KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Two people went to the hospital Wednesday night after an accident on Moffat County Road 15, about a mile from where it intersects with Moffat County Road 7. One car went through a fence and the second went into an embankment. Both cars were towed. No word yet on the cause of the crash.

The search continues in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, for 74-year-old Terry Meador. The Rock Springs resident was reported missing Oct. 25. It’s believed he went hunting alone. His blue Chevy pickup truck was found badly stuck, just north of Pine Mountain. Please call the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office if you would like to volunteer to help in the search.






Snowmaking has started in Steamboat, thanks to some cold fall temperatures. Opening Day at Steamboat Ski area will be Wednesday, Nov. 21.

For the third year in a row, the United Way in Moffat County has been given an award called, “Right on the Money.” This year, it goes to Community Impact Coordinator Kristen Vigil for her work with the Bridges Out of Poverty Program. It happens twice a year to as many as 16 people living in poverty. They go through a nine-week course that’s free. Most of the graduates have eventually become self-sufficient.

National honors go to Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Craig Station, for its emissions efforts. The Unit 2 and 3 projects are designed to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The Craig Station also received the Top Power Plant Award from Power Magazine.

Sales are also up at Twentymile Mine. The Craig Press reports the mine sold 3.4 million tons of coal in 2017, which is up from 2.6 million from the year before. Twentymile Mine delivered coal to international destinations including Chile, Germany, and Brazil. The Routt County company is owned by Peabody Energy Corporation. It’s about 30 miles southeast of Craig on Routt County Road 27. More than half of the mine’s 270 employees live in Moffat County. The mine operates 24 hours a day, 361 days a year.

If you see a moose in Northwest Colorado, it may be wearing a collar. Twelve of them are collared right now, by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Kyle Bond is the District Wildlife Manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Steamboat office.

Collared moose in Steamboat Springs. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.


Bond says each collar is fit to each moose individually and they always check for tightness.  Bond says if you see a moose that does NOT have a collar, give them a call at 970-870-2197.



Police were called to another report of a bear getting into an unlocked Subaru off of Fish Creek Falls Road in Steamboat Springs Tuesday. The car was destroyed.

Ute Indian spiritual leader Kenny Frost says he has been banned from the Yampah Vapor Caves in Glenwood Springs. Frost is a leader with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. He says he has been conducting regular ceremonies in the vapor caves for at least 20 years. Co-owner of the caves, Dave Anselmo, says Frost was disrespectful to the owners in September, during the 125th anniversary of the Hotel Colorado. The Ute Indians had to cancel their performance because of a family emergency. Anselmo then called Frost to let him know he was no longer welcome there.

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

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