KRAI News – May 3, 2018

A Craig man was arrested Tuesday night after a hit-and-run at the Columbine Apartments. Police were called after a sedan backed into a motorcycle and damaged it, and then left. People at the apartments had the license plate of the car, but Craig Police Sergeant Fandel said the driver eventually came back to the scene. 20-year-old Issik Damian Herod was arrested for failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident without providing the required information, and for attempting to influence a public servant. Herod has bonded out of jail.

Organizers have increased the reward for information that will help find Matthew Shelters of Steamboat. He’s been missing for about a week and a half.

That was Nate Shelters, who flew out from Oregon to help with the search for his brother in Northwest Colorado. They’re asking for help from all surrounding communities, especially Hayden and Craig. Details are on Facebook on a page called “Search for Shelters.” The reward for information is now up to $7500.

Twenty-three new nurses are graduating from Colorado Northwestern Community College Friday It’s called a Pinning Ceremony, and it happens at 6 p.m. at Craig Middle School. The nursing class is earning their Associate of Applied Science Degree. Then on Saturday, the 55th Commencement of CNCC is at 2 p.m. in the Colorado Room at the Weiss Student Center, at CNCC in Rangely. The school expects a little over 300 to graduate with about half of them participating in the ceremony.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for two people from Northwest Colorado to serve on the statewide Colorado Sportsmen’s Roundtable. This would be people who like to hunt, fish, or trap. Applications are due by May 18.

Get your bikes ready. Craig Parks and Rec is offering a couple of bicycle events for all ages. First, a bike rode is from 9-11:30 this Saturday morning at the Woodbury Sports Complex. Craig Police will be there with safety tips and demonstrations. Memorial Regional Health will donate free bike helmets to the first 50 kids who register. It’s free for kids ages six to 14.

Then May 12 is the 30-mile ride known as “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” It’s also free. Cyclists can either start at 7 a.m. at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig, or at Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles are the hardest. Once in Maybell, riders will get breakfast in the park. You can bike back or catch a shuttle for $5. Riders under 14 need an adult with them. Shirts are available for a cost. Call Parks and Rec for more information on how to register at 970-826-2004.

Two scholarships for $1,000 have been awarded by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club. Those headed to college with the extra money are Jaci McDiffett and Olivia Neece.

Goat Yoga is Friday. It’s at 5 o’clock on the Moffat County High School Tennis courts, hosted by the high school Travel Club. Ashley McBurnett will lead the yoga class, which will include two adult goats and five kid goats. Goat Yoga is a new trend to get a good workout and have a light-hearted experience with playful young animals. It costs $10 and the money will help the travel club on their upcoming trips to Italy and Greece.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Delta and Montrose counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas because of losses and damages from a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Gunnison, Mesa, Ouray, and San Miguel counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance, and Grand and San Juan counties in Utah.

Breckenridge is thinking of getting a sister city, in Europe. At least 20 Colorado towns and cities have one, including Vail, Aspen, and Steamboat. Denver has ten sister cities, from towns in Israel to Italy. Now the mayor of Breckenridge says it’s a good idea, and a way to enjoy a cultural exchange and create new friends.

The inaugural Downtown Business Association Spring Expo is in Craig this Saturday. Business, craft, and food vendors will be in the park, the parking lots, and in the center of Craig.

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