KRAI News for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018

Fire conditions are critical in Northwest Colorado right now, as dry, windy conditions will develop through at least tomorrow evening. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction issued a red flag warning through at least Thursday night. A red flag warning means weather conditions are ripe for fire activity.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center has responded to 190 fires, 86 smoke checks, and five false alarms. Most of those fires were less than an acre and quickly put out.

Moffat County and the City of Craig are still under Stage One Fire Restrictions. So is Routt County. It means campfires still aren’t allowed. They’re only allowed in a fire grate if one is provided.

Moffat County United Way is kicking off this year’s fundraising drive on Friday, with 15K Day. It’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Yampa Valley Bank. The bank will match every donation up to $7,500.

Craig Police got a phone call Monday about some dogs chewing on an elk leg in someone’s yard. That person was worried the dogs might be poisoned, but officers investigated and determined the dogs were fine, but no one knows how the elk leg got into the yard.

A workshop on “Digital Marketing Fundamentals” is tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CNCC. Those attending will learn how to use search engine optimization tactics to increase customer acquisition and how to leverage social media for business growth. It’s $15 and that includes lunch. Register through www.Coloradosbdc.org/Training, or call 970-620-4370.

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors has a board meeting from 4-6 p.m. next Tuesday at CNCC. That meeting is open to the public.

The Salon & Spa at CNCC will be closed for the first 10 weeks of fall semester so instructors can teach and train future cosmetologists. It’s closed until Oct. 29.

In sports…  The volleyball team at Craig Middle School is playing Baggs, Wyo., tomorrow at 5 p.m. That game is in Craig. Steamboat comes to Craig Friday at 4 to play the middle school team.

Also Friday, the CNCC men’s soccer team travels to Utah to play Snow College at 3 p.m.

At 7 o’clock Friday night, the Moffat County Football team is on the road, playing Battle Mountain High School in Edwards. Listen to the game on KRAI.

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

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