KRAI News for Thursday, May 9, 2019

Two prescribed burns are starting Monday in Moffat County. The 40-acre Oxbow Prescribed Fire is on BLM and state lands, along the Little Snake River near Moffat County Road 21. The five-acre Ferret Pile Prescribed Fire is also on BLM lands in the Browns Park area. The fires will only happen if conditions are safe. You can expect to see some smoke.

More pot shops could be coming to Steamboat. The City Council there approved first reading of a zoning ordinance that would allow more retail shops that sell marijuana around Steamboat, including in the downtown area and near Steamboat Resort.

Hayden Town Council has also drafted a new ordinance that would allow pot shops in the town. Council gave unanimous approval for an ordinance that would create an application process for aspiring dispensary owners. New dispensaries would be approved or denied on a case-by-case basis. One person plans to apply for a pot shop on a plot of land near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Emergency responders started getting calls on I-70 in Eagle County about a car going too fast. It was a bright red Dodge Challenger, passing cars at a high rate of speed, and even doing it on the shoulder. The car was clocked at 130 miles per hour, and that’s when it missed the curve just west of the Wolcott exit. The 31-year-old driver from Maryland was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. State troopers arrested him and booked him into the Eagle County Jail on at least six charges, including suspected DUI.

Part of Routt National Forest on Buffalo Pass will be closed for a month, starting next Wednesday. The Forest Service is closing two trails because it is elk calving season. The area includes the Flash of Gold and BTR trails. The restricted area is 355 acres of National Forest System land, about two miles northeast of Steamboat Springs. Signs will be posted. The dates are May 15 through June 15.

In sports… The Moffat County Varsity Baseball team has a double-header today against Basalt. Those games are away this afternoon. The Bulldog Boys Swim team is headed to Grand Junction tomorrow through the weekend, to compete in the Western Slope Conference Championships. The high school track team is also in Grand Junction tomorrow for the Tiger Invitational.

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


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