A mule deer doe attacked a woman in Craig Wednesday. The 85-year-old woman was walking her dog within city limits. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials think her dog surprised the deer, who had two fawns. The woman was taken to the hospital in Craig with serious injuries. Wildlife officers have captured the doe and her fawns. They say they have to put the animal down to protect public safety. The fawns will be taken to a local rehabilitation facility.
The wood is being whittled at Loudy-Simpson Park. Here’s KRAI’s James Bradley with more on this year’s rendezvous.
Matt Karzen is the new District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District. Karzen was the Assistant District Attorney under Brett Barkey, who has resigned to pursue volunteer and educational opportunities. Governor Polis announced Karzen’s appointment Wednesday Karzen will serve the remainder of Barkey’s term through 2020, at which point he’ll be on the November ballot next year as the incumbent, should he decide to run.
A semi-truck full of lumber rolled along Highway 40, at the west end of Byers Canyon Wednesday. It happened in Grand County between Parshall and Hot Sulphur Springs. Both lanes of the highway were closed, but then traffic alternated until the highway opened last night.
Basic welding classes are being offered in Craig. The classes start next Tuesday, and they’re being offered by Colorado Northwestern Community College and Moffat County High School. They’re taught by professional welder Tanner Claypool who owns Jack’s Bumpers in Craig. The classes are from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the agriculture shop at Moffat County High School. Registration closes tomorrow. There are some different sessions available. Or call 970-824-1109. Register: https://cncc.edu/community-education-registration-form
In sports, the Bulldog boys middle school basketball camp continues today at the high school. There is a Friends of Coal Tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course on Friday. And the Craig Sea Sharks have a swim meet Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight is the first Movie in the Park, hosted by Craig Parks & Recreation. The movie is “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” It’s at Loudy-Simpson Park. Bring your own chairs and snacks. The movie starts at dusk, which is around 8:30 this evening.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.