A man from Craig has died. Routt County Search and Rescue found the body of 64-year-old Frank Yoast near Dunckley Pass, west of Yampa. He had been snowmobiling in the backcountry by himself. Officials think Yoast died of natural causes. Someone from Hayden Road and Bridge saw the man’s trailer and truck, and it had been parked for several days. The search started and Yoast was found, but not his snowmobile. Rescue volunteers kept walking and eventually found it. They think the snowmobile broke down and Yoast started to walk about when he collapsed in the snow and died. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg is conducting an autopsy today.
Moffat County could be getting a comprehensive addiction treatment center for people with substance abuse disorders. Providence Recovery Services of Colorado could open in Craig in 15 months. The location for the center would be in the Yampa Building. The Moffat County School Board voted unanimously to begin negotiations to transfer the Yampa Building property from the district to Memorial Regional health. The Craig Press reports the initial investment is about $1 million. Then another $1.1 million would be invested each year to pay jobs to more than 20 people.
An area east of Hayden has been zoned high-density residential. Hayden Town Council approved the change from open space. No formal plans have yet been filed, but developers hope to build single-family homes and duplexes on the lot, which is just under ten acres. Town Council added two conditions to the approval. The developer has to dedicate water rights owned by the property to the town. The developer also has to work with the ditch companies for access across or modifications to the ditch easement.
Start looking for Sandhill Cranes. They’ll be flying back to the Yampa Valley soon. Take a picture and document your sighting and you could win a prize, if you’re the first one to spot a Greater Sandhill Crane. Email the picture to ColoradoCranes@gmail.com.
Check out McDonald’s in Craig. It has been remodeled, and the ribbon cutting was this weekend. The dining area has a new look and the playland has been modernized.
The deadline to enroll in Moffat County 4-H is Thursday, Feb. 28. Stop by the Moffat County Extension Office at 539 Barclay Street to pick up an enrollment packet.
In wrestling, Moffat County High School’s Daniel Caddy finished fourth overall at the state championships, in the 138-pound division. Caddy finished his junior year with a 46-6 overall record. Freshman Hunter Frederickson lost in the consolation round, finishing with an overall record of 39-13. Jace Logan of Soroco went to the state championships at the Pepsi Center in Denver all four years during his high school career. This year was the year, as Logan won the 2A gold medal, in the 170 pound class. Hayden’s Dylan Zimmerman finished third in 113 division.
The Moffat County Lady Bulldogs lost a close one to Cedaredge Friday at the 3A Western Slope League District Tournament. They then easily beat Grand Valley, 47-27, to finish in third place in the district.
The Steamboat Sailors Mens Basketball Team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the CHSAA 4A State Championships, by beating Canon City 61-30 this weekend. The Sailors play Pueblo West at 6 p.m. Wednesday, in Steamboat.
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