KRAI News for Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

A man has been arrested for the robbery of two banks, in Craig and Rifle. 35-year-old Rudy Anthony Cardenas was arrested in the Denver Metro area, by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. A woman who was with him was also taken into custody. The investigation continues.

A wildfire is burning near Mosquito Lake in the Flattops Wilderness area. Crews were sent out through the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center around 1 p.m. Sunday. Reports are that it is less than an acre in Garfield County.

A man died over the weekend in a rollover accident near Walden. 30-year-old Jonathan Cole of Longmont apparently lost control on a washboard dirt road, skidded off the road, and then rolled several times down a steep embankment. He was ejected from his truck and pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Coroner.

The plastic bag ban goes into effect in Steamboat Springs tomorrow. No more plastic bags for free at the grocery stores, Walmart and Walgreens. You’ll want to bring in reusable bags. If you do need a bag for your groceries, it will cost you $0.20 per bag. Another option is bag shares, which are at some stores already.  If you use a bag, wash it and return it for someone else to use. Once again, the plastic bag ban starts tomorrow.

Tomorrow is National Coffee with a Cop Day. You can meet members of local law enforcement at the east Kum & Go at 700 E. Victory Way in Craig. Colorado State Patrol will be there, along with Moffat County Sheriff’s officers, and members of the Craig Police Department, from 8-9 a.m. to chat with citizens.

Local girl scouts are hosting an evening of scout-related activities to meet some new potential members. It’s for girls in kindergarten through 5th grade in the Craig area. It’s called Camp Like a Girl. It’s from 5:30-7:30 tonight/Monday at Colorado Northwestern Community College in room 185. Call 970-628-8009. Or a link to register is   

The Craig Chamber is looking for some new Elite Ambassadors. There is an Ambassador Mixer coming up where you can find out more. It’s from 5-7 p.m. next Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Craig Chamber of Commerce. For more: or 970-824-5689

In football, the Bulldogs had another big win this weekend over Pagosa Springs. Here’s KRAI’s Vladan Chase.

Also undefeated… the Soroco Rams. They’re 4-0 after a big 58-0 victory over Gilpin County Friday. The Hayden Tigers lost a close one, 20-18, to Plateau Valley. Steamboat traveled to Hotchkiss, and lost 41-6.

In cross country, the Moffat County Bulldogs boys team won their home meet Saturday, at the Moffat County Invitational at Loudy-Simpson Park. Wyatt Mortenson was the fastest runner on the course, placing first overall in the boys race. The women’s team was second overall, behind Aspen.

The Craig Middle School team also did well at the meet, finishing second overall behind Steamboat Springs.

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

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