KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 20, 2018

The autopsy report is in on the man who died in Steamboat Lake last Friday. 64-year-old David Bass from Kansas died from drowning. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg says there weren’t any heart issues and that Bass was a healthy man. He had gone into the water to get a boat that started drifting away. He went under and never came back up.

The Moffat County Junior College District Board will spend over $357,000 from reserves. The money will be used to support college programs and provide 100 percent tuition assistance to Moffat County residents during the next school year. The money will also help existing emergency medical services, along with the automotive and diesel technology programs. Other new programs will be developed in equine and agriculture, and nursing. The board voted at their meeting Monday night.

Hayden and South Routt school districts have been chosen as one of the top 10 “Health School Champions” in the state. It’s the third year in a row for the honor. It’s part of the Colorado Health Initiative. Colorado schools and districts are awarded for creating a healthy school environment and implementing effective school health efforts that support student learning. In South Routt and Hayden, health is integrated with P.E. classes., The districts have also created a Health Advisory Council.

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors has a meeting today at 4, at Vallarta’s of Craig on Victory Way.

Yampa Valley Electric has their annual meeting today at 3:30, at the Clarion Inn and Suites.

Some patients from Memorial Regional Health got some confusing statements in the mail last week. Some people were charged $19 million dollars. It was a glitch. Patients are being told to ignore the statements. In other words, please don’t write a check for $19 million. New statements are being processed and sent out.

Today should be another beautiful day in Northwest Colorado, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the mid 70s. The sun will set at 8:44 tonight. The sunshine continues Thursday but it gets a lot warmer with highs in the upper 80s.

In sports…

Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado is looking for volunteers, and some participants. The organization helps at-risk youth, ages 12 to 18. If you would like to participate, or help, go to www.freedomhooves.org

The Craig Pool Complex will join in on the World’s Largest Swim Lesson at noon this Thursday. The lesson is free. It’s a way to get young swimmers in the water. More than 40,000 children worldwide participated last year.

The World Cup of soccer is happening in Russia. Now, the worry isn’t who will win but will there be enough beer? Soccer fans, or “football” as they call it, are guzzling pint after pint of beer, along with some vodka and whiskey for good measure. The bars are packed in Moscow, and the beer is starting to run dry. But one Russian named Ivan says there is plenty of beer. You just need to know where to find it.

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