KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 18, 2018

A suspected water main break in the 1600 block of 7th Street Sunday afternoon created hazards for drivers, and water backed up on city streets, including at the intersection of Victory Way and Finley Lane.

A 73-year-old Craig woman was taken to a Denver hospital Friday, after a fire in her home at the Rams Horn Mobile Home Park. Delite Klinkhammer was the only one home, and suffered severe smoke inhalation, and some minor cuts from being pulled through the window to get out. Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume says the fire was in a chair in the living room, and caused by unattended smoking materials. The family had been planning to move Klinkhammer to assisted living. Now she’ll go from the hospital to a rehabilitation facility this week.

A man from Kansas died in Steamboat Lake Friday afternoon. 64-year-old David Bass of Hutchinson, Kansas, went into the lake after a boat he was working on drifted away. He went down and didn’t come up. His friends at the Sunrise Vista Campground tried to find him but couldn’t. Rescuers were able to find his body shortly after midnight. An autopsy is scheduled for today how he died.

A man in Grand Junction shot himself in the stomach Friday at the Country Jam Music Festival. Authorities think it was an accident. It happened in a campground. The 30-year-old was taken to to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction.

A Wyoming man carrying a concealed handgun accidentally shot it into the ground Friday afternoon. He was at a Triple Crown youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs. He was asked to leave. The 37-year-old was given a summons for disorderly conduct for firing a weapon and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors.

Whittle the Wood is wrapped up for the 19th year of the rendezvous. The wood whittling winner is from Montrose. Ken Braun won the $1,000 grand prize, as well as the People’s Choice, and Artists’ Choice for his wooden creation of Davy Jones from “Pirates of the Caribbean.” It was his sixth year of competing in Craig.

Whittle the Wood rounded out the celebration with Big Head Todd and the Monsters on-stage as the headliner act. Todd and the band are from Colorado. He was born in Denver but reportedly has a home in the Yampa area. He told the crowd to “put pressure on the management to have me back.”

Aerial mosquito spraying will be done next week in both the Craig and Maybell areas. Those dates are June 25-29.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be sunny again after the rain this weekend. Highs in the mid to upper 70s, today and tomorrow, and actually through Wednesday.

About 200 athletes ran in the 7th annual Wake the Whittler 5K and One-Mile Fun Run Saturday, in Loudy-Simpson Park. Winners… For the adults, it was Todd Trapp and Maddy Jourgensen. Ran McDonald was fastest over 50. Oliver Browning was fastest boy 10 and under, while sisters Bella and Sophia Vanzo finished together. Emma Jones and Owen Gifford were the quickest among ages 11 to 14. For ages 15 to 21, Lydia Berkoff was the first female runner to finish and Hayden’s Wyatt Mortenson was the fastest runner of the day with a time of 18:26.  The run was a benefit for Friends of Moffat County Education.

The Craig Sea Sharks hosted their 27th annual swim meet over the weekend. Nine teams participated including teams from Meeker, Rangely, Steamboat, and Grand Junction, with 25 kids from Craig in the water.




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