KRAI News for Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

A convicted felon who shot at local law enforcement while trying to get away in an allegedly stolen truck last week, got caught and is still in the Routt County Jail. 38-year-old Benjamin Neighbors is being held on a $250,000 cash surety bond set by Judge Garrecht on Friday. His driver’s license says he’s from Oregon. The chase started near Clark and headed down to Highway 40 and west toward Moffat County. Colorado State Patrol put out stop strips and the truck was stopped when the tires blew. Neighbors has multiple felony charges but more charges are expected to be added before his next court date which is this Wednesday afternoon.

Hayleigh Aurin and Duke

Some wild mustangs are being broken as part of the 2020 Meeker Mustang Makeover. It’s a way to help rescue some wild horses in the Meeker area. Fifteen trainers from Meeker and also in Routt County have been working for 100 days to train the horses. Deirdre Macnab is with the Meeker Mustang Makeover.

The trained mustangs will be up for sale this Friday in an online auction all day through www.LonghornVideoAuctions.com . The trainers get the half the money raised for their hard work.

Three boarding students at Steamboat Mountain School have tested positive for COVID-19. They didn’t have any symptoms. It was discovered during surveillance testing of all students. The two females and one male are from outside of Routt County and are on quarantine for two weeks.

A truck hit a cyclist on Routt County Road 129 Sunday afternoon. Colorado State Patrol says a 16-year-old male was driving a pickup truck when he hit a 64-year-old man on the bike. That man was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

Republican Lauren Boebert from Rifle, who is running for U.S. Congress recently attended a fundraiser in Aspen. Organizers had a mitigation plan to keep the event safe. Then a video popped up and Pitkin County Public Health saw it, and saw that no one was wearing a facemask or social distancing, including Boebert. Plus the event was inside when organizers said it would be outside. The Aspen Times reports Pitkin County Public Health sent the Boebert Campaign a Compliance Warning that they were in violation of the Public Health order.

The HoneyBear Apothecary on East Victory Way in Craig is finally open to the public. It’s the second recreational marijuana dispensary to open in Craig. It’s locally owned, by Shaun Hadley who told the Craig Press it was supposed to open in June but there were some pandemic delays. HoneyBear will also have a drive-thru option available this winter.

An Economic Development Workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, with the City of Craig and Moffat County Commissioners. It’s at 9:30 a.m. at the main floor conference room in the Moffat County Courthouse.

Visit Moffat County and the Moffat County Tourism Association are having their board meeting Wednesday. It start at 3 p.m. and runs until around 5 p.m. at 775 Yampa Ave.

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

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