KRAI News for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

Craig is getting a new medical marijuana shop at the old Silver Building on West Victory Way. The Craig Press reports that council approved the new medical dispensary at their meeting Tuesday. The company is called Tumbleweed Craig LLC. The owners of the Tumbleweed Dispensary also have shops in other Western Slope towns, including Parachute. Mark Smith says he expects about $4.6 million in sales, which could mean an extra $200,000 to the city of Craig, if voters say yes to the city’s marijuana ballot question. Either way, they plan to have a store in Craig. They also plan to have a year-long food drive, and give two scholarships to students at Moffat County High School.

Police are looking for a man who they think killed 42-year-old Nathan McBride of Kremmling. McBride’s body was found at a motel in Denver. The man they are searching for is 51-year-old Michael Harrison who was last seen in a 2002 silver Mercedes convertible with Florida license plates. Services for McBride are Sunday at the CSU Extension Hall in Kremmling.



David L. Spears Mug Shot

David Lee Spears had a hearing Wednesday in Routt County. But he wasn’t there. He’s the man accused of taking keys from lockers at the local health club, then finding the cars in the parking lot and stealing wallets and valuables and using the credit cards, at Walmart in Steamboat and in Craig. Turns out, he was taken from Routt County to Jefferson County and found guilty. He is in jail there right now until June of next year. But he also faces similar charges in Larimer and Adams Counties, and will go to court in Garfield County in mid-November, and then be back in Routt County on Dec. 4, to face the charges in Steamboat. Authorities are still looking for his female accomplice.

From the Craig Police report, Craig Police got a call about a drunk driver on Tuesday. It turns out the driver may have been eating and texting while driving, so police gave a verbal warning.

The American Legion Haunted House returns tonight and through the weekend. It’s from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Centennial Mall. It’s also next Wednesday, with a special Halloween performance from 5-10 p.m. on Halloween night. It’s $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. The “no-scare” tours are from 5-6 p.m.

The president and chief operating officer of Alterra Mountain Company has resigned. Alterra is the parent company of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. David Perry has resigned his position to focus on sustainability initiatives within the company.

National Drug Take Back day is Saturday. Take any old prescriptions or medications to the Walmart parking lot in Craig and they’ll be disposed. It’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday hosted by Memorial Regional Health – Open Heart Advocates, Craig Walmart, Moffat County Coroner’s Office, and the Craig Police Department.

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

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