Two spots in the Yampa River were “shocked” on Thursday. That’s where Colorado Parks and Wildlife technicians use a probe that creates an electric current in the water that shocks the fish. They are temporarily paralyzed so they can be captured, counted, and analyzed. 318 fish were collected. They can then measure the impact of a drought, and stock fish appropriately in the future. Parks and Wildlife stocks about 40,000 trout in the upper reach of the Yampa, between Steamboat Springs and Milner. Another 30,000 to 40,000 trout are stocked in the lower region.
A Routt County 4-H team is headed to Louisville, Kentucky. The livestock judging team will compete Nov. 19 at the North American International Livestock Exposition. They’ll judge cattle, sheep, swine and goats in both breeding and market classes. They’ll rank the animals in the morning and give oral reasons on why they ranked them that way in the afternoon. The Routt County team includes Grace Olinger, Jessica Diehl, Dyllan Spitzley, and Kaetyln Friedeman, under the direction of Rod Wille.
There’s a basketball game today. The boys basketball team at Craig Middle School is hosting Steamboat Springs. The game starts at 4 p.m.
A few events coming up this weekend. Tomorrow is the Fall Fundraiser Gala hosted by the Hayden Tigers Booster Club. The evening will benefit the Chad Jones Memorial Scholarship. It’s at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
In Craig, Saturday is the Wrestling Team’s Prime Rib Dinner and Silent Auction. It starts at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Auction items include a gun and a mountain lion hunt. Get tickets in advance by calling 970-846-4639. The annual Prime Rib Dinner is held to support the Moffat County High School Wrestling Team.
Then this Sunday, Lighthouse of Craig is hosting a FREE meal at 11 a.m. honoring all veterans and first responders and their families. It’s at the pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. For information, call 307-354-7443.
Then next week in Meeker, the Youth Theatrical Group in Meeker is performing James & the Giant Peach, presented by the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council. There are four performances starting next Thursday evening, with two on Friday, and one on Saturday. James & the Giant Peach will be at Meeker Elementary School. Get your tickets in advance at the Meeker Chamber or the Little Cheese Shop/Blanco Cellars.
Finally, the Great American Smokeout is Nov. 21. Smoking can cause 16 different types of cancer, as well as heart disease, stroke and other serious health problems. Memorial Regional Health wants to help you quit. To find out how, call 970-826-2400. Or, the Colorado Quitline is 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.