KRAI News for Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The three Craig residents arrested for the murder of 26-year-old Elliot Stahl of Steamboat have been officially charged with three felonies and a misdemeanor. 26-year-old William Ellifritz, 21-year-old Brooke Forquer, and 23-year-old Skyla Marie Piccolo-Labbs each face one count of murder in the first degree, one count of aggravated robbery, and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery. Those are all felonies. They were also charged with abuse of a corpse which is a misdemeanor. The district attorney’s office says the three defendants are accused of causing the death of Stahl and stealing money, a backpack, and prescription medications from him. It happened on Highway 40, somewhere between Mount Werner Road and Rabbit Ears Pass.

A violent fugitive wanted in several states has been arrested by Steamboat Springs Police. 30-year-old Fernando Muriel Garcia-Rivera had been in Wisconsin and was wanted for “substantial battery – hate crime.” But Steamboat Police were contacted that he may have moved to Steamboat. Police, with help from Routt County Sheriff’s officers, found Garcia-Rivera working at a local construction site. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Routt County Jail, where he will be taken back to Wisconsin.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners is meeting this morning. Staff reports are on the agenda from the Finance Department, Human Resources, and Road and Bridge. The Office of Development Services will also discuss a grant application to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation for upgrades to the Kiwanis Trail in Loudy-Simpson Park.

The City of Craig is looking for someone to serve as a member of Craig City Council. You must be 25 or older, a U.S. citizen and registered voter, and have lived within city limits for at least one year. If you’re interested, send a letter on why you might like to serve on Craig City Council to City Clerk Liz White at 300 W. 4th Street in Craig, no later than Nov. 4. An email address is at  Email

The 9th Annual Yampa Valley Wellness Conference is this Friday. The keynote speaker is Frank King who is known as the “Mental Health Comedian.” He was also a writer for the Tonight Show for 20 years. The Wellness Conference is at the Steamboat Grand Hotel. A link to register is

In Meeker, the Craft and Gift Show is Friday and Saturday. It’s a good day to do some holiday shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts, home décor and Christmas decorations. The Meeker Lions Club will have food. The show is from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Rio Blanco County fairgrounds.

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

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