A bank was robbed in Craig Tuesday morning. It happened at the Bank of Colorado. The man entered the bank and gave the employee a note demanding money. No one was hurt and no word on how much money the robber got away with. Craig Police say he is an American Indian, about 5’9” with a stocky build, a black cap and glasses. Call Craig Police if you have any tips at 970-826-2360. They do have some strong leads. Or call the Crimestoppers program, where you can remain anonymous, and you could get a reward. That number is 970-824-3535.
A grass fire was burning Tuesday, northwest of Craig, near Moffat County roads 64 and 15. It burned just over 300 acres, and kept burning because of the wind. The fire is out but crews will keep an eye on it to make sure any remaining hot spots are put out. There weren’t any injuries to humans or livestock and no structures were lost. Craig Fire/Rescue Chief KC Hume says the area is still at risk, until there’s snow on the ground.
Highway 40 at Rabbit Ears Pass had to be closed for a bit Tuesday afternoon, after a semi-truck rolled at Routt County Road 20 and Highway 40. Traffic was re-routed from Kremmling over Gore Pass which is Highway 134. Those headed east went down Highway 131 to Gore Pass and on into Kremmling.
A former Steamboat Springs woman was booked into the Routt County Jail on four felony charges and a misdemeanor. 31-year-old Ashley Boulter is charged with making credit card purchases with someone else’s credit cards. Investigators were able to track her down and booked her into the Routt County Jail where she posted a $5,000 bail. She’ll be back in court Oct. 2.
Oktoberwest is coming up Saturday, Sept. 28. It’s hosted by the Downtown Business Association at Alice Pleasant Park on Yampa Avenue. There will be live music, including the Jason Allen Band. There’s a beer garden, vendors, cornhole, games and a Dutch oven cook-off, which is open to entrees and desserts. Once again, it’s Sept. 28. For the cost to enter, and details, call 970-824-2151.
A large telescope and the dome it is housed in has been donated to Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. Local stargazers Bob and Ann Ball made the donation because they’re moving to Fort Collins. The telescope and dome used to be on top of their house, but now it is at CMC.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.