CHARGES FILED IN GRAND COUNTY DUI CASE
The District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Lucas Ackerman as the driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal collision which left one pedestrian dead and four others injured on July 4th south of Grand Lake. Mr. Ackerman has been charged with one count of Vehicular Homicide, three counts of Vehicular Assault, one count of Driving Under the Influence, and two counts of Child Abuse. He will be advised of these charges in Grand County District Court on Thursday.
SHEEP WAGON DAYS OPENS TO THE PUBLIC TODAY
The 15th Annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will be open to the public today. There will be sheep wagon tours, informational displays, a working blacksmith, an antique tractor pull, and educational hands-on stations where people can learn how to churn butter, brand quilt, shear and more. There will also be a hay maze and food and craft vendors on hand. The event runs from 10 to 4 today at the Wyman Living History Museum.
FOREST OFFICIALS WARN VISITORS TO BE AWARE OF WET CONDITIONS
In a dramatic about-face from the recent warm start to fall, a week’s worth of cool, rainy weather has produced wet, muddy conditions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Visitors should be aware of how those conditions affect their travel as they venture out and make weekend plans. Moisture levels vary widely across the MBRTB, with some areas seeing flash flooding warnings and corresponding recreation area closures. The Laramie Ranger District has currently closed Pine, Sugarloaf and Willow campgrounds due to high water levels of nearby watersheds. North Fork Campground is also being evaluated for possible closure. As a whole, roads throughout the MBRTB are soft, wet and muddy prompting words of caution for visitors from Forest officials. Rain showers are expected over much of the MBRTB this weekend. Visitors to the MBRTB should also be aware that there are multiple road/area closures in place throughout the Forest for a wide variety of projects, such as hazard tree removal and timber sales.
CONNECTIONS 4 KIDS OFFERS ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION
Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting a series of children’s oral health education opportunities in Craig, Meeker and Rangely for families and care providers this month. Ashley Moon, registered dental hygienist and Cavity-Free at Three trainer, will present the workshops. Attendees will learn that children need healthy teeth and gums for talking, eating and smiling. There are simple things parents can do to help their children take good care of their teeth and have a healthy mouth now and in the future. The workshops are offered at the following times, dates and locations:
* Family child care providers: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Avenue, Craig.
* Parents and care providers of children of all ages: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 19 at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Avenue, Craig.
* Family child care providers and parents and care providers of children of all ages: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 20 at Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main Street, Meeker.
* Parents and care providers of children of all ages: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 7 at the Weiss Conference Room at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely.
The events include a free meal, giveaways and continuing education hours for early childhood providers. Connections 4 Kids is also offering trainings to preschool teachers in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties.
KIDS INVITED TO PUNT, PASS, KICK COMPETITION IN STEAMBOAT
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills during the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition on September 21st, at Steamboat High School. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15 throughout Routt and Moffat Counties and invites youth from Craig, Hayden and South Routt to participate. Steamboat Parks and Rec is hosting the competition, which is administered by USA Football, and allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing, and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. Entry forms are available online, and will also be available at the event.
In high school sports:
Hayden topped Rocky Mountain Lutheran (48-6).
Rangely lost to Nucla (58-0).
Moffat County fell to Steamboat (57-15).
Soroco lost to Beth Eden (3-0).
Little Snake River Valley defeated Encampment (3-0).
Little Snake River Valley hosts Meeteetse at 2.
Soroco goes to Plateau Valley at 1.
Moffat County is home against Basalt at 1.
Meeker heads to Paonia at 1.
Steamboat is on the road to Summit at 1.
Rangely goes to Vail Christian at 3.
Soroco heads to Plateau Valley at 3:30.
Hayden travels to North Park.
Little Snake River Valley competes in the HEM invite.
In boys soccer:
Moffat County hosts Berthoud at 1.
Steamboat is on the road to Palisade at 11.
In cross country:
Rangely runs at Gunnison at 9.
In boys tennis:
Steamboat goes to Aspen to play Vail Mountain at 3.
The Denver Broncos are on the road to take on the New York Giants tomorrow. You can catch the game live on 55 Country with the pre-game at noon and the kick-off at 2:30.