KRAI News, Weather and Sports – May 10, 2018

A new police officer was sworn in at this week’s Craig City Council meeting. Junior Gonzalez is now on the Craig Police force. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, City Council agreed to sign a mutual confidentiality agreement with Mammoth Networks regarding the area’s broadband project. The agreement is intended to protect proprietary information from competitors.

It’s Safety Day Friday for seventh graders at Craig Middle School. The helicopter from Classic Air Medical will be landing on the football field.

That’s Chad Bowdre with Classic Air Medical. The ambulance and fire trucks will also be there along with medical personnel from Memorial Regional Health.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are looking for another person in Frisco, who reached out and touched the leg of a moose. The moose kicked him.  Mike Porras with the agency says Social Media can be a big help.

Video Link of Moose: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7nmkhxNWbK-eWM0S2ZFMWp6UVRUenVURUY2cGtGMFp6ME5N/view 

Porras says the last two people who posted their moose encounters on Social Media have been identified. One is the man in front of the Frisco sign. The other was a woman feeding a moose through her car window. She got a ticket and says she learned a lesson.

Today is the official grand opening for a new store in Craig. It’s Good Vibes River Gear, and the celebration is at 6:30 tonight, even though the store has been open for business for about a month. The store has gear that works for multi-day river and camping trips. Owner Josh Veenstra stitches the specialized mesh bags used on river trips himself. The showroom is at 2255 W. Victory Way.

The group known as “Build A Pool for Craig” is looking for members to form a Board of Directors. Applications are available at KS Kreations and Downtown Books. They ask that you apply by this Monday.

The date is set for the 18th annual Memorial Regional Health Foundation Golf Tournament. It’s Friday, June 8. The golf tournament benefits the MRH Foundation and the new Medical Office Building. Call the hospital, or Yampa Valley Golf Course to sign up.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today could be a little breezy. But the sun will be shining, even though there may be some gusty winds this afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Then tonight, it will start getting cloudy, and those clouds will stick around through Friday, with temperatures in the upper 60s. Saturday should also be mostly cloudy and windy again.

In Bulldog sports, the Moffat County High School Track and Field team is in Grand Junction today and on Friday for the Tiger Invitational.

The boys swim team is also in Grand Junction Friday and Saturday, for the Western Slope League Championships.

Saturday is the Special Olympics Western Regional Spring Games at Moffat County High School.

Then there is the rodeo this weekend. Students from Craig Middle School, and the high school, are headed to Keenesburg to compete.

Also, Saturday, get your bike tires pumped up and ready. The 30-mile bike ride known as “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” starts in the morning. It’s presented by Craig Parks and Recreation, and it is the 32nd year for the annual bike ride from Craig to Maybell.

 

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