KRAI News for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Intermittent power outages continued on Monday in Craig. Century Link and Spectrum were both having problems. No word on the cause of the outages, which have affected the Craig Press, local businesses, and residents.

Very dangerous avalanche conditions continue to develop in the Steamboat area, also Gunnison, Aspen, and Grand Mesa. Colorado Avalanche Information Center says there could be a cycle of avalanches large enough to bury a person. Some could release naturally, without being triggered. They say snowpack is fragile and dangerous avalanches are likely, so avoid avalanche terrain. There is a free avalanche clinic Friday night, in Albright Auditorium at CMC.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants the public’s input on the five-year Big Game Season Structure and Herd Management Plans. A meeting is scheduled for Steamboat Springs. It will be at the Parks & Wildlife Office in Steamboat at 925 Weiss Drive, at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 16.

Meeker has new signage throughout the community. Thirteen new signs have been installed with the official Meeker logo, directing traffic to trails, the golf course, the cemetery, historic downtown and the museum, the library, parks and the White River, the fairgrounds, recreation center and schools. The Rio Blanco Herald Times reports the signs were placed based on visitor destinations. A group called Project 45 worked on funding for the project with different groups, which was about $35,000.

Hayden’s newest member of their Town Council had her first meeting this week. Emily Meek’s term started in January. She replaced Charles Forrest who recently moved to Grand Junction. Meek says she is looking forward to navigating the growth that is happening in Hayden. And she wants to balance that growth with Hayden’s identity as a rural ranching community. Meek grew up in Routt County, at different times living in Toponas, Stagecoach, Clark and now Hayden.

Ice jams are causing concern for the Roaring Fork and Frying Pan Rivers. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory, reminding people to stay away from the rivers in the area. Some of the large ice floes have big chunks of ice with tree trunks and branches, and other debris.

Donald Broom is being sworn in this morning. He is the newest member of the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners.

Craig City Council will have a public hearing on the new Yampa Valley Brewing Company in downtown Craig. Also at today’s meeting council will discuss the upcoming $5.2 million dollar city water improvements project. The meeting starts at 6:30 tonight.

The Moffat County Tourism Association meets tomorrow afternoon. Officers for 2019 will be elected. Randy Looper who is on the board with the Craig Chamber will make a presentation about the Moffat County Visitors Center. The board will also get a group photo. The meeting is at 3 Wednesday on the second floor of the Bank of Colorado at 250 W. Victory Way.

The newest member of Moffat County is Mia Anneth Duarte. Little Mia was born at 1:25 in the morning on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Memorial Regional Health, weighing in at six pounds and three ounces. Proud parents of the first baby born in the 2019 in Moffat County are Sarahy Duarte and Adbeel Gonzales of Craig.

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

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