KRAI News for Friday, Aug. 2, 2019







A Craig man is accused of failing to register as a sex offender, after he was recently released from the Moffat County Jail. The Craig Press reports 26-year-old Esteban Tobias Fowler was released from Jail July 14 after serving 43 days of a 60-day sentence. But then he didn’t get in touch with the Moffat County probation department within five days of his release. So he was arrested again this Tuesday. The local district attorney says he also failed to register as a sex offender in Mesa County back in 2009. Fowler will be back in court Aug. 26.








A Steamboat Springs woman was arrested Wednesday, after she admitted giving a man some candy that was laced with LSD. The man didn’t know about it. 22-year-old Tecara Carter faces three felony charges. An affidavit says she admitted doing it, which she thought was a good idea at the time. Then she told officers that she felt guilty about it when she sobered up.

Colorado State Patrol, and the Department of Transportation, along with Wyoming Highway Patrol are watching out for motorcycle riders right now. That’s because there are a lot of them headed to South Dakota. Law enforcement is calling it the Sturgis Rally DUI enforcement period, to protect Coloradoans and Wyoming residents from impaired drivers this summer. So far this year, there have been 59 motorcycle fatalities on Colorado’s roadways.








All active-duty military and veterans can have free access to all 41 Colorado state parks during the entire month of August. Colorado Parks & Wildlife says it’s a way of showing appreciation for those who have served our country. Here in Northwest Colorado, that includes Pearl Lake, Steamboat Lake, Stagecoach, and Yampa River State Park. A little south is Rifle Falls, Rifle Gap, and Harvey Gap.







The Moffat County Balloon Festival is today through Sunday. Balloons will be launching from Loudy Simpson Park, weather permitting, so look up! Activities Saturday also include the Friends of Moffat County Education Elevate Education 5K and one-mile Fun Run at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Cardboard Regatta is at 11. And the Northwest Colorado Health Rubber Ducky Race is at 12:30. The Colorado Cruiser’s Classic Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., about that same time, there will be an appearance by Classic Air Medical. Live music starts at 4:30 followed by the Balloon Glow at 8:30 Saturday night, if the weather cooperates.





Today is the Taste of Jam & Artwalk in downtown Craig. Taste homemade jams and jellies and vote for your favorite while strolling through downtown Craig businesses. Local art will also be displayed. Tickets can be purchased at The Find.

Today is an Open Horse Show in the English Division at 4 p.m. at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The Western Division is Saturday morning at the fairgrounds.

Todd Park Mohr is playing at the Antlers Café and Bar in Yampa Saturday. Mohr is the “Todd” of Big Head Todd & and Monsters. Proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the South Routt Education Endowment Fund, to help the South Routt School District. Music starts around 3:15 with Mohr’s taking the stage around 5 p.m. Tickets are available through One of the organizers says Mohr’s dad went to Soroco High School.

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

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