The Yampa Valley Pregnancy & Family Center needs car seats, as they have a waiting list for both infant and toddler car seats. The car seats need to have only had one owner, be less than eight years old, and never been in an accident. They’ll also take money, so they can buy new ones. Call 970-824-5204, or drop off car seats at 538 Breeze Street, from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Continue reading
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High winds across Northwest Colorado led to power outages for customers of Yampa Valley Electric on Sunday. About 4,000 customers lost power, including Steamboat Radio and KRAI. Power was restored in time for the Super Bowl, which the New England Patriots won, 13-3, over the Los Angeles Rams. Continue reading
The gas pumps at the Maybell General Store up and running. They were taken out by a driver last November. Joe Schminkey with Maybell General Store everything was finalized on the pumps on Tuesday.
Which is exactly what happened last night. So gas and fuel is once again available in Maybell, along Highway 40.
A pickup truck hit a tree in the Craig Cemetery Sunday evening. The Ford F-150 drove through a snowbank and an old wire fence before crashing into a tree. Three adults were in the front seat, and Craig Police report no one appeared to be wearing a seatbelt. They were all taken to the hospital. Police are investigating.
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado has announced a package of four public land conservation bills that would preserve more than 400,000 acres, from future oil and gas drilling. It’s called the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act. It will be officially introduced today.
The unemployment rate in Moffat County went up in December, to 4.8 percent. That was the highest rate for the county in 2018. That’s also higher than the state average, which was 3.5 percent. As of this week, there were 127 jobs advertised online in Moffat County.
A vote on recreational marijuana won’t be on the April ballot in Craig. Paul James with Craig Apothecary and the Committee to Grow Craig asked that Craig City Council approve an ordinance that would legalize recreational marijuana dispensaries within the Craig city limits. That way, no one would have to gather signatures, and then have it go to a vote. Council was concerned about the language of the ordinance, which is why they didn’t take any action.
A man with a history of attempted murder and domestic violence charges has denied allegations that he assaulted a woman. 32-year-old Dustin Jackson of Craig was in court in Moffat County Tuesday. The charges stem from an arrest last March. There were two times were Jackson allegedly hit and punched, and tried to strangle a woman. Police came to his home again Jan. 14 for similar allegations. Police also found a green leafy substance, a small pipe, some unused hypodermic needles and a firearm. Jackson has been in and out of restraints since in jail. He’ll be back in court Feb. 19.
The Moffat County Clerk and Recorder, and the Craig City Clerk have notified city officials that they can’t conduct the city election on April 2. It’s because of a lack of training as required by the Secretary of State’s office, in time for the deadline. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar has met with city officials to discuss options of hiring a contractor to carry out the municipal election, and it is on Council’s agenda at their meeting today. Continue reading
The internet keeps going out in Moffat County, and it’s affecting businesses in Craig. The Craig Press reports that some of these interruptions have lasted more than 24 hours. A spokesperson for Century Link wrote in an email to the Craig Press, “We are aware of reports of network issues in Craig, Colo., and are investigating the matter.”
Paul James and John Ponikvar have handed in their petitions to run for City Council in Craig, in the upcoming municipal election. Two other council seats are still open. The deadline to file for City Council is before the end of business this Monday. If no one files, those elected will have 60 days to appoint two Craig residents to the open seats.
A 38-year-old woman who started a fire that destroyed a trailer home at the Cedar Mountain Trailer Park in Craig in late November, has pleaded guilty. Jessica Kane accepted a plea bargain by admitting she was guilty to a reduced, misdemeanor arson charge. The Craig Press reports she’ll serve six months in jail but will receive credit for 48 days already served.