KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

Two people went to the hospital Wednesday night after an accident on Moffat County Road 15, about a mile from where it intersects with Moffat County Road 7. One car went through a fence and the second went into an embankment. Both cars were towed. No word yet on the cause of the crash.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018

A small pickup truck crashed into a ditch Tuesday afternoon, off Colorado Highway 13, north of Craig. Emergency medical personnel from Memorial Regional Health treated the driver at the scene. Craig Police is investigating.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

A drug dealer in Summit County is headed to jail for three years. 30-year-old Dennis Tierney was sentenced for his role in the drug overdose death of James Nicholas, who died after taking a lethal dose of heroin laced with fentanyl. Tierney pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and unlawful distribution of heroin in September.

Arrest Photo – Dennis Tierney

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KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

A dumpster caught fire on the southeast end of Craig Sunday night, at Axis Steel. Hot ashes were thrown into the dumpster, according to Fire Chief KC Hume. Craig Fire Rescue was able to quickly get the fire out.

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KRAI News for Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Colorado State Patrol will be working high visibility enforcement this Saturday, in the counties of Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson. Troopers are looking for poor driving behaviors, especially of drivers impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Colorado State Patrol wants to remind all residents and visitors to be safe over the Halloween weekend, wear your seatbelt, be aware of changing weather and road conditions, and don’t drink and drive.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

Craig Fire Rescue and the Craig Hazmat team jumped into action Wednesday morning. They were contacted by Routt County Emergency Responders, because they were conducting an emergency hazmat drill. It involved fire, police, sheriffs, state troopers, and the hazmat team from Craig. The accident simulation had to do with a sulfuric acid spill at Highways 131 and 40. John Rockwood is a firefighter, EMT and Hazmat Tech with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. He says they’ve been planning the emergency exercise for most of the year. And the Craig Hazmat team and fire fighters were extremely important to the exercise.

Rockwood says emergency responders have been planning the hazmat drill for most of the year.

Press Conference for Hazmat Drill at Routt County Justice Center

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018

It is hunting season, which means a busy time for Search and Rescue, especially in Routt County right now. Monday night, they got a call about a 26-year-old hunter who never showed up back at camp. He ended up spending the night in the woods before he was able to find his way out the next day when searchers arrived. On Tuesday, rescuers had to help a woman who fell on the trail at Fish Creek Falls. They helped her out and she made it to the hospital on her own. Search and Rescue expects more calls right now, especially because it is hunting season.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

A $25,000 grant has been awarded to Memorial Regional Health, for the new medical office building that is being built. It’s from the El Pomar Foundation. It’s a program of giving that focuses on education, health, human services, and civic and community initiatives. The foundation at the hospital has now raised $842,000 in the capital campaign to build the new medical office building.

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KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

A 55-year-old Alabama man died last week near the Moffat/Rio Blanco county line. Moffat County Search and Rescue along with Classic Air Medical, responded to a call about a man having chest pains, in the Wilson Mesa area. The man was pronounced dead when they arrived.

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KRAI News for Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Hayden residents have been boiling water overnight, having to do it through late this morning. A water main in Hayden broke just after midnight Wednesday night. Residents have been bringing water to a full boil, and then letting it boil for at least five minutes, and then let it cool before making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, or preparing any food. Any discolored water should be allowed to flush through the system. The break happened on South Third Street, and it drained the Hospital Hill storage tank.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

The driver of a semi-trailer truck hauling gravel from Craig to Colowyo Mine didn’t make the corner and rolled around noon Wednesday afternoon. The Craig Press reports that the 40-year-old driver wasn’t hurt and he was wearing his seatbelt. Part of the road was closed for a while for clean-up.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners have unanimously approved the county’s draft budget for 2019. It includes sharp cuts to “non-mandated” services, most notably the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Moffat County Libraries. Here is Commissioner Ray Beck.

As the draft stands now, the museum will get no more funding. The libraries will be cut by 77 percent.

Both the museum and library are dependent upon Ballot Issue 1A, which voters will decide in November, whether to approve a proposed 2.85 mill levy dedicated solely to the two institutions. Beck says the final adoption of the budget is Dec. 15 but they hope to have it all finalized by Thanksgiving.

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