KRAI News for Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Homecoming festivities are heating up at Moffat County High School. Today is Blue & White Day to support the Bulldogs. The parade starts at 1 p.m. this afternoon. Here’s senior Sambu Shrestha.

The theme is Breakfast Cereals and “A Spoonful of Homecoming.” The parade starts at Craig City Park, and the parade route runs along Victory Way.

Then tailgating at the high school starts at 11 Saturday morning, with food, games and music, followed by the game against Basalt at 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and the Homecoming Dance Saturday night.

Two men are in jail in Sweetwater County in Wyoming, charged with burglary and theft, property destruction and defacement of the county’s Archery Range. Bond of $100,000 was set for 30-year-old Sean Jereb and $50,000 bond set for 29-year-old Kolby Darlington. The Archery Range is south of Rock Springs. It was robbed and vandalized earlier this month when a four-wheeler and utility trailer was taken. The Sheriff’s Office put it out on Social Media, and that’s how they arrested the two men.

The Silver Creek wildfire grew a little bit Thursday. It is now at 18,719 acres, and 60 percent contained now, with 591 people fighting it northwest of Kremmling.

The Ryan Fire is still at about 22-thousand areas (21,085) with 287 people fighting it, just over the Colorado border into Wyoming.

The Craig Historic Ghost Walk starts next Thursday night in the middle school auditorium. It also happens Friday and Saturday. Money raised will help scan old newspapers at and support the CNCC Education Foundation Scholarship Fun. Volunteers are needed to lead the ghost walks. Call Linda at the Wyman Living History Museum or email

The 2018 waterfowl season starts Saturday. It also means boating season ends at some areas, such as Highline Lake State Park. No boating there, as of Sunday. Western Colorado is part of the Pacific Flyway.

Also Sunday morning, volunteers will be planting native trees along the Yampa at the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area.

In sports, Moffat County volleyball is hosting the Olathe Pirates this afternoon.

The Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Fun Run is Saturday, at Loudy-Simpson Park. It’s a benefit for the Friends of Moffat County Education. Registration is at 7:15 and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. It’s $20 for adults and free to those who are 17 and under.

After the race tomorrow morning is the Moffat Bulldog Cross Country Invitational, featuring Moffat County, and Craig Middle School runners, as part of Homecoming weekend. Six middle-school teams compete at nine, and then 10 high school teams start at 10.

The Homecoming football game is at 1 against Basalt. The Bulldogs are 2-2 on the season, while Basalt is 4-0, in the 2A Western Slope League.

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

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