KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for July 4, 2018

A Craig man died Monday evening, in a one-car accident north of Maybell. Colorado State Patrol reports 19-year-old Hunter Roberts of Craig, was the only person in the car. The accident happened on Highway 318, about 30 miles north of Maybell. Corporal Bagley with CSP said the vehicle Roberts was in lost control on a corner, and rolled two and 3/4s times. Roberts was ejected from the car. Bagley says the cause of the accident is excessive speed, however they are still investigating.

The 4th of July parade in downtown Craig is this morning. It’s the 8th year for the event. Lineup is starting at 10, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265. And the parade heads down Victory Way. The best floats get prizes, and there is a community picnic after the parade.

Craig Fire/Rescue is still scheduled to have a fireworks show at Moffat County High School starting at dusk this evening.  Fireworks at the Kenney Reservoir have been canceled due to the fire ban. Steamboat will have a laser light show instead of fireworks.

The Yampa River Clean-up Day is this Saturday morning, in Steamboat Springs, Hayden, and Craig. It’s the 4th annual event, held after July 4th. It is being organized by Friends of the Yampa, The Yampa River State Park, and the Northwest Colorado Chapter of the Parrot Heads. Clean-up starts at 9 in the morning until around noon. In Craig, it will be a float-based clean-up Saturday morning. Meet at the Dorsey State Wildlife area, by mile marker 99 on Highway 40. A post-clean-up party will be held at Loudy Simpson Park.  In Steamboat, meet at Little Toots Park, and then there will be a pizza party, sponsored by Soda Creek Pizza. For the Hayden area, meet at the Yampa River State Park office.

The United Methodist Church in Meeker is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The church will have a special worship service at 10 a.m. this Sunday morning, and then a community BBQ August 12th at Town Park.

The weather in northwest Colorado today will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 90s.  Sunshine continues every day through Monday, with the 90s continuing as well.

In fishing, there were quite a few winners of the Elkhead State Reservoir fishing tournament. Bruce Bufkin won $750 for catching 37 northern pike, including one that was 41 inches. He fished for nine straight days. Levi Archuleta caught 212 smallmouth bass to win $750 dollars. Neither of the tagged fish were caught so there was a drawing, and Levi Archuleta won that, which means he brought home $2,250. The other winner of the $1500 in prize money was Mike Satterwhite. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says the tournament is held as a way of reducing aggressive non-native fish, which can impact the native endangered fish downstream in the Yampa River.


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