KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for Friday, July 13

The man who died Tuesday at Steamboat Lake Park is 24-year-old David Mutabazi. He was a seasonal employee of Steamboat Lake Park. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg says he died from drowning during a regular evening swim. Ryg thinks he might have cramped up when he got in the water. Mutabazi was born in the Republic of Congo, but was a U.S. resident, and went to college in Iowa.

A man from New Mexico faces a list of charges after a motorcycle crash that injured a woman. The accident was Wednesday in south Routt County. 41-year-old Jason Ronald Kaylor is charged with DUI, felony leaving the scene of an accident that caused injury, felony possession of a schedule two narcotic, speeding in excess of 40 miles per hour, reckless endangerment and eluding police.

There is now a reward for information leading to the arrest of who vandalized the historic Hahns Peak fire lookout. Routt County Crime Stoppers is offering $500. The U.S. Forest Service says a preliminary cost to fix the lookout will be at least $5,000.

Craig City Council has accepted the Phase 1 deliverables for the Moffat County Broadband Initiative. It means the project is moving forward to the construction grant application phase, since the design and engineering phase is over. Now grant applications will be submitted to state and federal government programs that are putting substantial resources behind rural broadband buildouts. The project is estimated to cost $4.1 million dollars.

The Routt County Pioneer Picnic is from noon to 3 p.m. this Sunday at the Hayden Museum. It’s a free family event for pioneers and newcomers. It’s a potluck lunch so bring a dish to share. The Hayden Museum is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Hayden Depot.

A 74-year-old hiker from Texas had to get rescued on Buffalo Mountain Summit County Monday. He was stranded in an avalanche chute when he would found by the Summit County Rescue Group. He is recovering at home.

The annual public hearing to discuss the use of motorized vehicles and airplanes in the Sand Wash Basin is at 6 p.m. next Friday, July 20. The meeting is at the Bureau of Land Management Snake Field Office. The public hearing is required by law. The BLM uses a helicopter, fixed-wing aircraft, and other vehicles to estimate how many wild horses are in the herd.

The Craig Chamber of Commerce “Taste of Craig/Business Expo” Mixer is in two weeks, on July 26. It’s at the Craig Chamber, which is inviting all chamber member restaurants to set up a booth and share their favorite appetizers and treats to mixer guests. There will also be a New Member Expo. For more, contact Rebekah at 970-824-5689.

Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race on Aug. 4 are for sale. It’s a benefit for the Hospice Program with Northwest Colorado Health. You can get your tickets at their office, or Yampa Valley Bank or the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

The summer home of Thunder is for sale in Summit County. Thunder is the white Arabian horse that rides down the sidelines at Denver Broncos games. The property for sale is Triple Creek Ranch. It’s on 255 acres north of Silverthorne, and the price tag is $23 million. Thunder is not included.

The forecast today and this weekend is calling for plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the lower to mid 90s. The next time rain is in the forecast is a week from today.

In Sports…

The Family Cast, Blast ‘n Twang is from 4-8 tomorrow afternoon at the Wyman Museum in Craig. Moms, dads, and kids can learn the basics of shooting, archery, and fishing, in a fun setting, with help from volunteers and officers with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. For more, call 970-878-6090.

It’s been a busy week for the Moffat County High School football team. They’ve been at the Goshen County Football Camp in Torrington, Wyoming.

Good luck to the Craig Sea Sharks. The swim team is off to Grand Junction today for the Western Slope League Championships which will last through the weekend.

The finals of the FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament are at 9 this Sunday morning. France plays Croatia.

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