KRAI News for Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Craig police have donated two historic firearms to the Museum of Northwest Colorado. A bolt-action Gewehr 88 rifle had been locked in the evidence locker for years. It was built in Germany in the late 1800s. A Stevens 12-gauge pump-action shotgun was also in the police armory for decades, and produced sometime between 1912 and the 1940s.

A pickup truck rolled on County Road 7 Saturday night, near the Bears Ears Sportsman Club, north of Craig. The teenager driving the flatbed pickup entered the wrong gear, lost control, and rolled in the ditch. First responders were on the scene, but no one had injuries. Colorado State Patrol is investigating.

A Special Avalanche Advisory continues in the Central and Southern mountains, including Steamboat and the Flat Tops, through this morning. Avalanches can be triggered in the new and wind-drifted snow, which could be large enough to bury you. Make sure to carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe, and know how to use the gear. But right now, be very careful, and avoid the backcountry. Saturday, two skiers, from Aspen and Carbondale, were caught and killed in an avalanche in Brush Creek, near Crested Butte.

This Watch for Wildlife sign is on Highway 40, for those headed east out of Craig. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

Watch out for wildlife. That’s what the sign says on Hwy 40, for those headed east out of Craig. As of Sunday afternoon, there were at least 18 dead deer and elk along the road, between Craig and Hayden.



The pro rodeo could be headed back to Craig this summer. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets tomorrow. They plan to approve a contractor agreement that would bring a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Cowboys Association rodeo event to the Moffat County Fairgrounds August 8.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting commissioners will discuss improvements at the Craig-Moffat County Airport. That includes pavement maintenance on the runways, taxiways, and aprons, updates on runway lighting, and relocation of an access road.  The board also plans to make a proclamation that Moffat County Tourism Week will be May 4-11.

In wrestling, Moffat County placed five athletes at regionals in Montrose this weekend. Daniel Caddy got his first regional championship, in the 138-pound class. Caddy heads to the state tournament this week with three other Bulldogs. That would be Dagan White, and freshmen Hunter Frederickson and Anthony Duran. Seven wrestlers from Meeker are going, and one from Rangely. Three Routt County wrestlers are regional champions. Dylan Zimmerman and Hunter Planansky are from Hayden. Jace Logan is from Soroco, and he heads to the state tournament with a 37-1 record. It’s his fourth and final year there. All together, 11 wrestlers from Routt County are headed to State. Six are from Hayden, four from Soroco, and one from Steamboat.

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

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