KRAI News for Thursday, July 25, 2019

Craig City Council is working on the language for the city’s new marijuana ordinance, which will be put before the voters in November. Part of the issue is where the marijuana tax money will go. Councilors have suggested they impose a 5% sales tax and 5% excise tax on marijuana in Craig. The tax money will help fund the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, and the Museum of Northwest Colorado. At Tuesday’s meeting, council determined that the tax money could be used for funding for three years, instead of five. Then future councils would be able to decide what to do after that, and not be as constricted with the rules.

It has been ten years since Carol Jacobson of Craig, died in a rafting accident. Her raft flipped along the Green River near Dinosaur National Monument in western Moffat County on July 29, 2009. Jacobson was the owner of Downtown Books. Her family is finally having a memorial service and remembrance of Jacobson. It’s at the Wyman Living History Museum on Saturday and Sunday. All are invited to stop by and meet Jacobson’s son, Aaron. A schedule of everything happening is at https://bookladyincraig.com/

The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund is looking for some volunteers to serve on their board. Applicants must live in Moffat or Routt County. The board decides what non-motorized trails are priority for maintenance, or what projects on public lands are needed to be done the most. Apply through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at YVCF.org/trails   https://yvcf.org/trails/ The deadline is Aug. 23.

Mussels on a boat. Courtesy Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Boats are being inspected at all lakes and reservoirs. Its mandatory in Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to make sure invasive zebra and quagga mussels do not enter Colorado waters. Boat inspectors have already intercepted 51 boats infested with mussels this year. The Craig Press reports that there haven’t been any concerns from Elkhead Reservoir yet this summer. The most infected boats are coming from Lake Powell.

The bike path in Glenwood Canyon is now fully open. It had to be swept, and some repairs were being made. For those wishing to hike to Hanging Lake, you have to make a reservation for a permit at VisitGlenwood.com www.visitglenwood.com/hanginglake

Football players from Moffat County High School are hosting a camp for incoming 7th and 8th graders. It starts next Wednesday night. The cost is $10. To find out more, call 720-841-3024.

On Saturday, there is a 4-H Completion Shoot at the Craig Trap Club, on Moffat County Road 64.

Congratulations Dory Myler and Joshua Sanger. They have a new baby boy named James, who was very anxious to get here earlier this month. While the family drove very quickly from their home in Stagecoach to the hospital in Steamboat, they didn’t quite make it. James was born in the Subaru, just a few miles away. He weighed in at 5 pounds and 1 ounce. He, and mom, are just fine.

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