KRAI News for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

A boy from Craig was injured Monday after being hit by a car. The accident happened at West Victory Way and Legion Street. Craig Fire/Rescue and emergency crews from Memorial Regional Health responded. The boy had some minor injuries to his lower leg. He didn’t need to go to the hospital.

Craig City Council meets today. Councilors could be approving the retail marijuana ordinance today, after working on the details for the past few months. As it stands right now, marijuana sales would be allowed in downtown business zones, the sales tax would be capped at 4 percent and excise taxes would be zero. Three recreational dispensary licenses would be issued, with medical marijuana businesses having priority.

Also on the agenda are the local airports. The Craig Press reports that Craig-Moffat County Airport Manager Jerry Hoberg plans to give council an update on their 2020 budget. Yampa Valley Regional Airport Director Kevin Booth will present their annual request for $15,000.

Council will also be making a decision on a special events permit for a 4-H shooting sports fundraiser in Craig, hosted by the Yampa Valley Friends of the NRA. It’s Saturday night, Oct. 5, at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. About $50,000 was raised last year, much of what went to local scholarships for kids from Craig. Tonight’s council meeting is at 6:30 at Craig City Hall on 4th Street.

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.

Package Script: Over 100 permanent and temporary workers are needed to maintain the highways this winter. One of the areas in which CDOT is hiring is in the Northwest, which includes Granby, Rabbit Ears pass, Meeker, Yampa, Hayden, and Maybell. Full-time permanent employees start at just over $32-hundred dollars per month. Temporary maintenance employees can start at $23 an hour. The link to all of the jobs available is:

Nashville award-winning singing star and Platinum record producer Brent Rowan has written a new song. It was inspired by a home of some friends who live in Alpine Mountain Ranch in Steamboat Springs. Rowan and his family now live in Steamboat. He was helping his friends with a composing studio they were building. SOUNDBITE

The song is called Second Serenity and you can hear it on the website.

In soccer, the Colorado Northwestern Community College men’s soccer team ended their game Saturday in a tie, against Utah State University Eastern. The score was 1-1. The CNCC Women’s soccer team lost their game, 11-0. The two CNCC teams host Snow College from Utah this Thursday. Those games against the Badgers start at 1 p.m. at Loudy-Simpson Park.

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

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