KRAI News for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

The school board in Moffat County needs two new board members. Vice President Lee Atkin is stepping down to focus on his family. JoBeth Tupa will replace Atkin as Vice president. Another at-large seat has been open since November of 2016. Find out more about running for the school board at  Candidates will be interviewed Jan. 24.

Also at last week’s meeting, the a cappella choir from Moffat County High School sang.

The Steamboat Springs School Board chose a new board member at their meeting last night. Kelly Latterman replaces Mayling Simpson who is moving to Virginia.

A group is meeting this afternoon to discuss possibly consolidating Moffat County’s law enforcement agencies. Representatives from the City of Craig and Moffat County will be there, as will Craig Police Chief Jerry DeLong and Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume. They’ll talk about combined operating costs and how other city and county law enforcement agencies have made it work. Discussions are preliminary. The group will also talk about possible improvements to highway, street and walkways, along with trail development in Loudy-Simpson Park. They’ll discuss the failed ballot measure that would have funded Moffat County libraries and the Museum of Northwest Colorado. And they’ll talk about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The meeting is at 4 p.m. in Council Chambers at Craig City Hall today, and it’s open to the public.

The Moffat County Tourism Association Board of Directors will discuss the 2019 Budget at its regular meeting tomorrow afternoon. It starts at 3 at the Bank of Colorado.

The new director for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado is Jamie Connell. Connell has been with the BLM more recently in the Glenwood Springs Field Office, which has now moved to Silt, as the Colorado River Valley Field Office. Before that, she was a ranger based out of Dillon, and she also led the Northern Colorado District which covered the field offices in Glenwood Springs, Meeker, Craig, and Kremmling.

Today is Colorado Gives Day. It you want to support some of the 50-plus non-profits from the Moffat County area that are participating, go to

Lieutenant Will Zilka of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is retiring after 27 years keeping the highways safe. Zilka started his career in 1991 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He also was a big supporter of the Alive at 25 program.

The 20th Annual KRAI Holiday Drive is this Thursday and Friday at Centennial Mall in Craig. One of the benefactors of the drive is Open Heart Advocates which helps victims of domestic violence, victims of sexual assault, crime victims and victims of human trafficking . Director Beka Warren says their group helps people who reach out to them, and they show them what to do.

Open Heart Advocates appreciates the KRAI Holiday Drive. They will be accepting donations so they can get a new table in the shelter, snow tires for the vehicle they use to pick up or transport victims, and they need a new toy chest for the kids.

The KRAI Holiday Drive starts at six in the morning this Thursday and Friday, and wraps up at 6 each evening, at Centennial Mall in Craig.

A young man in Severance, Colorado, is ready to throw a snowball. 9-year-old Dane Best is asking the town leaders to make it legal, since right now, it is illegal to throw a snowball within the city limits of Severance, which is just northwest of Greeley.

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

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