KRAI News for Friday, May 24, 2019

Yampa Building in Craig. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The sale of the Yampa Building which is owned by Moffat County School District could be finalized June 20. The buyer is Memorial Regional Health. The sale price is $218,126.91. The building will be home to a treatment facility for addictions. It’s Providence Recovery Services of Colorado. The building is about 100 years old.

Moffat County United Way has hired a new Community Impact Coordinator. Genevieve Yazzie started her new job for the nonprofit this week.

Allison Marcus and Richard Miller mug shots

The two people who started the Lake Christine fire near Basalt last summer have been sentenced. 23-year-old Allison Marcus and 24-year-old Richard Miller will each serve 45 days in jail, pay $100,000 in restitution, and do 15-hundred (1500) hours of community service. The two admitted shooting illegal tracer rounds at the Basalt firing range on July 3. The fire burned 12,500 acres and is estimated to have cost over $17 million dollars.

The Class of 2019 from Moffat County High School is graduating Saturday. There are 121 graduates. The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at the high school. Shuttles will be running to the high school from the former Kmart parking lot, starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow, and they’ll run after graduation as well. Soroco High School also has graduation on Saturday, with 25 seniors. Graduation in Oak Creek is at 11 a.m. in the gym at Soroco High School. Good luck to the graduates.

It’s time for Grand Old West Days at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The Parade is at 3 p.m. Saturday through downtown Craig, and Reckless Kelly is on stage Saturday night, starting around 8 p.m. Browns Amusement Carnival is also in town on the east side of the fairgrounds.

Thank you to all of those businesses in the Craig and Moffat County communities, who supported After Prom this year. It’s a long list of about 90 different businesses and individuals, and you can see that entire list on the KRAI website.

Craig fitness centers are hosting a workout challenge on Memorial Day. It’s the Murph Memorial Day Workout, honoring Navy Lt. Michael Murphy who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2005. There’s running, pullups, pushups, and squats. It’s hosted by WHC Crossfit, and Lins FITT. It starts at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lins FITT at 551 Russell St. The cost is $25 per person. Money raised goes to Northwest Colorado Recreation Foundation, which is trying to build a rec center in Craig. For more information, call 970-846-7514 or visit

Moffat County Libraries are getting ready for their summer reading program. The theme is “A Universe of Stories” and it will run from June 1-Aug. 23. It is for all ages. Story time is at 10 and 11:30 a.m. every Thursday. Online Space Camp is every Monday, June 3-Aug. 19. Space Camp at the Library is on several Tuesdays throughout the summer. There are also monthly drawings for adults. Find out more through the Moffat County Libraries Facebook page.

Colorado has become the first state in the country to cap the price of insulin. Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the bill into law this week. It means people who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug, starting in January. No more price gouging. State Representative Dylan Roberts who is from Steamboat helped push the law through to get it passed.

Gymkhana in Craig starts June 5, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Gymkhana will be every Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in June and July, except for the week of 4th of July.

Yampa Valley Golf Course is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year. Tournaments and clinics and a hole-in-one contest are this weekend. Memorial Day weekend festivities kick off tonight with the Twilight Scramble.

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


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