KRAI News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

A motorcycle crash sent a Craig man to the hospital in Grand Junction. The family has told KRAI that Bruce Keith Brennise is not expected to survive, and they are gathering the family together now. Brennise was on a Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to make a turn on Highway 394. He suffered serious injuries as the motorcycle overturned several times. Brennise was born in Craig and raised in Gunnison. He moved back to Craig in 2016 and has two grown children. He is the son of Loyle and Kathleen Brennise of Craig. Colorado State Patrol is investigating.

Dustan Jacob Bailey mug shot

A Craig man has been arrested on multiple felony charges. The Craig Press reports that 30-year-old Dustan Jacob Bailey broke into a family member’s gun safe while on drugs. Then there was a confrontation because they think Bailey pawned an expensive tool. Police were called. Bailey told police he has received help from the VA, but had lapsed into drugs. The affidavit says when police asked which drugs, he replied, “Whatever I can get my hands on.” Bailey was booked into the Moffat County jail, and has a court date on June 24.

The name of the man who died over the weekend has been released. Craig Police say the victim has been identified as 26-year-old Francesco Godina of Craig. Police are investigating the death, and they are asking for your help. If anyone may have had contact with Godina in northeast Craig last Saturday night, or early on the morning of Sunday, June 16, please call Craig Police at 970-826-2360.

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association is having their annual convention in Northwest Colorado right now. Russell Nemetz and Evan Slack are at the convention, talking about the biggest issues facing the beef cattle industry right now, here in Colorado and across the country.

Nemetz and Slack also provide the daily Ag Report for KRAI and 55 Country.

Here’s more with Nemetz and Slack:

Tasha Lynn Stapleton was in Routt County Court on Tuesday, June 18.


Tasha Lynn Stapleton was in Routt County court today. She’s the woman accused of going into the locker room at Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, and taking some keys from the locker room, and finding the cars outside, stealing a purse, and then using credit cards at Walmart. Judge Jim Garrecht told Stapleton that her next arraignment is in district court, before Judge O’Hara, at 11:30 Monday, July 22.

Soniya Fidler has officially been named the new president of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. Fidler has been serving as interim president since Frank May retired last year. She also served as the chief operating officer for the past year years of the community hospital in Steamboat Springs.

There is a new location for the Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting tomorrow. The work session and regular meeting will be in the Library Room at CNCC. The work session starts at 4 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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


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