KRAI News for Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

A bank was robbed in Rifle Tuesday. It happened around 12:30 in the afternoon at the Bank of Colorado on Railroad Avenue. Rifle police say it appears to be an Hispanic male in his late 30s. The FBI is on it as well. If you have any information, call Rifle Dispatch at 970-625-8095.

Craig Police are also aware, since a Bank of Colorado branch in Craig was robbed last week. Here’s Police Captain Bill Leonard.

Call Crimestoppers if you have any tips, at 970-824-3535. You could get a reward.

Rick Dowayne Guilliams Mug shot

A homeless man has been arrested in Craig, for failing to register as a sex offender. 63-year-old Rick Dowayne Guilliams was arrested at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Monday. He was supposed to have registered as a sex offender within five days of leaving the Moffat County Jail. Guilliams has not yet posted bond as of Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled to be in court Oct. 1.



The band teacher at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School resigned without notice Tuesday morning. Adam Smith was a new teacher to the Moffat County School District. Renae Dove is the HR Director for the school district.

Dove confirms that band classes at both schools will continue as normal until a new band teacher is hired.

A miner was injured at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Mine in Routt County. Very little has been released, but an incident log with Steamboat Police show there was a call regarding a 20-year-old male with breathing difficulties. Police didn’t respond as the mine is out of their jurisdiction. Data  from the Mine Safety and Health Administration shows it’s the third incident at the mine this year. The year before, 18 employees were injured at the mine.

David L. Spears Mug Shot

David Lee Spears is in the Routt County Jail. He’s the man accused in two thefts in the locker rooms at Old Town Hot Springs. One was last October and the other was in April. During the last one, Spears and an accomplice allegedly then drove to Craig and used stolen credit cards at the Wal-Mart there. He was transferred to Routt County from Jefferson County last week, as a Fugitive of Justice. His next court date will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. That is a status conference, as Spears has not yet entered a plea.


The Red Cross is looking for volunteers, especially in more rural areas like Moffat County. The organization became especially aware of the need recently, after the multi-family Davis House fire in Craig this summer. Sign up at

If you’re planning to drive on I-70 between Copper Mountain and Frisco, plan on some extra t6ime. Repaving starts next week on five miles of I-70, between Officers Gulch and Frisco. Expect slowdowns and delays as traffic will be reduced to one lane. The $5.6 million project should be done by late October, weather permitting.

Tickets are on sale for the Craig Historic Ghost Walk, which is coming up the first week in October. Volunteers dress up and take guests on a guided tour of special areas in Craig. It takes about an hour and a half. The first event is a sit-down dress rehearsal at the Luttrell Barn on Thursday, Oct. 3. Then Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-5, there are tours every 15 minutes, from 5-7:15 p.m. They start at the Museum of Northwest Colorado. All proceeds benefit the museum, and go towards scholarships at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Tickets are available at the museum, the Community Budget Center, and the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Or a link for tickets is on the KRAI website.

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

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