The heavy snowy weather across the state has been causing problems on the roads. I-70 was closed in Glenwood Canyon for part of the day Tuesday because of a rock slide. At least ten boulders fell. The highway will be closed intermittently throughout the morning.
A 30-year-old Hayden Man is accused of beating and choking a mother, in front of her child, at a small business outside of Craig. 30-year-old Joshua Keith Milligan has been arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges. The victim had to go to the hospital for her injuries. Milligan is in the Moffat County Jail. He’ll be in court June 4.
A Craig teenager is accused of causing a rollover crash when drunk, in a vehicle filled with kids and alcohol. 18-year-old Ciara Rae Bugay is in the Moffat County Jail, charged with eight misdemeanors. An arrest affidavit obtained by the Craig Press revealed that some of the people in the car were juveniles, and that Bugay’s Blood Alcohol Content was 0.124 which is above the legal limit and she was already under a mandatory protection order prohibiting her from possessing or consuming alcohol or controlled substances. Bugay was still in the Moffat County Jail as of Monday. The arrest record also listed the liquor and marijuana found in the car. Here is that list, according to the Craig Press: Troopers said they also found plenty of booze in the upside-down Subaru. “Upon the inventory of the Subaru, a 4-liter bottle of Carlo Rossi Sangria, one 750 ml bottle of Svedka mango pineapple vodka, a 12-oz can of Mike’s blackberry hard lemonade, and one 750 ml bottle of Burnett’s Tropical Fruit Vodka were found,” the affidavit said. “Additionally, one glass pipe, used to smoke marijuana, was found and the marijuana pipe still had burnt marijuana loaded in its bowl.”
Fire officials are already asking the public to be careful with campfires. While there has been a lot of rain, an unattended campfire could start a forest fire. A U.S. Forest Service crew has already had to put an unattended campfire above East Vail.
A man who was being tried on felony drug trafficking charges didn’t show up for his three-day trial Monday morning. Enrique Echevarria-Castro has a warrant out for his arrest. His $50,000 bond money has been forfeited. And several hundred Eagle County residents who showed up for jury duty got to go home.
You can ski over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend in Aspen. Aspen Skiing Company will open 130 acres on Aspen Mountain for skiing and snowboarding this Saturday through Monday, Memorial Day. The cost of a lift ticket is $54.
Condolences go out to the staff of the Craig Press. Former editor Jim Patterson lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Monday, according to a social media post from his family.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.
Some Craig Middle School students visited the emergency room Friday. Parents were notified of a medical incident in which the school ordered students to shelter in place. Moffat County School District Superintendent David Ulrich said a number of students were evaluated by district medical professionals after possible, “exposure to nicotine oil for vaping.” Ulrich told the Craig Press that they know the source and will follow board policies for discipline, and that all students are fine.
A Craig man was arrested Wednesday night, after rolling a car on Highway 40, just west of Milner earlier in the day. 36-year-old Justin Meisner was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine. He faces nine criminal charges, and he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.
A rollover crash on Hwy 40 west of Milner sent a driver and a passenger to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Injuries for both were reported to be minor. The crash closed the eastbound lane of the highway for a bit.
The building that houses the Classy but Sassy Thrift Shop caught on fire Tuesday. It’s across the highway from the Walmart in Craig. No one was hurt, and the cause of the fire isn’t yet known.
The Craig Kiwanis Club is handing out checks to graduating seniors from Moffat County High School. Thirteen members of the Class of 2019 received more than $15,000 in local scholarships. The ceremony was at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Two prescribed burns are starting Monday in Moffat County. The 40-acre Oxbow Prescribed Fire is on BLM and state lands, along the Little Snake River near Moffat County Road 21. The five-acre Ferret Pile Prescribed Fire is also on BLM lands in the Browns Park area. The fires will only happen if conditions are safe. You can expect to see some smoke.
A Craig man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday morning. 33-year-old Michael Bravo is accused of felony robbery, kidnapping, and several misdemeanor charges. The Craig Press reports the incident happened during a break up on Victory Way. Bond was set at $5,000, and Judge James Garrecht ordered Bravo to have no contact with the victim, before his next court appearance on May 13.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has nearly $11 million dollars in grant funding available for private landowners who want to protect wildlife habitats on their property. The Greeley Tribune reports that they also need to provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public. The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program is a statewide program. There are some requirements, and you can find them on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Direct Link: http://www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/LandWaterCWHP.aspx.
The Denver woman who is suspected of breaking into a Steamboat woman’s car and stealing her credit cards has turned herself in. 29-year-old Tasha Lynn Stapleton turned herself into Arapahoe County authorities. She then bonded out on $10,000. The incident happened at Old Town Hot Springs a week ago, when Stapleton is suspected of going into the women’s locker room to take the items from unlocked lockers. Police are still looking for 42-year-old David Lee Spears who is suspected of the same crime.
Students won’t be able to wear hats at Moffat County schools next year. It’s the new dress code policy adopted by the Moffat County School Board. Teachers and staff have to enforce it. In addition to “no hats,” students cannot wear disruptive items such as shorts, dresses or skirts shorter than mid-thigh, sunglasses or cosmetic contacts in the building, inappropriate sheer, holey, tight, or low-cut clothing, tank tops, or shirts with straps less than 1.5 inches wide, and any clothing or accessories which include obscene, sexual, gang-related, or drug and alcohol references. Students get a warning the first time. If it happens three times, there could be disciplinary action or suspension.