KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 26, 2018

A car hit a pedestrian at about 1:45 in the morning Sunday. Craig Police want to know who did it. The person was dragged for a few blocks and then had to be taken to the hospital. A picture of the white 4-wheel drive looking car that the police are looking for is on the KRAI Facebook page and website. Call Craig Police at 970-826-2360 if you have any idea who might be involved.



Slippery roads over the weekend caused three rollovers on Highway 40 near Craig. The first two accidents happened Saturday afternoon. One was a white Dodge pickup near mile marker 94 between Yampa Valley Electric and the Wyman Museum. The second rollover was a Chevy pickup at mile marker 96, about a mile from the border of Moffat and Routt counties. The driver was able to get out but Craig Fire Rescue had to use hydraulic extraction to get the female passenger out of the truck. The third accident was Sunday afternoon on Moffat County Road 31. The driver and passenger weren’t hurt. Colorado State Patrol is investigating.

Leaders of the Moffat County Broadband Initiative have announced a potential partnership with Yampa Valley Electric Association. It means the City of Craig and Moffat County have withdrawn their application for state funding for broadband construction. The revised plan includes nearly 15 miles (14.7) of middle-mile fiber infrastructure serving 38 community anchor institutions in Craig. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar says the collaborative effort with YVEA is the “best possible outcome” the city and the committee could have envisioned.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is meeting today. Local departments will be presenting their staff reports, among other county business.

The new school in Hayden is getting designed. A Design Advisory Group of 19 community members and educators has been meeting since July. They’re all gathering input from administrators, board members, teachers, students and residents of Hayden. A nearly $39 million dollar ($38.8) grant from the Colorado Department of Education is funding the program. The school will face east with a welcoming entry. There’s a courtyard, and gathering spaces indoors and outdoors, a new football field, track, and two gymnasiums. The school in Hayden will be for pre-K through 12th grade. The next community meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 in the elementary school cafeteria. The plan is to break ground in the spring and have the school ready by the start of the school year in 2020.

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust has conserved 560-thousand acres of land across Colorado. It’s the largest land trust in the state and 4th largest in the nation. Here’s Amber Sachs with the group. She says the land trust is especially important in Moffat and Routt Counties.

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust is planning a big celebration in the year 2020, when the group celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Five cars three days. One Steamboat bear continues to get into unlocked cars looking for food. And as is usually the case, a Subaru is involved because bears know how to get into them easier. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has set a trap. The bear will either be transplanted or euthanized. Keep your car doors locked. Parks and Wildlife says the bears should be hibernating in the next couple of weeks… we hope.

A woman in Grand Junction pleaded guilty to charges of embezzling money from her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. Jennifer Hooten of Cliften pleaded guilty to felony theft and has been ordered to pay $1,400 in restitution. She was arrested after other leaders discovered the bank account which should have had $2400 in cookie profits in it, was overdrawn.

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

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