KRAI News for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

A wave of suicides is causing big concern in northwest Colorado. Experts say it’s part of a toxic stress from the coronavirus. Nine people have died in Routt and Moffat Counties by suicide so far this year. The Colorado Sun reports that four people have died by suicide in Moffat County since mid-August. For those looking for help, reach out to Open Heart Advocates in Moffat County at their 24-hour Crisis Line. The number is 824-2400.

Craig City Council has denied a fifth retail marijuana dispensary license to High Ways LLC. The Craig Press reports that the vote was 3-2 Tuesday night. It would have been at 2255 W. Victory Way. Council discussed security issues, traffic access, nuisance lighting, and the proximity to residential neighborhoods.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday. It honors hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. It’s also National Public Lands Day which means you can get into any National Parks for free on Saturday. Colorado’s four national parks are Rocky Mountain National Park, also Mesa Verde, the Great Sand Dunes, and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. There’s still a fee for admission to Colorado State Parks, unless you have a parks pass.

More specifics are coming in on dates for the high school football season. The Moffat County Bulldogs will hit the road on Friday, Oct. 9, to head south to Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs is west of Colorado Springs. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and it is a non-conference matchup. The next game is a home game on Saturday, Oct. 17 against Englewood. That game starts at 1 p.m. Meeker’s first game is also that Friday night, Oct. 9. It’s away, against Ignacio.

The full schedule is at Link:

Steamboat Resort is getting ready for the upcoming ski season. Opening day is Nov. 21, which is 56 days away. Steamboat Resort President and COO says season pass holders will be prioritized and daily lift tickets will not be for sale.

Perlman says the goal is to limit the on-mountain capacity at the ski area. There will not be any full-day group lessons or day care either.

Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter says he has heard good reports all summer.

Suiter says he’s optimistic for a good winter. Howelsen Hill will open again in December and Ski Free Sundays will be continuing.






Don’t forget Octoberfest tomorrow, in downtown Craig. It’s the fourth year for the event, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Octoberfest is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park.

Looking ahead a bit further, the Craig Historic Ghost Walk starts next week. Characters will walk the streets of downtown Craig and tell stories of Craig and Moffat County. Find out more about the tours through the Craig Chamber.


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

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