KRAI News for Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A rock slide closed Harpers Corner Road on Monday, June 3. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

One of the major roads coming into Dinosaur National Monument is closed because of a rock slide. The Craig Press is reporting that a scenic portion of Harpers Corner Road about four miles from the Canyon Visitor’s Center is closed. The Dinosaur Quarry on the Utah side of the monument isn’t affected by the slide. No estimate on when it will reopen.

A woman in Meeker has been scammed of about $3,000. Someone called her and said she was due for a rebate on some computer tech work, and that person needed her bank account number to send the money. It wasn’t true. The Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office says another person was offered help with a grant process and was asked to purchase Google Cards and ITunes cards, and then send pictures of the bar codes to the suspect. It was a scammer and the money was gone.

Colorado State Patrol and 105 law enforcement agencies made an extra effort to enforce DUIs over the Memorial Day weekend. 322 drivers were arrested over five days in the state. No one was arrested from Moffat County. Only one person was from Steamboat Springs, but two from Grand County.

The body of a hiker who went missing last October has been found. 30-year-old Ryan Albert of New Jersey went missing in Rocky Mountain National Park on Oct. 4. He was hiking on Long’s Peak. Climbing rangers spotted a glove and then found Albert’s body under deep snow, at an elevation of around 12,300 feet. Two other hikers who went missing on Long’s Peak over the winter have not yet been found.

Skiers wait t take a run at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs. Shannon Lukens photo.

Steamboat Springs City Council is again negotiating with Steamboat Ski Corp. on operating Howelsen Hill ski area. The item is expected to be put on an agenda at a future council meeting. Council had rejected a proposal in 2017 about having Howelsen Hill run by another group.

Howler Alpine Slide at Howelsen Hill. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

Also the Howler Alpine Slide is opening for the season July 1, near the base of Howelsen Hill. The Winter Sports Club runs the Alpine Slide and is hiring.




Next month is the 25th anniversary of the Storm King Fire which was west of Glenwood Springs. Fourteen wild land firefighters died. Locals there have vowed “We will never forget.” There is a gathering July 5-6 in Glenwood Springs. Money is being raised to help support the commemoration, and a scholarship fund to the families of those 14 who died. That fund is being managed by the CMC Foundation. Contributions are being accepted at Alpine Bank, with a note of “Storm King 14.”

Moffat County Libraries are having an online book fair for children’s books. The library will receive 30 percent of every purchase during the book fair which lasts through June 17, and then 15 percent after that. The link to order with the children’s books that are available is on the Moffat County Libraries Facebook page.

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


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