Craig Fire/Rescue was able to put out a couple of fires Thursday afternoon. One was in some grass near the deck of a home northeast of Craig. Firefighters were able to put it out with no damage to the deck on the house. Another grass fire started on Ponderosa Way in the Shadow Mountain neighborhood. Fire crews got it quickly under control. No one was hurt in either of the fires.
Some homes have been flooding along Pershing Street. It’s been happening for years. It didn’t help when some work crews hit a water main, on the main sewer line replacement project on Pershing Street. It caused part of the new construction to be washed out. There are a couple of claims against the City of Craig because of the construction and the damage it caused, and several more are expected.
A Dodge pickup truck towing a small trailer went off the road on County Road 107 near the entrance to Loudy-Simpson Park Thursday afternoon. No one was hurt. Officers think the truck spun out of control because of speed and weight imbalance.
A Steamboat woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzling more than $500,000 from Duckels Construction. It was over four years. 59-year-old Susan Driggers faces four felony charges, including theft, computer crime, identity theft, and forgery, according to an affidavit. More details on how police think she did it are in today’s Steamboat Pilot & Today. Driggers is being held at the Routt County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Charges against Tasha Lynn Stapleton have been dropped. She was the woman thought to be involved in the locker room thefts at Old Town Hot Springs in April, where car keys were taken, and then used to get in a car and take credit cards, which were then used at Walmart in Steamboat and in Craig. District Attorney Matt Karzen says the initial identification of Stapleton by an investigator in Garfield County was mistaken.
Police are still looking for the woman who was involved. They think David Lee Spears was the man who also did the thefts at Old Town Hot Springs in April, and back in October. He didn’t show up for his court date June 19. There are two active warrants out for his arrest in Routt County along with warrants for failure to appear in Garfield, Larimer, and Prowers County.
In Rangely, the Elks Lodge is hosting a comedy night. It starts at 7 p.m. this Saturday, at the Rangely Elks Lodge. You have to be 21 to go. It’s $10 per person or $15 per couple. Three comedians will be on stage.
In sports, the Mighty Dogs Volleyball Camp starts Monday. It’s at Moffat County High School.