KRAI News for Monday, Sept. 10, 2018

The Bender Mountain Fire in the Three Corners area near Browns Park is now at 70 percent contained. Geoff Liesik is the public information officer for the fire. He says it has burned just over 4,100 acres.

Liesik says the fire is human-caused.

No injuries to humans or livestock have been reported, and no structures have been lost, and there haven’t been any evacuations.

The use of nicotine products is increasing among students at high schools in Northwest Colorado. Lindsey Simbeye is with Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. She says vaping is the biggest concern in Steamboat Springs right now, while in Craig, it is chewing tobacco.

Simbeye has been presenting the findings to local school districts, so officials and parents are aware of the dangers.

Grand Futures will present to the Hayden Town Council on Oct. 4.

Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is holding an event this next Sunday, so people can learn more about the group, which is now in McCoy. That’s on the Routt County border. Shana Devins is the executive Director. She says there are 6000 unwanted horses in Colorado, and 170,000 in the United States, many of which are shipped to slaughter houses.

Devins says those horses deserve a safe place to live for the rest of their lives.

The “Come Get to Know Us Barn Brunch,” is from 10 to 1 this Sunday at Humble Ranch in Steamboat. Find out more and get tickets at

The IRS scam is happening again. It’s hitting Sweetwater County in Wyoming. Someone gets a phone call from a person who claims to be with the IRS and they demand money right now. It’s all a scam. Don’t return the call, and don’t give anyone your credit card number, and don’t wire them money.

In sports, the Moffat County Bulldogs Football team snuck past the Steamboat Sailors Friday night, 21-14. The next game for Moffat County is away, as they play Battle Mountain Friday in Edwards. Steamboat hosts the Middle Park Panthers of Granby.

In soccer, the Bulldogs lost a close one 5-4, in overtime, to Grand Junction Central. Moffat County hosts Palisade at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.

In Cross Country, Moffat County had plenty of top finishes at the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton. Wyatt Mortenson who is from Hayden, took first out of 232 runners, in the Division 3 race. The girls team won Division 3 all together as a team, with five finishers in the top 20. Their next competition is the Eagle Valley Invitational in Gypsum.

The Craig Middle School football teams had games the last few days. On Thursday, the seventh graders lost to the Meeker Cowboys, but the 8th graders had a big win, 50-18. Craig hosted Rawlins, and the 7th graders shut out the Colts, 20-0, but the 8th graders lost, 12-6. The Craig Middle School teams host Steamboat Springs on Sept. 18.

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

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