KRAI News for Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

New legislation in Colorado is hoping to reduce the rate of drug overdoses from opioids. Drug overdoses increased six-fold from 2014 to 2016, with more than 65 percent of those death attributed to the abuse of prescription opioids. A new law lets Colorado doctors recommend medical marijuana to treat pain, instead of prescribing opioids. It went into effect Aug. 2. Some health experts in Steamboat say there isn’t enough evidence that shows marijuana is an effective, or safe, replacement.

A bat in Hayden has tested positive for rabies. That’s according to Routt County Public Health. It’s the first animal to test positive for rabies in Routt County since 2014. The health department is investigating.

A woman in Aspen fell off her horse and was dragged across rocks Friday. She was an employee with Maroon Bells Outfitters and she fell off her horse during a trail ride. Her foot was stuck in the stirrup. Mountain Rescue Aspen had to help rescue the woman  and get her to the hospital.

A motorcycle rider in Summit County Utah crashed after trying to avoid a dog that ran out onto the highway. It was a sheepdog that was helping a sheepherder move a herd to water when it ran onto the road and under the guardrail. The man was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake County in extremely critical condition with severe head trauma. He wasn’t wearing a helmet.

A free self-defense seminar is being offered tomorrow evening, at the Depot Art Center in west Steamboat Springs. The class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and it is open to the community. The seminar will teach basic self-defense movements and anatomy to help people get away from an attacker. There is also an eight-week women’s self-defense class at CMC that starts Aug. 28.

The men’s soccer team at Colorado Northwestern Community College kicked off their fourth season with a win. It’s the first time the team has ever won a game. The Spartans beat Western Wyoming Community College, 1-0.

The CNCC Women Spartans Soccer team. Photo by Shannon Lukens.


The CNCC Women’s team had a tough matchup for their first game after not having a Spartan team last year. The CNCC women’s team lost 7-0 to the Mustangs. Both games were at Loudy-Simpson Field. Both teams are headed to Rock Springs on Friday for a tournament at Western Wyoming.

The Moffat County High School girls cross country team took third in the 3A team rankings Friday. The meet was the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs.

The annual Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop is coming up Sept. 7. It’s at Yampa Valley Golf course. The tournament is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and the Craig Kiwanis Club.

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

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