KRAI News for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019

The next time those three murder suspects will be in court will be next year. William Ellifritz, Brooke Forquer and Skyla Marie Piccolo-Labbs from Craig face three felonies and a misdemeanor, including murder in the first degree. The three are accusing of murdering Elliot Stahl of Steamboat. In Colorado, the maximum penalty for being found guilty of murder in the first degree is the death penalty. The minimum penalty is life in prison without parole. The next court date for the three is January 6-7 in 2020. Until then, they’re being held without bond in the Routt county Jail.

The snowy weather in Northwest Colorado gave kids at CNCC a break. Classes for students at Colorado Northwestern Community College in both Craig and Rangely were canceled Tuesday afternoon. Kids were told to stay inside and avoid travel.

Draper Insurance is getting new owners for the first time in 26 years. Next month, Cody Draper will sell the business to Steamboat investors Paxton and Susie Jones, as well as long-time Craig Resident Kaci Doolin, who currently works at Draper Insurance. Cody Draper says it will still be business as usual. He plans to move closer to his family on the Front Range, once the sale is final.

Hayden residents have been surveyed on what they want to do with the secondary school when it becomes vacant, when the new school is built. 370 people responded to a survey which shows that residents want a recreation facility and an after-school program in the building. Eighty-five percent said they want to save the gymnasium and auditorium at the school. For it to happen, the sales tax rate would have to increase from 4 percent to 5 percent to cover the costs. That’s according to Hayden Town Manager Mathew Mendisco. He also says he has applied for over $1 million in grant funds to do repairs.

A man died and another was badly hurt in two separate all-terrain vehicle accidents on Monday, in Grand County. Dispatchers took the calls eight minutes apart from each other. It is the second fatal ATV wreck in Grand County in about a month.

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