KRAI News for Thursday, May 16, 2019

A rollover crash on Hwy 40 west of Milner sent a driver and a passenger to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Injuries for both were reported to be minor. The crash closed the eastbound lane of the highway for a bit.

Two people were critically injured in a rollover crash on Highway 40 Wednesday. It happened near Granby and the YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch. Two people in two of the cars involved were taken to Middle Park Health in Granby.

A Fruita man has been charged with violating federal wildlife preservation laws. 46-year-old Thad Bingham is charged with transporting a bobcat across state boundaries for commerce. Bingham allegedly tried to sell the bobcat for more than $350.  It isn’t the first time he has faced illegal wildlife charges. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Ute Indian Pow Wow Dance Performance from Uintah River High School. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

The Ute Indian Pow Wow Dance Performance and Presentation is tonight. The Culture Club from Uintah River High School in Utah will be sharing their dances, music, and regalia. The two free shows are at 5 and 6:30 p.m. tonight, at Steamboat Springs High School. The Ute Indians were the original inhabitants of the Yampa Valley.

The FFA Dinner for Moffat County High School is Friday night. The auction and dinner is an annual event for the Moffat County chapter of the Future Farmers of America. It starts at 5:30 Friday in the high school gym. The cost is $10 per person. Kids five and under are free. For more information, call 970-826-6599. Or email:

You can learn how to research your family history at a seminar in Northwest Colorado Sunday. It’s designed for the novice genealogist and family history researcher. John Major with the library in Steamboat Springs says it is especially interesting for those from Moffat County.

Experts will be in Steamboat to help. It’s from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library, and it’s free.

The bike path through Glenwood Canyon is now open to the public, after some repairs from CDOT. If there is bad weather, runoff, or flooding, the path may close. Those who want to bike to Hanging Lake have to make a reservation for a permit at

It is National Safe Boating Week this week. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind boaters to wear a life jacket and boat responsibly. They have designated Friday as “Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day.”

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

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