KRAI News for Friday, Aug. 16, 2019

The wastewater treatment plant in Craig got hit by lightning Sunday night. The Craig Press reports a near total electric failure at the plant. Crews will be cleaning up the mess for the next few weeks. The lightning knocked out the plant’s alarm communication system which means no one knew anything was wrong until they came in for work Monday morning. The plant is now running on diesel pumps and generators until everything is fixed and cleaned up.

Sunny and dry weather has created a red flag warning from noon to 8 p.m. today. There is an increased risk of fire due to wind and low humidity. The National Weather Service has also issued a fire weather watch for Saturday afternoon and evening.






The Routt County Fair has a new Market Goat Champion. It’s Snoopy. Here’s owner Rachel Rolando from Hayden.

This is Rachel’s last year of 4H before heading off to college in Oklahoma. For the sheep, the Breeding Grand Champion goes to Kimberly Gray.

The Routt County Fair continues in Hayden through the weekend. The Market Beef show is at 2 p.m. today. The Sweet and Spicy Contest and the Taste of the Fair Bake Sale is at 5 p.m. tonight. Then at 7:30, it’s the Demolition Derby and Pig Wrestling, and the crowning of the Routt County Fair Royalty. The Demolition Derby is completely sold out. If you bought your ticket online, you must exchange the QR code for a wristband at the fair office. It’s easier to do that before the event, as lines could be long tonight.

 Saturday afternoon is the BBQ at 3 p.m., along with Free Coke Floats, which I will be helping serve. Then it’s the Junior Livestock Sale and Auction, where the 4-H kids sell their livestock. Sophie Diehl is part of the Junior Leaders for the Routt County 4-H program.

The Junior Livestock Sale is followed by a Barn Dance. It’s all at the Routt County Fairgrounds, today and through the weekend.

 The Boys & Girls Club in Craig is up for a $25K grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist. The money would be used to get a van. Go to and search for the local Boys & Girls Club. Or go to:





CNCC is offering deals on tuition for Moffat County residents again this year. For some people, it could cover 100 percent of the cost of classes on campus. A campus orientation is tomorrow in Craig. Fall classes at CNCC begin Monday. For more information on the buy-down and registering for classes, visit or call 1-800-562-1105.






The first day of school for students in Hayden is Tuesday. It will be a year of transition as a new school is being built on Breeze Basin Boulevard. It will be for pre-K through 12th grade students. Hayden elementary school students have moved into the secondary school building while the main campus is under construction. It’s being called “Camp Tiger Paw.” Middle school students are moving into some modular units for core classes. The Hayden school district is also on four-day school weeks, with Fridays off.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.


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