KRAI News for Monday, July 22, 2019

Jace Logan of Yampa. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Jace Logan of Yampa has earned the top All-Around Cowboy award, at the National High School Rodeo Finals, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The national competition just wrapped up this weekend. Logan took the top honors after winning the steer wrestling, and taking a second place finish in tie-down roping. Keenan Hayes of Hayden took the bareback riding title. Hayes will be a junior at Hayden High School. Kinlie Brennise of Craig finished fourth overall in Barrel Racing. Brennise is headed to compete on a college level at Weatherford College in Texas. Same with Logan, who is from Soroco High School, except he’ll be at University of Wyoming.

A wildfire is burning west of Meeker. The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office is calling it the Shed Fire. It’s near Greasewood Gulch about 24 miles west of Meeker. Lightning started the fire Thursday afternoon. It has burned over 200 acres. The Sheriff’s office posted that crews had reached 20 percent containment.

Free paint recycling for businesses and residents is this week, in Craig and Hayden. Recycle house paint, stains, primers, sealers, varnishes and shellacs. It’s at MJK Ace Sales and Feed on 1st Street in Craig from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, and then Hayden Mercantile and Ace Hardware on 6th Street in Hayden, from 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets tomorrow morning. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow with the Pledge of Allegiance. Discussion items include:

  • A contract with UCHealth for Employee Health & Wellness Clinic Operation
  • Mental Health services and programs with Mind Springs Health.
  • A CDot Maintenance agreement.
  • The Men’s and Women’s soccer teams at CNCC using the fields at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The Barrows chairlift could be replaced. Shannon Lukens photo.

A new chairlift is being considered at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. The city and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club plan to replace the Barrows lift next summer, or during summer 2021. The Poma Lift is also being upgraded right now.

Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Jeff Wilson, photo courtesy Jeff Wilson

Steamboat Springs Police Sgt. Jeff Wilson has announced he is battling lung and brain cancer. Wilson is waiting for results from testing at Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora before starting treatment against his cancer. Wilson also serves with the North Routt Fire Department. He and his family live in the North Routt area. A GoFundMe page has been set up.

The Senior Social Center in Craig is planning a Wine Tasting Fundraiser. They need some volunteers. They’re meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, if you are available to help.

The historic Hog Park Guard Station is getting restored. It’s the oldest standing guard station in the Routt National Forest, up along the Colorado/Wyoming border. It was built in 1910 for about $450. HistoriCorps volunteers will do the preservation work on the cabin, including foundation repair, replacement of the wall logs, and reroofing.

The Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival is coming up Aug. 3. You can have a chance to win a ride on a balloon by visiting the KRAI website. Also that day is the Rubber Ducky Race. It’s a benefit to support the hospice program with Northwest Colorado Health. The race starts at 12:30 p.m. on that Saturday, Aug. 3, from the Ranney Street bridge. It ends in Loudy-Simpson Park. Tickets are $10. If your duck wins, you can win some money. Tickets are online at, or at the event. For questions, call 970-871-7609.

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

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