KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 30, 2018

A high-speed chase Thursday morning ended just past Kremmling. It started very early with a box truck stolen from Alpine Lumber in Steamboat, and then seen headed out of town. It was spotted near the foot of the pass, on the road headed to Walden. Items in the truck were being transferred to a Subaru. Colorado State Patrol was involved and spotted the car, and that’s when the high-speed chase started, running 23 miles, all the way through Kremmling. Ray Jennings with the Grand County Office of Emergency Management, said stop sticks were used.

Law enforcement used a drone and K9s to find the second suspect, who was found in the water hiding under the banks of the Colorado River. The men arrested are 29-year-old Kyle Hallaran of Johnstown and 28-year-old Justin Davis of Loveland.  Jeff Wilson with Steamboat Police says ten agencies worked together to make it happen.

Both men are in the Grand County Jail in Hot Sulphur Springs, pending charges from Grand and Routt Counties.

The proposed budget for 2019 for the City of Craig didn’t pass the second and final reading at the City Council meeting Tuesday. Mayor John Ponikvar was out of town for the meeting, so the vote was deadlocked. The point of contention is the new City Department of Economic Development, and whether it should be created, and included in the budget, for $100,000. Council will have to hold another second reading of the budget. City Council meets again Dec. 11.

The first Free Ski Sunday is this weekend at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. If you do head over to take some turns or ski on the Nordic trails, stop in at the base lodge first to get your free lift ticket.

The 7th Annual Festival of Trees is happening right now at the Moffat County Courthouse. It’s from 8-5, Monday through Friday, until January 4.  http://business.craig-chamber.com/events/details/festival-of-trees-2018-52995

The Christmas Bazaar at the Craig Christian Church is tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon. The church ladies there are known for their cinnamon rolls, of which plenty will be available. The church is at 960 W. Victory Way.

In Rifle, the 5th Annual Hometown Holidays starts today and runs through the weekend. http://directory.riflechamber.com/events/details/5th-annual-hometown-holidays-11-30-2018-9024

Then the 9th annual Hayden Holiday Stroll is from 1-4 p.m. tomorrow.  http://business.craig-chamber.com/events/details/hayden-holiday-stroll-53000

The Hayden Christmas Tree Auction is Sunday. It starts at 1:30 in the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit hall. Local youth groups and service organizations have created wreaths and centerpieces, and handcrafted items, and there are trees for sale, so they can raise money for their groups.

In Sports…

In wrestling, Soroco and Hayden are at the Middle Park Panther Invite on Saturday. And the Moffat County Bulldogs are in Grand Junction this weekend for the Maverick Duals at Colorado Mesa. The JV team is in a tournament in Olathe.

Local basketball teams are off to tournaments in Meeker, Grand Junction, Carbondale, and La Jara.

In swimming, the Moffat County Girls swim team is competing at Colorado Mesa in Grand Junction on Saturday.

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

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