KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

A trail of wolf tracks observed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers in
Northwest Colorado on January 19, 2020

A group of wolves is living in northwest Colorado, and it has been confirmed again by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Officers heard howls in the area and were able to see the pack of six wolves, they then found their large tracks, which were as big as 5.5 inches. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says killing a wolf can result in federal charges, including a $100,000 fine and a year in prison, per offense. Contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife through a form on their website if you see or hear a wolf anywhere in the state.

 

If you’re buying a fishing license, make sure you buy it from the right place. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says there is a fake website out there selling fishing licenses. Find a licensed sales agent in Colorado or go directly to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website at www.CPWShop.com. They go on sale March 1.  Link: https://www.cpwshop.com/purchaseprivilege.page

Sheriff’s detectives in Sweetwater County Wyoming have served two search warrants for financial records in an ongoing embezzlement investigation. No arrests have been made but one of the suspects is a member of the Green River Fire Department.

A dog is looking for its owner. A mini Australian shepherd was found up on Rabbit Ears Pass Saturday, near the turnoff for Dumont Lake. A passerby noticed the dog and took him to the Routt County Humane Society. The dog is brown and white with freckly spots on its nose. The search for the owner of the pup is making the news across the state.

 

 

The dropbox for the prescription drug forfeiture program for Routt County has moved. It isn’t in the lobby of the Combined Law Enforcement Center anymore. You’ll find it at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, inside the doors to the emergency department.

Twenty people from nine countries became U.S. citizens at a ceremony in Grand Junction Wednesday. They live across Colorado, including three from Steamboat Springs this time. The new citizens who live in Steamboat are from the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and Chile. Others live in Fruita, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Gypsum, Montrose, Carbondale, and Clifton.

In sports tomorrow, the Moffat County girls swim team is headed to Gunnison and then Delta on Saturday. The Moffat County JV and Varsity basketball teams are headed to play Grand Valley High School in Parachute tomorrow. Then they’re off to Cedaredge on Saturday.

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

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