KRAI News for Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

Craig Police have arrested a person who is charged with stealing some instruments from Craig Middle School. Those instruments are an alto saxophone, a clarinet, and some drum mallets. While the person has been arrested, the instruments are already gone, having been sold to someone in the Craig area. Police are asking for help in finding out who bought the stolen instruments, so they can get them back to the kids who own them. If you have any information, please call the school resource officer at 970-826-2360.

Sports Cars with the Peak to Peak Rally rolled into Craig Monday. About 26 cars and drivers stopped for lunch at Fiesta Jalisco. On the way, they decided to donate some money to the Craig community. A check for $10,000 was given to the Interfaith Food Bank, from the event organizers, and the major sponsors of the event, Laurie and Don Hicks of Porsche of Colorado Springs. The local food bank is an all-volunteer organization that serves as many as 80 families each month.

It was a cold night. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a freeze warning for the cities of Craig, Hayden, Meeker, and Steamboat Springs.

John T. Peroulis has achieved a rare “gold standard” in agricultural education, by receiving a Future Farmers of America FFA Degree. Less than one percent of FFA members achieve the honor. Much of his work-based learning was achieved with help from his family’s ranching operation. Peroulis is a 2017 graduate of Moffat County High School. He’ll serve in the state office in June as a member of the executive committee of Colorado FFA.

Crime Stoppers in Garfield County is ending. It’s a non-profit program run by volunteers. The local Sheriff’s office says now, many businesses have cameras, as do citizens, and there’s social media to help solve crimes. That has made Crime Stoppers not as effective as it once was, so the local program will end.

Fire update…

Garfield County is putting Stage One fire restrictions BACK into place. That’s because of the dry conditions. Stage One fire restrictions are still in place in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties.

The Boone Draw Fire near Maybell is reportedly about the same, meaning nearly fully contained after having burned more than 86-hundred acres.

The Silver Creek fire has also stayed the same and is at 35 percent contained, burning more than 13-thousand acres north of Kremmling. What hasn’t stayed the same is the number of firefighters battling it. That number is now at 639. They’re camping along Highway 40 just north of Kremmling.

The Ryan Fire in North Routt County has now burned 2,725 acres in the Routt and Medicine Bow National Forests. A public meeting is tonight at 6 at the Grand Encampment Opera House in Wyoming.

The Humane Society of Moffat County, and the Bank of Colorado are having their 5th annual bowling fundraiser Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. Money raised goes to the humane society. It starts at 5:30.

Sunset Meadows has received a Community Improvement Award from the Craig Association of Realtors. It’s for its new street corner flower garden.

In Sports…

  • Tomorrow morning, the Craig Middle School has volleyball against Rifle and Soroco in Rifle.
  • The middle school football team is also playing in Rifle.
  • The Bulldog boys soccer team plays Grand Valley in Parachute at 11 tomorrow.
  • Volleyball starts at noon tomorrow, as the Moffat County team hosts Gunnison.
  • Then at 1, it’s kickoff for the Moffat County Football team, but that game is away, against Olathe High School in Pagosa Springs. Listen to the game on KRAI.

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

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