KRAI News for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Water users along the Yampa River have to put in a measuring device or headgate on their water diversion. The Colorado Division of Water Resources has sent notices to all water users that it has to be done by July 31. Or they can ask for an extension. It’s because if the Yampa River goes on call again, like last summer, water users have to know how much water is being used. Last summer, when the river went on call because of the drought, about 850 devices were shut off.

Another poacher has been caught. A 19-year-old man from Broomfield will pay almost $20,000 in fines for illegally killing and then abandoning a bull moose in Grand County last November. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says Callan Hyatt was hunting without a license, wounded the animal (which he thought was an elk), and then didn’t go find it or dress the wildlife. Hyatt could also lose all hunting and fishing privileges in 47 states for up to five years.

The Craig Community Blood Drive is this afternoon, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. The blood drive is at The Pavillion at 640 E. Victory Way. To make an appointment, call the Vitalant Appointment Center at 303-363-2300.

Clean up Craig. Country Living Realty is leading the way with a community cleanup drive and photo contest. They’re challenging community members, groups, and organizations in Craig to accept the #Trashtag challenge. Do some cleaning up and take before and after pictures. Email them to WeSellCraig@gmail.com and you’ll be entered to win some cash prizes in the Craig #trashtag challenge. Then there’s a group cleanup day on April 27. Meet at 9 a.m. on that Saturday, in the Kmart parking lot.

Six-year-old Charlee Shaw of North Routt County is still in a Denver hospital, working on physical therapy. Shaw was hurt in a car crash on I-70 on Christmas Eve, that killed her mother. The driver of the car who caused the crash, was drunk and high, and she also died. Charlee had a setback after a surgery in early March. Her family tells the Steamboat Pilot & Today that every day, she has three speech therapy sessions, two physical therapy sessions, and two occupational therapy sessions. Her dad, Brett Shaw, is hoping she can come home later this month, to be with him, and her three brothers.

The 3rd Annual Spring Soiree is Friday night. It benefits programs at Hayden Elementary School. The event starts at 5:30 Friday at the Hayden Granary.

In sports today, the Moffat County High School girls golf team is competing in Rifle. The girls soccer team is at home against Vail Christian. That game starts at 4 p.m. today. The varsity baseball team is playing at the same time, but against Grand Valley High School in Parachute. The JV team plays right after that.

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

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