KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 7

Wyoming Highway Patrol’s K-9 Hunter retired from service September 2019.  K-9 Hunter was purchased in 2010 for narcotics detection work and paired initially with Sergeant Jeremy Beck, who is now assigned to the Safety and Training Section at Headquarters in Cheyenne as the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Public Information Officer.

At the time of K-9 Hunter’s retirement, he was the longest-serving K-9 on the Highway Patrol’s K-9 Team.   Most recently, K-9 Hunter and his handler, Trooper Scott Neilson, was assigned to Division ‘D’ in Lyman.  K-9 Hunter served the State of Wyoming for a total of nine years, and during that time, was deployed 418 times resulting in several cases where illegal narcotics were seized.

The first snow to reach the Yampa Valley floor is expected to fall Thursday. First, we’ll see a couple more fall days. Monday and Tuesday are forecast to be sunny skies with highs in the mid- to upper-60s for both Routt and Moffat counties.

There is a push from an Oregon-based utility to shift more of its portfolio to renewable sources, and in a draft released Thursday, there was a plan to close the tri-state station in 2026 rather than 2034. The full story is on the craig daily press dot com.

The Colorado River District has been named the 2019 J. Evan Goulding District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado, according to a news release.

The award, which was established to single out a district that demonstrates exceptional leadership and community spirit, recognizes a district’s major accomplishments, series of outstanding efforts and determination to serve its constituency.

About 160 people attended the 140th anniversary of the Milk Creek Battle, including representatives of all four Ute tribes and ancestors of some of the Buffalo Soldiers. Battling intense winds, members of the Grant family—Jonas and Joy Grant Bullethead and their grandson, Jonah—clad in traditional regalia, spread some of Joe Sullivan’s ashes at the site as part of the ceremony.

The Moffat County Girls Volleyball squad was able to take down Olathe and spoil their homecoming event last weekend. The match went five sets, but the bulldogs did prevail. Runners from Moffat are also peaking at the right time, turning in some of their best personal times over the weekend at the Delta Pantherfest. The quick times are coming just in front of the region 1 3A race scheduled for October 18th. Moffat County Football lost big against a very good Basalt team Friday night. They will host aspen this week for homecoming.

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