SEARCH AND RESCUE FIND LLAMAS, MAN STILL MISSING
Routt County Search and Rescue crews suspect a man they were searching for Wednesday night, may have simply gone home. According to television reports, a Texas man reported his 79-year old companion missing after getting separated in the Summit Lake area. The man says he spent the day with the elderly man, and asked him to watch his three llamas, while he went ahead to find a spot to fish on the lake. When he came back, the man and the llamas were gone. While crews found the llama, they never found the man. However, his motorcycle was also missing, leading authorities to believe he just got tired of waiting and left. The search has been called off.
FOREST SERVICE GIVES UPDATE ON ROADS STATUS DUE TO LOGGING OPERATIONS
The U.S. Forest Service continues to remove hazardous, beetle-killed trees along popular roads in the Grand Lake area. The effort has caused temporary closures of roads, trails and dispersed campsites along Stillwater, North Supply and Kawuneeche roads. Stillwater Road has reopened from Lost Lake to Vagabond Ranch. However, Stillwater Pass Road is now closed from Vagabond Ranch to Colo. Highway 125. The closure is expected to last several weeks. Kauffman Creek Road is also closed for the season due to road damage and multiple contractors working in the area. Backcountry travel is allowed through this area so long as people remain more than 300 yards from work crews. North Supply, upper Kawuneeche Road and the road to the Bowen Gulch Interpretive Trailhead have temporarily reopened.
PAUL RYAN POINTS OUT OBAMA’S BROKEN PROMISES
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says Barack Obama fell “woefully short” as president by failing to keep promises he made as a candidate four years ago. Ryan painted the incumbent Democrat as a big-government liberal yesterday, hours before Obama delivered his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in North Carolina. Ryan says Obama failed to reduce home foreclosures, raise incomes and reduce the national debt. He addressed hundreds of supporters inside an airport hangar in Colorado, a swing state where Obama delivered his convention speech in 2008.
CMEDP TO HOLD SEMINAR ON CONTRACTING WITH GOVERNMENT
The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is inviting business owners and managers to a seminar next week, that will teach them how to grow their business by contracting with the government. The seminar will include information on how to find government contract bid opportunities. Topics include the eligibility requirements of a contractor, the rules and processes of purchasing, how to find opportunities and related software. The seminar is being presented by the CMEDP and the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or P-TAC. It will be held September 19th in the Bell Tower Building of the Craig campus of CNCC. Registration is being taken online. Each session must be registered for separately:
Growing Your Business By Contracting With the Government
Finding Government Contract Bid Opportunities
YAMPA VALLEY CRANE FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD IN STEAMBOAT NEXT WEEK
The inaugural Yampa Valley Crane Festival to be held in Steamboat Springs and Hayden next week consists of four days of free events celebrating the Sandhill Crane. There will be a pre-festival screening of the award-winning film “Born to Fly” on the 13th at 7 in Library Hall. Winners of the children’s coloring contest will be announced that evening. Other festival activities include viewing Greater Sandhill Cranes, children’s programs, films, a photography workshop, an art show, and expert talks about cranes. Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, will be the keynote speaker. The festival runs from September 16-19. All programs are free and open to the public.
TAILGATE PARTY PLANNED BEFORE TONIGHT’S BULLDOG GAME
The Moffat County FFA alumni will host a tailgating party at Moffat County High School tonight. The Bulldogs have a home game against Rifle tonight, and the alumni are trying to get everyone in “rally” mode. They’ll serve burgers, beans, chips, dessert and a drink for $5, with proceeds going to the FFA program. It will be held in the high school parking lot starting at 5.
Little Snake River Valley beat H.E.M.
In boys soccer:
Steamboat topped Eagle Valley.
Little Snake River Valley hosts Dubois.
Hayden is home against Day Springs Christian at 7.
Steamboat hosts Summit at 7.
Soroco is home against Justice at 7.
Meeker is on the road to Coal Ridge at 7.
Moffat County welcomes Rifle. You can catch that game live on KRAI with the pre-game at 6:45 and the kick-off at 7. You can also listen online by clicking the link at the top of the sports page.
Little Snake River Valley plays at Encampment.
Moffat County hosts a tournament with Steamboat attending.
Meeker hosts Hayden at 5.
Rangely heads to Plateau Valley at 6.
In cross country:
Moffat County runs in Grand Junction.
Rangely plays at Plateau Valley at 1.
Little Snake River Valley is on the road to Encampment.
Moffat County continues their tournament with Steamboat attending.
Meeker welcomes Vail Christian at 3.
Rangely is home against Hotchkiss at 3.
In boys soccer:
Moffat County goes to Basalt at 11.
Steamboat is home against Rifle at 11.
In boys tennis:
Steamboat heads to Fruita Monument.
In cross country:
Steamboat is on the road to Battle Mountain.
Rangely goes to Basalt.
Moffat County competes at home.