KRAI News for Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Craig City Council is against Amendment 74. Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution formally opposing the proposed amendment. It would amend the Colorado Constitution, in regard to compensation to landowners in cases of eminent domain or regulatory taking. Council member Chris Nichols said of Amendment 74, “This looks to have been written by attorneys, for attorneys and it’s attorneys that are the only ones that will benefit from this.”

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Council proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Dan Bingham with Open Heart Advocates told council that their group had recorded 95 domestic violence contacts in June, 98 in July, and 81 in August. To get help in Craig and Moffat County, call 970-824-2400, or 911 in case of an emergency.

The Steamboat Ski Area has announced it will increase it’s hourly pay from $10.50 an hour to $12 per hour, to attract good, seasonal employees. Steamboat also will not be opening this weekend because of all of the recent snow. That includes the bike trails, gondola, and Mountain Coaster.

However, the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs is open for fishing again. The recent rain and the cooler weather have improved aquatic conditions in the past week. Flows are increasing and water temperatures are cooling, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife has lifted the 24-hour voluntary fishing closure between the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area and the western edge of Steamboat Springs. Tomorrow near the wildlife area, 350 trees will be planted to improve the habitat along the Yampa River.

The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control meets this Monday. The board will hear a presentation about a proposal regarding housing on the CNCC campus in Craig. They’ll get an update on the sale of the Trapper Building. And they’ll receive an update on the search for a new vice president of student services for the Craig campus. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. this Monday in Room 255 of the CNCC Academic Services Building.

It’s National Fire Prevention Week 2018. Here’s Captain Mike Arce, and firefighter paramedic Marnie Smith with Steamboat Fire Rescue. Today’s hot button topic is escape planning.

Fire can happen anywhere, so always be aware.

Tonight is Bingo Bowling and Smoked Ribs at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. It starts at 7 p.m.

A group called Academy Winds from the U.S. Air Force Academy is performing in Hayden tonight. Master Sergeant Julia Bowton  is the flutist.

Six professional active-duty airman musicians are performing. The show is at 7 tonight in the historic Hayden Granary, and it’s free.

In sports, the Moffat County Bulldogs football team is 2-4 and they’re are on the road again this week to play Coal Ridge High School in Newcastle. That game starts at 7 tonight, and you can listen to the game on KRAI.

Soroco plays Rangely tonight. That game is in Oak Creek. Hayden is on the road in Kremmling, to play West Grand.

On Saturday, the Craig Middle School boys basketball players are in Rangely for a tournament.

The Craig Youth Hockey Association has a hockey swap, barbecue, and Try Hockey for Free Day at the Moffat County Ice Arena, at 10.

The high school soccer team is away tomorrow, at Vail Mountain School.

The CNCC men’s soccer team plays Snow College at 1 p.m. at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The high school girls volleyball team is playing Grand Valley High School in Parachute.

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

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