KRAI News for Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Colorado State Patrol will be working high visibility enforcement this Saturday, in the counties of Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson. Troopers are looking for poor driving behaviors, especially of drivers impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Colorado State Patrol wants to remind all residents and visitors to be safe over the Halloween weekend, wear your seatbelt, be aware of changing weather and road conditions, and don’t drink and drive.

The Proposed 2019 Annual Budget for the City of Craig has been changed. Craig City Council members told city staff to remove the Department of Economic Development from the draft document, while the idea is under consideration. Council members agreed that the city should support economic development. City Manager Peter Brixius was asked to bring forward a more complete vision of how City Council could best support economic development, and what the implications would be to other groups that already support it.

A new Craig Police Officer was also sworn in at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Michael Cochran will be the department’s sexual assault/domestic violence investigator.

The Moffat County school board had two work sessions and a regular board meeting for most of the day Wednesday. The board approved more health insurance, that will be reduced by 15-percent year-over-year in premium charges. The board got rid of a policy on video cameras on transportation vehicles. Board President JoAnn Baxter says they don’t need it because they don’t use cameras on buses. The day ended with a surprise performance by two of the cast members in the upcoming Moffat County High School production of Cinderella.

The 2019 Moffat County Fair and Rodeo Royalty is accepting applications for Junior and Senior Queens and Attendants. Juniors are ages 10 through 13, and the Seniors are 14 through 18 years old. Applications can be picked up at the Moffat County Extension Office at 539 Barclay Street in Craig. They are due back by Nov. 15. For questions, call 970-824-9180.

Unemployment numbers are in for Moffat County. It was 2.9 percent in September, which was down from 3.3 percent in August. The 2.9 percent was below the state average of 3.1 percent

Unused or expired household drugs can be dropped off this weekend, in the Walmart Parking lot in Craig. Craig Police and Moffat County Sheriffs officers will be there to collect unused or expired household prescription, or over-the-counter medication. They’ll dispose of it safely.

Also, Moffat County residents are invited to a Community Recycle Day in Steamboat on Saturday. It’s from 10 to 1, in the Meadows Lot for electronics, and the upper Knoll lot by the ski area for everything else. Commercial dropoff starts at 2. Find out more at

Tonight’s football game starts at 7 p.m. The game is at home. The Bulldogs are playing Rifle at 7 p.m. Listen to the game right here on KRAI.

Saturday, the Moffat County High School Cross Country team is competing in the 3A CHSAA State Championships in Colorado Springs.

The Moffat County Girls Volleyball team has their last games of the season. They’re in Aspen. The C-team starts at 11, with JV at noon, and varsity around 1 p.m.

Also Saturday, Trunk or Treat at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center is at 1, with a Rock ‘n Bowl Halloween Party at 8 p.m.

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

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