AREA MEETING AGENDAS NOW POSTED ONLINE
KRAI.com now lists agendas for local meetings online. You’ll find links to the agendas towards the bottom of this page, just before sports. If there is an agenda you would like to see listed, contact us at 824-6574 or email us; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCIDENT SOUTH OF CRAIG SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL
Emergency workers responded to a one-vehicle accident late yesterday morning about 24 miles south of Craig. Craig Fire Rescue, The Memorial Hospital EMTs, The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol showed up to the accident on Highway 13 near Perch Pond, which saw one person transported to TMH. Because of it’s location, the ambulance service From ColoWyo Coal Mine also showed up. Details of the accident are not clear. Emergency workers say there were three people in the car when it crashed, but only one was taken to the hospital, mostly as a precautionary measure.
REPUBLICANS HOPE TO USE MOMENTUM OF RECALL ELECTIONS
Republicans hope to build on the recall of two Democratic state lawmakers in next year’s elections, when they’ll try to unseat Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper, who signed the gun legislation. Potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo says Coloradans believe in personal freedom, “including the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.” Hickenlooper said he was disappointed in the election’s results. He said the state should focus on creating jobs, education and creating a healthier state. Senate President John Morse lost by just 343 votes Tuesday in a swing district in the Republican stronghold of Colorado Springs but Senator Angela Giron lost by a bigger margin in a largely blue-collar district that favors Democrats.
TANCREDO SAYS POLLS SHOW HE IS TIED WITH HICKENLOOPER AMONG PUEBLO VOTERS
Tom Tancredo, on of the candidates challenging Governor John Hickenlooper for his seat, says the results of Tuesday’s recall elections on the Front Range are indicative of how voters will lean during the gubernatorial race. He says the election results show that Coloradans are fed up with Hickenloopers “Rubber stamp” method of approving Liberal policies and legislation. Tancredo also points to a new poll out of Pueblo, a heavily democratic district, that shows him tied with Governor Hickenlooper in the race. Tancredo says being tied with Hickenlooper in a Pueblo poll is like being tied with Barrack Obama in a Chicago poll. Hickenlooper will have a few challengers to his seat when elections roll around, including Tancredo, and state senator Greg Brophy of Wray.
YVRA TO KICK OFF MASTER PLAN PROCESS
Yampa Valley Regional Airport will be conducting 2-hour behind-the-scenes airport tours on September 18th, October 16th, and November 13th, as they kick off their 20-year master plan process. The tours will provide a look into the operations of the airport. The Airport Master Plan is essential to ensure eligibility and funding for airport capital improvement projects from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Aeronautics. The planning process provides a comprehensive evaluation and plan for future airport improvements to enhance safety and meet projected aviation demand in a thoughtful and strategic manner. Additional information regarding the Master Plan and airport tours can be found by clicking the link provided within this story at krai.com. The website is updated regularly throughout the process. Space for the tours is limited. To reserve your spot, call 276-5001.
WYOMING MANHUNT CONTINUES FOR KENNETH WARD
The manhunt for a fugitive who escaped from custody near Independence Rock last month entered its twelfth day yesterday. In August, 51-year old Kenneth Ward, wanted in Sweetwater County since 2010 for felony larceny, was tracked to northwest Mexico by Sweetwater County detectives and the United States Marshals Service. Ward, an American citizen, was apprehended by Mexican authorities, who deported him, handing him over to American law enforcement officers for transport to a facility in Nogales, Arizona. From there he was slated to be returned to Sweetwater County. Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said Ward’s charges stem from the theft of a pickup and several pieces of equipment from Eaton Trucking of Farson worth over $100,000. On August 31st, Ward and other prisoners were en route to Rock Springs when a bathroom break stop was made at the Independence Rock Rest Area in Natrona County. Ward, who was handcuffed in front and not wearing leg irons, escaped. No one was injured during the course of the incident, and no other prisoners escaped. Once Natrona County authorities were notified, they began an immediate, though unsuccessful, search. On September 9, a man in Bairoil gave a man who said he’d been in an accident a ride to Rawlins. The man turned out to be Ward. As of press time yesterday, search efforts in Rawlins have been unsuccessful. Ward is a white male, 6 feet in height, about 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. According to the man who drove him from Bairoil to Rawlins, he appeared “disheveled” with a five- to six-day beard and was “wearing a red and black checkered shirt, blue jeans, brown boots and holding a Nabor’s trucking shirt.” Travelers on Interstate 80 are advised not to pick up hitchhikers. Ward should not be approached; authorities are asking that anyone who thinks they have seen him or who come into contact with him notify law enforcement immediately.
WYOMING GOVERNOR WORRIED ABOUT POT TRAFFICKING
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead’s says he’s concerned about increased marijuana trafficking in his state as Colorado prepares to allow the sale of recreational marijuana to the public. Colorado released rules Monday covering licensing, tracking, packaging and advertising of recreational marijuana sales. Colorado officials have emphasized the marijuana should be consumed in-state. But Mead, a former federal prosecutor, said yesterday he remains concerned about drug smuggling into his state and increased impaired driving.
MOFFAT COUNTY FFA ALUMNI TO HOLD TAILGATE BARBECUE TOMORROW
The Moffat County FFA Alumni will hold a tailgate barbecue tomorrow, before the Steamboat football game. They’ll start serving at 6. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and Drink are all on the menu. The cost is $5.
In high school sports:
Moffat County travels to Coal Ridge at 6.
Hayden hosts West Grand at 6.
In boys soccer:
Steamboat goes to Summit at 6.
Hayden hosts Rocky Mountain Lutheran at 7.
Rangely travels to Nucla at 7.
Moffat County is home against Steamboat. You can catch that game live on KRAI with the pre-game at 6:45 and the kickoff at 7. You can also listen online.
Soroco goes to Beth Eden at 5.
Little Snake River Valley hosts Encampment at 5.
Rangely heads to Nucla at 5.
Meeker hosts Plateau Valley at 6.
In boys golf:
Rangely hosts a tournament at 10 with Moffat County attending.
In cross country:
Steamboat and Moffat County run at Heritage.