KRAI News for Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has announced a package of four public land conservation bills that would preserve more than 400,000 acres, from future oil and gas drilling. It’s called the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. It will be officially introduced today.

A woman called police about a traffic complaint last week. When police got in touch with the Craig woman who called 911, they found out there was a warrant out for her arrest, from another agency. She was arrested.

SKIJor USA had their inaugural ski joring competition over the weekend. It was at the Bitter Sweet Ranch on the Elk River north of Steamboat. About 50 competitors with 30 teams of horses and their riders, and skiers competed, all from Wyoming and Colorado. The winner was TJ Simmons riding Turbo from Ordway, pulling skier Jason Decker from Denver. Second place was John Hyde riding JR from Boulder, Wyoming, pulling skier Natty Haygood from Jackson, Wyoming. Third place went Tom Chant riding #1, pulling Will Faust. Money from the event is donated to the Veteran Barn Door Project, which is an equine therapy program. There is another competition in Kremmling this coming weekend.

Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade can audition for Pinocchio, which is part of the Missoula Children’s Theater. Auditions are today at 4 p.m. at Moffat County High School. The show is next Saturday, Feb. 2, at the high school auditorium.

A champion steer out of Texas has been auctioned off for $150,000, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. It’s a new record. Part of the proceeds go to the National Western Scholarship Trust.

The Moffat County High School girls basketball teams swept Basalt in both JV and Varsity this weekend, making the Varsity Bulldogs 5-0 in the conference. The boys team also won, making them 2-3 in the conference.

The Moffat County Wrestling team placed eighth overall in the Spartan Classic wrestling invitational in Berthoud over the weekend. The Bulldogs head to Glenwood Springs Thursday for a dual match, followed by a tournament in Rawlins, Wyoming next weekend.

The Hayden Tigers wrestling team finished third overall at the Screaming Eagle Invitational in Paonia this weekend. Keenan Hayes took first in the 152-pound weight class. The Steamboat Sailors Wrestling team finished 6th at the tournament. Soroco was 7th overall, with Jace Logan their top performer, taking first in the 170-pound weight class.

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