News for Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

The new owners of the West Theater have closed on the property and renovations are underway. Dale and Andrea Camp have partnered with Amy and Victor Updike to own the theater. They’re remodeling the bathrooms, rearranging the snack bar area and adding new heating and air conditioning. The goal is to be open by Nov. 1. The Craig Press reports they hope to redo the seating, but that’s expensive and they’ll have to wait a bit until they can get that done.

West Portal Industries has been awarded $7,200 by the Moffat County Local Marketing District. The money will be used for a Kickstarter campaign for Jim Stoddard’s business. The small, light manufacturing business would help diversify the local economy, employ local citizens and provide tech training opportunities to students at Moffat County High School and CNCC.

A man broke into Centennial Hall in Steamboat. That’s where City Council has their meetings. An affidavit says 25-year-old Levi Brockman from Indiana broke into the vestibule at the entrance, he got sick, and went to the bathroom, and didn’t have any pants on. And apparently he thought it was his Airbnb. Police were called. A breath test showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.131. He was taken to the Routt County Jail and he’ll be in court Oct. 2.

The 140th anniversary commemoration of the 1879 Battle of Milk Creek is at 11:30 tomorrow. It’s at the Milk Creek Battlefield Park on County Road 15 outside of Meeker. The battle was between the Ute Indians and the U.S. Army. The remembrance is hosted by the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in collaboration with the Ute Tribes of Colorado and Utah. Many of the descendants who fought at the battle have been invited to attend. If you want to go, please RSVP to or call 970-878-9982.

In sports today, the Craig Middle School volleyball team is headed to Baggs, Wyoming to play this afternoon. The volleyball team at Moffat County High School is playing Cedaredge at home this afternoon. The C-team starts at 4 p.m. followed by JV and Varsity. The volleyball teams play Gunnison starting at noon on Saturday.

Saturday is a busy day for sports. The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with a 5K and One-Mile Fun Run at Loudy-Simpson Park, hosted by Friends of Moffat County Education. That’s followed by cross country meets for Craig Middle School, and then Moffat County High School.

Both schools are also competing in the rodeo at the Latigo Trails Equestrian Center in Elbert.

The varsity football game for the Bulldogs is on Saturday this weekend, not tonight. Moffat County hosts Pagosa Springs. That game is at 11 a.m. at the high school. The Bulldogs are headed into the game undefeated, at 3-0.

Colorado Northwestern Community College also has some home soccer games this weekend. The men play at 11 a.m. and the women are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, The Spartans are hosting College of Southern Nevada at Loudy-Simpson Park.

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

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