KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Vaping is the new dangerous trend happening in high schools across the country. Lindsey Simbeye is with Grand Futures Prevention Coalition. She recently gave a presentation to the Board of Education for the Moffat County School District. She says cigarette use is going down but vaping is going up. The Craig Press says vaping uses an electronic device to simulate the feeling of smoking tobacco. It works by heating liquid to generate an aerosol the user then inhales. You have to be 18 years old to vape. 45 percent of high school students across the country have admitted to trying vaping. Simbeye says it is not safe since dangerous toxins, heavy metals, and chemicals go into your body.

A bear was shot and killed with an arrow, and found on private property south of Steamboat Springs. Mike Porras with Colorado Parks and Wildlife says they’re investigating but the bear might not have been killed illegally. If it was hit, and it moves onto private property, a hunter would have to get permission from the landowner to go and retrieve the bear. Archery season ended Sunday.

The Ryan Fire burned more than 4,000 acres since Sunday, for a total of 27,554 acres. 321 people are fighting it. The Silver Creek fire has burned more than 19,000 acres. A chance for rain is in the forecast through the weekend, and it could turn to snow on Sunday, which is what firefighters are hoping for.

The application period to apply for a Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant has started. It’s offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to support wildlife rehabilitation efforts across the state. Grants can range from $1,000 to $30,000. Applications are due by Nov. 1. Apply through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.

The Denver Broncos had a 10-point lead but saw it slip away at Mile High Stadium, as the Kansas City Chiefs won the Monday Night Football matchup, 27-23. The Chiefs are undefeated at 4-0. The Broncos are 2-2, with a game Sunday, against the Jets at 11.

The Colorado Rockies also lost in the battle for the National League West Crown. It was a tiebreaker game for the league title, but LA won it, 5-2.

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