KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

It is hunting season, which means a busy time for Search and Rescue, especially in Routt County right now. Monday night, they got a call about a 26-year-old hunter who never showed up back at camp. He ended up spending the night in the woods before he was able to find his way out the next day when searchers arrived. On Tuesday, rescuers had to help a woman who fell on the trail at Fish Creek Falls. They helped her out and she made it to the hospital on her own. Search and Rescue expects more calls right now, especially because it is hunting season.

A man from Michigan has been arrested on I-80 between Rock Springs and Green River. 23-year-old Christian Alvarez is charged with felony-grade Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.  

A K9 team with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office found over 60 pounds of marijuana in the car, plus 802 individual marijuana vape cartridges, and over 58 grams of marijuana wax dabs.



A man from Carbondale was arrested for speeding west of Steamboat Springs Sunday night. The state trooper found out that the license of 28-year-old Donaldo Alonzo Alvarado had been suspended, and he had two warrants.

He was arrested, and in the affidavit, it says on a search of the car, drugs thought to be heroin and cocaine were found.

The Moffat County School board has meetings and workshops all day, starting at noon. There will be presentations, and discussions on policies within the district. All of the policies can be found at The meetings are in the boardroom of the Yampa Building.

Memorial Regional Health has a new, full-time ear-nose-and-throat physician. Dr. Robert McLean. Dr. McLean will practice by appointment only out of Rapid Care at 2020 W. Victory Way. He starts work Nov. 1.

Northwest Colorado Health is offering free hospice certification training next week. It’s for those who are interested in volunteering to support hospice patients and families in Moffat County. The training is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs. To find out more, call 970-871-7609.

The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to build some new parking spaces for trucks along Highway 6 in West Glenwood. The spaces would be permanent for commercial trucks. Some in the city of Glenwood Springs are against the plan, but there is nothing the city can do about it. At a recent Glenwood Springs City Council Work Session, there were complaints that it will turn West Glenwood into a truck stop.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife has released a moose video, warning of moose attacks, and how to avoid them. Moose scenes from throughout Northwest Colorado are featured throughout the video, including on the railroad tracks in Steamboat, and on the slopes of the ski area, and in the yards and on front porches of homes. You can see that video on the KRAI Facebook page at

In sports this Friday, the Moffat County High School Varsity football team hosts Rifle. The game starts at 7 p.m. and you can listen to it right here on KRAI.

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

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