KRAI News for Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has announced the closing of the Nucla Station coal-fired power plant. The Craig Press reports the Nucla Station began operations in 1959 and it has 35 employees. The dismantling of the facility is expected to start during the first half of next year. Tri-State is providing a half-million dollars over the next five years in community support during the retirement. The Nucla plant is just over 100 miles south of Grand Junction.

Routt County Search and Rescue had to help a hunter who was trampled by his horse Wednesday night. It was along Burton Creek Trail in North Routt. Rescuers got to the man by midnight and then had to get him to a landing zone for a helicopter, which took him to the hospital.






The Herald Times in Meeker is reporting a new phone scam. A company calls and says you’ve overpaid for some computer-related services and you are due a refund. But to get the refund, you have to provide your bank account numbers. Don’t do it. Don’t fall for it. It’s a scam.






Steamboat Ski Resort is making a $500,000 contribution to the new Yampa River Fund. It’s the single largest cash commitment in the 56-year history of the resort. The new Yampa River Fund has been set up to improve river flow in Northwest Colorado to sustain both people and nature. For more, go to

The 581 Wine Bar has its grand opening today. The new bar space is in the back of The Find, at 518 Yampa Ave. in Craig. It has been designed to feel like a Prohibition-era speakeasy. The bar will host domestic and international wines, with a limited menu.

The Moffat County Bulldogs have their first home game tonight in Craig. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.

In other local games, the Steamboat Sailors are away tonight, playing Middle Park in Granby. The Hayden Tigers are in Blackhawk to face Gilpin County. The Soroco Rams are off this weekend.

In more sports today, the Craig Middle School cross country team is competing in Rawlins, Wyoming. The Moffat County High School cross country team is at the Anna Banana Invitational in Fruita.

On Saturday, the Craig Middle School football team is in Granby. The high school volleyball teams are playing Delta, starting at 10 a.m. with the varsity game expected to start at noon, at the high school.

CNCC has home soccer games this weekend, with the men playing at 11 a.m. and the women at 1 p.m. They’re playing Utah State University Eastern and those games are at Loudy Simpson Field.

Then Saturday night at 5 p.m., it’s the basketball fundraiser dinner for the boys team at Moffat County 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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