KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 6, 2018

A van was in a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon, at mile marker 101 on Highway 40. That’s near the rest stop between Hayden and Craig. The van rolled off the highway and flipped upside down, landing in a ditch full of water. Everyone in the van was able to get out, and they weren’t hurt. No word on why the crash happened.

Primary ballots are in the mail. Unaffiliated voters will receive both Republican and Democratic ballots, but they can only fill out one. If both are returned, neither will be counted. Primary voting ends June 26. You can also vote in person, or get a replacement ballot at the Voter Service and Polling Center, which is in the Moffat County Courthouse. In Routt County, unaffiliated voters represent the largest voting block in Routt County, with 6,668 unaffiliated voters. That’s according to the office of Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.

The owner of an off-leash dog who attacked an elk calf near a trailhead Thursday in Steamboat Springs, has been given a ticket. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers issued the ticket for harassment of wildlife. It’s a $200 fine, plus surcharges. The name of the dog owner hasn’t been released. Dogs are required to be on a leash at the trailhead, which is where the attack took place.

A 50-year-old Glenwood Springs woman has been charged with DUI and vehicular homicide, after an accident last weekend in Glenwood Springs. Julie Broze is charged with hitting a 54-year-old man on a bike at 27th Street and South Glen Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The man died. Police are still investigating.

Fire officials in the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire and Aviation Unit are expecting an active fire season. Their area is along I-70 and the Colorado River from the Continental Divide to the Utah State Line. It’s 5.8 million acres. There have been 29 fires so far this year. Of those, 15 were caused by humans. Fire officials want to remind everyone to be careful, and that the smallest spark could cause a huge fire.

Two women, one from Rifle and one from New Castle, have been sentenced to two years of probation for stealing checks from an office in Basalt that they cleaned. They cashed a couple of those checks for over $2,300, which they have to repay.

A man from New York has pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine. He apparently placed it in the screening tray going through the TSA checkpoint at the Aspen airport in March. He’s been sentenced to a year of supervised probation.

The summer rodeo series returns to Meeker at 7 p.m. this Thursday night. It continues every Thursday through August 30, except for July 5. There will be 12 events each Thursday, starting with the ranch bronco, and ending with the bull riding.

About 25 volunteers showed up for the first MOCO Trails work day last Saturday, which was also National Trails Day. The group worked on about one mile of trail on the southeast side of Cedar Mountain. It’s part of an effort to build about seven miles of new trails for non-motorized use on the mountain. Volunteers came from across the Yampa Valley to build the trail, and they also got some help from the Routt County Riders group.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be a little cloudy, but some sunshine will still roll through our part of the state. Highs will be in the mid 80s today and through the rest of the week. The sunset is tonight at 8:38.

The new football stadium at Colorado State finally has a new name, for at least the next 15 years. The Rams will be playing on Sonny Lubick Field at Canvas Stadium. The naming rights were awarded for $37.7 million dollars. Canvas comes from the name of the new Canvas Credit Union. The Sonny Lubick part honors the legendary coach. Someone donated $20 million so that Sonny Lubick’s name could be on there. It was an anonymous donation. The first game at Canvas Stadium is Aug. 25 when CSU hosts Hawaii.

 

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