Author Archives: KRAI

Wildfire Burning Near Encampment

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and the Encampment Fire Department are fighting a wildfire approximately 1 mile southeast of Encampment. The cause of the nearly 200 acre blaze is currently under Continue reading

Where To Watch The Eclipse In NW Colorado

For the first time in 99 years, Americans will be viewing a coast to coast total solar eclipse Monday.  The path of the total eclipse will cover much of Wyoming, with 94% of the sun being covered by the moon in Northwest Colorado.  For those interested, there are a number of eclipse viewing parties in the area. Colorado Continue reading

Wildfire Ignites In Routt County

A wildfire ignited Saturday afternoon in the Big Red Park area, ten miles north of Clark in Routt County. The fire is burning on steep terrain  in beetle killed timber, near the area of the “500 Fire” which occurred a couple of years ago. No structures are currently threatened by the blaze. Due to the location, the Forest Service is monitoring the Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Increases

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between June and July, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate grew .1% to 2.4 over that time period. The National unemployment rate decreased Continue reading

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway

Colorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 5th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Labor Day DUI enforcement period police Continue reading

MC Teacher Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

Suspended Moffat County High School teacher Justin Folley, has been formally charged with ten felony counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. The 35-year-old was put on administrative leave in April. The charges stem from an alleged incident involving a former student that occurred between late 2013 and early 2015. Moffat County School Continue reading

Survey Results- Education, Drug Use Causing Issues

Low-income individuals and community leaders filled out surveys as part of the Moffat County United Way Community Assessment.  The assessment details factors that may be affecting the county population living below the poverty line. Those responding to the survey included 88 low income individuals, representatives of community and faith based organizations, the public and private Continue reading

Total Eclipse Monday

The Total Solar Eclipse will occur Monday across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming. In our area,  94% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% coverage can travel to central Wyoming, as Continue reading

Poker Run Saturday

The Craig VFW is holding a motorcycle Poker Run this weekend. The route will run through Yampa, Kremmling and Steamboat. The entry fee is $30 which will include a poker hand, pig roast and a beer, with additional poker hands available for $10. The poker run Continue reading

Cancer Drive Starts Saturday

The 4th annual Victory Motors Cancer Drive kicks off Saturday with events taking place at Loudy-Simpson Park. Events are scheduled through next weekend, with proceeds collected going to fight cancer in Moffat County. For a full schedule of events, Continue reading

Creek Closed To Recreation In Dinosaur

Due to a recent septic line break at the Jones Hole Fish Hatchery, Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument is closed to recreational activity. Signs have been placed along Jones Hole Creek, notifying the public of the closure. Crews Continue reading