and score a touchdown in his wheelchair. The show is at 6:30 this Monday on KWGN.

The two winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest have been announced. A.J. Barber is a senior at Moffat County High School. He got first place while Aliceson Jones took second. She is also a senior. Both won $1,000 scholarships. The theme of the contest this year was, “Why My Vote Matters.”

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

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