KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Craig Police are looking for a man suspected of several crimes. 47-year-old Todd Smith is a white male, about 5’, 10” tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. His picture is on the KRAI Facebook page and website. Police say Smith is wanted for contempt of court for the original charge of dangerous drugs. Police think Smith is still in the Craig area.

Craig Police officer Tracy Mendoza was honored this week for saving a woman’s life. Mendoza spotted something on the ground, early on the morning of Dec. 7. It was a woman who was barely conscious, with a dangerously low body temperature. Mendoza’s investigation is credited with saving her life, and he was honored for his actions by Craig City Council. It is the third life-saving award Mendoza has received with the Craig Police Department.

Donald Broom got right to work when he was sworn in Tuesday as the newest District 3 Commissioner for Moffat County. His first official act with fellow commissioners Ray Beck and Don Cook was to approve a $9,000 contract with Bubbles and Brooms for the county’s custodial services. The Craig Press also reports commissioners made a final payment on the new boiler at the Public Safety Center. Most of the meeting was a discussion on a protest letter to the Bureau of Land Management, regarding the 2018 Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Resource Management Plan amendment, and final environmental impact statement. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Cook was appointed as the new commission’s chair, and Beck is Vice Chair.

Newly elected Governor Jared Polis has chosen Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan to be on his cabinet. Ryan will serve as executive director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The Moffat County Local Marketing District Board meets this afternoon in City Hall. They have five requests for funding, from different groups and events in Moffat County.

The first Moffat County High School Robotics Team is working on this year’s national competition. It’s called “Destination Deep Space” and it is sponsored by Boeing. The Craig team has six weeks to build their robots using the same universal kit provided to every team. It is called the FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST is an acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

In sports, the Craig Middle School girls basketball team is playing in Rangely this afternoon.

The Moffat County High School varsity wrestling team is off to Vernal Friday for the Tournament of Champions. The Bulldog basketball teams are away on Friday, in Gunnison, and then in Olathe Saturday.

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

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