KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

An elk sits in the snow in Steamboat Springs. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

Hunters in Colorado and Utah are being asked to watch out for Chronic Wasting Disease in deer, elk and moose. It has spread to 24 states. Infected animals look tired and thin, have droopy ears, have salivate excessively, and eventually die. The Vernal Express reports that confirmed cases have been spotted in Vernal and Moab, Utah. Hunters should not take meat from an animal they think might be sick and infected. Then report that animal immediately.

A man from Grand County is in jail there on $20,000 bond. 36-year-old Karl Scott Kolb has multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 40 west of Hot Sulphur Springs and into Granby Saturday. The highway had to be closed for two hours. Then there was a standoff. A warrant had been out for Kolb’s arrest. A deputy saw him, which is when the chase started.

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public open house in Hayden next month. It’s to discuss how to manage more than 1,870 miles of roads and trails across 638,195 acres in Moffat and Routt Counties. The Little Snake Field Office in Northwest Colorado is taking on the comprehensive look on the roads and trails, what to do and how to take care of them in the future. The open house is from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden. Comments can also be dropped off or emailed to the Little Snake Field Office on Emerson Street in Craig.

The poma lift at Howelsen Hill is getting an upgrade this summer. The old mechanical equipment on it is getting updated, since it is getting too difficult to service. The drive system and gearbox will be replaced starting in mid May. The poma was installed on Howelsen Hill in 1970, which makes it almost 50 years old.

Meeker High School is hosting the premiere screening of “Colorado Experience: Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials” on Wednesday. It will be followed by a panel discussion at the high school. The story is about dog and handler verses sheep in the town of Meeker. Doors open at 5:30 tomorrow. The documentary will air on Rocky Mountain PBS Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Winter Wonder Grass has packed up and headed out from Steamboat Resort. 5,000 tickets were sold each day, to the three-day event.

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

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