KRAI News for Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Five people have been arrested for a number of charges, most revolving around a drug deal gone wrong when a man tried to sell coffee as heroin. For that full story, visit the Craig Press website.

At least three people were involved in a head-on crash yesterday between a pickup truck and a Dodge Dakota on Moffat County Road 103. All of the parties involved refused transport from the medical services on site. The cause of the crash was not revealed at the scene.

It has been nearly a decade since Transwest first proposed a winding transmission line to carry wind-generated energy across Wyoming, Moffat County, Utah, and Nevada. This massive infrastructure project may be getting closer to becoming reality, as there is a public hearing at the Moffat County Courthouse slotted for Jan. 8.

Snow pack in the Yampa Valley is nearing the long term average, despite being in the middle of a drought. It is, in fact, just above average, which is good news for the Yampa and White River Basin and its users.

The GOP Panel has sent Bob Rankin to fill the seat of retiring senator Randy Baumgardner. Rankin will represent Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt, and Summit Counties.

Colorado has finalized its latest Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor recreation plan. The state has always been known for its unique relationship between its outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation. This newest plan sets out a five year vision of how to develop outdoor recreation while also sustaining and preserving the natural and cultural heritage that makes the state special.

Vail Mountain Rescue crews ran to the danger a record one hundred forty-seven times this past year. The record is easy to explain, as more and more people are utilizing the backcountry and its trails.

The Craig Press has welcomed a new reporter to the staff, and Clay Thorp arrived just in time to celebrate Christmas here in Moffat County. Thorp’s role is that of government and energy reporter.

Some of the high school teams in Northwest Colorado are back in action this weekend. The Sailors basketball boys and girls teams are in Thornton for the Roughrider Shootout. Soroco plays West Grand this Saturday afternoon. Those games are in Oak Creek. The Hayden girls and boys teams host Rangely Saturday afternoon. The next game for the Bulldogs basketball teams will be the following weekend, in Gunnison.



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