KRAI News for Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019







The Sheep Show was last night at the Moffat County Fair. 16-year-old Dustin McLaughlin of Craig not only won Grand Champion, but he also won Grand Champion Reserve for Market Sheep. Another winner for showmanship was Marilee Mowdy, with the Elkhead Wranglers 4-H Club. The 5th grader said her sheep had been acting up a lot, so she was surprised she won.

Pictures, interviews, and a video from the Sheep Show are on the KRAI & 55 Country Facebook page.

The Moffat County Fair continues today with the Goat Show this morning and the Beef Show in the afternoon. Tonight at the fair is the PRCA/WPRA Sanctioned Rodeo. Mardi Anson with the Fair says intermission features something new this year. It’s called “Chute-Dogging.”

There’s also the Catch-a-Pig contest at intermission. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. tonight and it’s all happening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig. For the full schedule, go to

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume has been named to the Colorado Fire Commission. It’s a new statewide agency established by Colorado Governor Jared Polis that will address fire prevention and control. Hume is also the chief of Craig Fire/Rescue.

Walgreens is closing 200 stores in the United States, out of 9,500. The stores in Craig and Steamboat Springs are not among them, according to one of the managers at the Walgreens in Steamboat. They’ll be staying open.

It’s Parents Night for those students at Moffat County High School who are participating in fall sports. The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the high school. Then freshman orientation for Moffat County High School is next week. It’s from 6:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The theatre at Hayden High School has a special show tonight. The Chief Players will present, “Blazing Guns at the Hot Springs Hotel: A Live Western Melodrama.” It’s family fun and everyone is invited to the theatre which has 375 seats available. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The show starts at 7 p.m. Money raised will benefit an effort to keep the Hayden High School theater, gym, and some classrooms, which are slated for demolition once the new school is built for the following school year.

The 80th annual Craig Fire/Rescue luau is this Saturday. The party starts at 6 in the evening with dancing, music, and a cornhole tournament. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any firefighter. Proceeds benefit the Craig Fire/Rescue scholarship fund for local students. It’s at the OP Bar & Grill on E. Victory Way. For more information, call 970-824-5914.






Two events in Steamboat this weekend are the Steamboat Stinger. It’s a 50-mile mountain bike race on Saturday and then either a full or half-marathon Sunday, on Emerald Mountain.






Also Sunday is the Steamboat Triathlon at Lake Catamount, back for its 15th year.

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


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