KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

The 2019 budget for Moffat County has eliminated funding for the Museum of Northwest Colorado. It has also cut by 77 percent, the funding for Moffat County Libraries. A public hearing to discuss the draft budget is at 2 p.m. this Monday afternoon at the Moffat County courthouse. The fate of both the museum, and the libraries rests solely on Ballot Issue 1A, and whether voters pass it in November. A 2.85 percent mill levy would be dedicated solely to fund the library and the museum. If approved, it could raise about $1.1 million dollars each year.

The 2019 Craig City Budget could include a new Department of Economic Development. It was discussed at the recent City Council workshop. Total city budget expenditures would be $25,076,195, which is a 7.5 percent increase from 2018. A copy of the proposed 2019 Annual City of Craig Budget is available at

The Town of Hayden won’t create a new Conflict of Interest policy. The Town Council discussed it Monday, because two council members currently do contractual work for the town. They won’t create any new policies but they have instructed the Hayden Town Manager to follow the state statute to the letter.

Students in grades three through 12 in Rangely are getting new Chromebook laptops. It’s thanks to a $75,000 grant from Chevron.

It is National Fire Prevention Week. Steamboat Fire Captain Michael Arce, and Firefighter Paramedic Marnie Smith say to, “Look, listen, and learn,” and to be aware because fire can happen anywhere. Today’s focus is on Carbon Monoxide Safety.

They add to look for places fire can start, listen for the sound of a smoke alarm and always know two ways to get out of a room.

In sports, CNCC men’s soccer plays Salt Lake Community College tomorrow afternoon. That game is in Utah. The Moffat County boys soccer team is at home at 4 tomorrow, against Grand Valley. The high school cross country team is on the road tomorrow for the Rifle Invitational.

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

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