KRAI News – May 4, 2018

Craig police are trying to figure out who spray painted one of their patrol vehicles, near the intersection of West 9th and Ranney Streets. They don’t have any suspects… yet.

A World War II-era B-17 bomber plane is headed to Northwest Colorado. The plane called “Sentimental Journey” is almost 70 years old. It will be at the Craig/Moffat Airport May 29 through June 3. The Craig Press reports only about 10 B-17s are left in the world. The one coming to Moffat County is on a 20-city summer tour called the Flying Legends of Victory Tour put on by the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum. You can fly in the plane, and even in the bombardier or navigator’s chair. To reserve a tour or flight, call 480-462-2992, and press 2.

Craig veteran Will Montgomery is getting ready to start walking up and over Rabbit Ears Pass, and then back again. He’ll start the 35-plus mile trek at 3 o’clock in the morning tonight to help raise awareness for the struggle faced by veterans and law enforcement officers with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.

Coal Mountain Motocross is hosting its Mayday fundraiser racing event Sunday. The action starts Sunday morning at 9 at the track about two miles south of Craig along Moffat County Road 107 and Ranney Street. Visit www.CoalMountainMotocross.com for details.

Next Thursday is the Children’s Literacy Fair at Sunset Elementary School. It starts at 5:30, and Moffat County Library is also a part of the fair, and they’ll be there to help with summer reading options.

At Hayden Public Library, there is a seed library. You can donate seeds to share with fellow gardeners, or pick some up that you might need, whether its vegetable or flower seeds. Call the Hayden library at 970-276-3777 for more.

Physician Abbie Urish from Rangely District Hospital has been elected to the state board for the Colorado Academy of Family Practice. The board is the largest lobbying agency in the state for family practitioners.

Commissioners in Rio Blanco County have voted to give about 39-thousand dollars for three climbing boulders to be installed. They’ll go on the courthouse lawn in Meeker.

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.

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