Construction of a new terminal at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden has been delayed until at least next year. There was only one bidder on the project and negotiations broke down earlier this month. The bid came in a lot higher and the two groups couldn’t reach a compromise. The airport has received a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the project, which has strict FAA requirements.
The Routt County Fair has wrapped up a busy week in Hayden. Jill Delay is the Fair Coordinator.
The Livestock Sale was Saturday night where most of the 4H participants sold their animals at auction. That included the cattle. Emmitt Meyring of North Routt County was Grand Champion in Senior Showmanship.
Emmitt’s sister, Josie Meyring also won in the intermediate category with Jessica Bedell winning junior showmanship.
Then there was the Demolition Derby Friday night. Eighteen cars braved the deep mud in the outdoor arena in three categories. Caylah Million is a senior at Moffat County High School. Her car had won four times before Friday’s derby. She thought it would be good luck to get her derby car signed first.
Sadly for Caylah, she didn’t win the Demolition Derby. But her mom, Alice, did win the full-size car category.
Trenton Kibler of Falcon, Colo. won for compact cars. The battle in the truck category was between Zack Schaffner and Zane Youngland, both of Yampa, who both work for the Routt County Road and Bridge Department. Schaffner won it all.
A man in Kremmling who fought off a mountain lion says he’s glad it didn’t turn out worse. All Richard Marriott of Evergreen had was a pocketknife and some rocks. And he said he wishes he’d brought his gun, but he was only planning to be out for a few hours. Marriott was scouting elk ahead of the upcoming bow hunting season when the mountain lion started following him in the woods. Then he tripped on a log and the mountain lion came up and swiped his leg before Marriott started fighting. And he yelled a lot, enough to lose his voice. Because of the encounter, Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracked the mountain lion the next day, and had to put it down.
The inaugural Steamboat Gravel race was Sunday, throughout Routt County. Pro cyclist and Steamboat resident Amy Charity was co-founder and race director of the world-class cycling event.
Ted King of Vermont won the 141 mile ride in just over 6 ½ hours. Gary Holt of Littleton won the 100-mile event. Jacob Peterson also of Littleton won the 37-mile race.
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