Rates at the landfill are going up January 1. The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners approved the rate increase, which is the second year in a row rates have gone up. Solid waste disposal rates will go from $35 to $45 per ton for Craig and Moffat County residents, municipalities, commercial, and industrial customers.
A four-month old husky puppy was shot to death, outside of its home in Kremmling. The dog, named Demon, had gotten out of its fenced yard and was in a neighbor’s ranch. The owner of the dog saw the puppy being shot by the rancher’s son. Police say no crime occurred because of Colorado Title 35 which allows ranchers to kill dogs that they think are running, worrying, or injuring their livestock.
Three men from California were arrested near a tunnel on I-80, near Green River, Wyoming. Sheriff’s officers in Sweetwater County were alerted about dozens of Apple I-phones that had been stolen from a Wal-Mart in Evanston. They were tracked digitally, headed east on I-80. Officers knew what the suspects looked like, and the car they were in, and they were able to catch them. There in the duffle bag were the I-Phones and Apple products. They were all chirping because an anti-theft feature had been activated on them. The men are in the county jail in Rock Springs.
Also in the Rock Springs jail are a man and woman from Connecticut. Sheriff’s deputies found over 100 pounds of marijuana in the minivan, as it was heading east on I-80. The county K-9 unit, sniffied out the marijuana that led to the arrest.
State Senator Randy Baumgardner is leaving his seat in five weeks. Baumgardner represents District 8 which includes Steamboat Springs, Craig, and Hot Sulphur Springs. He says he doesn’t want his family to be subjected to another election. Baumgardner recently beat a vote of expulsion following sexual harassment allegations during the 2018 legislative session.
Rocky Mountain Metal is moving its business to the town of Hayden. Right now, it’s just west of Milner, along Highway 40. The new building will be in the Valley View Business Park east of Hayden. Owner Ron Wentzel says he hopes the company can move into the new building by the middle of April.
Construction of the Combined Law Enforcement Facility in Steamboat is more than halfway finished. The joint project between the City of Steamboat Springs and Routt County is at 60 percent. It’s actually ahead of schedule and on budget. Right now, it looks like the police and sheriffs can move in in late May, while the Routt County Communications Center can join them sometime in July.
The annual holiday food drive at Ridgeview Elementary School brought in more than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items. The food was taken to the Interfaith Food Bank in Craig.
The Craig Middle School Lego Robotics Teams showed off their skills to the Moffat County School District board, at their most recent meeting. The Moffat County teams of 5th and 6th graders, and 7th and 8th graders competed in Aspen last month.
The Moffat County Girls Basketball team beat the Central Warriors of Grand Junction Tuesday, 49-39. The Lady Bulldogs are 6-3, and start conference play Jan. 11.
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