KRAI News, Weather, and Sports for May 30, 2018

A man from Craig has been arrested on suspicion of burglarizing the Sand Gallery in Steamboat Springs. 19-year-old Deven Mosman faces charges in connection with a burglary April 15, where $1300 in cash was stolen, along with $10,000 worth of glass pendants and bongs. Ryan Sabia of Steamboat was also arrested last month for possessing stolen items, but he told police Mosman committed the burglary. Police went to Craig to interview Mosman and noticed the soles of his shoes had a similar footprint found at the gallery the morning of the burglary. Mosman was arrested, and issued a $1,500 personal recognizance bond Tuesday.

Someone broke into the Craig Apothecary at 611 Breeze Street, early Monday morning. Video cameras on the property were able to get pictures of the suspect. Owner Shaun Hadley says almost everything is locked in a safe.

Hadley posted the pictures on Facebook, and was able to get many consistent tips of who the suspect is, which he reported to Craig Police. They are investigating.

Craig Fire/Rescue put out a fire Monday afternoon. A Subaru Outback caught fire south of Craig, near the former Empire Mine silo.

The City of Craig will start collecting the 1.75 percent sales tax increase on July 1. It was narrowly passed by voters in November. The increase means the current sales tax will be four percent. The increase won’t affect the lodging industry. It will stay at the current rate. The city won’t get any of the increased revenue until August, since the tax will have to be collected and then processed.

Gray wolves aren’t welcome in Mesa County, according to county commissioners. They would hurt the small moose population and other animals, on top of Grand Mesa. Mesa County Commissioners passed a resolution that supports the Colorado Wildlife Commission. That’s the group that is against reintroducing gray wolves to Colorado. Commissioner Scott McGinnis says, “These animals are killers. They have no place in this state.”

Yampa Valley Electric is changing its business hours as of this Monday. Hours will now be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. instead of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The change is being made based on the needs of members. YVEA will still have call service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to report power outages or other emergencies.

The Downtown Craig Farmer’s Market start this Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors will have regional and local products, jewelry, plants, and household items. The Farmer’s Market will also have live music and pizza.

A dogsitter in Aspen will spend the next 90 days in jail, and 10 then ten years on probation. 21-year-old Vanessa Simon also has to try to repay over $160,000 to the dog owner. It’s because she wrote bad checks from the dog owner’s account. Simon says she is ashamed and sorry and told the court she isn’t a dishonest person.

The Glenwood Tram is marking its 15th anniversary. That’s the tramway in Glenwood Springs that takes people up to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. It’s carried 2.2 million park visitors since opening in April 2003.

Also in Glenwood Springs, there won’t be any fireworks on 4th of July. City Council has voted to have a laser light show. Fireworks in Glenwood were canceled because of the wildfire danger.

The weather in Northwest Colorado today will be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. A stray shower may roll through the area, as will more clouds in the evening. Thursday will be sunny again, but windy and warmer.

ESPN’s Football Power Index is out. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are back on top with the Patriots at number one. Rounding out the top five favorites to win the Super Bowl next year are the Eagles, Steelers, Rams, and Vikings. As for the Broncos, they’re at number 23 out of 32.

John Elway is the honorary tournament champion of the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Too bad he can’t play. Elway didn’t quality.

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