KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019

Colorado Parks & Wildlife wants your help to find out who illegally killed a bull elk on the northern end of the Sand Wash Basin. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.

Craig City Council has a budget retreat tomorrow. The retreat is all day at the Craig Hotel which is formerly Hampton Inn & Suites. Council will discuss the 2020 City of Craig budget. Council and city staff will be there but no formal action will be taken.

If you were trying to head west into Steamboat Tuesday morning, you probably got stuck in traffic. Two car crashes caused long delays for commuters Tuesday morning. One happened when the driver of a sedan suffered a medical emergency and then swerved into oncoming traffic, crashing into an SUV headed the other way. Another crash happened when a car rear-ended another near Dream Island Plaza.

Over 400 people showed up Sunday for a benefit dinner for Mark Zimmerman. The Moffat County native is fighting cancer, and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Glenwood Springs. Zimmerman is the father of three. He owns Bullseye Taxidermy and has coached wrestling in Moffat County and Hayden. The organizers of the event were hoping to raise $20,000 and they think the dinner and auction raised more than that for the Zimmerman family.  GoFundMe link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mark-zimmerman-cancer-battle

The Colowyo Coal Company is amending its air pollution permit with the State of Colorado. The Craig Press reports that it’s an effort to pollute less as part of an expansion. It could add decades to the life of the surface coal mine. According to a letter of support from Moffat County, Colowyo is Moffat County’s fourth largest taxpayer at more than $1 million per year in county taxes. The company employs more than 200 high-paid workers, and contributes to economic activity that equals some $250 million dollars.

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