KRAI News for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

A herd of 800 wild mustangs have been able to cross the burned areas of the Boone Draw wildfire, to get to water tanks. The water is being brought in daily to the horses, after the spring dried up because of the drought. Now advocates for the horses are worried about the grass that burned in the wildfire.

A man from Moffat County accidentally shot himself in the hand Monday, in Steamboat. Scanner traffic says the 67-year-old was moving a gun under the seat of his car when it went off. He was taken to the hospital.

A bear killed a small dog Tuesday morning, in the backyard of a home in Aspen. The owner let the dog out in the morning, to go to the bathroom. The bear was under the deck. When the dog barked at the bear, the bear killed the dog. Aspen police says the bear felt trapped which is why it acted the way it did.

Updating on the fires, two structures and ten outbuildings were destroyed in the Ryan Fire over the weekend. And the windy weather caused more than 1,000 acres to burn on Tuesday, for a total of 21,032 acres and 30 percent containment. The Ryan Fire started in North Routt and has burned quickly into Wyoming. 260 people are fighting the fire.

The Silver Creek wildfire is at 18,682 acres, and 56 percent contained now, with 591 people fighting it northwest of Kremmling. It’s burning deep into the Sarvis Creek Wilderness.

Northwest Colorado Health is offering free-drop-in cardiovascular screenings today, at their office at 645 Russell Street in Craig. It’s part of World Heart Day. If you have questions, call 970-824-8233.

Dominion Energy in Rock Springs, Wyoming, came to Craig Wednesday, to present a check for $10,000 to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation in support of the new Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building. That building is under construction. Dominion Energy donated twice the amount that was requested.

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for help cleaning up and maintaining the Sarvis Creek Cabin. It’s about 15 miles south of Steamboat. The clean-up starts at 8:30 on Saturday, Sept. 29. Email Brien Webster for details at Webster@BackCountryHunters.org

The Steamboat Family Sports & Music Festival is this Saturday. It’s a new event at the tennis center. Loretta Conway is organizing it for the tennis center.

The courts will be full of different sports, like golf, badminton, dodgeball, volleyball, cornhole, and pickleball, and even hockey with the Steamboat Wranglers. That’s from 3-5:30. Then the band Worried Men starts playing from 6-9. There’s food and drink, too, but bring your own chairs. Tickets are at the tennis center. All money raised goes to the endowment fund and will be matched by a donor, up to $25,000.

Homecoming festivities continue at Moffat County High School. Today is Jersey Day, or Sports Team Day. The students are dressed up with jerseys or outfits supporting their favorite sports team. Float building has been happening all week at the Fairgrounds Pavilion for the parade, which is Friday afternoon.

In sports,

Moffat County volleyball hosts Roaring Fork this afternoon. The C-Team starts at 4, with the JV at 5, and then Varsity around 6. Those games are at Moffat County High School. Then Olathe comes on Friday.

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