KRAI Weather and Sports – May 4, 2018

The weather in Northwest Colorado should be sunny and beautiful with temperatures in the mid 60s. The sunshine will continue Saturday and it might reach 70 degrees. It will be close. While it will warm up to the mid 70s on Sunday, there will be a few more clouds rolling through our part of the state, but it should still be a beautiful weekend.

In local sports, the Moffat County Boys Swim team is in Glenwood today for the Demon Invitational swim meet. The track and field team is in Grand Junction today and tomorrow, while the Craig Middle School track team is headed up north to Baggs. They’ll be back in Craig on Saturday for the Best of the Best Track Meet at Moffat County High School.

The Varsity Baseball team battles Basalt at 4 p.m. this afternoon at Craig Middle School, and then the Bulldogs take on Aspen in a doubleheader Saturday, starting at 11. Those games are also in Craig, and the graduating seniors will be recognized.

The Moffat County girls soccer team lost to Grand Valley last night for their last game of the season.

Local high school and middle school rodeo teams are competing in Rifle this weekend in the Northwestern Junior High and High School Rodeo. You can watch the rodeo at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle.

And don’t forget, Goat Yoga is tonight at 5 p.m. on the tennis courts at Moffat County High School. It costs $10 and it is a benefit for the high school Travel Club.

KRAI News – May 3, 2018

A Craig man was arrested Tuesday night after a hit-and-run at the Columbine Apartments. Police were called after a sedan backed into a motorcycle and damaged it, and then left. People at the apartments had the license plate of the car, but Craig Police Sergeant Fandel said the driver eventually came back to the scene. 20-year-old Issik Damian Herod was arrested for failing to report an accident, leaving the scene of an accident without providing the required information, and for attempting to influence a public servant. Herod has bonded out of jail.

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One Dies After Being Ejected During Roll-Over

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Wild Horse Warriors Meeting Next Week

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Craig Man Gets 22 Years For Meth Distribution

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Construction Accident Victim Identified

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Second Hand Pot Smoke More Dangerous Than Cigarettes?

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Adopt A Street In Steamboat

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Comment On Proposed Pipeline Project

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Meetings To Talk Fishing In Colorado

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Man Dies In Construction Accident

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Say Goodbye To Frank And Tammie Hanel

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