An historic red barn in North Routt County, south of Clark, burned down Monday. The barn on Circle Bar Ranch was off Routt County Road 129. Two fire crews responded to try to put the fire out but it burned too quickly. No one was in the barn, and no animals were hurt.
A fire also started Monday night on Iron Mountain, just below the Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs. Two helicopters made a couple of water drops and the fire was quickly put out. The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park was evacuated.
A 15-year-old boy was flown by Classic Air Medical helicopter from the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. He was on a backpacking trip with some other kids when he fell and hit his head near the Gilpin Lake Area. He was airlifted to a hospital in Loveland.
A 53-year-old man from the Roaring Fork Valley is in the Garfield County jail. James C. B. Sandridge is being held on a $10,000 bond for allegedly stalking some teenage girls. It happened right after Sandridge pleaded guilty and served jail time in Pitkin County for a similar charge. Sandridge reportedly has a long record of protection orders against him. The judge has signed a new protection order where he can’t have any contact with anyone under 18, if he bonds out. He’ll be back in court July 5.
25 cyclists are headed to Craig on Thursday. They’re part of the Journey of Hope North team, and they’re riding from San Francisco to Washington D.C. It’s 3,720 miles, to raise awareness and support for people of disabilities. Cooper Colvig goes to CU in Boulder and took a break Monday from his bike, somewhere in Utah, to talk to KRAI.
The cyclists are part of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. They’ll be leaving Vernal, Utah, Thursday morning to ride Highway 40 into Craig, which will be about a 90-mile day. They’re staying at the local Boys and Girls Club, in the gym, and they plan to have a fun water balloon fight with the group from Horizons. Then Friday morning, they’ll be up at 5 a.m. to ride on to Steamboat Springs.
Towns in northwest Colorado have been spraying for mosquitos. Spraying is scheduled for Craig and Maybell this week. The Board of Trustees in Meeker has decided not to do any spraying for mosquitos, as they say there is no scientific evidence that spraying effectively curbs the mosquito population.
Dr. Charles Vandiver is retiring at the end of this month. He’s been a dentist in Meeker for 47 years. Dr. Trevor Grant will take over the practice in early July. There is a retirement party for Dr. Vandiver from 4-6 p.m. this Sunday afternoon at the Town Park Pavilion.
Voting in the Colorado primary ends at 7 o’clock tonight. Turn in the Moffat County ballot that you received in the mail at the Moffat County Courthouse at 221 W. Victory Way in Craig. A drop box is on the east side of the courthouse.
The dropbox in Routt County is in the alley in the old county courthouse downtown.
The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be sunny and hot. Temperatures today and tomorrow and Thursday will be in the mid 90s. Throw in some wind on Thursday.
In sports, the winner of the 51st annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament was Jeb Savage of Rifle. Savage won it in 2016, and was the only golfer to break par during the tournament. Savage was doing well but started to get tired at the end of the three-day tournament. It’s because he slept on the ground near the maintenance shed for three days. John Dickson took second. There was a tie for third between Brandon Martin and Cory Nolan.
Tomorrow is Colorado Bike to Work Day. It’s a statewide celebration on June 27. Breakfast stations will even be set up in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Rifle.