KRAI News for Friday, Jan. 3, 2020

Moffat County Sheriff’s officers responded to a two-vehicle accident near milepost 95 on Highway 40 Thursday. That’s just east of Craig. A Chevy Impala collided with a pickup truck. The Craig Press reports an EMT crew and Craig Fire/Rescue loaded at least one person into a waiting ambulance. The sheriff’s office is investigating.

Colorado State Patrol says a man has died in a one-vehicle crash off Highway 131 near milepost 57. That’s about 14 miles south of Steamboat Springs. The blue 1997 Honda CRV went off the road and over an embankment down a steep ravine before resting on its top. You couldn’t see it from the road. Someone with a drone spotted it. The identification of the driver isn’t being released until next of kin can be notified.

A Routt County Sheriff’s deputy had to go to the emergency room after being bitten by a dog during an arrest of a woman this week. Police originally received a call about a woman who was reportedly beating a dog, and kicking it in the City Market parking lot. Witnesses and security camera footage helped police identify who it was, after also getting her license plate when she drove away. Police identified 25-year-old Rebekah Butkovich from Oak Creek. Officers went to Oak Creek to arrest her which is when Deputy Cody Owens was bitten in the hand. The injury is minor, but he was taken to the hospital. Butkovich was booked into the Routt County Jail Tuesday on multiple charges. The dog is on a 10-day bite hold as required by state statues. Butkovich has a court date on Jan. 21.

Lauren Boebert from Rifle has entered the race for Representative Scott Tipton’s House seat for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. Boebert will be in Meeker this evening at 5:30 for a meet and greet at Kilowatt Korner.

Boebert and her family own Shooters Grill in Rifle.

There is a vacancy on the Routt County Fair Board for someone in District 3 which is Steamboat Springs. The board is made up of nine volunteers, appointed by the Routt County Board of County Commissioners. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in either Hayden, Oak Creek, or Steamboat. The deadline to apply is Jan. 22. For more, call 970-276-3068. Or email Jill Delay at jdelay@co.routt.co.us   Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to the: Routt County Fair Advisory Board by email –  jdelay@co.routt.co.us OR mail to PO Box 1000, Hayden, CO 81639.

Moffat County Department of Human Services has new hours starting Jan. 6. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you have any questions, call 970-824-8282.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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