KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Shadow Mountain Village in Craig has some new winter parking restrictions. There’s no on-street parking in the winter so snow plows can clear the streets. It’s a new resolution unanimously passed by the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners. The Craig Press reports the new restrictions are in effect now but enforcement won’t start until Dec. 1. Some new signs are being made which will be installed over the next few weeks. If your car is left on the street overnight in Shadow Mountain Village, you can get a ticket, and a fine, and maybe your car could get towed.

Moffat and Routt Counties had strong voter turnout in Tuesday’s election. In Moffat County, there are 9,142 registered voters. Ballots cast in Tuesday’s election were 4,083, which is 44.66 percent. It was about the same in Routt County where 45.1 percent of voters cast a ballot, according to the Routt County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Both numbers are higher than the statewide voter turnout of 40.5%, according to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.

The two officers who shot and killed an armed man in Rifle in August, won’t be facing criminal charges. The District Attorney’s office did a three month investigation into the death of 54-year-old Allan George, who was trying to avoid arrest when armed, back on Aug. 5. The report says Cpl. Dewey Ryan and Officer Shelby McNeal exhausted all possible measures in trying to get George to submit to arrest, telling him to put his gun down 46 times. He was shot when he was running away.

In Utah, Division of Wildlife Resources and State Parks personnel inspected almost 300,000 boats this season. They’re making the big effort to prevent invasive quagga mussels from spreading from Lake Powell to other bodies of water in Utah. The busiest weekend for inspections was 4th of July.







A woman in Vernal has been arrested and charged with stealing $145,000. 41-year-old Michelle Lyn Coon was the treasurer of the Friends of Uintah and Daggett County Children’s Justice Center. She has admitted to using a debit card and writing checks to herself from the account. Coon is also a teacher for the Uintah School District.

Integrated Community has a new executive director. Nelly Navarro grew up in Peru. She speaks English, Spanish, and French, and now heads up the Steamboat-based non-profit.

In sports this weekend, the boys basketball team from Craig Middle School is headed to Oak Creek to play in the Soroco Tournament on Saturday. On that same day, the Moffat County High School Varsity football team plays at 1 p.m. in Sterling, for the first round of the 2A CHSAA State Playoffs.

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