KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

A couple from Moffat County died in a plane crash last Friday in Nevada. 72-year-old Phillip Bethell and 66-year-old Linda Bethell were the only two in the small plane. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash which happened in a place called the “Nevada Triangle.”

Geoffrey Duzik Mug Shot

Geoffrey Duzik is headed to a psychiatric state hospital in Pueblo. He’s the Craig man who was found incompetent to face trial on multiple felony charges, including attempted murder of a detention deputy. The Craig Press reports that the State of Colorado Department of Mental Health in Pueblo will determine how the competency restoration for Duzik will occur.


Andrew Roberts Mug Shot


A man accused of stealing a shuttle bus in Steamboat Springs, and driving it west, has been arrested in Utah. The bus owned by Resort Lodging Company was left at a repair shop with the keys in it. It was gone in the morning. Police think it was a man named Andrew Roberts, who now faces felony charges of motor vehicle theft, and failing to stop at the command of law enforcement. And there are some drug charges there as well. Police in Lehi, Utah arrested Roberts when he was allegedly trying to steal another truck from a convenience store, because the Resort Lodging Company bus had apparently run out of gas. Roberts is in jail in Utah on $20,000 bond.

The Yampa Building in Craig. Photo by Shannon Lukens.


The Administration Building on Yampa Ave. in Craig will be discussed at today’s work session for the Moffat County Board of Education. Memorial Regional Health will be presenting a proposal on how they would repurpose the building, if they had the opportunity. Here’s School District Superintendent Dave Ulrich.

The work session starts at 4 p.m. and the public is invited. The regular meeting is at 6:30 in the Yampa Building at 775 Yampa Ave. If the board approves the proposal, then they’ll director Ulrich to enter into negotiations for Memorial Regional Health to buy it.

A stance on aid in dying is being reconsidered today, by the Memorial Regional Health Board of Trustees. Dr. Elise Sullivan is making a presentation. The board will consider a resolution to take a neutral position to let physicians at Memorial Regional Health provide aid in dying, within Colorado law, if a patient asks for it. The monthly business meeting is at 6 p.m., in the board room at The Memorial Regional Hospital.

There have been a lot of close calls in the backcountry, with avalanches. That’s according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. As of the end of January, 57 people were caught in 42 separate avalanche events this winter. Five people had been fully buried but survived. Four people have died in avalanches this winter season. Over the last 10 years, February has been the single-most dangerous month for avalanches in Colorado. Be careful out there.

Law enforcement officers at the Moffat County Public Safety Center are enjoying all types of Girl Scout cookies. Country Living Realty brought by a little over 100 boxes this week, just to thank them for all they do. Girl Scouts in local troops from Craig and Meeker will be outside City Market and Walmart in Craig for the next three weekends, if you need to pick up a box of Thin Mints or Do-si-dos.

Moffat County Tourism Week will be May 4-11. Events include the Where the Hell is Maybell bike ride, the downtown Craig Spring Expo, the Dirt Hog Golf Tournament, the Craig Press Home & Garden Show, and the Sandwash Basin Blessing of the Land by the Ute tribe members.

In sports, the Moffat County High School wrestling team has some of their athletes down in Denver today for the 3A CHSAA State Championships. They’ll be there through Saturday.

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


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