KRAI News for Friday, May 3, 2019

Students won’t be able to wear hats at Moffat County schools next year. It’s the new dress code policy adopted by the Moffat County School Board. Teachers and staff have to enforce it. In addition to “no hats,” students cannot wear disruptive items such as shorts, dresses or skirts shorter than mid-thigh, sunglasses or cosmetic contacts in the building, inappropriate sheer, holey, tight, or low-cut clothing, tank tops, or shirts with straps less than 1.5 inches wide, and any clothing or accessories which include obscene, sexual, gang-related, or drug and alcohol references. Students get a warning the first time. If it happens three times, there could be disciplinary action or suspension.

Moffat County School district also needs some new school buses. Anderson Consulting presented an analysis to the school board that the buses are getting old, and they should get two new ones. They should also consolidate the two department heads, and train an in-house bus inspector, all to save money.

Colorado leads the nation right now, with high school students who use vaping products. A group of students from Soroco High School wants to educate their classmates that vaping is dangerous, and there is nothing beneficial about it. Here’s freshman Erika Sjoblom.

Colorado’s rate of 27 percent is twice the national average of high school students who vape, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The students from Oak Creek add that vaping is very toxic, and that the amount of nicotine in one Juul pod is equivalent to that of an entire pack of cigarettes.

Devon Gonzales mug shot.

A Craig man is in the Moffat County Jail. 36-year-old Devon Gonzales is charged with felony charges of second-degree kidnapping, false imprisonment, vehicular eluding, violation of bail bond conditions, and misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, reckless endangerment, eluding a police officer, driving under the influence, and crime of violation of a restraining order. His bond is set at $20,000. The next court date for Gonzales is May 14.


The new brewery in downtown Craig is moving along. A work crew told the Craig Press that everything should be finished by this Saturday on the Barrel Cathedral, which will be part of Yampa Valley Brewing Company. The opening is scheduled for Friday, May 10.

Warm weather is headed our way. That means the snow will melt and the Yampa River will rise. Faster flows, bigger rapids, and colder water can be a potential hazard for boaters. The temperature of the water is about 40 degrees in downtown Steamboat Springs right now, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There are also man-made obstacles such as low bridges, when the water is high and some low areas along the river may start to flood. The rain will be back next Tuesday.

It’s a big and busy weekend in Northwest Colorado. The 33rd annual “Where the Hell is Maybell” bicycle ride is tomorrow, along with Maybell Heritage Days, and the Great American Horse Drive on Sunday.

In sports today…

  • The Moffat County High School Track and Field team is competing in the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet in Grand Junction today and tomorrow.
  • The local rodeo teams from high school and middle school are competing in Rifle today through Sunday.
  • The Bulldog Varsity baseball team has a double header in Granby today and then the team is at home tomorrow with another doubleheader against Aspen. Those games are at 1 and 3 p.m. at Craig Middle School.
  • The Moffat County High School boys swim team is competing in Glenwood Springs this afternoon.

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

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