K.C. HUME ANNOUNCES BID FOR MOFFAT COUNTY SHERIFF
K.C. Hume, yesterday, announced his intention to run for Moffat County Sheriff. Hume, a 20 year veteran with the Sheriff’s Department, said he planned to file the official paperwork today. Hume who also serves as the Fire Chief for Craig Fire Rescue, of which he has been a member for 15 years, said he would resign from that position upon his election to Sheriff. The announcement comes on the heels of Undersheriff Charlene Abdella’s announcement that she was bowing out of the race. Current Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanetta and District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District Brett Barkey have already endorsed K.C. Hume in his run for Moffat County Sheriff. Pictured: K.C. Hume
STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT BEGINS TODAY
The High School State Wrestling Tournament begins today in Denver. KRAI’s Dennis and Anton Fredrickson will cover the matches of wrestlers from Moffat County, Steamboat, Soroco, Meeker, Rangely, Hayden, North Park, and West Grand. Our coverage begins at 2:45 this afternoon with the 2-A and 3-A preliminary rounds. You can listen live by clicking here.
MICHAEL BENNET IN HAYDEN TODAY
Senator Michael Bennet will make a rare visit to Northwest Colorado this afternoon. Bennet plans to be at the Haven in Hayden to talk to residents about the recently passed Farm Bill. Bennet stopped in Hayden a few years ago to gather input on the bill and is holding today’s meeting as a follow-up. The meeting starts at 4 this afternoon, in the Haven Community room. Pictured: Michael Bennet
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR CRAIG KIWANIS PLAY
The Craig Kiwanis Club still has left for their annual play. Friday and Saturday night tickets are still available for purchase at $20 a piece, or $200 for a table of ten. This is the club’s 68th annual play, in which members mock people and events that have been in the news over the last year. The play takes place at 8 the nights of February 28th and March 1st at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavillion. The play is the Kiwanians major fundraiser for the year. They use the money to help fund a variety of youth, senior, and disabled persons projects in the area. You can get your tickets by calling 824-5202.
NEW AIR POLLUTION STANDARDS UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
New air pollution rules for Colorado’s oil and gas industry have gone up for public comment. The state Air Quality Control Commission opened at least four days of public testimony yesterday on a sweeping proposal to force new air-pollution limits on oil and gas producers. The changes include the nation’s first statewide methane-emissions standard for energy producers, as well as new infrared monitors on drilling sites and storage tanks. State regulators who proposed the rules say they would dramatically improve air quality. Several large energy producers have signed on to the plan. The state has put the tab for industry compliance to the stricter air rules at about $40 million a year. Supporters outnumbered opponents on the first day.
SAME-SEX COUPLES FILE LAWSUIT CHALLENGING GAY MARRIAGE BAN
Reports say nine same-sex couple have filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban. While Colorado allows civil unions, gay marriage is banned. The suit names Governor Hickenlooper and the Denver County Clerk as defendents, neither of which have commented. The suit claims that same-sex couple in Colorado are treated as 2nd class citizens, and are denied rights recognized for married straight couples. The suit was filed yesterday.
LAWMAKER LEAVES GUN IN CAPITOL COMMITTEE ROOM
A state lawmaker says he’ll no longer carry a firearm in the Capitol after he inadvertently left a loaded handgun in a committee room. Republican state Representative Jared Wright of Fruita left the gun behind in his bag after a February 6th committee debate on concealed handgun permits. State law prohibits guns in the Capitol “without legal authority.” Wright, who was on the Fruita police force in 2007-2011, says that as a peace officer he has a right to be armed in the Capitol. Wright says after speaking with the State Patrol and Governor John Hickenlooper’s office, he won’t carry a gun in the Capitol anymore. Representative Jonathan Singer, a Longmont Democrat, says he found the loaded gun after Wright and others left. Pictured: Jared Wright Steamboat Springs Board of Education Meeting on February 26th
Steamboat City Council Agenda for 03-18 IN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
At the State Wrestling Championships
Thursday’s Preliminary Round Results
120 – Issic Herod – lost 12-7
138 – Brayden Peterson – lost 2-1
160 – Stelios Peroulis – lost fall 2:29
170 – Brett Loyd – lost 8-1
182 – Jessi Demoor – win fall :46
195 – Brady Springer – lost fall 3:05
106 – Sheridan Harvey – win pin 2:35
113 – Tristen Pelloni – win pin 3:19
120 – Calvin Shepherd – lost fall 2:42
126 – Kylloe Goedert – lost fall 3:13
132 – Aaron Cochran – lost 6-4
138 – JC Henderson – win fall 1:28
152 – Willis Begaye – lost fall 3:59
160- Devon Pontine – win pin 2:59
170 – TJ Shelton – win fall 2:423
285 – Tyler Ilgen – win fall 2:00
145 – Kent Miller – lost fall :58
160 – Journey Vreeman – lost 10-4
182 – Taylor Lewis – win fall 1:45
220 – Hunter Rummel – lost fall 4:47
195 – Cody Constine – win fall 4:29
285 – Nate Ragan – won 4-3
145 – Lucas Heinle – lost 3-1
160 – Ethan Allred – lost pin 4:53
138 – TJ Richard – lost fall 2:17
220 – Adrian Cereceres – won fall 3:31
195 – Travis Etler – lost 7-6
113 – Dakota Thvedt – lost fall 5:10
195 – Brandon Yeager – win pin 5:00
285 – Cole Sittig – lost fall :46
132 – Dallas Rohrig – win 6-1
195 – Clayton Coombs – win fall 1:50
285 – Jose Prado – win 8-2
Soroco hosts Hayden. The girls tip off at 4 and the boys at 5:30.
Little Snake River Valley goes to Encampment. The girls play at 6 and the boys at 7.
Moffat County heads to Coal Ridge. The girls play at 5:30 and the boys at 7.
Moffat County, Hayden, Steamboat, Meeker, Rangely, Soroco, West Grand and North Park continue at the state tournament in Denver. You can catch action from Northwest Colorado wrestlers live on KRAI starting tomorrow morning at 9:45. You can also listen online.