KRAI News for Friday Aug. 23

Here are the local headlines for KRAI on this Friday, August 23rd.

Both of the fires in Routt County have been fully contained. The Indian Run fire was determined to be started by lightning, and is the biggest to burn in the county so far, burning one hundred seventy acres. The Mill Creek 2 Fire was contained as well, and Trevor Guire said suppression efforts went as well as they could have.

Sticking with the fires, there is still one burning near dinosaur, and it is believed to be human caused. It has burned over one hundred sixty acres, and is headed eastward.

The CNCC Spartans kick off their soccer season Saturday with a home game in Craig. KRAI’s Shannon Lukens has more.

Colorado Legislatures came together to discuss the best way to increase water flow in dry years. Water leaders from Colorado all converged on Steamboat this week to discuss the plans. More details of the meetings are soon to come.

Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he will be running for the US Senate. He immediately became the front runner in the group vying to take down Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper’s announcement to run comes on the heels of a failed presidential campaign that concluded in mid-august.

The deadline to return petitions has been extended to 4pm on August 29th for those running for the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board. Prospective candidates need to pick up an election packet and will need the petition to be signed by at least twenty-five registered voters residing in Moffat County.

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

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