NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

WRESTLING FANS FLOCK TO 93.7 102.3 KRAI AND KRAI.COM

Thousands of wrestling fans in Northwest Colorado, the entire state and across the nation listened to the State Wrestling Tournament broadcast on 93.7 102.3 KRAI and KRAI.COM.  The on-line broadcast alone logged over 750 unique connections to computers and mobile devices from Thursday through Saturday. On-line listeners were located in Florida, California, Illinois, and well over a dozen other states.  Six area wrestlers earned medals at the tournament.  You’ll find medalist information as well as audio from our broadcast of TJ Sheltons’ state championship match, below, in sports.

 

WINTER STORM AFFECTING AREA AIR TRAVEL

A winter storm is targeting southern Wyoming, Colorado and northern New Mexico today. Denver could see 6 to 12 inches of snow where gusty northerly winds will cause plenty of drifting of fallen snow.  Some airlines canceled flights in anticipation of the impending storm.  DIA flights to or from Albuquerque, Billings, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Madison, Midland, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Ontario, Phoenix, Rock Springs, Sacramento, Saint Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Tucson and Vail have been affected.  At the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, United flight 4910 to Denver was canceled this morning, plus 6379 from Denver scheduled to arrive at 12:11pm, and both legs of United Flight 6364 scheduled to arrive at YVRA from Denver at 10:55am and return to Denver at 11:25am have been canceled, .  You can check the Yampa Valley Regional Airport Flight Tracker for the airport’s latest flight information.

 

Coloradans Urged to Test Homes for Radon

Winter is a great time to test your home for radon,” said Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple, and works best when all the doors and windows are closed.”

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas responsible for hundreds of Colorado lung cancer deaths each year. The colorless, odorless, tasteless gas enters homes through cracks in the floor or spaces around utility pipes and accumulates unless properly mitigated. Long-term radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. More Americans die from lung cancer than any other cancer.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides coupons for reduced-cost radon test kits. For more radon information and to get the coupon, visit Colorado.info. The website also lists contractors certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program to install systems to remove or mitigate radon. Colorado residents also can call the state’s Radon Hotline at 1-800-846-3986 or check with their local health department, county extension office or public health nurse for radon information.

STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT medal RESULTS

2A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
160 – Meeker’s TJ Shelton – won 8-2 STATE CHAMPION
LISTEN TO TJ SHELTON’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH HERE

Meeker:
113 – Tristin Pelloni – won 12-2 (takes 5th)
132 – J.C. Henderson – won 7-0 (takes 5th)

Rangely:
160 – Colton Combs – lost 15-10 (takes 6th)

North Park:
170 – Derrick Richard – lost pin (takes 4th)

Hayden:
182 – Ryan Domson – lost 12-4 (takes 4th)

In basketball over the weekend:
Moffat County’s boys and girls beat Coal Ridge. (girls= 61-47; boys= 86-59)
The Rangely boys and girls lost to Meeker (boys= 50-33; girls= 51-40).
The Soroco girls beat Hayden (55-32), while the boys lost (82-44).
The Little Snake River Valley boys lost to Ten Sleep in the second round of the regional playoffs (60-45).  The girls beat Burlington (53-39).
The Steamboat boys beat Glenwood (53-47) in the first round of Districts.  The girls fell to Durango (54-49).
The Little Snake River Valley girls fell to Cokeville 69-54 for the District Championship.  The boys beat Encampment 42-29 in the consolation bracket.

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