KRAI News for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

There is an opening on the Hayden Town Council. Current member Charles Forest is moving to Grand Junction for a job. Council meets at 6:30 tomorrow night to consider the four candidates who have applied. They are Gaylon Kent, Shannon Fatjo, Lori Pierre, and Emily Meek.

Peabody Energy is giving 200 acres of land to the Town of Hayden. It will be used to create a new four-mile trail for the community. Peabody has removed the old railroad tracks, and the path will be used as a trail that is as wide as a road. Peabody is also creating a parking lot with 36 spaces to be used as a trailhead. Bathrooms will go in next year. 

The winter flights at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden have started for the winter season. A Jet Blue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was the first flight to touch down Saturday morning. As many as 500 people arrived on flights Saturday with five airlines offering non-stop flights to those wanting to visit Northwest Colorado and the Yampa Valley.

A change in sales tax regulations will soon be helping Meeker. As of Dec. 1, retailers who deliver or ship goods have to now collect sales tax at the rate effective for the address of the customer. The town board of meeker also approved the 2019 budget.

A woman in Greeley could go to jail for 12 years. Kristi Marie Chairez is charged with theft for allegedly stealing more than $250,000 from her employer, the Offen Ace Hardware.

The Meeker High School band and choir have their holiday concert. It’s at 7 p.m. tonight at Meeker High School. The middle school holiday concert is at the same time and same place on Wednesday night, Dec. 19.

In the Continental Cup this weekend at Howelsen Hill, Steamboat’s Taylor Fletcher won the Nordic Combined on Friday and took second on Saturday, behind Austria’s Paul Grestgraser. For the women, Tara Geraghty-Moats from Vermont won Continental Cup both days. Athletes are now west, to compete in Park City.

 Soroco wrestling competed at the West Grand Invitational this weekend. Jace Logan of Soroco took first place, and was voted most outstanding wrestler of the tournament. Steamboat place second at the tournament.

 The Bulldogs have a dual meet down the road this Thursday against the Hayden Tigers.

In basketball, Moffat County High School girls beat the Rifle Bears Saturday, in Rifle, while the Bulldog boys lost to Rifle, 70-44. The next game for the Bulldogs is in January, while the girls play Grand Junction Central tomorrow. 

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

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