KRAI News for Friday, Aug. 9, 2019

Michael Voloshin won Grand Champion Steer. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The winner of the Grand Champion Steer at the Moffat County Fair is Michael Voloshin. He’s 15 from Craig. Tonto is the name of his steer.

Voloshin is in the Breeze Basin 4-H Club.

The Moffat County Fair has a full day scheduled today and tomorrow. And it always involves lots of animals. Here’s Makylee Ott, who is 11 years old, and the junior attendant with the Moffat County Fair Royalty.

This morning is the Swine Show, followed by the Rabbit and Poultry Show, and then tonight is the concert. Saturday is non-stop as well. Here’s Mardi Anson.

And a Pie Eating Contest, Turtle Races, and Weenie Dog Races. I’ll be there with KRAI serving free Coke Floats at 4:30. Then the 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Sale is Saturday night. For the full schedule, go to

The Routt County Fair in Hayden gets going today with different activities. Lots of horses through the weekend. It is the 105th anniversary of the Routt County Fair. This year’s theme is Cheers to 105 Years. One highlight will be the Demolition Derby next Friday night. It always sells out so get your tickets soon. The full schedule is at

Sheli Steel has been promoted to general manager and advertising director of the Craig Press. She’ll oversee all day-to-day operations of the Craig Press, including news, advertising, and distribution. Steele has been with the local newspaper since 2013.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for a bear that went after a hiker and two dogs It happened on the west side of Colorado Springs. The aggressive bear went after the dogs and the hiker kicked the bear in the head. They’re tracking the bear and if its found, it will be euthanized because it poses an imminent threat to human health and safety.

Don’t forget the Craig Fire/Rescue luau tomorrow. The party starts at 6 p.m. at the OP Bar & Grill in Craig. Proceeds benefit the Craig Fire/Rescue scholarship fund.

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

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