KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

Today is the day to get those ballots in. The county clerk has to have them by 7 o’clock tonight. Postmarks do not count. The Craig Press is reporting that early voter turnout in Moffat County is strong. As of Monday, 3,238 people had voted in Moffat County, with a few more men (1,633) than women (1,603) voting so far. Drop off those ballots at the Moffat County Courthouse. There is a secure ballot drop box on the east side of the building.

In Routt County, 47 percent of voters have sent in their ballots. That’s 8,289 out of 17,415 active voters. Secure ballot drop boxes are at the Routt County Courthouse, and Hayden and Oak Creek Town Halls. Ballots will be picked up by 5 o’clock tonight at the Clark Store and Yampa Town Hall.

Memorial Regional Health has launched a new membership program. It’s a way to get primary care services, and lower the cost of health care in Moffat County. mHealth Direct provides primary care, limited labs and procedures, reduced cash-based prices for imaging, access to consultations with a specialist, and discounts at the pharmacy. It’s a flat fee per month. No copays, and no deductibles. Also, no emergency and hospital services. Go to https://mhealthdirect.com/ for details.

Two cars crashed on the east side of Craig Monday afternoon. No one was hurt, but there was damage to both cars, and traffic was slowed down.

A hunter has died in Grand County. He was shot by one of his hunting partners Monday morning just north of Granby. The man was NOT from Grand County and officials are investigating the hunting accident as a possible accidental shooting.

Four hunters had to be rescued by Routt County Search and Rescue Monday. They were in the Hahns Peak area. One hunter was found Monday afternoon. Volunteers searched on snowmobiles for the other three and eventually found them last night, and started working on getting them back to their camp.

Two Colorado residents are facing multiple charges after being arrested near Baggs, Wyoming last week. The Rawlins Times reports 21-year-old Sterling Dixon and 26-year-old Jessica Campbell were fleeing from Carbon County Sheriff’s deputies and the Wyoming State Patrol. They were charged with possession of drugs, and possession of two stolen vehicles from Colorado Springs and Craig. The Sheriff’s office had been notified of the two suspects after reports that they were asking for money around the town of Baggs.

Winter parking restrictions are in effect in the City of Steamboat Springs right now. That means, no parking on the streets overnight. Parking restrictions are also in effect in Hayden and Oak Creek.

Two more Colorado ski areas are opening. Breckenridge and Keystone will fire up the lifts for the season on Wednesday.

Representatives from the Museum of Northwest Colorado will be asking for financial support today, at a meeting of the Moffat County Local Marketing District Board. The local museum is asking for help with billboards and brochures. That meeting starts at 4 p.m. this afternoon in Room 175 at Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Moffat County libraries will be closed this Saturday through Monday, in observance of Veterans Day.

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

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