KRAI News for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

38-year-old Sancy Shaw from Clark was killed Christmas Eve, in a crash on I-70 near Genesee. Shaw was a teacher at the North Routt Community Charter School, and mother of four. Her six-year-old daughter, Charlee, was a passenger in the car, and taken to Children’s Hospital in Aurora in critical condition. A Caring Bridge website for the family says Charlee suffered a brain injury and broken femur in the crash. There was a candlelight vigil at the school in North Routt last night for community members. Colorado State Patrol says the driver of the car that killed Shaw crossed over the median. That driver was 62-year-old Cheri Goodard from Frederick, and she also died at the scene. Colorado State Patrol is reporting that they think Goodard was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana.

Two charities in Craig have received gifts from the Knights of Columbus, Council 4131. The money was raised from their annual Tootsie Roll drive. $1,500 was given to Horizons Specialized Services of Moffat County, and the other $1,500 was given to Northwest Colorado Health’s Hospice of Moffat County.

A child care center in South Routt County is close to opening. Kasey and Kieran O’Halloran have met with the Routt County Planning Commission, which voted unanimously to approve the special use permit for the new daycare, with 25 conditions of approval. The new center would provide seven new jobs. The permit will go before Routt County Commissioners on Jan. 8.

As of Jan. 1, Rangely will have some new roles in town government. Lisa Piering will officially be the Town Manager, instead of just filling in. Rangely’s new town clerk will be Erica Eyer. Marybel Cox will be the town treasurer. Town Planner Jocelyn Muller was be the reviewer for GoCo grants.

Colorado is growing. The U.S. Census Bureau says 80,000 more people came to the state between mid-2017 and mid-2018. The population is now at 5.7 million people. The Census Bureau says that’s the seventh-fastest growth rate in the country, at 1.4 percent. Nevada and Idaho were tied for first.

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