KRAI News for Friday, March 8, 2019

Ballots for the April 2 municipal election will be mailed soon. Craig residents will vote for mayor and city council representatives. Six candidates are running for three council seats. About 5,000 Craig residents will be getting those ballots, which can be mailed back or dropped into the ballot box at the Moffat County Courthouse. If you would like to register to vote, go to:

Craig City Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday evening. They’ll decide whether to lower Trapper Mine’s state coal royalty rate. Also on the agenda is the employment agreement for Sherman Romney, who is Craig’s city attorney.

If you have to head to the Front Range this weekend, be careful, especially along I-70. Colorado Department of Transportation wants you to be careful because of avalanches. Two hit on Vail Pass Wednesday night closing I-70 in both directions, and two more near Copper Mountain, after 20 inches of snow fell along the interstate, in just a few hours.

That’s Tracy Trulove with CDOT. She says avalanche mitigation will continue on Friday which could result in more road closures.

Trulove says to use extreme caution if you have to travel in the mountains since the avalanche danger has been rated extreme in most areas. If you get caught in your car in an avalanche, slow down, pull over if you can, turn off the vehicle and stay in it.

A man from Oak Creek has been arrested, on suspicion of child sexual assault. The 28-year-old recently moved to the area. He was allegedly in a sexual relationship with a girl of an undisclosed age for a bit last summer. Police investigated, and had to arrest the man, charging him with a Class 3 Felony sexual assault on a child. His bail has been set at $20,000.

Keller Law has a new attorney in the firm. Curran Trick will help farmers, ranchers, business owners, and rural landowners throughout Colorado, especially in Craig and Steamboat.

In sports, the Moffat County High School boys swimming team is competing in Montrose today and tomorrow. On Saturday, the High School track and field team is at the Fruita Early Bird Meet near Grand Junction. The high school hockey team is in Cheyenne. The Bulldog girls soccer team plays at 2 tomorrow at Central High School in Grand Junction.

Makenna Knez of Hayden has signed a letter of intent to run cross country at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. Knez has competed for Moffat County’s cross-country team since Hayden didn’t have a team. She made it to the state championships all four years.

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

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