KRAI News for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Craig hosted the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Championships this past weekend. In the overall results, Jace Logan of Yampa was the top male finisher with Keenan Hayes of Hayden in third. Jace also had a couple of second place finishes in Bareback Riding and Steer Wrestling, with a 3rd in Bull Riding. Kinlie Brennise of Craig was second overall in the state competition. She had some top finishes to get to that point including first in Breakaway Roping, 4th in Barrel Racing, and a pair of 5th place finishes in Goat Tying and Pole Bending. The Nationals for rodeo start July 14 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In the Junior High division of the Colorado State Championships, Craig’s Katie Jo Knez won in the girls goat tying event. Moffat County’s Logan Durham won the state rodeo title in bull riding. The link to all of the results is on the KRAI website.

Craig City Council has meetings all afternoon. The first is a combined workshop with Moffat County and the city departments. It’s at the courthouse. Then there is a transit authority workshop at 5 p.m. followed by the regular City Council meeting at 6:30 at Craig City Hall.

A bear bit a woman on the thigh, near Aspen Monday morning. She and her husband were on a trail when the bear came towards them. She stepped off the trail, but as the bear walked by, it charged her and bit her. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are looking for the bear, and they plan to put it down when it is found.

Also in Aspen, skiers got to enjoy the slopes over the Memorial Day weekend. Aspen Skiing Company has just announced that it will open the mountain for two more days this coming weekend, June 1-2.

Glenwood Springs will become the seventh city in the United States powered entirely by renewable energy. City officials plan to sign the deal up above the city at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park tomorrow. The City Council in Glenwood Springs is purchasing the power for Glenwood Springs Electric through wind power supplied by the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska.

Quick reminder about this weekend in Rio Blanco County. There’s a big event. Here’s KRAI’s James Bradley with more.

The Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado hosts its sixth annual Poker Ride. It’s this Saturday at Duffy Mountain. The ride is on BLM public land. For more information call 970-701-9085 or visit

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

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