KRAI News for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

The cause of death for Frank Yoast has come back. The longtime resident of Craig died of hypothermia. He had been snowmobiling by himself in the backcountry when his snowmobile broke down near Dunckley Pass west of Yampa.

The town council from Dinosaur is headed to Steamboat Springs Thursday, to testify before a grand jury. It’s about an ongoing, sealed investigation. At least nine subpoenas were issued by the 14th Judicial District attorneys. The subject of the investigation isn’t known. But there is speculation, after several Dinosaur residents reached out to the Craig Press last month. They said it had to do with alleged financial mismanagement of increased tax money, regarding the legalized recreational marijuana initiative in Dinosaur.

Plans have almost been finalized for the new school in Hayden. It’s a 99,364-square-foot facility, with nearly 38-thousand square feet of renovations to the current elementary school. It is estimated to cost nearly $48 million dollars. Of that, about $39 million comes from the Building Excellent Schools Today grant, which was awarded to the district in May. The school should be ready by the start of the 2020 school year.

You’re invited Thursday to the annual health fair, hosted by Hayden Valley Elementary’s Health and Wellness team. There will be dinner and door prizes, with plenty of tips and advice on how to stay healthy. The health fair is in the gym at Hayden Valley Elementary School, and it starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday night.

Triple Crown Sports will get to host some baseball games at the Emerald Park fields this summer. They had to ask because the fields they usually use in Hayden will be gone while the new school is built there. Steamboat Springs City Council last night decided to let Triple Crown try it for one year and then council will reassess. Keri King is the CEO of Triple Crown Sports. King says letting them use the fields at Emerald this summer is wonderful.

Other concerns discussed at Tuesday’s meeting were parking, noise, and trash, and being respectful of visitors to Yampa River Botanic Park.

The Moffat County girls basketball team is off to the Front Range Friday. They’re playing in the Round of 32 in Eaton, in the 3A CHSAA state tournament. The Lady Bulldogs are seeded 12th. They’re facing a school called University, which is in Greeley. That school is also the Bulldogs, and they’re also blue and white for school colors. The game is at 5 p.m. on Friday.

Don’t forget tonight’s big basketball game. The Steamboat Sailors are in the Sweet 16 playoff round for the 4A CHSAA State Championships. The Pueblo East Eagles are headed to Northwest Colorado battle it out with the Sailors in the gym at Steamboat Springs High School. The game starts at 6 tonight.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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