KRAI News for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019

Ronald Chovanec Mug shot

Mikayla Hoppe mug shot

















A Craig couple is facing felony charges, that have to do with the alleged theft of some debit and credit cards. 29-year-old Ronald Martin Chovanec and 25-year-old Mikayla Diane Hoppe were both arrested late last month regarding the thefts, which was allegedly from people they were living with.

A small area of Hayden lost landline telephone service again Wednesday. It’s the second time in the last two weeks that service has gone down. Cell phones were working in the area. Century Link was notified.

Matt Karzen was in Craig Wednesday. Karzen is the District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District. He went to the Coffee and a Newspaper gathering, hosted by the Craig Press. Karzen spoke how Colorado’s bail and bond system is releasing too many repeat felony offenders on public recognizance bonds. He says it is especially frustrating in Moffat County, when repeat offenders are released soon after being arrested. Karzen says he will decide if he runs for re-election sometime in the next three weeks.

Alcohol compliance checks are being done at establishments that sell liquor in Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Police and an inspector from the Colorado Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement visited ten Steamboat establishments with liquor licenses on Wednesday. Sergeant Brent Hunstad is doing the inspections for the local police department.

Sergeant Hunstad says they’re also looking to see that the types of alcohol being sold conforms to the type of alcohol permit the business has been given.

If you are headed toward the Front Range tonight, be aware that I-70 eastbound will be closed in the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel. CDOT is testing the fixed fire suppression system in the tunnel. The closure is from 11 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. Traffic headed east will detour over Loveland Pass.

 The Momma Outfitters Fall Hunt is coming up, not this weekend, but the next weekend, Sept. 12-14 in the Grandstands building at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It’s free to come in to shop the sale. Consignor slots are still available. Consignors get 60 percent of the sale price of your items. And if you volunteer to work one two-hour shift, you’ll earn a pass to shop the pre-sale Thursday night. The details are on the website for the Hope Pregnancy Center at

The Moffat County Bulldogs kick off the football season on the road tomorrow night. The Bulldogs are playing the Summit Tigers in Frisco at 7 p.m. You can listen to the game right here on KRAI.

The high school boys golf team is playing at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs today.

At Craig Middle School today, the football team is playing Meeker and the volleyball team is also playing Meeker. Those matchups both start at 4 p.m. The Craig Middle School cross country team is at the Steamboat Springs Invitational today at 4:30 p.m.

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

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