KRAI News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Aaron Dushane Kawcak mugshot

A Craig man is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a friend with a pickup truck earlier this month, near the Sandrocks. 31-year-old Aaron Dushane Kawcak was charged this week with a felonies for leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular assault, as well as reckless driving. He turned himself in on Tuesday, and was released on $5,000 bond. Kawcak’s next court date is April 30.

Classes continued as usual at schools in Northwest Colorado, despite a credible threat to schools on the Front Range. The FBI was looking for a woman who was considered extremely dangerous. She was later found dead. Steamboat Springs School District officials were aware, and families were alerted. Local law enforcement conducted extra patrols Wednesday, around schools in Steamboat, Hayden, and Oak Creek.

KRAI Sales Director Marci Marumoto and News Director Shannon Lukens pick up trash near Centennial Mall, for the #Trashtag Challenge.



The #Trashtag Challenge continues in Craig. KRAI and 55 Country staffers did some trash pickup and cleanup near the Dollar Store at Centennial Mall Wednesday. Here’s Sales Director Marci Marumoto.

If you do get to do some trash pickup, send pictures to Country Living Realty for their #Trashtag Challenge, at

The office building at Memorial Regional Health will have a hand-forged piece of art, when the building is finished. It’s an iron tree of life. A blacksmith named David Little, out of New Hampshire, has been commissioned to make the donor tree. Each leaf of the tree will be engraved with the name of a person or group who has donated money to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation. There is still time to purchase a leaf. Contact Eva Peroulis at the hospital, at 970-826-2424, or email

In sports, there is a baseball game in Craig this afternoon. Moffat County hosts Roaring Fork at Craig Middle School. That game starts at 4 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Moffat County High School Track and Field team is competing in New Castle, while the Craig Middle School team is at the Meeker Invitational. The boys on the Moffat County Swim Team are at the Jeffco Invitational Friday and Saturday.

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

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