The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets for their regular meeting Tuesday. The meeting includes staff reports from Finance, Road and Bridge, and the office of Development Services. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
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Wyoming Highway Patrol’s K-9 Hunter retired from service September 2019. K-9 Hunter was purchased in 2010 for narcotics detection work and paired initially with Sergeant Jeremy Beck, who is now assigned to the Safety and Training Section at Headquarters in Cheyenne as the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Public Information Officer.
The new medical office building received an official dedication complete with cornerstone Thursday. Members of the masons from across Colorado attended to make sure the cornerstone was officially installed on the front of the new building. Andy Daniels is the Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Regional Health.
Daniels said it’s been about 19 months from the beginning to the end of the project. After the dedication, people were given tours of the new medical office building.
A Craig man has been arrested, and charged with a felony and a misdemeanor. 21-year-old Alexander Joseph Woodfield is accused of giving underage persons alcohol and marijuana in the parking lot of Ridgeview Elementary School in Craig. The Craig Press reports someone called police when they saw the suspicious vehicle at the school. Police noticed it was Woodfield, who had a warrant out for his arrest from a previous burglary case at Mather’s Bar where $800 dollars worth of quarters were stolen. Woodfield has bonded out of jail and is set to be in court Oct. 29.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife wants your help to find out who illegally killed a bull elk on the northern end of the Sand Wash Basin. KRAI’s Vladan Chase has more.
A Craig woman was arrested Saturday on a charge of felony theft. 41-year-old Janey DeAnne Blackwell was charged with taking money from one of the 4-H clubs in Moffat County, and transferring it into her personal account. A CSU Extension agent became suspicious and started investigating. An affidavit says Blackwell was at first defensive, when confronted, but then admitted the thefts, and gave back the money she had allegedly stolen. She said her business, PackCenter Shipping was struggling. Blackwell has told police no one else was involved in the alleged thefts. Blackwell has posted bond and she’ll be in court Oct. 8.
A man has been arrested for the robbery of two banks, in Craig and Rifle. 35-year-old Rudy Anthony Cardenas was arrested in the Denver Metro area, by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force. A woman who was with him was also taken into custody. The investigation continues.
The new owners of the West Theater have closed on the property and renovations are underway. Dale and Andrea Camp have partnered with Amy and Victor Updike to own the theater. They’re remodeling the bathrooms, rearranging the snack bar area and adding new heating and air conditioning. The goal is to be open by Nov. 1. The Craig Press reports they hope to redo the seating, but that’s expensive and they’ll have to wait a bit until they can get that done.
A young driver was in a crash Wednesday afternoon near Moffat County High School. The Craig Press reports that the young man was in a Jeep at a friend’s house and was headed back to campus when he lost control of the car when headed downhill. It went off the road and hit a pile of rocks. No one was hurt and law enforcement is investigating.
A bank was robbed in Rifle Tuesday. It happened around 12:30 in the afternoon at the Bank of Colorado on Railroad Avenue. Rifle police say it appears to be an Hispanic male in his late 30s. The FBI is on it as well. If you have any information, call Rifle Dispatch at 970-625-8095.
Craig Police are also aware, since a Bank of Colorado branch in Craig was robbed last week. Here’s Police Captain Bill Leonard.
Call Crimestoppers if you have any tips, at 970-824-3535. You could get a reward.
A boy from Craig was injured Monday after being hit by a car. The accident happened at West Victory Way and Legion Street. Craig Fire/Rescue and emergency crews from Memorial Regional Health responded. The boy had some minor injuries to his lower leg. He didn’t need to go to the hospital.
The Humane Society of Moffat County had a big night of bowling Saturday, to raise money for the organization. About 40 bowlers showed up at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center to play to raise money. The humane society estimates about $5,000 was raised. The Craig Press reports that through the end of the month, the humane society is offering $50 off on all cat and kitten adoption fees, which cover the spaying/neutering and vaccinations of all animals. It’s offered through the Bear Creek Animal Hospital.