KRAI News on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

A Craig man who faces charges of first-degree murder for trying to kill his aunt, Susan Reeves, and then leaving her unconscious in a burning home in June, participated in a review hearing in Moffat County Court Tuesday. 36-year-old Jonathan Waugh appeared via video conference from the Moffat County Jail. His lawyer, Public Defender Kate Bush asked that the date for a three-hour preliminary hearing be set as far out as possible. That hearing will now be Nov. 19. Reeves was in the courtroom and expressed frustration at the delay. She is back in her home and wanted to thank the community for their support.

The former manager and vice president at Bank of the West in Craig, is moving to another bank. Stacy Razzano has been hired by Bank of Colorado in Craig, according to their Market Manager, Chris Jones. Razzano had resigned after a global marketing campaign by Bank of the West against tobacco, coal, fracking and Arctic drilling. The Craig Press reports that Razzano had reported to management that such a statement would impact the branch in Craig.

The new president of the Colorado Community College System came to Craig last weekend. Joe Garcia says he wants to visit all of the community colleges in the state. He came to CNCC on an early stop after the local board contacted him about a lack of clear vision for the college, college leadership, and growth. He told the Craig Press that the campus impressed him as did the community. Garcia met with college district board members, community leaders, staff, and students, and then headed off to Rangely to do more listening, and supporting CNCC students and the communities it serves. And he’s riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Garcia’s group serves 137,000 students each year at 13 colleges in 39 locations in Colorado, including Craig and Rangely.

Rodeo athletes in Northwest Colorado are at the top of the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association rankings, after opening weekend at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. Kinlie Brennise is a senior at Moffat County High School. She has a narrow lead in the all-around. Jace Logan is a senior at Soroco High School and has a strong lead for the high school boys. Keenan Hayes of Hayden won the bareback riding, but then had a bad fall in the bull riding. He got tossed and hit his face on the bull’s head, and broke his jaw. He is expected to have a few surgeries so he won’t be competing for awhile.

On the middle school level, Hamilton’s Logan Durham won both days of bull riding.

The Silver Creek fire is now at 50 percent containment. It has burned close to 5,000 acres, about 16 miles northwest of Kremmling. It started by lightning.  All homes and neighborhoods in that area are on pre-evacuation status. Hunting season started Saturday, but the fire is still active in the area of Red Dirt Road in Grand County, and people aren’t being allowed in.

The Moffat County Local Marketing District has a workshop at 5 today, in the conference room at the Bank of Colorado. The budget will be discussed.

The CNCC Men’s Soccer team is playing Gillette College in Wyoming tomorrow. The game starts at 5 p.m.

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