KRAI News for Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

It was a long night for the Moffat County Bulldogs in Delta Thursday. KRAI’s Vladan Chase was there.

A man has been arrested in Florida, in connection with the murder of a man from Kremmling. 42-year-old Nathan McBride was killed last Friday at a Super 8 Motel in Denver. Police were looking for 51-year-old Michael Harrison, and they found him. In Florida. He is being charged with first degree homicide. Two GoFundMe pages have been set up to help McBride’s family.

An archery range could get built at Elkhead Reservoir State Park. It would be built in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Greenwood Cove area. Plans have been submitted to Craig City Council. Money has been approved through a grant from the state park system. There would be five archery lanes up to 40 yards.

Snowmaking has started at Steamboat Ski Resort. The mountain has already had 44 inches of natural snow this month. About 100 snowmaking guns will be used with an assortment of other snowmaking guns. Steamboat opens for the season on Saturday, Nov. 23 this year.

Hike or Treat is this Saturday. Families are invited to Yampa River State Park outside of Hayden to trick-or-treat along the 1.25 mile park loop trail, from 1-3 this Saturday. Cookies and hot chocolate will be at the pavilion. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the LiftUp Food Bank. It’s free but there is an $8 fee to get into the state park.

CNCC hosted some training on the Western Slope for HVAC professionals. A classroom at Colorado Northwestern Community College was transformed into a state of the art commercial air balancing training and testing lab. The Craig Press reports that 25 professionals from the Western Slope worked on getting better at heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It’s the 6th year that the National Comfort Institute has come to Craig for the HVAC lab. It’s made possible from grant money provided by the Colorado First and Existing Industry job training grant program.

The town of Yampa is on track to get some electric vehicle charging stations. The county has pledged $10,000 in support of the project, which will cost about $80,000. Yampa Valley Electric also has to receive the Charge Ahead Grant and then the energy co-op will need to raise some more money for the project. The Level 3 DC Fast Charger will be in the parking lot of Penny’s Diner and the Travelodge hotel in Yampa.

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

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