If you’re headed out of town today, and down to the Front Range, take your time and be careful. They’re getting hit with a big storm with high winds and white out conditions. Travel will be impacted, both on the roads and in the air. Jia Carroll is with Go Alpine in Steamboat, which takes daily trips to the airport.
But check first. Flights are being canceled at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden, and at DIA in Denver so check with your airline if you have flight plans today.
A Steamboat Springs man was arrested last weekend, after he admitted he killed his own dog. 31-year-old Christopher Dyer admitted he killed his dog, Apollo, and then threw it off a bridge, behind the Steamboat Springs Transit Center. Dyer faces felony charges for aggravated cruelty to animals, for needlessly killing an animal. Police found out about it after Dyer reported Apollo bit him, and he went to the emergency room for stitches. Police met him there to ask some questions. The arrest affidavit later says Dyer admitted he killed the pitbull/mastiff mix, and he knew it was wrong but he was too embarrassed to admit it. Dyer posted bail and will be in court on April 2.
Police in Aspen arrested a teenager and his mom and dad. They were charged with giving cocaine and alcohol to underage high school students during parties at their home near Aspen Highlands. While they spend time in Aspen, the family owns businesses in Atlanta. The mom and her son got out of the Pitkin County Jail about 40 minutes after they were booked, after a family friend arrived with the $200,000 in cash they needed for bond money.
Breeze Park is getting updated, thanks to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The grant is for $150,000. Breeze Park is two acres in Craig. It gets close to 5,300 visits per year, with school outings, farmer’s markets, festivals, and weddings. The park will get an upgrade to the irrigation system, a new trail, three picnic shelters, and a gazebo, among other things. Improvements start in the spring and should be finished by the end of the summer.
Moffat County United Way has a new executive director. Kristen Vigil started the job this week, after being the community impact coordinator for United Way in Moffat County for the past three years.
The spring play at Moffat County High School is called, “The Giver.” It is Eric Coble’s stage adaptation of Lois Lowry’s young adult novel. The show is at 6:30 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an extra matinee at 1:30 Saturday. Tickets are $7 each.
In Utah, the Uintah Animal Shelter is having a March Adoption Event. It’s from noon to 3 p.m. this Friday at the shelter in Vernal. About 20 animals are expected to be available for adoption.