KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for June 5, 2018

The intersection of Highway 40 and East First Street and Stock Drive was shut down Monday afternoon, after a large semi-truck carrying a dumpster didn’t make the turn and rolled. 35-year-old Christopher Backes of Craig was driving the truck and was taken to Memorial Regional Health in Craig. Sergeant Marvin Cameron with Craig Police says he thinks speed was a factor and that Backes will be charged with reckless driving.

A fire burned about 17 acres near Dinosaur National Monument in western Moffat County Sunday and Monday. The fire appears to be human caused and it is under investigation.

Routt County is not doing too bad when it comes to wildfire danger. Emergency Management Director Mo DeMorat says Routt County probably has the best conditions of any county in the state, when it comes to fire hazard. They’re watching the region closely.

Ride the Rockies rolls into Northwest Colorado next Monday and volunteers are needed to help with the event.  Lindsey Simbeye with Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is organizing the volunteers as a benefit for the group in Moffat and Routt Counties.

The riders will be in Steamboat Springs for two nights. Go to: if you can help with one of those two-hour shifts.

The vice president of Colorado Northwestern Community College is leaving. Janelle Oberlander has accepted a position with Gillette College in Gillette, Wyoming. She is an alumni of the college, and also went to high school there.

Vail Resorts is on a spending spree. Vail Resorts is buying Crested Butte, along with Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, and Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, for $82 million. Vail is also buying Stevens Pass Resort in Washington.

Tim Borden wants everyone to start making plans to be in Steamboat Springs Feb. 9 for Winter Carnival, as Steamboat sets a world record for the biggest firework in the world.

It’s 24-hundred pounds and promises to light up the sky. The FAA will be notified.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be partly cloudy with highs in the upper 80s. It will be about the same on Wednesday. Then look for sunshine and warm weather Thursday for at least a week.

In sports, in the Stanley Cup, the Washington Capitals jumped to a 3-1 lead in the series, over the Vegas Golden Knights. Monday night’s game was a blow out, with the Capitals winning, 6-2. Game 5 of the Stanley Cup is back in Vegas Thursday night at 6.

Game three in the NBA Finals is at 7 p.m.Wednesday night. The Golden State Warriors have a 2-0 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers.





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