KRAI News for Monday, April 29, 2019

High runoff is making the current in the Yampa River dangerous for people right now, and the fish are under stress as well. Many are spawning, including rainbow trout. The water is murky, too, which means it is harder for fish to find food. The best place to fish right now are the Stagecoach tail waters. Or out of town, it would be the Green River in Utah, or the White River in Meeker. There’s also Green Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lake Granby, and Flaming Gorge.

Steamboat Police are looking for someone who hit a pedestrian Friday night. They say it was a black SUV who hit someone at Walton Creek and Chinook roads, and then left. The person hit was taken to the hospital with some serious injuries. Witnesses say there is probably damage to the passenger side headlight of the car. Call police if you saw something, at 970-879-1144.

National Drug Take-Back Day was Saturday in Craig. Craig Police collected 85 pounds of medication, with the help from Open Heart Advocates at Memorial Regional Health. They were at Walmart for four hours collecting prescription and over-the-counter pills that were no longer needed or had expired.

Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets tomorrow. The board will be finalizing music plans for this year’s county fair. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, at 221 W. Victory Way.

Learn how to keep your home and property safer from wildfires. Several groups and local experts are working together to host a free, one-day wildfire mitigation conference for those who live in Northwest Colorado. Those taking part can learn how to fight fires, and reduce the threat of a wildfire. Property owners are invited, as are ranchers, and representatives of local HOAs. It’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in Allbright Auditorium at CMC in Steamboat. The first 200 who sign up get a free lunch. Here is the link to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wildfire-mitigation-conference-tickets-55312837185?aff=eivtefrnd&fbclid=IwAR3_5dwKc43LhxsFI8W-369J7oJmW8vKV296AxB2tqE_VuWnEaGDh6sm2pg

The Craig Press is hosting Coffee and a Newspaper this Wednesday morning at the Kum & Go at 700 E. Victory Way. Special guests will be the new Craig City Council members, and Craig’s new Mayor, Jarrod Ogden. It starts at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Moffat County High School Track team hosted the Clint Wells Invitational Friday. The girls won the entire meet, and the Bulldog boys placed second overall. Today, the Moffat County High School girls golf team is hosting the Bulldog Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

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

 

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