KRAI News for Monday, April 1, 2019

A controlled burn near Hayden. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The Bureau of Land Management will be having some managed burns as soon as conditions are just right. They’ll be on Douglas Mountain about five miles southeast of Greystone, and the in the Browns Peak area along BLM road 166. About 1,300 acres will be designated for controlled burns in Moffat, Eagle, and Grand Counties.

Moffat County Commissioners have changed their meeting this week to Wednesday morning. It’s still at 8:30 in the commissioner chambers at the courthouse. On the agenda are reports from the departments of Human Resources and Natural Resources, plus discussion of entertainment contracts for the Moffat County Fair.

Phones were out for part of the weekend for hundreds of people in Oak Creek, Stagecoach, and Yampa. It was landlines, and not cell phones. It started late Friday night. Century Link fixed the phone lines by Saturday evening.

More marijuana dispensaries could be allowed within Steamboat City limits. The Planning Commission has finalized their recommendations that would allow an unlimited number of licenses, and increase the places around town where those businesses could operate. It includes the base area near Steamboat Ski Area, also numbered side streets, Yampa and Oak. The buffer zone between schools and parks would go down from 1,000 feet to 500, and marijuana stores would have to be 1,500 feet apart.

It is Autism Awareness Month. Yampa Valley Autism is having their Masquerade Ball Fundraiser this Saturday. The theme is “Once Upon a Time.” It’s at CMC in Steamboat. Find out more at

Kinlie Brennise of Moffat County High School has signed with Weatherford College in Texas. She’ll compete in their rodeo program. Kinlie told the Craig Press that she will likely specialize in breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing. She’ll study business and cosmetology, bringing in extra credits from CNCC. She also played basketball this season for Moffat County, and was chosen to play in the All-State game. Then the rodeo season gets going in mid-April in Golden, with the state finals in Craig over Memorial Day weekend.

Jace Logan of Soroco High School will compete for the Univ. of Wyoming Rodeo team in the fall. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Soroco senior Jace Logan is headed north to Wyoming. The Soroco athlete will compete on the University of Wyoming rodeo team. Logan is also a state champion in wrestling, and there is football. He is the second all-time leading rusher in the state of Colorado, averaging 13.19 yards per carry, and he scored 116 career touchdowns which ranks him 5th in the state. But it’s rodeo, as Logan will truly be a Wyoming Cowboy, where their motto is, “The world needs more cowboys.”

Steamboat swept a double header with Moffat County in baseball last week. The Bulldogs have a JV doubleheader against Steamboat today. Those games are at Craig Middle School, starting at 3 today. The Moffat County varsity baseball team is on the road tomorrow, playing Battle Mountain in a doubleheader.

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