KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for May 29, 2018

Moffat County residents remembered those servicemen and women who served their country, at a Memorial Day service Monday at the Craig Cemetery. Several hundred residents attended. A list of 815 veterans who are buried in Moffat County was read, and then Taps was played by local Boy Scouts.

Grand Old West Days is wrapping up in Craig. Another person has been hurt at the Colorado State High School Rodeo Finals. Brannon Valliant of Olney Springs suffered a traumatic injury during the team roping jackpot at the finals, where his son was competing. Valliant was flown to Denver for surgery, and it could be six months recovery. His family has set up a Go Fund Me page.

RODEO Action:

Nancy McCallin is set to visit Craig today. McCallin is the retiring president of Colorado Community College. She’ll meet with the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board. They’ll discuss local feedback received from community groups recently about a lack of growth on the Craig Campus, and the financial transparency and accountability of CNCC President Ron Granger. The meeting is at 11:30, in Room 255 of the Academic Student Services building at 2801 W. Ninth Street. The public is invited.

The public is also invited to an information workshop next month. It is hosted by the Moffat and Rio Blanco Farm Service Agency. It’s about the 2018 FSA County Committee Election Process. The sessions are at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center in Craig. And then 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the USDA Service Center in Meeker. The meetings are free and open to the public.

The Hayden Garden Club meets at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Hayden Library. The group will be planning future field trips. The library also is having an art show in June. Any Hayden artist is welcome to join the show. Contact the library before June 8 to find out more.

The deadline to apply for the 2018 class of Centennial Farms and Ranches is this Thursday. The property needs to be a working farm or ranch, of at least 160 acres, and have remained in the same family continuously for 100 years or more. Find out more at

Corporate-owned Starbucks stores in Northwest Colorado will be closing early this afternoon, along with more than 8,000 Starbucks stores across the country. In Northwest Colorado, those stores would be the one in Vernal, Utah, and Steamboat Springs. Stores within grocery stores will not be closing early. Employees are being trained for racial bias awareness. Most are closing at 2:30 for the rest of the day. It is estimated that the nationwide closure will cost the Starbucks chain $12 million dollars.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be cloudy and in the upper 60s. Look for a stray shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon. Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly sunny.

In the Indy 500, Danica Patrick crashed out of her last race. She was running in the middle of the pack when she lost control, and was out of the race, which was the last of her career. The winner of the 102nd Indy 500 was Will Power. He is from Australia.

The Craig Pool Complex opens for the season at 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.


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