KRAI News for Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A Craig man was taken to Moffat County Jail Sunday after allegedly taking some coins from the safe of a man on Jeffcoat Drive. 30-year-old Christopher Lee Connor is also accused of giving a false name to police. The arrest record says Connor was arrested Sunday on felony charges of attempting to influence a public servant, second-degree burglary, and misdemeanor charges of false reporting to authorities, second-degree criminal trespass, and theft. Once Connor was at the jail, the Craig Press reports that police discovered his real name, and found out he was wanted on at least three warrants – two from Moffat County and one from Garfield County. As of Tuesday, Connor hadn’t yet posted bond and was still in jail.

Hayden has a new police officer Tague Humenik took his oath of office at a recent Hayden Town Council Meeting. Humenik is the first police officer in Hayden who was sponsored to attend the police academy at CMC in Glenwood Springs, which costs about $10,000.

Humenik previously worked in the Routt County Detention Center as a sheriff’s officer.  Humenik and his family live in Hayden.

Captain Brett Stokes with the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office in Wyoming is retiring. Stokes was with Sweetwater County for nearly 29 years. He was also on the Green River City Council.


An earthquake rumbled through the lower Eagle Valley Tuesday morning. That’s according to the U.S. Geological Survey National Earthquake Information Center in Golden. They aren’t reporting any damage, but it did measure 2.7 in magnitude, and several people in Eagle and Gypsum reported it.

The VA Clinic is moving in Craig. The clinic will now be in Centennial Mall, Suite 116. The clinic will be closed on Thursday, through June 14, with a soft opening June 17. Then the re-dedication of the Veterans Affairs Clinic will be from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

The Royalty Clinic for the Routt County Fair is Friday, June 7, but you need to register by this Saturday, June 1. It’s at the Fairgrounds in Hayden. Sessions start at 8:30 that Friday morning. It is open to girls ages 8 to 18 from Routt, Moffat, and Rio Blanco Counties. Girls will learn how to be an ambassador for the Routt County Fair this summer. The number to call to register, or get more information is 970-846-9491.

The Celebrate Recovery Car Wash is this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cook Ford in Craig. It’s $5 for cars and $10 for trucks. The annual car wash helps support a faith-based, 12-step recovery program.

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

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