KRAI News for Monday, July 15, 2019

A man from West Routt County was shot Saturday morning, after allegedly stealing a four-wheeler in Hayden. Hayden Police and Routt County sheriff’s responded to a burglary. A 21-year-old man had reportedly broken into a barn and driven off with the four-wheeler. A juvenile male apparently saw the man drive by on his family’s four-wheeler so he pulled out a 12-gauge shotgun in his truck that he used for hunting. He allegedly felt threatened so he shot the man in self-defense. That man was taken to the hospital. Police are investigating.

Moffat County School District will host a public meeting and question-and-answer session Tuesday. It’s about the Yampa Building. The meeting is at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the new administration space at 600 Texas Ave., which is formerly East Elementary School. You can find out more about the issue of the Yampa Building on the info page at Or you can call 970-826-6261.

Eligibility guidelines to get groceries and assistance from LiftUp of Routt County are changing. More people will be able to get help, with food, utility bills, and housing. The gross monthly income for a family of four has gone up to $6,438 dollars a month. They have to make less than that to receive food or financial assistance. For one person, that number is $3,123.

The HOPE Pregnancy Center of Moffat County is officially open to families of Northwest Colorado. It used to be the Yampa Valley Pregnancy and Family Center. It’s at 538 Breeze Street. Hope stands for Help, Opportunity, Practical Needs, and Education. The pregnancy center is hosting “Storage Wars – Craig Style” this Saturday morning at Big Bar Storage.

Moffat County school buses were a big help over the weekend. They shuttled people to the Balloon Festival in Steamboat, from the Meadows parking lot. About 24 balloons filled the skies over the Yampa Valley. Doug Lenberg was this year’s Balloon Meister.

Lenberg said the pilots loved flying over Bald Eagle Lake. He thanked the community and said they’re already looking forward to coming back to Steamboat. Sadly, at least two people were flying unauthorized drones over the balloons, from behind the Steamboat Christian Center. It’s against FAA rules. The police were called but the two drone pilots couldn’t be found.

Members of the Moffat County High School rodeo team are competing at the National High School Rodeo Association finals at Rock Springs right now.

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


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