KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

Courtesy of the National Weather Service in Grand Junction

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the Yampa Valley until 8 p.m. tonight. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction says this latest storm could bring up to a foot of snow with heavy winds up to 35 mph. Be careful on the roads.

Photo: Courtesy of the National Weather Service in Grand Junction

Community feedback is wanted about a proposed recreation center in Craig. The Northwest Colorado Recreation Foundation will present design plans and talk to the public at a meeting on Wednesday. It’s at 6 p.m. at Craig City Hall. The proposed rec center includes a competition swimming pool and recreation pool, two-court gymnasium, indoor track and fitness area, youth activity center and senior center, and drop-off child care. More information: https://www.facebook.com/NWCORF/

The City of Hayden is moving forward with purchasing a portion of Hayden High School. Hayden Town Council gave unanimous approval for staff to proceed. One snag is a deadline of March 1 for the Hayden School District. They own the property, and demolition plans have to be finalized by that date in order to meet the requirements of the multi-million dollar grant that is funding the new construction. The grant requires the entire current school to be demolished unless a public entity buys it. The school district will need to close on the deal to save the school, including the gym and auditorium by the March 1 deadline.

This was the last weekend for a longtime business in Rifle. Miller’s Dry Goods closed Saturday, after four decades in business. Gary and Monica Miller have operated the store since 1981. The building in downtown Rifle has been home to a clothing store for more than 105 years.

In Rangely, Kyle Wren has been chosen as the new CEO of Rangely District Hospital. He is the former laboratory manager.

The Meeker Board of Trustees have approved a request to relocate Blanco Cellars’ retail liquor store to Market Street, just east of Watt’s Ranch market. There are also three trustee seats open. Pick up an application at Town Hall to apply. You’ll need at least ten signatures. The Skijoring event in Meeker has been moved back a week to Feb. 22. The Herald Times reports that 30 teams are expected to compete at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds.

In wrestling, Moffat County placed five varsity athletes during the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah, over the weekend. Senior Daniel Caddy went undefeated to win the 152-pound bracket. The Craig Press reports that the wrestling tournament was two days, with teams from three states participating.

In basketball, the Moffat County girls varsity team lost a close one to the Central Warriors of Grand Junction Saturday, 41-38. The girls are 6-3 for the season. Both the boys and girls teams are at home this weekend playing Gunnison on Friday and Olathe on Saturday.

In swimming, Moffat County attended the Montrose Invitational. Kelsey McDiffett qualified for state for the third consecutive year, in 100-yard breaststroke. The Lady Bulldogs finished sixth out of nine teams, and the JV girls took 8th. The swim team competes next in Glenwood Springs this Saturday.

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