KRAI News for Monday, June 17, 2019

Whittle the Wood has wrapped up for its 20th year. Taking the title for the number one whittler for the second year in a row was Ken Braun of Montrose. He created a velociraptor named “Blue.” Braun also won the People’s Choice award and tied for artist’s choice. Braun took home $1,000 in prize money. Matt Ounsworth from Fort Collins was second with an animal totem he named “20 for 20.” Bongo Love and his flowers and hummingbirds was third. He named it, “The Sweet Life.”

A man who drowned last week at Harvey Gap Reservoir has been identified by the Garfield County Coroner. 37-year-old Justin Yenter was from Silt.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is meeting today instead of Tuesday, which is when they regularly meet. The meeting is at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners meeting room at 221 W. Victory Way. The board is discussing contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Those contracts include the Maternal and Child Health Services contract, Immunization Core Services Contract, and the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Contract. The next scheduled meeting after today’s meeting for the County Commissioners is Tuesday, June 25 at 8:30 in the morning.

Some library books are for sale at the Moffat County Library in Craig. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Moffat County Library in Craig is having the Friends of the Library book sale right now. Books from the library are for sale, but others are donated. Keisha Bickford says the library appreciates the donations.

Library books are three for a dollar. The donated books are $5 for hardback and $3 for paperback.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife has commissioned 23 new officers to the agency. They completed their Peace Officer Standards and Training program, and did field training. Thirteen are commissioned to the parks side, and 10 on the wildlife side. They’ll each be assigned to one of the 41 state parks or 136 designated wildlife districts in Colorado.

Elaine Deupree of Craig has been traveling to Steamboat each month for treatments at the UCHealth Jan Bishop Cancer Center. Deupree is being treated for multiple myeloma. Deupree is also a big fan of baseball. The 83-year-old got a special treat from the Colorado Rockies. She was invited to a baseball game in Denver, with four box seats. It’s part of a partnership with UCHealth and the Rockies, to bring awareness of cancer. And the day she went, the Rockies beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-1.

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