KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 19, 2018

Moffat County United Way has received a $15,000 grant from Operation RoundUp. It’s part of a project with Yampa Valley Electric. The money will go to the Community Impact Program and the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative, which means education classes offered to different groups including social services, local law enforcement, elected officials, non-profits, businesses, and school district employees. Those interested in taking some of the classes can email One of the ways money is raised in Operation Round Up by Yampa Valley Electric is members have the option to round up their bills to the nearest dollar each month, and that extra money is granted to community organizations each year.

Craig Police say the weekend was uneventful, and that’s thanks in part to Whittle the Wood. Crowds were at the Rendezvous, and enjoyed themselves, according to Police Chief Jerry Delong.

A local business has donated $5,000 to the Memorial Regional Health Foundation. Great Divide Cleaning Service is owned by Andrea and Dale Camp. The money will go to the construction of the new medical office building. The foundation needs to raise $1,000,000, and they’re at $810,000. To donate to the foundation, call 970-826-2424.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is meeting tonight at 8:45, at the Craig Courthouse. It’s a special meeting regarding a request by Wexpro Company to build and operate a non-commercial evaporation pond. It would be built near the Powderwash Basin in Moffat County. The pond would reduce and eliminate the need to truck water to a commercial disposal site. If approved, work would begin August 1.

The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control is expected to adopt the budget for the coming school year, for Colorado Northwest Community College. The board meets at 6 p.m. this coming Monday at the CNCC Academic Services Building. The board will also discuss the Trapper Building and the student housing plan, also an update to the CNCC website.

A woman is suing an Aspen rafting company. She says employees misrepresented the risk  of running rapids called “Slaughterhouse” in the Roaring Fork River. Her husband fell off the raft twice in the rapids, and died. The lawsuit says advice from Aspen Whitewater Rafting was bad and reckless and caused her husband’s death. The company’s description on their website of the Slaughterhouse Rapid was that it is suitable for a “gung-ho beginner. Experience is not required.”

The rain helped downgrade the Buffalo Fire to moderate. That is the fire that was burning in Summit County, very close to some homes. The fire is at 95 percent containment and burned 81 acres. Fire officials have asked that no one hike in the burn area. No trespassing at all. Investigators think it was human caused, and they’re trying to figure out who started it.

A bear apparently broke into a home on Ski Trail Lane in Steamboat Springs Sunday, through a downstairs window. Police say the bear was gone when they got there, but that it ate a scented candle.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today should be perfect, with plenty of sunshine and in the mid 70s. The sun will set at 8:43 tonight. Tomorrow will be the same, and then it will warm up to the mid 80s on Thursday.

In Sports… A plane carrying the World Cup Soccer Team from Saudi Arabia caught on fire Monday, but it was able to land safely. The Russian Airlines Airbus jet was headed to Rostov in Russia for a game against Uruguay tomorrow.

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is still playing football but he says he knows retirement is coming “sooner rather than later.” The 5-time Super Bowl Champ told Oprah Winfrey in an interview on Father’s Day. Brady is 41. He told Oprah that when he got a month of for penalties from Deflategate,” it was the best month off he’d ever had because he got to spend time with his wife and family.



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