KRAI News for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019

A man was taken to Memorial Regional Health Monday afternoon, after a motorcycle accident. The Harley Davidson crashed with another vehicle, and a man was found lying on the sidewalk. The accident was near the intersection of 8th Street and Yampa Ave.

A Craig man is accused of trying to run over his ex girlfriend, after they broke up. 40-year-old Roscoe Lee Loftin was arrested on felony charges of criminal attempt, vehicular assault and menacing. Craig Police say it happened after the victim broke up with Loftin “because he has been messing around,” and she sent him a message saying she “was done with him.” The Craig Press reports the affidavit states that Loftin found the victim, and started driving toward her. She had to dive out of the way and she received minor injuries after almost getting hit. Loftin is out on bond, with a court date set for the morning of Sept. 24.






The Hunt Fire has now burned about 2,578 acres. It’s about 26 miles southwest of Meeker. It started from lightning last Thursday. It’s burning in areas with thick brush on ridges and valleys north of the Roan Plateau.

The warm weather will turn to cooler temperatures, and maybe some snow. It won’t be bad, though, with maybe a dusting at some of the higher peaks. Showers could start tonight, with a front passing through on Wednesday. The cooler weather should last through Saturday.





Sweetwater County officials were able to rescue a missing kayaker over the weekend. The man was found near Firehole Canyon. He had been kayaking the Green River by himself. He says a storm came in and he was exhausted after fighting the weather and high winds. He docked and spent the night on shore, and then started paddling back upstream Sunday. Searchers were already looking and a helicopter was on the way. But then he was spotted and rescued, tired but safe. The 57-year-old man was from Henderson, Nevada.

 The Momma Outfitters Fall Hunt starts Thursday in the Grandstands building at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It’s free to come in to shop the sale. Consignors get 60 percent of the sale price of your items. And if you volunteer to work one two-hour shift, you’ll earn a pass to shop the pre-sale Thursday night. The details are on the website for the Hope Pregnancy Center at

CNCC is looking into a new competitive electronic sports program that will be competing by fall of 2020. It will be under the athletic department. Electronic sports are a billion dollar industry.

Fall and Winter Aquatics Classes are starting today for the Senior Social Center in Craig. The van leaves the south side of City Hall at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, and returns to Craig, from Meeker, around noon. There isn’t a service this Thursday, though, or Sept. 19, or 24.

The World Fiesta for Integrated Community is Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. There is a $10 donation, which is half that price for kids. There’s a piñata, games and facepainting for the kids, and drinks the adults, and international cuisine from local restaurants. There will also be world music and dancing. Everyone is invited.  For more:

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

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