KRAI News for Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fire crews in Craig were able to put out a grass fire Wednesday, near the intersection of Moffat County Roads 81 and 174. Firefighters were able to keep the fire away from an adjacent lot that was full of stored equipment and piles of lumber. Some of the neighbors jumped in to help. The Craig Press reports that the fire is thought to have been accidentally caused by someone who was welding on a fencing project. No one was hurt.

Highway 40 in Craig will be closed in both directions, near the intersection of Lincoln Street in Craig, next Tuesday. The bridge over Fortification Creek will be re-paved. That’s near mile marker 91. There will be two different detours, in both directions. A map of those detours is on the website.

Fabian Avitia mug shot

A Steamboat Springs Police officer has been released from the department. Officer Fabian Avitia was arrested June 29 following a criminal investigation of domestic violence. The 25-year-old police officer was released from employment after violating several policies of the police department and the City of Steamboat Springs, because of the incident.




City Council in Steamboat is considering a 2-mill property tax to help pay for fire and emergency services. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is responding to more emergencies. The problem is when multiple calls happen at the same time.  The vote would be in November.

Twenty people from 10 countries became U.S. citizens Wednesday at the Grand Junction courthouse. The U.S. citizenship and Immigrations Services department says of those 20 people, one person was from Craig and another was from Steamboat Springs.

Tonight is a free movie with Movie in the Park. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is presented by Craig Parks and Recreation. It’s free. All ages are invited. Bring your own chairs and snacks. The movie starts when it gets dark, which is between 8:30 and 9 p.m. at Breeze Street Park.

A moose. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The 10th Annual Grand Mesa Moose Day celebration is set. It’s July 27 in Grand Junction, in the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center there. There are activities for the kids. You’ll learn everything you ever wanted to know about moose.

Contact: Trina Romero at 970-255-6191

The All-American Volleyball Camp is today through Saturday. It’s happening at Moffat County High School. And the Moffat County High School rodeo team continues to compete in Rock Springs, Wyoming, at the National High School Rodeo Association finals.

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

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