KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for Aug. 9, 2018

Livestock shows are underway at the 100th Moffat County Fair. The Moffat County Cattlewomen group is aware that there may be PETA protests, so they are preparing the kids. PETA stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. They’re telling those kids showing their animals at the fair to:

  • Be prepared because the threat is real.
  • Walk away because hostile special interest groups just want attention and press. And then find an adult you trust.
  • Be transparent, and be honest. Don’t hide anything and stick to the facts.
  • Take the high road because people will be watching how you handle your behavior.
  • Don’t back down. Don’t give in or agree with them because you have done nothing wrong.

PETA has been contacted by the Craig Press and they said they do not plan to take any action at any county fairs in Colorado.

Moffat and Routt Counties are sticking with Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. Summit County has now downgraded from Stage 2 back to Stage 1. Still no open campfires or fireworks, though.

A fire on Heather Street was started by a propane grill that had been briefly left unattended on the front porch. Carina Olivera and Alex Perez lost their home, and car, and most of their personal belongings. Red Cross has been helping, and firefighters brought a car seat and clothing for the couple’s baby. Also, a Go Fund Me page has been set up. https://www.gofundme.com/tkwth-lost-in-fire

A fire west of Glenwood Springs shut down I-70 for a while Wednesday. A helicopter did some water bucket drops with water from the Colorado River. Pre-evacuations were ordered for the area. Local firefighters were able to get control over most of the fire, but they did work it through the night to watch for any flare-ups.

A Texas couple got stranded on Quandary Peak, outside of Breckenridge. Summit County Rescue took 13 hours to rescue them from a cliff at nearly 14,000 feet. They had planned to go the easy way which is the East Ridge Trail, but they accidentally took the West Ridge, which is more technical. Some snow actually started to fall while they were stranded, and hypothermia was starting to set in.

The Director of Community Education for Colorado Northwestern Community College is leaving her job. Desiree Moore says she has accepted a position with Northwest Colorado Health. She’ll leave her job with CNCC on Aug. 17. She has been with the college for five years.

Tickets are on sale for the annual Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser, to support the wrestling program at Moffat County High School. It’s Sept. 22 at the Center of Craig. Find out more at the MOCO Wrestling Facebook page.

The 9th Annual Holiday Artisan Market is Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Applications for booth space are being accepted now. Email YampaValleyArtisans@gmail.com

Who gets the most DUIs? It’s men in their 20s. They got nearly a third of all DUIs in Colorado in 2016, according to a new comprehensive report from the Division of Criminal Justice. That’s over 27,000 DUI court cases. Overall, men represented about three-quarters of all cases of driving under the influence, and more than a third of those men had a previous DUI conviction.

The weather forecast is calling for plenty of sunshine today and a high of 92 degrees. Clear skies tonight, with the sun setting at 8:15. More sunshine is headed our way on Friday and through the weekend.

Checking the schedule for the Moffat County Fair, which is also at www.MoffatCountyFair.com

This morning is the Goat Show at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Then games and live entertainment are at noon. The 4-H Beef Show is at 2 p.m. today. And the 4th Annual Moffat County Fair Ridin’ & Riggin’ Days Rodeo starts at 7 p.m. tonight. And don’t miss the Catch-a-Pig contest.

On Friday, don’t miss the 4-H Swine Show at 8 a.m., the 4-H Rabbit Show at noon, and the 4-H Poultry Show at 2 p.m.

In Sports…

High School football practice is at 4 p.m. each afternoon, but the freshmen are practicing in the mornings.

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