KRAI News for Monday, May 11, 2020

The chloramine conversion process for water customers in the City of Craig kicks in today at 10 a.m. It will take about three weeks to complete the conversion process of the water plant. The water distribution system stretches about 80 miles. The city will be flushing fire hydrants in the distribution system during the process. This could cause some problems with discolored water or pressure fluctuations. The city says to just run your water faucets for a little bit and the problem should be solved.

Fire at Legacy Ranch

Five pigs and two sheep died in a structure fire Saturday night. It happened at Legacy Ranch off Highway 40, headed towards Rabbit Ears Pass from Steamboat Springs. The animals were part of the 4-H program to be shown at the Routt County Fair. The fire was contained to the one building on the ranch, which was homesteaded in 1899 and is now leased by Yampatika. The fire marshal will return to the scene today to try to figure out what caused the fire.

There was also a grass and sage fire off County Road 19 near Dunkley Pass over the weekend. That’s west of Yampa. Three crews were able to get that fire out. They were from the Yampa Fire, Steamboat Springs Fire, and Oak Creek Fire departments.

More than 40 stray cats have been rescued from a rural Routt County property. They’re up for adoption at the humane society. The cats are getting vaccinated, and spayed or neutered. Nineteen are kittens. The humane society needs to get the cats to homes so there is a “Name Your Price” adoption special for all barn cats that are six months or older.

Haymaker Golf Course

Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs will kick off its 23rd season on Thursday. Walking only; no carts. You have to bring your own clubs. Daily tee times are available to Routt and Moffat County residents only. Reservations at Haymaker must be made in advance. The driving range and putting greens won’t open until May 21.

A ranch near Meeker has a new owner. New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg bought the 4,600-acre property for $45 million. It has a helipad, a circular swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course, and a 19,000 square foot main house. It’s known as the Westlands in the White River Valley near Meeker.

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