KRAI News for Monday, June 10, 2019

The Yampa River. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan is studying ways to reduce water use in the Colorado River basin. That includes the Yampa River. Three possible actions include storing water in a reservoir upstream of Lake Powell. Next would be cloud seeding. Finally, a voluntary program would temporarily pay farmers to not use their water… the water they have a right to. More:

Two Steamboat teenagers were arrested for theft from some businesses in downtown Steamboat Springs this spring. They were shoplifting. One of the stores was Fringe Boutique. Owner Pam Pole says it is lost income for her business, and that it’s even more upsetting since she supports the teams and schools with events like after prom.

The teenagers also went down to All That. Owner Kim Bates says she knew items were taken from her business, so she went down to Mary Jane’s to see if the girls were there. They were. That’s when police were called. Bates says it was disappointing.

Steamboat Police Sergeant Jeff Wilson says all store owners should be aware of shoplifters as we head into the busy summer season.

That’s Sgt. Wilson with Steamboat Police

The Barrel Cathedral Brewery is now open in downtown Craig. The new business is owned by Yampa Valley Brewing Company. The brewery also has a Cajun bistro restaurant. The Barrel Cathedral is at 576 Yampa Avenue.


Routt County residents wore orange in front of the Routt County Courthouse Friday, recognizing National Gun Violence Awareness. Lulu Gould helped organize the event, which she says is to honor the many lives affected by gun violence.

Gould says Routt County is nationally recognized for its awareness.

Demonstrations were held across the country as well.


Craig soccer players had some home games Saturday, at Woodbury Sports Complex. It was part of the new Craig Soccer Club, which is a new branch of the longstanding Steamboat Soccer Club. The games Saturday were combined with kids from both groups. Craig Parks and Rec offers coed youth soccer for ages five to 13. Practices start at the end of the month.

Moffat County High School boys basketball players are offering a basketball camp for middle school kids. It starts today at the high school. Sessions are from 2-5 p.m. for $30 an athlete. For more information, call 970-629-0272.

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

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