KRAI News for Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tri-State Generation and Transmission says no to an offer by Guzman Energy of Denver to buy and shut down the remaining coal-fired generation station at Craig Station. The Craig Press reports that Guzman Energy made an offer to Tri-State that would lower its costs and provide savings to members. For more from the Craig Press:

Four pigs got out last night, from across the rest stop west of Hayden, before the railroad tracks. They may have been along Highway 40 sometime last night. If you happen to see those pigs, please call 970-620-2822.

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a local scam. A social media post reports that someone is contacting local businesses and offering for their child to pick up trash in the parking lot. Then that person gets a group of kids together and tries to charge the business as much as $2500. The sheriff’s office says be aware that this is happening, and if it happens to you or you have any concerns, give them a call.

Craig Police Officer Jessey Kennell

Craig Police officer Jessey Kennell was recognized at this week’s City Council meeting, after he helped save a man’s life. It happened on April 29. Kennell was dispatched to a medical emergency involving a 27-year-old male who was believed to be having a seizure. Officer Kennell found that the man didn’t have a pulse so he started CPR until the man’s heart started beating on his own. Emergency Medical Personnel says Officer Kennell’s quick actions saved the man’s life. He was given the Craig Police Department’s Lifesaving Award for his actions.

Everyone is invited to a free barbecue on Saturday. It’s the eighth year for the annual community barbecue hosted by Emergency Medical Services at Memorial Regional Health. It’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 1, at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. It’s free for all ages. You’ll get to meet emergency first responders. There will be games, face-painting, ambulances, fire trucks, and the helicopter for Classic Air Medical. Plus, wear your seatbelt, and you might win a prize.

So much snow has many at higher elevations ready to appreciate warm days of spring and summer. Here’s KRAI’s James Bradley with more from North Routt County.

 From snow to swimming… The Craig Pool Complex is now open, at 605 Washington Street.

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

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