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KRAI News for Friday, May 31, 2019

Craig City Council members are working on getting a law written that would allow for a vote that would allow retail marijuana businesses in the city of Craig. It was discussed at the City Council meeting this week. There have to be at least two public readings of any ordinance before it can be placed on the ballot. That means council would have to quickly work out the details by August if it is to be on the November ballot, which would let the voters decide.

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KRAI News for Thursday, May 30, 2019

Tri-State Generation and Transmission says no to an offer by Guzman Energy of Denver to buy and shut down the remaining coal-fired generation station at Craig Station. The Craig Press reports that Guzman Energy made an offer to Tri-State that would lower its costs and provide savings to members. For more from the Craig Press: https://www.craigdailypress.com/news/tri-state-rebukes-guzman-offer-to-shutter-coal-plants/

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KRAI News for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Craig man was taken to Moffat County Jail Sunday after allegedly taking some coins from the safe of a man on Jeffcoat Drive. 30-year-old Christopher Lee Connor is also accused of giving a false name to police. The arrest record says Connor was arrested Sunday on felony charges of attempting to influence a public servant, second-degree burglary, and misdemeanor charges of false reporting to authorities, second-degree criminal trespass, and theft. Once Connor was at the jail, the Craig Press reports that police discovered his real name, and found out he was wanted on at least three warrants – two from Moffat County and one from Garfield County. As of Tuesday, Connor hadn’t yet posted bond and was still in jail.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Craig hosted the Colorado State High School and Junior High Rodeo Championships this past weekend. In the overall results, Jace Logan of Yampa was the top male finisher with Keenan Hayes of Hayden in third. Jace also had a couple of second place finishes in Bareback Riding and Steer Wrestling, with a 3rd in Bull Riding. Kinlie Brennise of Craig was second overall in the state competition. She had some top finishes to get to that point including first in Breakaway Roping, 4th in Barrel Racing, and a pair of 5th place finishes in Goat Tying and Pole Bending. The Nationals for rodeo start July 14 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In the Junior High division of the Colorado State Championships, Craig’s Katie Jo Knez won in the girls goat tying event. Moffat County’s Logan Durham won the state rodeo title in bull riding. The link to all of the results is on the KRAI website. http://www.cshsra.org/srresults.aspx

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KRAI News for Monday, May 27, 2019

Today is Memorial Day. There is a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. today, in the Craig Cemetery. Local veterans will acknowledge area soldiers with the laying of the flags and a 21-gun salute. All community members are invited.

At 1 p.m. there is a Memorial Day Service in the main arena of the Moffat County Fairgrounds. And at 2 p.m. today, there is a service in the Maybell Cemetery.

In Routt County, there is also a service at 11 a.m. honoring those who served in the Armed Forces, at the Veterans’ Memorial at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

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KRAI News for Friday, May 24, 2019

Yampa Building in Craig. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

The sale of the Yampa Building which is owned by Moffat County School District could be finalized June 20. The buyer is Memorial Regional Health. The sale price is $218,126.91. The building will be home to a treatment facility for addictions. It’s Providence Recovery Services of Colorado. The building is about 100 years old.

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Moffat County High School After Prom Sponsors

Thank you to all of those businesses in the Craig and Moffat County communities, who supported After Prom this year.

  • THE COPY SHOP
  • COOK CHEVROLET SUBARU AND FORD
  • VICTORY MOTORS
  • GCR TIRES AND SERVICE IN CRAIG
  • COLORADO WEST WATER
  • JACKSON’S OFFICE SUPPLY
  • HYLAND HILLS PARK AND REC DISTRICT
  • THE ORE HOUSE
  • CROOKED KEY ESCAPE ROOMS
  • FARMER’S INSURANCE/DEBBIE MONTGOMERY
  • M-J-K ACE HARDWARE
  • COLOWYO COAL COMPANY
  • AMANDA FOSTER
  • THE LOCKSMITH OF CRAIG
  • KING HOMES AND LAND REALTY
  • ELK RUN INN
  • THE NORTHWEST COLORADO CHAPTER OF PARROTHEADS
  • THE BEST WESTERN PLUS AND KERRY MOE
  • ALLIE OOOP STUDIO
  • CRAIG STORAGE
  • NORTHWEST AUTO GLASS
  • HATTEN ENTERPRISES
  • Dr. WEIMER
  • FLINT PERSONNEL
  • SAPP
  • JONES AND ASSOCIATES
  • A & E TIRES
  • ELKHEAD COLLISION
  • CHAPMAN’S AUTOMOTIVE
  • YAMPA VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
  • BIG O TIRES IN CRAIG
  • BRASS KEY REALTY/ VICKI BURNS
  • 3K CONSTRUCTION
  • BLACK MOUNTAIN GLASS
  • PIZZA HUT IN CRAIG
  • DOMINO’S PIZZA
  • CARELLI’S PIZZERIA
  • PEPSI
  • DARKHORSE LIQUORS
  • SUBWAY IN CRAIG
  • TACO BELL IN CRAIG
  • MCDONALD’S IN CRAIG
  • CORNERSTONE REALTY
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN AUTO
  • NANCY BAUMAN
  • LPL FINANCIAL
  • CED ELECTRIC
  • KUM AND GO STORES
  • THE JUNGLE PET SHOP
  • J & R CYCLERY
  • THE SEASONED BRISKET
  • DEBORAH CORSENTINO
  • CARLA ANDERSON
  • STACIE OSSEN
  • ICON HAIR SALON
  • KESTER JEWELRY
  • SHEAR BLISS HAIR SALON
  • CONOCO IN CRAIG
  • LUBE PLUS
  • CRAMER FLOORING
  • EYECARE SPECIALTIES
  • LEWIS ACCOUNTING
  • ARROWHEAD AUTO
  • SAMUELSON’S TRUE VALUE HARDWARE
  • YAMPA VALLEY BANK
  • BILL AND ANNA RIPPY
  • PRECISION AUTO
  • MOFFAT COUNTY COMMUNITIES THAT CARE
  • VILLAGE INN
  • WILDHORSE THEATRE
  • DOWNTOWN BOOKS
  • MEMORIAL REGIONAL HEALTH
  • STEPHANIE GALLO
  • LOX SALON
  • BANK OF THE SAN JUANS
  • CRAIG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • HIBBET SPORTS
  • SUNDROP FRAMING
  • OP BAR AND GRILL
  • OFF THE BONE RESTURANT
  • MAURICE’S
  • GOOD VIBES RIVER GEAR
  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN MACHINERY/KUBOTA
  • BARGAIN BARN
  • CITY MARKET
  • GINO’S PIZZERIA AND GRILL
  • JW SNACK’S
  • THE FLOWER MINE
  • BANK OF COLORADO
  • ELKHEAD SUPPLY
  • VICTORY VISION
  • CNCC SALON AND SPA
  • EDWARD JONES/ BRIAN LUDGATE
  • FOSTER’S HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
  • BROTHER’S CUSTOM PROCESSING
  • MILLER FAMILY APPLIANCE
  • FUN AND CRAZY PARTY PLANNER
  • CRAIG POWERSPORTS
  • THE EMBROIDERY SHOPPE
  • CNCC IN RANGLEY AND CRAIG
  • AUTO RADIATOR
  • KS KREATIONS AND BAKERY
  • MURDOCH’S RANCH SUPPLY
  • ATKIN
  • BANANA’S FUN PARK
  • VALLARTA’S MEXICAN RESTURANT
  • STATE FARM INSURANCE/ JUSTIN STOKES
  • KIWANIS IN CRAIG
  • H & R BLOCK IN CRAIG
  • T & H AUTO PARTS/ NAPA
  • SHEPARD AND SONS HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
  • MOUNTAIN WEST INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • TRAV-O-TEL MOTEL
  • EYECARE SPECIALITES
  • TRAPPER MINE
  • TRI STATE G & T
  • KITCHEN A LA MORE
  • WALMART IN CRAIG
  • THUNDER ROLLS BOWLING CENTER
  • WEST THEATRE
  • REMAX ABOUT YOU/ PAM HORN

KRAI News for Thursday, May 23, 2019

John “Butch” Sims

Craig Police have asked local media to alert the community of a sexually violent predator. 52-year-old John Sims, who goes by Butch, is back in Craig on parole. Sims has been classified by the State of Colorado as a Sexually Violent Predator. Here’s Craig Police Captain Bill Leonard.

Sims has a list of rules that he must follow, and that full list is in an article in the Craig Press.  As a Sexually Violent Predator, Sims is required to register with local law enforcement every 90 days for the rest of his life.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Rockslide on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. Photo courtesy CDOT.

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.

 

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KRAI News for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Joshua Milligan mug shot

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.

 

 

Ciara Rae Bugay mug shot

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.

Enrique Echevarria-Castro mug shot

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.

Jim Patterson. Craig Press photo.

 

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.

KRAI News for Monday, May 20, 2019

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.

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KRAI News for Friday, May 17, 2019

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.

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