KRAI News for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Two wildfires in West Routt County are near full containment. The Indian Run Fire reached 170 acres. It’s about 16 miles southwest of Hayden, and is at about 85 percent containment. The Mill Creek 2 Fire burned a little over an acre on private land, about five miles east of Hayden. It’s near Wolf Mountain. Those fighting the fires include all Routt County fire districts, the U.S. Forest Service, hotshots from the Bureau of Land Management, and a wildland crew from South Dakota.

The Moffat County Cancer Society is getting a large donation. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.

The Victory Motors cancer drive brought in over $100,000 in donations over the weekend. It’s an annual event for Moffat County residents that includes a casino night, silent auction, and the Rick Upchurch Drive 4 Life Golf Tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course. A Denver Broncos autograph session was held at Victory Motors, too. Money raised goes to the Moffat County Cancer Society.

 

Soroco High School is sending a finalist to the National FFA Proficiency Awards. Senior Bailey Iacovetto was one of only four teenagers chosen nationwide to compete in the “Outdoor Recreation” category. Iacovetto is also the Soroco FFA Chapter president and reigning Routt County Fair Queen. The 92nd annual National FFA Convention and Expo is in Indianapolis in October.

 Honorees have been named for the 2020 Rural Technical Assistance Program. It’s from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, designed to enhance rural economic development strategies across Colorado. Winners include:

  • The Town of Hayden for being a Certified Small Business Community. Hayden can now claim the designation to promote a great place to “Work, Live and Play.”
  • The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association has been recognized in the “Grow your Outdoor Recreation Industry” category, and,
  • Moffat County has been accepted for Craft Studio 201, which helps communities with goals or strategies related to tourism.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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