KRAI News, Weather, and Sports – May 9, 2018

The report is in on how Moffat County residents feel about the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College. The Craig Press reports that more than 100 people representing elected officials, seniors, young professionals, staff at the college, and taxpayers, shared their thoughts on CNCC at focus groups held in Craig, Maybell, and Dinosaur. Themes came out of the commissioned report. Number one is that the school appears to lack a clear vision and values proposition. The second theme is that communication is, at best, vague and inconsistent. Third, the staff and faculty is strongly supported. Finally, the community does not view CNCC President Ron Granger favorably.

The director of Moffat County United Way will soon be working for Northwest Colorado Health. Amanda Arnold has accepted a position as director of quality and people operations with Northwest Colorado Health. The new job starts June 1.

In the police blotter for Monday, a caller reported that two boys on bikes destroyed a real estate sign in the 300 block of Juniper Place. The boys reportedly came back and fixed the sign, so it wasn’t damaged anymore.

The Moffat County School Board meets tomorrow. The meeting starts at 7 a.m. in the Board Room of the Yampa Building.

The Elks Lodge of Craig is holding a craft bazaar and vendor show this Saturday. It’s from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spaces are still available.

The Craig Farmers Market starts June 2 in Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. Vendors can register through

Remember the World War II B-17 Bomber that was headed to Craig at the end of the month. Change of plans. It isn’t coming anymore, according to an article in the Craig Press. The organizers say the visit has to be canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Another contact within the group says it’s due to equipment and maintenance on the airplane.

Prices to camp at Green Mountain Reservoir are going up this summer. The U.S. Forest Service also says campgrounds will be operated and maintained from now on by White River Recreation.

Meeker High School had prom this past weekend, with a Roaring 20s theme. Prom King and Queen are Victor Varela and Sierra Williams.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be a little bit cloudy but there will be plenty of sunshine to make it a beautiful day. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Thursday will be even sunnier. Friday and Saturday will be cloudy and a little bit cooler with temperatures in the upper 60s.

The Moffat County High School Baseball team had a big win Monday night over Middle Park, 14-2. But then the Bulldogs lost a pair of games to Basalt Tuesday to finish out the season.

A woman in Texas bet $18 on the day of the Kentucky Derby. And she won $1.23 million dollars. It’s because she picked the winners of races eight through 12 at Churchill Downs. Margaret Reid was in a bar when it happened and then apparently the entire bar went nuts. And putting it more in perspective, the owners of Justify which is the horse that won the Kentucky Derby, took home $1.24 million dollars in prize money.

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