KRAI News for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

A dumpster caught fire on the southeast end of Craig Sunday night, at Axis Steel. Hot ashes were thrown into the dumpster, according to Fire Chief KC Hume. Craig Fire Rescue was able to quickly get the fire out.

The food bank in Craig is moving. The building where the Interfaith Food Bank has been since April of last year has been sold. It’s at 2450 W. Third Street. The food bank will relocate to the west side of the Elks Lodge at 517 Breeze Street. The Craig Elks Lodge and American Legion Post #62 worked with the pantry to help get a new home. The last day for the food bank on 3rd Street will be Halloween. The food bank will re-open in its new location on Monday, Nov. 5. The Moffat County Humane Society will also use the new space as their new pick-up location for those who need help with pet food and supplies.

In news from Sweetwater County in Wyoming, just north of the Colorado border…  David Peter Vier is headed to federal prison for 15 years, for trafficking teen-age girls for sexual activity.

David Vier Arrest Photo

Vier was caught in January, in Little America, which is along I-80 in Wyoming, after driving the two underage girls from the state of Washington. They escaped from him and called for help. Vier is a 63-year-old former firefighter from Washington.




A second arrest was late last week, after the Sweetwater County K9 unit with the Sheriff’s office found 113.5 pounds of marijuana, during a traffic stop on I-80 west of Rock Springs.

Shekevia Kidd Arrest Photo

36-year-old Shekevia Michelle Kidd of North Las Vegas, Nevada, was arrested and taken to the Sweetwater County Jail.






Detective Dick Blust, Jr. with the Sheriff’s Office there says many of the arrests that have been made are because of the three K9 units they’ve had since last October.

Detective Blust says many of the arrests are made along I-80 in Wyoming.

Blust says the K9 teams have seized drugs worth more than $5 million dollars. Those transporting the drugs get paid between $7,000 and $15,000 or more per trip.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners meets tomorrow, starting at 8:30 in the morning. Some of the agenda items include approving the 2019 Strategic Plan and Budget for the Moffat County Local Marketing District Board, and also Tuesday will be declared as Manufacturing Day in Moffat County. There will also be a discussion on Sage Grouse mapping with Jeff Comstock. He is the Natural Resources Director for Moffat County.

The Moffat County High School cross country team competed Saturday at the 3A CHSAA State Championships in Colorado Springs. The Lady Bulldogs took 6th overall while the men were 12th out of 20 teams. Wyatt Mortenson who is from Hayden, but competes for Moffat County, finished 9th in the 5K at the state championships.

The Moffat County High School football team battled it out with Rifle Friday night. The final score was 52-26, with Rifle winning it. Top teams in the 2A conference were announced Sunday. Playoffs start this weekend. Basalt is the highest ranked team in the Western Slope League at 3rd. Basalt will host D’Evelyn. Seventh-seed Rifle hosts Eaton.

Learn to Play Hockey!  It starts today at 5 p.m., and runs Mondays through Thursday nights, for one hour, until Nov. 11. Hockey equipment is available at the rink, which is in the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena.  For questions, call 970-629-2380.

And the Boston Red Sox are the World Series championships, having beat the L.A. Dodgers night, 5-1, to win the series, four games to one.

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

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