KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

The new bus service from Craig to Steamboat started Sunday. Steamboat Springs Transit leaves Craig three times each morning now, at 5:15, 6:15, and 8:15, with stops in Hayden, Milner, and Steamboat II. Then three buses return to Craig each day, at 3:35, 5:35, and 7:35 in the evening. There is also now a bus from Steamboat to Craig each morning, leaving from the Gondola Transit Center at 7 a.m. and then leaving Craig at 3:35 each afternoon. The Regional bus service is a collaboration between the City of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, and the City of Craig.

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Parks are free to get in this Friday for #FreshAir Friday. Visitors to any of the 41 state parks can get in free to spend some time outside. The state parks in Northwest Colorado are Stagecoach, Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake, Yampa River State Park east of Hayden, and Elkhead Reservoir.

This week could be snowy. A series of disturbances could bring snow to the Colorado mountains, off and on all week. It would affect Thanksgiving holiday travel. Storms will start early in the week, then take a little break but be back on Wednesday night through Thanksgiving Day and on into Friday.

Turkeys are becoming a problem in some Glenwood Springs neighborhoods. They are hanging out in north and west Glenwood Springs, where the turkeys can be seen walking near stores and hotels. They can get territorial. And it’s illegal to feed the turkeys. They’re also prey for mountain lions which have been doing some hunting in the area, too.

The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest for boys and girls is coming up. It’s Saturday, Dec. 7, for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. It’s at Sandrock Elementary. For more information, call 970-824-6131. Or visit https://www.elks.org/hoopshoot/

The Steamboat Wranglers hockey team is ending the season early, and will no longer be in existence. Brent Pearson is a co-owner of the team. He says the pay-to-play hockey model doesn’t work in a town the size of Steamboat Springs.

Pearson says it was a difficult decision, and an emotional one for the organization.

The Wranglers will help the current players try to find another team to play for.

Kyle Taulman sings the national anthem at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, a Steamboat voice rang through the Pepsi Center in Denver Saturday night.

That’s Kyle Taulman, who is a senior at Steamboat Springs High School. Taulman sang the national anthem at the Colorado Avalanche game for Hockey Fights Cancer night. Taulman had a tumor around his spine when he was two years old and he lost the use of his legs. The crowd loved the performance.

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

And that’s the news on KRAI. I’m Shannon Lukens.

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