KRAI News for Friday, Feb. 15, 2019

Be aware of avalanche danger because of this storm. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reports an Avalanche Watch for Steamboat and the Flat Tops areas, with very dangerous avalanche conditions expected to continue through this afternoon.

Hunters hoping for a big-game license can start applying March 1. There are some changes. The processing fee for state residents is $7 and $9 for non-residents. All applicants must also now buy a qualifying license before applying for the big-game license draw. That includes youth. There are a few other changes. Colorado Parks & Wildlife says it’s important for hunters to read the 2019 Colorado Big Game brochure, or go to their website. They also have made a video about the changes on YouTube.

Sean Dale Handley mug shot.

A drug bust in Battlement Mesa ended with four people being arrested, including a fugitive with arrest warrants. Sean Dale Handley had gotten away two weeks before in south Rifle. He was arrested with three others, on numerous charges, and taken to the Garfield County Jail.




The owner of a marijuana dispensary in Oak Creek has asked the town board in Kremmling to allow marijuana businesses there. Mark Wellstone owns the Blue Heron Dispensary. He says he knows how to operate a marijuana dispensary in a small town, while managing the concerns of the community and being respectful. Kremmling doesn’t allow any marijuana-related businesses right now. The board didn’t take any formal action at that meeting last month.

Twenty-four elementary and middle school students from Moffat County schools recently competed in a robotics competition. It was the VEX IQ Rocky Mountain Rumble on the Front Range. The students worked on open-ended robotics and research projects that challenged their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills.

Craig Middle School basketball teams traveled to Steamboat last weekend, for the district tournament. The 7th and 8th grade Craig Girls A teams both took first place. The 8th graders did it by beating Meeker and Rangely. The 8th grade B team lost a close one to the Sailors, but beat Meeker to finish 3rd.

The Craig Press has wrapped up their Cutest Couple contest. 89 pictures were submitted and more than 1,000 votes cast in the online event. First prize goes to a pair of students from Moffat County High School. That would be Sambu Shrestha and Fiona Connor.

The wrestling team is at a tournament today and tomorrow in Montrose.

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

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