KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for Thursday, June 7, 2018

A big road project starts this Monday. Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor United Companies starts a fog and chip seal project on Colorado Highway 13, between Rifle and Meeker. Work will be done from mile post 20 to 37, from 7 in the morning to 7 at night, Monday through Friday, through the end of July. It’s a $1.25 million project. Traffic will be one lane, and drivers can expect 20-minute delays.

Craig City Council has narrowed the search for a new City Manager down to four finalists. They’ll all undergo an in-depth background check and be invited to visit the community. They’ll meet different community groups, who will help with the decision. That will probably happen in July. The city hopes the new city manager can start working in September.

A mountain lion had to be put down on Emerald Mountain Tuesday. The mountain lion was injured, and found by a mountain biker. It was lying down on the Morning Gloria Trail. The mountain lion was still breathing, but couldn’t respond to the wildlife officers, when they arrived, so they euthanized it. The small female mountain lion had a wound on its hip that was about an inch and a half in diameter. The animal will be taken to Fort Collins where they can determine how it was injured.

A bear attacked a family of four in the Red Feather Lakes area of Northern Larimer County Tuesday. An adult male was taken to the hospital. The bear trampled the tent when the family was camping. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials think the attack was food related. They have set traps in the area to find the bear, and remove it.

The Wyman Living History Museum is ready for a summer full of visitors, both from the area, from the state, and from all over.

That’s Joanne Roberson with the Wyman museum, which was founded by Lou Wyman, who has been collecting things since 1949. The museum is four miles east of Craig.

Kids under 16 can learn to fish with a free Youth Fishing Clinic. It’s at State Forest State Park near Rand and Walden off Highway 40. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will be conducting the clinic. It starts at 10:30 Saturday, June 9 at Ranger Lakes in the park.

About 100 fish were caught Wednesday in Little Rascals Pond. It was part of the Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day at the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

The Summer Movies in the Park starts tonight with “Despicable Me 3.” It’s in Breeze Street Park, and it’s free, starting around 8. Bring your own chairs.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today and tomorrow and Saturday, will be sunny and beautiful and in the upper 80s. The nice weather will continue through the weekend, but it could be windy on Sunday.

25 athletes from Craig participated in the Steamboat Marathon, half-marathon or 10K Sunday. Arthur Rinker was the only one that did the compete 26.2 mile marathon, placing 48th, which is the top third of those who ran the marathon. In the half marathon, 19-year-old Riley Allen finished 3rd overall. Allen is a 2017 Moffat County High School grad who now runs for Trinidad State Junior College. He beat his old high school coach, Todd Trapp.

Tomorrow is a golf tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course. It’s the Memorial Regional Health Foundation Golf Tournament.

 

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