KRAI News for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018

News from Wyoming…  A Missouri man was arrested near Rock Springs last week. He was hanging out at a playground and neighbors thought he looked suspicious. 23-year-old Cody Cotter was wanted because he didn’t register as a sex offender, and he was taken into custody.

A Georgia man died on I-80 near Cheyenne, Wyoming over the weekend. He didn’t make the turn in his semi-tractor trailer, and it crashed. It’s the 81st fatality in Wyoming so far this year.

Also, in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, the IRS Phone Scam continues where people say they’re from the IRS and try to get your money. Another scam threatens registered sex offenders over the phone that they have to pay money right away too.

The Ryan Fire continues to burn into Wyoming, with nearly 20,000 (19,962) acres burned, at 30 percent containment. On the Incident Information System website for the government, they estimate that the fire will be contained on Oct. 15.

The Silver Creek wildfire is at 18,639 acres, and 50 percent contained now, with 625 people fighting it northwest of Kremmling.

I-70 was closed between Glenwood Springs and No Name Monday afternoon, after a man allegedly fired a gun into the air. Ryan Johnson of Utah was arrested at the Gypsum exit. He appeared to be drunk, according to the Colorado State Patrol and Eagle County Sheriff’s office. I-70 was closed just to be safe, until Johnson could be arrested.

Homecoming festivities continue at Moffat County High School. Wednesday is SuperHero Day. The kids will be dressing up as their favorite SuperHero. Float building is also happening every day at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The Homecoming Powder Puff Football Tournament was Monday night, and the top team was the Cereal Killers, as in Breakfast Cereal, which is part of the Spoonful of Homecoming Theme. It was all seniors, with one Junior, Faith Morgan, who was given the nickname of Froot Loop. The team won 14-7 over the Baditudes.

The Moffat County Tourism Association CRAFT program meets most of the day Thursday at CNCC. The discussion will be on rural and sustainable tourism. The public is invited.

The Senior Social Center has hired Krystal Baker as executive director, on a part-time basis. The quarterly meeting for the center is at 4:30 tomorrow at Veteran’s Hall. A new logo will be unveiled at that time. Baker is also still with Northwest Colorado Health as its senior services manager for Moffat and Routt Counties.

In sports, the Homecoming football game is at 1 p.m. Saturday against Basalt. But there’s also a big track meet that morning. The Bulldog Invitational is Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Lisa Tumminello is the coach of the Steamboat Sailors and they’re looking forward to the trip west on Highway 40.

Ten high school teams and six middle school teams are competing in the Bulldog Invitational which starts with a citizen race fundraiser at 8 in the morning. The 1-mile kids fun run is at 8:45. The middle school races start at 9 a.m. Saturday. And then the high school kids compete.

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

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