KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

The internet keeps going out in Moffat County, and it’s affecting businesses in Craig. The Craig Press reports that some of these interruptions have lasted more than 24 hours. A spokesperson for Century Link wrote in an email to the Craig Press, “We are aware of reports of network issues in Craig, Colo., and are investigating the matter.”

Many in the Craig community have been fighting for more reliable internet service. It was called the Moffat County Broadband Initiative. Business and government leaders stopped pursuing any municipal-owned internet infrastructure in November when Yampa Valley Electric Association announced it would build a similar network.

The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board meets at 6 p.m. today. On the agenda will be updates on the sale of the Trapper Building, the search for a new vice president of student affairs, and an update on housing. There is a proposal to purchase the Valley Vista Inn for student housing. It’s a hotel that is southwest of the Memorial Regional Hospital.

Craig City Council meets Tuesday. On the agenda is a request by the Committee to Grow Craig. The group is asking for City Council to consider adopting an ordinance to refer a question for the April 2nd election, to allow recreational marijuana sales and production. It council agrees, it would mean the group doesn’t have to do a signature drive again to put the question of recreational legalization on the ballot. Council meets at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The Women’s March 2019 in Steamboat Springs makes their way to the Routt County Courthouse. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The 3rd Annual Women’s March in Steamboat Springs brought out about 100 people for the walk from the library at 13th street, down to the Routt County Courthouse. The march recognized that it has been 100 years since the Senate approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees all American women the right to  vote. Steamboat Police confirm that one person rolled coal from a truck, at the start of the march, by the library. That person was given a ticket.

Yampa River in the winter. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Snowpack is at 110 percent in the Yampa and White River basins. But Snowpack typically peaks in April. Water managers are still planning for drought years, though. It’s because Colorado has obligations to send a certain amount of water to states downstream. It’s an agreement called the Colorado River Compact, which was approved back in 1922.

JP Price of Craig has been named an honorary firefighter for the Craig Fire/Rescue Team. He was inducted last Thursday. JP is 13 years old, and is in a wheelchair, because of muscular dystrophy.

The Preserving the Last Frontier group meets at 1:30 this Saturday, on the second floor of Sunset Meadows. John Allen is presenting a musical program on the history of pioneer songs. Everyone is welcome.

Cowboy Downhill in Steamboat. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The Cowboy Downhill is today at Steamboat Resort. The slalom starts at 1 p.m. and the stampede is after that. Sam Bush takes the stage after the Cowboy Downhill today. The concert is free. It starts around 2:30 in Gondola Square.

 

Michael Martin Murphey is onstage at the Chief Theater in Steamboat this week. The “singing cowboy poet” has two shows on Wednesday and Thursday. Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary is at the Chief the following weekend.

Moffat County swept the Cedaredge Bruins this weekend in basketball. It’s the 4th win in a row for the girls who won, 52-33. They’re 10-3 now, and undefeated in their conference. The boys won 57-32. They are 3-10, and will host Basalt on Saturday.

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

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