KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019

Craig City Council is meeting late this afternoon. On the agenda is the consideration of consolidation of law enforcement services between Craig Police, and the Moffat County Sheriff’s office. They’ll also discuss funding some $127,000 dollars worth of economic development initiatives. The Craig Press reports that council will also decide whether to fund $62,800 worth of wayfinding infrastructure in Craig. It would help show tourists and other visitors to the city where to go for recreational and historical attractions in Craig.

A new Residence Inn by Marriott, which would go in behind Safeway off Hwy 40 in Steamboat, might not happen. Steamboat Springs City Council is having a special meeting today that will reconsider the approval of plans for the hotel. More than 1,000 people have signed a petition that is asking for council to reconsider. That meeting is at 5 today, in Centennial Hall on 10th Street in Steamboat.

A Snowmass snowboarder died at the resort, after trying to make a jump in the terrain park there. 20-year-old Tyler Hamm was originally from North Carolina, but had moved to Snowmass to work at a restaurant on the mountain.

Everyone is invited to the third annual Winter Tea at the Luttrell Barn Cultural Center on Emerson Street. The event is at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Feb. 24. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, and available at Downtown Books, Kitchen A La More, and at the door.

The Moffat County Local Marketing District isn’t having a February meeting. They don’t have any agenda items. The next meeting will be March 14. Agenda items for that meeting need to be submitted by March 7, and emailed to MoffatLMDSecretary@gmail.com

A local group of students in Rangely have presented officials with a strategy. They want Rangely to become “The Tire Sports Getaway of Colorado.” It’s a special project made possible by the “Grow Your Outdoor Recreation Industry” Blueprint 2.0 Initiative. The Herald Times says it gives technical assistance to enhance rural economic development strategies across Colorado. It would involve capitalizing on the trails and recreation resources already in the Rangely area. It includes water-based recreation opportunities at Kenney Reservoir and the White River.

Meeker has a new restaurant. It’s called The Fork, and it’s at 364 7th Street. It’s refined American cuisine. The grand opening is this Friday.

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

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