Hunting violations are being discovered at the check-in station at Yampa River State Park, just east of Hayden. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers conducted a day-long wildlife check station last week. They had help from park rangers, biologists, and technicians from Area 6, which is Moffat and Rio Blanco counties and surrounding areas. Colorado State Patrol was also there to check hunting tags, proper equipment and harvested animals. Of the 204 vehicles checked with 397 hunters, two were in illegal possession of a mule deer, three were hunting without a proper or valid license, and there were multiple failures to comply with license, evidence of the sex of the animal and carcass tag violations. Officers are also following up on some license transfers, an unregistered outfitter, three cases of wasted meet, and a DNA blood test from a truck bed.
Craig residents can get back and forth to Steamboat a little easier, starting Dec. 1.
- Steamboat Springs Transit will have three daily departures from Craig, at 5:15, 6:15, and 8:15 in the morning. There will be stops in Hayden, Milner, and Steamboat II before the bus arrives in Steamboat. Then return service from Steamboat to Craig leaves at 3:35, 5:35, and 7:35 p.m.
- A new reverse direction morning route has also been added. This one is from Steamboat Springs to Craig, leaving the Gondola Transit Center at 7 a.m. and getting to Craig at 8:15. The afternoon bus will then leave Craig at 3:35, getting to Steamboat by 5:14.
- The Regional bus service is a collaboration between the City of Steamboat Springs, Routt County, and the City of Craig.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family who lost two buildings in a fire on Sunday, in North Routt County. David Stone lost a mechanic shop and all of tools and equipment in the fire. He also lost his apartment, which was attached to the shop. Items in the shop aren’t covered by insurance. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the family, and donations can be made at either Mountain Valley Bank in Steamboat. https://www.gofundme.com/f/david-stone-fire-recovery-fund?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=unknown&utm_campaign=comms_xxb7+david-stone-fire-recovery-fund
Don’t forget some theatrical performances starting tonight. The Wizard of Oz is being performed at Moffat County High School at 6:30 tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, with a special matinee at 1:30 Saturday.
In Meeker, James and the Giant Peach is being performed by the Youth Theatrical Group with a performance tonight, two tomorrow and one on Saturday, at Meeker Elementary School.
A Celebration of Light is coming up Thursday evening, Dec. 5. Community members are invited to honor the memories of loved ones. All ages are invited to release a lantern and decorate ornaments. There will be soup, cookies, and hot chocolate. The Celebration of Light is hosted by Northwest Colorado Health and Grant Mortuary & Crematory. It starts at 5:30 on Dec. 5 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. For more, call 970-871-7609.
A basketball tournament for the Craig Middle School boys basketball team starts tomorrow. Teams invited are Meeker, Rangely, Summit, Rifle, and Soroco. Games are at Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.