KRAI News for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

It’s Homecoming week in Craig, for the kids at Moffat County High School. The theme is A Spoonful of Homecoming, and Breakfast Cereals. The parade is on Friday, and the game and the dance on Saturday. It also means dress-up-days. Here’s Senior Sambu Shrestha with today and tomorrow’s theme.

Thursday is Sports Team Day and Friday is Blue & White Day for the Homecoming Parade which starts at 1, and then the football game is also at 1 on Saturday.

An illegal fire started in a campsite about two miles south of the Hinman Park Campground in Routt National Forest Sunday. The fire got out of a hand-built rock fire ring, and quickly started to spread. U.S. Forest Service firefighters put it out. Stage one fire restrictions are still in place in Moffat and Routt County, which means fires are only allowed in developed campsites in designated campgrounds.

Rain on Sunday evening gave a short break to firefighters, battling the two big fires in the region.

The Ryan Fire that burned from North Routt over into Wyoming is at 19,328 acres and 30 percent contained. 243 firefighters are at work to get it put out.

The Silver Creek Fire is just over 18,603 acres, and 50 percent contained now, with 658 people fighting it northwest of Kremmling.

Weather spotters are needed in Northwest Colorado. Jim Pringle with the National Weather Service out of Grand Junction was in Steamboat last night, offering rain gauges, and teaching people about storms and severe weather.

To help, sign up for the SkyWarn system at www.Weather.gov/gjt.

The Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees has decided to affiliate with SCL Health St. Mary’s Regional Health System. The Craig Press reports that the local system will be independently managed and governed but have the option to leverage the greater buying power and reach of the St. Mary’s system. The board also decided to transition to an electronic medical records system called Epic, which could save $5 million over five years.

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

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