KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 22, 2019





Local health officials are watching out for the norovirus, to make sure it doesn’t get kids sick at Moffat County schools. Right now, the stomach bug has resulted in the closing of 46 schools in the Mesa County Valley District, which includes Grand Junction. Keep washing your hands and don’t go to work or school if you think you have any symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach cramps.

Two men were arrested in Steamboat Wednesday, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They were booked into the Moffat County Jail. 39-year-old Freddi Sanchez Hinojoza is native to Mexico. He was arrested outside Kum & Go. 34-year-old Jervis Elkado Pusey is from Jamaica, and was arrested at City Market where he was working. Both men were released from the Moffat County Jail to ICE agents.

Extra Thanksgiving DUI enforcement starts today, with 91 law enforcement agencies in Colorado, along with the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Colorado State Patrol. Extra DUI patrols will be watching for drunk and impaired drivers through Monday, Dec. 2. Last year, there were 593 impaired drivers arrested during the 10-day Thanksgiving enforcement period.

Garfield County has raised the age to purchase tobacco to 21. This affects stores from Parachute to Glenwood to Carbondale. Other counties doing the same include Pitkin, Eagle and Summit. The age in Moffat and Routt Counties to purchase tobacco products is 18.

The new gondola at Steamboat Resort starts running tomorrow morning at 8:30. Here’s Loryn Duke from the ski area.

Activities at the base area start at 7:30 tomorrow morning with Champagne Powder donuts and mimosas. The Northern Ute Tribe will be doing a snow dance. The gondola starts taking up skiers and riders at 8:30.

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is hosting “A Unicorn Christmas” this Monday, from 1-4 p.m., and then again next Friday, from 4-6 p.m. Bring your own camera to take some pictures, or you can bring a photographer. There is a minimum $20 donation for a sitting fee per family. For more, call 970-701-9085 or visit

There is a big basketball tournament in Craig today for middle school boys. Teams are from Craig, Meeker, Rangely, Summit, Rifle and Soroco. Games are at Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary.

A 5K Turkey Trot and 1-mile Fun Run for Kids is tomorrow in Hayden. It starts at 10 a.m. at Dry Creek Park. It’s a benefit for the Health and Wellness Team at Hayden Valley Elementary.

A couple of Turkey Trot 5Ks are Thanksgiving morning. One is in Rifle, starting in Deerfield Park at 9 a.m. The Little Gobbler Trot for the kids starts at 8:30. The 8th Annual Turkey Trot in Rifle is a benefit for the Rifle High School Track and Field Team. Sign up is at the event starting at 7 a.m. next Thursday.






Another Turkey Trot 5K is in Steamboat, starting at the high school at 9:30 Thanksgiving morning. The run benefits the Sailor track and cross country programs. Register at or

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

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