KRAI News for Monday, June 24, 2019

Two trees fell along Steamboat Blvd. today. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Heavy rain and snow over the weekend has caused damaged trees and high waters. The Yampa and Elk Rivers have reached peak flows, but could get higher. No one was evacuated by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, but some horses at Saddle Mountain Ranch were moved to neighboring farms because of flooded pastures. Water reached some cabins at the KOA Campground west of Steamboat Springs. The Routt County Office of Emergency Management is offering free sandbags if people need to build a flood barrier around their home.

Ballots for the West Steamboat Neighborhoods annexation election have to be turned in by tomorrow night at 7 p.m. They have to be taken to a secure ballot drop box at the Steamboat Springs City Hall or Routt County Courthouse. It is too late to send a ballot by mail.

Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen and Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The new combined law enforcement building opens in Steamboat Springs today. If you have business with Steamboat Police or Routt County Sheriffs, visit the new facility at 2025 Shield Drive.




Meeker has a new group called MAMBA, which stands for Meeker Area Mountain Biking Association. Alice Harvey and her husband, Jared, started MAMBA three months ago to promote mountain biking in Meeker and to get people out there on their bikes.

Harvey says Meeker has world-class mountain biking trails. They’ve been organizing group rides for adults and kids.

Mamba’s bike rides are scheduled through their Facebook page, at

Two middle school students from Moffat County are at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo this week in Huron, South Dakota. Logan Durham is the bull riding state champion. Katie Jo Knez is the goat tying state champion. Knez also was interviewed  on a podcast called “Colorado Matters,” on Colorado Public Radio. Here is the link to hear it:

The Craig Parks and Rec Girls slow-pitch softball league has wrapped up the season. The top team for the eight to 12-year-old girls is the Cool Water Grille Skyhawks. The winner for the girls ages 13 to 18 is the Arena of Dreams Badgers.

The Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic is happening this week at Elkhead Reservoir State Park near Craig. Anglers of all ages and levels of fishing expertise can participate to win cash and prizes.

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

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