KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

A video out of Grand County shows a horse being dragged by a truck. A woman posted the video on Sunday of a horse being tied to a truck hitch by its bridle and pulled across the property while the horse actively resists. That post quickly went viral. Animal rights activists jumped on it. Grand County Sheriffs got involved and are investigating. They also took the horse to the Colorado Humane Society. A veterinarian evaluated the horse and said it didn’t show any signs of trauma.

Avalanche danger is going up with this new snow, on top of the old snow that fell in late October. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the avalanche danger is ranked as considerable today, which means “Dangerous avalanche conditions. Cautious route-finding and conservative decision-making is essential.” It means avalanches can be triggered in wind-drifted areas. That’s for near and above the treeline. Below the treeline, the avalanche danger is still low. Be very careful going into the backcountry right now.

The new gondola at Steamboat Resort didn’t run Monday. There is a mechanical malfunction. It happened Sunday afternoon on the drive line to the gear box in the upper terminal. Resort officials and employees of Doppelmayr are working to fix the issue. They aren’t sure when the gondola will be running again.

Sunlight Mountain Resort, just outside of Glenwood Springs is now charging uphill skiers and snowshoers. Privileges come with a season pass or day pass. Or it’s $10 to buy a one-day uphill ticket, or $50 for an uphill passport. And dogs are not allowed at anytime.

Robert Moroni mug shot

A man from North Carolina skipped out on a $89 dollar bar tab in Vail. Things got worse when the police came including spitting in a Vail Police officer’s face, resisting arrest, assault, and theft. 56-year-old Robert Thomas Moroni has to spend 30 days in jail for not paying that bar tab, plus $3,289 in fines and court fees.

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

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