KRAI News for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Museum of Northwest Colorado. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The Museum of Northwest Colorado will shut down within a year, if funding isn’t restored. Paul Knowles is the assistant director of the museum. He says the money will run out, and they’ll be forced to close their doors in June of 2020. The Craig Press reports county and city officials are working on fixing the funding, along with funding for the local libraries. County Commissioner Ray Beck says Craig City Council, and staff of both the city and county, are working to explore a city-county partnership to keep the libraries and the museum open. Last November, a ballot initiative to fund both, was not approved by voters.

A man from Granby died Monday, skateboarding. Witnesses say 38-year-old William Harding was skateboarding at a high rate of speed and didn’t make a turn on Winter Park Drive. He lost control and landed on his head, and he wasn’t wearing a helmet. Grand County officials want to remind everyone that skateboarding or the riding of any “toy” vehicle is prohibited by law on public streets. And they say, always wear a helmet.

The Shed Fire in Rio Blanco County is at 80 percent containment. Lightning started the fire on July 18. It’s about 24 miles west of Meeker, and about 217 acres have burned.

The Community Impact Program is helping those who face poverty levels in Moffat County. It’s part of the Moffat County United Way. The Craig Press reports they work with families, individuals, and government agencies to develop positive and long-term solutions for low-income residents. A nine-week course is offered called, “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’-by-World.” You have to be over 18 and live in Moffat County. Participants get a $20 gift card for each class as compensation for their time, they get a free dinner, and child care is also provided, for free. More than 130 people have done the class so far. A link with more information is on the KRAI website. Or call 326-6222 to apply. Details: http://www.unitedwaymoffat.org/community-impact-program

About 200 people joined the fun for Saturday’s Homemade Homegrown festival in Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. The winner of the first-ever Homemade Homegrown home brew contest was Matt Moore with a blueberry cream ale. Winners in the different pie-baking categories were Joan Snyder, Spencer Herod, Charlie Boeck for his crème brulee in the custard pie category, and Keona Bolton with a strawberry-blueberry cheesecake.

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

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