KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 21, 2018

There has been a break-in at the Craig Pool complex. It happened sometime after 10 p.m. Tuesday, before 6 in the morning on Wednesday. Here’s Captain Bill Leonard with Craig Police.

Captain Leonard also says a city vehicle was also damaged. Anyone with information is asked to call Craig Police at 970-824-8111.

Wild Horses on public range lands may get new pastures. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for new public off-range pastures that would continue the free-roaming environment for wild horses. The BLM is having to address the growing overpopulation of wild horses and burros on public rangelands. As of March 1, there are an estimated 81,951 animals. The overpopulation increases the risk of damage to rangeland resources, and there is more of a chance of starvation for the animals, and lack of water.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is telling state regulators that this state has to adopt the same pollution rules that are in California. Hickenlooper wants to join other states to resist the Trump administration’s plans to ease up on emission standards. The governor says it’s time to write those new rules, and hopefully get them in place by the end of the year.

A 7.5-mile stretch of westbound Interstate 70 in Summit County is getting repaired and repaved. It means one lane near the Copper Mountain exit in Summit County. It’s a $6.7 million project. Expect delays if you’re driving there during the day, Monday through Friday.

A special motorcycle in Rangely is headed to Virginia. It’s a 1938 Crocker Small Tank motorcycle, owned by Bud Striegel, who also owns the Rangely Automotive Museum. He’s been asked to lend the unique motorcycle to the Drive! Iconic American Cars and Motorcycles event. It will be on display in Roanoke, Va., from September to February of next year.

The San Juan National Forest reopens today. It’s because of the steady rain that fell last weekend, over the 2,800 square mile forest. Fire conditions are better, and meteorologists and fire experts don’t think they’ll return to the extreme conditions that happened earlier in the summer. The rain was from Hurricane Bud, and it helped put a damper on the wildfire that burned 53 square miles north of Durango. Over 2,000 residents who were evacuated have been allowed to go home.

The moist conditions and weekend rain helped with the fire in southern Wyoming near the Colorado border. That fire was 62 percent contained last weekend.

There is a new exhibit at the Aspen Historical Society. It’s about Hunter S. Thompson, when the author of Gonzo Journalism, ran for sheriff in Pitkin County, back in 1970. It’s called “Freak Power: Hunter Thompson’s Campaign for Sheriff.”

Today should be another beautiful day in Northwest Colorado, but a little warmer than it has been lately. Mostly sunny skies with a high of 88 degrees. Sunshine will continue Friday and Saturday with highs around 81 degrees.

In sports…

The World’s Largest Swim Lesson is today at noon, at the Craig Pool Complex. It’s part of a nationwide swim lesson, and it’s free.

This Saturday morning at 10 a.m. is Introduction to Fly-Fishing. That’s happening at Yampa River State Park.

The 51st annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament is this weekend, at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The Craig Sea Sharks are on the road for a swim meet in Delta, against the Delta Barracudas Saturday.

This Sunday is the Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic at Elkhead Reservoir.

 

 

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