KRAI News for Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

More than 100 students just graduated from the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy at CMC near Glenwood Springs, and CMC in Rifle. Half of the graduates were women, which is the largest number so far in any of the academy’s graduating classes.
West Routt Firefighters had to rescue a family dog from an icy pond Sunday. It happened at Dry Creek Park in Hayden. A chocolate lab had fallen into the water from the center of the pond which didn’t have any ice because of the pond’s aeration system. Assistant Chief Trevor Guire was able to rescue the dog, wearing an ice rescue suit. The owners were thankful and later brought cookies to the station. Guire wants to remind dog owners to keep them leashed around open water.

The investigation into the disappearance and death of Matthew Shelters of Steamboat Springs, last spring and summer is over. That’s according to a press release from the 14th Judicial District Attorney in Grand, Moffat, and Routt Counties. The conclusion of the joint investigation determined that there is insufficient evidence to conclude that Shelters died due to criminal conduct. No one will be charged for anything related to the death as far as providing false statements or trespassing. Mr. Shelter’s parents have been notified. A link to the full legal summary is on the District Attorney’s website.

The Craig Mavericks had quite the football team.  That was back in 1926, according to official records discovered by Paul Knowles with the Museum of Northwest Colorado. Not only did the local high school football team go undefeated for two seasons in a row, they didn’t let a single point get scored against them. Knowles has contacted CHSAA so they can update their records. That’s the governing body of high school sports in Colorado. That undefeated record was eventually broken by Meeker, when they shut out Craig in 1928.

More research shows that the Craig-Steamboat rivalry has been going on for 108 years. That’s a long time, but not the longest in Colorado. It’s the fourth longest rivalry in the state, behind Delta-Montrose, La Junta-Trinidad, and the two home teams in Pueblo.

A quilt that celebrates “One Hundred Years of Moffat County Fair Happy Trails” is finished, with a western flair, representative of Moffat County. Renata Beason with the Embroidery Shoppe made the quilt for the 100th anniversary of the Moffat County Fair this past summer.

The award-winning quilt is now being accepted to international competitions, and traveling the country. It’s been in Portland, Oregon, and Santa Clara, California. It’s off to Daytona Beach Quilt Week in Florida in late February. Then it’s headed to Pennsylvania in March. The quilt is in Craig right now, though, and you can see it at the Embroidery Shoppe through mid-February.

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