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KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A woman from Craig has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for stealing from the Moffat County 4H Shooting Club. 41-year-old Janey DeAnne Blackwell was charged with stealing between $2,000 and $5,000 from the 4H group. She was sentenced to 65 days of jail time with 50 of those days deferred. She’ll be on supervised probation for two years and has to do 50 hours of public service, plus mandatory Moral Reconation Therapy, which is a type of behavioral therapy. She has to pay restitution, and write apology letters. Blackwell will report for her 15 days of jail on Dec. 6.

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KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 18, 2019

Craig City Council will be interviewing the seven candidates who are running for the vacant seat on council. Council voted unanimously to meet with all seven. The Craig Press reports that the interviews are at 6 on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and the interviews will be live-streamed from City Hall. The public is also invited. The City Council seat is vacant after council member Brian MacKenzie resigned last month, after being arrested on felony charges in Jefferson County.

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KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 15, 2019

Two spots in the Yampa River were “shocked” on Thursday. That’s where Colorado Parks and Wildlife technicians use a probe that creates an electric current in the water that shocks the fish. They are temporarily paralyzed so they can be captured, counted, and analyzed. 318 fish were collected. They can then measure the impact of a drought, and stock fish appropriately in the future. Parks and Wildlife stocks about 40,000 trout in the upper reach of the Yampa, between Steamboat Springs and Milner. Another 30,000 to 40,000 trout are stocked in the lower region.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019

 

Museum of Northwest Colorado. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talks continue to transfer the ownership of the Museum of Northwest Colorado, from Moffat County to the city of Craig. County commissioners have met with city and museum officials to talk about transferring the balance sheet from the county to the city. There are also some contracts and energy royalties bequeathed to the museum in wills over the years. It’s complicated, but both parties are working together on it.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

Scott Schneegas, left, and Nathan Thompson
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Two men are facing felony charges after being arrested Sunday at a self-storage facility in Milner. 31-year-old Nathan Thompson and 25-year-old Scott Schneegas have been charged with felony counts of possessing a controlled substance and first-degree introduction of contraband. Thompson, who has a driver’s license from Texas, also faces two more felony charges of second-degree burglary and theft. Schneegas is from Steamboat and he’s still at the Routt County Jail, scheduled to return to court Nov. 20. Thompson bonded out and is set to be back in court Dec. 4.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

Craig City Council will discuss those applying for the empty seat on City Council, at their meeting tonight. Seven people have applied. They are Bobby Howard, Brent Hunstad Sr., Benjamin Oliver, Kevin Kernan, Ryan Hess, Scott Lang, and Stephen Tucker. City Council will discuss the applicants at tonight’s meeting, and then they hope to choose a replacement on Nov. 26. That meeting starts at 6:30 at City Hall.

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KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 11, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Mule deer are entering their mating season. Bucks are in rut, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind everyone to be careful around deer and especially bucks. They can act aggressively at this time of year, especially towards humans and dogs. And be aware of items in your yard in which bucks with antlers can become entangled, like hammocks, game nets, swings, and hanging lights.

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KRAI News for Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

A man from Craig has been found guilty of dealing meth and heroin. The three-day trial for 47-year-old Derek Kettle was in Routt County District Court. A jury found Kettle guilty of drug distribution charges. He was arrested in June of 2018 on a traffic stop on Rabbit Ears Pass. A drug sniffing dog with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office indicated there were drugs in the car. They found over 112 grams of meth and just under an ounce of heroin. Sentencing for Kettle is Jan. 23.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

Shadow Mountain Village in Craig has some new winter parking restrictions. There’s no on-street parking in the winter so snow plows can clear the streets. It’s a new resolution unanimously passed by the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners. The Craig Press reports the new restrictions are in effect now but enforcement won’t start until Dec. 1. Some new signs are being made which will be installed over the next few weeks. If your car is left on the street overnight in Shadow Mountain Village, you can get a ticket, and a fine, and maybe your car could get towed.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

Voting results are in. They are unofficial, but we can give you a good idea of what passed since Moffat County is reporting 99 percent of ballots have been counted.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Your ballot is due today. You’ll have to drop it off before 7 p.m. tonight. It’s too late to mail it. In Moffat County, ballots are dropped off at the courthouse. As of Sunday, 2,406 have been returned. In Routt County drop off in the secure box behind the county courthouse in downtown Steamboat, or at the town halls in Hayden, Oak Creek, and Yampa. You can drop off at the Clark Store in North Routt County until 5 p.m. tonight.

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KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 4, 2019

Museum of Northwest Colorado. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Funding for the Museum of Northwest Colorado will be the topic at a combined meeting this week with officials from the City of Craig and Moffat County. The meeting is from 9-11 a.m. this Thursday morning in the City Hall Basement conference room on 4th Street. No formal action will be taken. Continue reading