KRAI News for Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019

A grass fire broke out north of Craig Monday afternoon. Those responding included Bureau of Land Management, Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriffs, and Colorado State Patrol. A resident helped with a John Deere tractor to trample the fire. Moffat County Sheriff and Fire Chief KC Hume says it’s likely that heavy equipment from haying, started the fire, which burned less than five acres before it was under control.

Craig City Council meets this evening. Agenda items include a special events permit for the Senior Social Center for Aug. 23. Council will work on first reading of Craig’s new marijuana ordinance, and finalize the ballot questions for voters to decide in November. There are three.

  • Ordinance 1097 (2019) — An ordinance referring a question to the registered voters approving retail marijuana cultivation businesses, retail marijuana manufacturing businesses, retail marijuana test facilities, and retail marijuana off-premises storage businesses in the city of Craig and setting a ballot question for the Nov. 5 coordinated election.
  • Ordinance 1098 (2019) — An ordinance referring a question to the registered electors approving the imposition and levy of an additional sales tax of 5% on the sales of retail marijuana and marijuana products and an excise tax of 5% on the sale or transfer of all unprocessed wholesale marijuana from a retail marijuana cultivation facility to a retail marijuana store or any other retail marijuana business; and setting a ballot measure for the Nov. 5 coordinated election.
  • Ordinance 1099 (2019) — An ordinance referring a question to the registered electors concerning an amendment to the city charter changing the timing of the general municipal election from April of odd years to November of even years; and setting a ballot question for the Nov. 5 coordinated election.

Council is also working on a major solar project, and will discuss submitting a regional solar planning project grant request. Tonight’s meeting is at 6:30 at Craig City Hall at 300 W. Fourth Street.

The Routt County Fair is in Hayden this week. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.










The 105th Routt County Fair continues in Hayden. The 4-H Dog Show and English Horse Show is this morning. Gymkhana is at noon. There’s a dance tonight for 4-H and FFA members. The Open Horse Show helped kick things off for the fair, with 96 competitors.

If you’ve never been to a county fair, you can take a guided tour of the Routt County Fair this Thursday. It’s being offered as a group effort with the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and the Community Agriculture Alliance, which is run by Michele Meyer.

It costs $20 but that includes a ride from the Steamboat Springs Community Center. It’s at 3:30 this Thursday. Sign up at

The annual Back-to-School Fair for Love INC of the Yampa Valley is this Saturday at Craig City Park. There will be food and games, school supplies, clothes, haircuts and more for area students. It’s for kids in preschool through 12th grade. A parent or guardian needs to be there. Pre-register for school supplies by this Friday. For more information, call 970-826-4400.

The CNCC Women Spartans Soccer team was at the Moffat County Fair Saturday. Photo by Shannon Lukens.









Soccer is back at CNCC in Craig. There wasn’t a women’s team last year, after four previous seasons. But there is now. They had a tent at the Moffat County Fair over the weekend. Kyle Kazemi is the new head coach for the Spartan women.

Kazemi grew up in Arvada, Colo., and has coached in Minnesota and New Mexico. The first game for the Spartans women’s team is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Loudy-Simpson field. The first home game for the CNCC men is right after that.

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

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