KRAI News for Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Landlines in parts of northwest Colorado stopped working Monday. Dispatch in Moffat County says Craig and Moffat County weren’t affected but many areas were, including Routt County. People couldn’t call 911 on a landline. But they could use a cell phone to call 911 or send a text in case of an emergency. If you ever can’t reach 911, you can always go to any fire or police station for assistance. In Craig, that’s at 800 W. 1st Street. In Routt County, that’s at 2025 Shield Drive in west Steamboat Springs.

The Bureau of Land Management is moving to Grand Junction. Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner says the Trump Administration is moving the headquarters of the federal government’s largest land agency to western Colorado. No word on when. The agency manages nearly 388,000 square miles of public land with 99 percent of that in 12 western states. There are 9,000 employees in different state, district, or field offices, with about 400 employees in that Washington office.

Friends of the Yampa has hired its first full-time staff member. Lindsey Marlow will be the program manager. She’ll coordinate outreach, help plan, and put on events to help grow the organization. She’ll also focus on promoting the Yampa River Fund.

Moffat County Libraries and the Barrel Cathedral will host Brews and Boards Wednesday, at the brewery at 576 Yampa Ave. It’s a fundraiser for the library program that includes board games and drinks. A $1 donation per beer will go to the library. There is also a tournament of the card game, “Exploding Kittens.” Half of the pot goes to the winner and the other half to the library. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

Grand Old West Days is this Saturday. Lendon James and the Highway 34 Band will play at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. They’re $10 for adults and $5 for kids age six to 12, and free for those under six.

Another event Saturday is Homemade Homegrown, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. It’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Craig. It’s free at Alice Pleasant Park. The Craig Press reports the farmers market will be open to all vendors serving homemade, home-crafted, or homegrown food and sales items. A pie-baking contest starts at 1 p.m. and there will be an open mic for musicians, poets, or comedians. The Barrel Cathedral also has a home brew contest Saturday. For more information, or vendor applications, or tickets to the home brew contest, visit KS Kreations at 523 Yampa Ave.

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

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