KRAI News for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018

A small grass fire Monday night cut power to parts of Craig for about two hours. The Craig Press reports the fire started in some grass along the highway, near mile marker 93, just across from the Craig offices for Yampa Valley Electric. Those responding to the fire were Moffat County Fire/Rescue and the Sheriff’s office, along with Craig Police. No word on what caused it.

Firefighters are still watching the Irwin fire, next to Routt County Road 53 south of Hayden. It has burned about 170 acres on private land.

August was a very warm month with record highs in the 90s. The ski season starts in 77 days in Steamboat Springs. The National Weather Service is predicting an El Nino winter which means a wet fall, and a wet spring, but a dry winter.

Young volunteers can apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. It’s for students in grades five through 12, who are contribute to their community through volunteering. The awards have been granted on a local, state, and national level for the past 23 years. The application is available at and

Northwest Colorado Health wants to remind you about health recommendations and precautions for those traveling internationally. With that comes travel immunizations. To find out more about a travel consultation, call 970-871-7656.

The Moffat County High School volleyball team beat the Basalt Longhorns, 3-2, Tuesday in Craig. It was their first league matchup in the 3A Western Slope league. The Lady Bulldogs are now 4-4 overall, and back competing at home Thursday, against Coal Ridge. Those games start at 4 tomorrow.

The Moffat County boys soccer team lost to Grand Junction Tuesday, 6-0. The Bulldogs have another game at 11 this Saturday, at their home field.

The Moffat County High School golf team competes at home today in the Moffat County Invitational at Yampa Valley Golf Course and then they’re off to Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs tomorrow.

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

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