KRAI News for Monday, May 6, 2019

Mug Shot for Tasha Lynn Stapleton, from Arapahoe County.

The Denver woman who is suspected of breaking into a Steamboat woman’s car and stealing her credit cards has turned herself in. 29-year-old Tasha Lynn Stapleton turned herself into Arapahoe County authorities. She then bonded out on $10,000. The incident happened at Old Town Hot Springs a week ago, when Stapleton is suspected of going into the women’s locker room to take the items from unlocked lockers. Police are still looking for 42-year-old David Lee Spears who is suspected of the same crime.


Police are still looking for David Lee Spears.

Marijuana is on the agenda for the Hayden Town Council this week. They’re discussing a request to open a retail marijuana store near the Yampa Valley Regional Airport despite a ban on the selling of retail marijuana in Hayden. In Steamboat, City Council will vote on two marijuana ordinances at their meeting tomorrow. One would change the rules to let dispensaries be in more parts of town. The second ordinance could allow for an unlimited number of licenses in the Steamboat Springs community. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

A junior from Basalt High School died Friday night in a car crash. 16-year-old Tyler Ribich was a passenger in the car, which lost control and rolled. Five teenagers were in the car and alcohol is suspected of being involved with the 18-year-old driver, who had minor injuries.

A rockslide closed both lanes of I-70 northeast of Grand Junction Sunday. The highway was closed in both directions for about an hour.

People are moving to Routt County… consistently. The IRS says it’s a migration, with 73 percent of new residents moving to the county most of whom came from another state, as opposed to in-state. Also in 2017, nearly 20 percent of the county was over 55 years old. Many are moving to Steamboat Springs to retire. Local economist Scott Ford also says many people move back and forth across county lines, between Moffat and Routt Counties. As of July 1, of last year, it is estimated that 25,733 people live in Routt County, and 13,188 people live in Moffat County.

Fifth graders in Craig helped Craig Parks and Recreation with the Adopt-a-Park program Friday, to celebrate Arbor Day. Students from Sandrock Elementary placed a pear tree at North Park. Kids at Ridgeview planted a blue spruce at Woodbury. The trees were provided by Tunies & Such and Bears Ears Landscapes. The kids also picked up trash in the parks, after the trees were planted.

State Representative Dylan Roberts is hosting four statewide town hall meetings. The first one is Tuesday. It’s at the Eagle County Town Hall at 500 Broadway, starting at 5:30 tomorrow evening. The next town hall is in Steamboat at Olympian Hall on May 13. Roberts will be with Senator Bob Rankin for that one.

In sports…

The Moffat County Girls Track and Field team took top honors among the 3A teams during the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet in Grand Junction Saturday. Coach Todd Trapp was honored as the 3A girls Coach of the Year. The Bulldog boys were third in the team rankings.

The Moffat County Girls Soccer team wrapped up their season this weekend by beating the Grand Valley Cardinals, 3-1. The team ended on a high note, since it was their only win of the season.

The Moffat County High School baseball team won six games last week, including a sweep of Aspen on Saturday. The Bulldogs are 8-8 overall, and 4-3 in conference play. They play Coal Ridge at home tomorrow, with another doubleheader.

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