Those two Native American metal sculptures that have been missing for about two weeks from the KOA Campground in Craig, were more than likely destroyed at the Moffat County landfill. Craig Police Chief Jerry DeLong says the new owners of the KOA were cleaning up the property and the décor and they got rid of the statues on a trash dumpster. DeLong thinks the dumpster was then taken to a landfill and everything on it was probably destroyed. The confusion came with new campground owner Chad Hodnefield told Kathy Shea that the sculptures were probably taken, so that her feelings wouldn’t be hurt. Her late husband had made the sculptures. But the sculptures were actually sent to the dump. Hodnefield says he didn’t realize the value of the artwork and he regrets it all happened. The Craig Police Department says no crime was committed and no charges will be filed.
The Board of Education for the Moffat County School District is working on the budget. The budget proposed for the next fiscal year shows projected revenues of a little more than $21.44 million. Before salary increases, expenditures are expected to be about $21.04 million. On the revenue side, the district expects to get $7,730 in funding per pupil, which is $452 more per student. The school board meets again on June 28.
The local college board has approved the sale of the Trapper Fitness Center property. The current owner-operators will be given the option to buy the facility from the college board. The Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board also agreed on free tuition for Moffat County residents for the next academic school year. Free tuition is already offered to residents in Rangely, and it used to be offered to Moffat County residents.
Campsites in the Little Yampa Canyon have been improved with fire rings, picnic tables and posts for boat tie-offs. Colorado Parks and Wildlife provided it all, and got help from Friends of the Yampa, the Northwest Colorado Parrotheads, and a veterans service group called the Mission Continues. The part of the Yampa that was fixed up is between Craig and Duffy Mountain.
Prosecutors are expected to file charges this afternoon against a man who allegedly led a widespread drug trafficking ring that operated in Eagle and Garfield Counties. 34-year-old Jose Alejandro Flores-Alba is in the Garfield County Jail, being held on a $500,000 bond. He is charged with eight felony crimes related to the possession and distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. Flores-Alba’s younger brother, Agustin, was also arrested and is charged with six similar crimes.
The weather in Northwest Colorado today should be sunny, and not too hot with temperatures in the lower 70s. The rest of the week should be sunny as well, and a bit warmer, with temperatures reaching the mid 80s by Friday.
The Elkhead Wranglers 4H Club hosted the Moffat County Jackpot Livestock Show this weekend. 423 animals competed from Utah, Wyoming, and across the Western Slope.
Google had a glitch. Or so they thought. At game 4 of the Western Conference finals, it listed basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal as a member of *NSYNC. Turns out, it’s true. Kind of. Shaq says *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys recorded their first songs at his house in Orlando, way back when. And now he’s taking credit.
John Elway missed the Broncos’ first OTA of the season. That’s “Organized Team Activity.” It’s because he had jury duty. Elway didn’t get called, but he was there, and waited three hours before being dismissed from Arapahoe County Court.