KRAI News for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

Photo courtesy Craig Police.






Two Craig Police officers were recognized at this week’s Craig City Council meeting. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.

Steamboat residents will vote in November on a 2-mill property tax to fund fire and emergency services. Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously approved the ordinance to put it on the ballot. The money would generate about $1.5 million dollars annually for the department.

An Episcopal priest has been walking through Northwest Colorado. 62-year-old Rev. Peter Munson is on a 3,600-mile journey from Charleston, South Carolina, to San Francisco. He is raising money for his non-profit, which is called “6 Million Steps for Kids.”

Phones were out in the Moffat County School District Wednesday afternoon. The school district is also welcoming more than 20 new teachers and staff to the district this year.

55 Country was off the air much of the afternoon and evening Wednesday. There was a fiber cut and Century Link was working on the problem.

911 service from landline telephones was not available last night, in parts of West Routt County and Hayden. But it appeared to be working from cell phones, and from text messages. The non-emergency number for Routt County Dispatch is 970-879-1110.

Olympic Nordic skier Johnny Spillane will be inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Spillane grew up in Steamboat, and was the first American to win an Olympic medal in Nordic combined. Sherman Poppen will also be inducted, posthumously. Poppen invented the Snurfer which is the early version of the snowboard, and he eventually moved to Steamboat Springs. The Hall of Fame ceremony is at Sun Valley in Idaho, in March.

The Moffat County High School girls volleyball team has some games against Steamboat this afternoon. The C-team starts at 4 p.m., followed by JV and Varsity. Those games are at the high school. The Lady Bulldogs are coming off of games against Hayden where the Varsity won one but lost three. The JV squad won their two games.

The soccer teams at Colorado Northwestern Community College are on the road tomorrow. Both teams are headed to Rock Springs, Wyoming, to play in the Western Wyoming Community College soccer tournament.

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

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