KRAI News for Tuesday, April 30, 2019













Police want to find someone who purchased more than $3000 in gift cards at the Walmart in Craig and in Steamboat, using stolen credit cards. It happened Monday morning, when some keys were stolen out of an unlocked locker at the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat. The person who took the keys found the car in the parking lot, opened it up and stole the credit cards. That’s when they went to the two Walmarts. Steamboat Police Sergeant Jeff Wilson says a photo has gone out to law enforcement agencies and local media to try to find out who did it.

The Walmart in Steamboat wouldn’t comment but says they do try to question people when buying multiple gift cards. Steamboat Police also want to remind everyone to never leave anything of value in an unlocked locker. Keys have been taken out of lockers before at Old Town Hot Springs, and then valuables were taken from cars in the parking lot, using those car keys. If you think you might know who did it, call Sergeant Wilson at 970-879-1144.

The rain and snow will continue in the Yampa Valley, probably through tomorrow. Expect low visibility and difficult driving conditions over mountain passes late this afternoon and overnight. Avalanche conditions will be rated “considerable” near and above treeline. The storm should end by tomorrow afternoon, but not without leaving some heavy wet snow in Northwest Colorado.

A Grand Jury won’t be indicting anyone with the Town Council in Dinosaur. It had to do with some possible mismanagement of tax money from recreational marijuana, and the firing of the Town Marshal, who was also Dinosaur’s only police officer, Darren Reed. The Grand Jury for the 14th Judicial District won’t be issuing an indictment, but will issue a report of the investigation.

A couple in Hayden is trying to raise money for a service dog. Whittany and David Keating think can help their 6-year-old son, Travis, who has autism. It takes about two years to get a service dog, and about $17,000. Donations can be made through a Facebook page called 4 Paws for Travis Keating, or the Yampa Valley Autism Program.

In sports today, the Moffat County High School varsity baseball team has a double header in Basalt this afternoon. The girls soccer team also plays Basalt, but that game is at home, in Craig. It starts at 4 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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