KRAI News for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The City of Craig is now a “Sanctuary City” for protecting Second Amendment rights. It has to do with a proposed bill in the Colorado State Legislature, that would let family members or law enforcement ask the court to take away a person’s guns for up to 14 days, if a judge agrees that that person is a threat to himself or others. The Moffat County Board of Commissioners passed a similar resolution last week. The Craig Press reports the city feels the Red Flag Law, as it’s called, is in violation of the Second and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. And the City of Craig will now exercise its local legislative authority to become a Sanctuary City.

Avalanches are a concern across Colorado right now, especially in Vail and Summit County. But the Colorado Avalanche Information Center wants to warn of another danger, especially in Northwest Colorado, after more than 300 inches of snow has fallen here this winter. Snow can slide off a roof and bury a person. That’s what happened in Crested Butte over the weekend. Two people were clearing snow from their roof, when it slid. Both were buried and one person died.

Six people from Colorado just traveled to Washington DC, to advocate for permanent protections for DACA recipients. Those are young, unauthorized immigrants, often called “Dreamers.” They get work permits and are protected from being deported, through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Two who went are from Northwest Colorado. Armando Reyes is an RA at CMC in Steamboat. He has lived in Colorado since he was four. He was joined by fellow CMC student Axel Garcia, who grew up in Yampa and graduated from Soroco High School last year.

Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker has added “nuclear medicine imaging” to its services. The Herald Times reports it’s a mobile unit. And it’s a better way to show what an X-ray can’t, such as damage from a heart attack, blood flow problems in the lungs, or abnormalities in the brain.

Newcastle is getting a new city park and playground, in the Apple Tree Community. Most of it is being paid for through a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. The park will also have a zipline and basketball court, as well as fitness trails and bilingual signage.

A public meeting has been set to talk about the progress of bring a rec center to Craig. The meeting is at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 17, at Craig City Hall. The meeting is being organized by the Recreation Foundation Steering Committee.

A moose fell in a window well in Keystone and got stuck. The moose had to be tranquilized before firefighters used a pulley system to haul it out of the window well. It took about 35 people to get it out of there.

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

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