KRAI News for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

A 38-year-old woman who started a fire that destroyed a trailer home at the Cedar Mountain Trailer Park in Craig in late November, has pleaded guilty. Jessica Kane accepted a plea bargain by admitting she was guilty to a reduced, misdemeanor arson charge. The Craig Press reports she’ll serve six months in jail but will receive credit for 48 days already served.

Geoffrey Duzik has been found incompetent to proceed on attempted murder charges. Duzik is in the Moffat County Jail. That’s where he was back on Nov. 10 when he allegedly assaulted and injured a detentions deputy. He was charged with seven felonies including attempted first degree murder. Duzik was ordered to take a competency evaluation for the first case which also had multiple charges. A judge ruled that Duzik is incompetent based on those findings. He’ll stay in the Moffat County Jail and will get treatment by Mind Springs Health. Progress will be assessed Feb. 19. Duzik’s bond has also gone up to $200,000.

Airplanes overhead could be seeing if you’re speeding. Colorado State Patrol is using planes to see how fast people are driving on Highway 40. State Patrol has four turbo-charged aircraft. Pilots can measure your speed and then radio it down to a trooper on the ground. Each year, those pilots help with about 5,000 tickets. So if you see a sign that says, “Speed Checked by Aircraft,” it really could be.

Steamboat could be getting a new Residence Inn by Marriott, along Pine Grove Road near Safeway. It would be four stories with 110 suites. It goes before the Planning Commission Jan. 24, and then City Council Feb. 5. But the local Historic Preservation Commission doesn’t want the hotel. That’s because there is an old cabin and garage on the property that was built in the 1940s.

Cowboys and cowgirls from the National Western Stock Show in Denver will be in Steamboat Sunday, for the 45th Cowboy Downhill. Then Monday is the timed slalom and then the Stampede. It all starts at 1 p.m. Monday afternoon, on the Stampede run at the base of Steamboat Resort. One of the professional bull riders died Tuesday, while competing at the Denver Coliseum. Mason Lowe was from Exeter, Missouri.

Here are some top results from local athletes, participating in the Tournament of Champions. That’s the big wrestling tournament that was just in Vernal, Utah.

  • Dylan Zimmerman of Hayden was 5th in 113 pounds.
  • Daniel Caddy of Moffat County was 3rd in 138 pounds.
  • Meeker’s Tannen Kennedy was 3rd in 145 pounds.
  • Jace Logan from Soroco was 3rd in 170.
  • Hunter Planansky was 4th from Hayden and James Amick 8th from Meeker in 182.

Moffat County wrestlers are headed to Rifle Friday and Saturday to compete. The girls swim team is in Glenwood Springs Saturday.

The Moffat County boys basketball team lost a close one, 66-60 to the Summit Tigers Tuesday night. The Bulldogs are 2-9 overall, and will host Grand Valley on Friday and Cedaredge on Saturday. That Friday game is free to the fans, courtesy of the Craig Association of Realtors.

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

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