NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH


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MOFFAT COUNTY FAIR CONCLUDES TODAY

The Moffat County Fair schedule for today includes live entertainment, games and music beginning at 10am; the antique tractor pull and cowboy baby contest at 11am; lawnmower races at noon; watermelon eating contest at 1; and the community barbecue is from 4 to 6:30 in the covered picnic area.  Be sure to stop by the barbecue for free Coke floats from KRAI and 55 Country.  The livestock events culminate with the 4-H and F-F-A Junior Livestock Sale at 6:30.  The day ends with a dance sponsored by the Fair Board and the Moffat County 4-H Council from 10 to 1.  If you would like a complete schedule, click here.

Small Wildfire North Of Craig

Lightning started fire in sagebrush and grass on private property near Moffat County Road 22, about 4 miles north of Craig.  Craig Fire Rescue responded and contained the fire to about one acre.  The fire, which began Friday afternoon around four was extinguished by 6:30.

Four Wyoming Fugitives Arrested

Two fugitives wanted in Sweetwater County have been arrested in North Dakota, a third in Lyman, and a fourth after a foot chase on Friday in Rock Springs.  Sheriff Rich Haskell said the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team tracked Daniel Robert Jordan, 45, wanted as a Sex Offender Who Failed to Report in Person, to Crosby,North Dakota, where he was arrested by North Dakota officials. In 1996,Jordan was convicted of Sexual Assault in the Second Degree in District Court in Green River, which, under Wyoming law, obliges him to lifetime sex offender registration.  Shad Elmer Ulrich, 46, was picked up by troopers of the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Williams County, North Dakota. Ulrich was wanted for Probation Violation – original charge Taking or Disposing of Property.  44-year-old Scott Paul Triplett of Lyman was arrested by officers of the Lyman Police Department, charged with Wrongful Taking or Disposing of Property, a felony punishable by imprisonment of not more than 10 years, a $10,000 fine, or both. Triplett’s charges stem from a 2009 theft of a forklift and over $100,000 worth of copper wire and Okonite cable from FMC. Haskell said county detectives filed the charges against Triplett on July 25.  After a Friday foot chase in Rock Springs involving Fugitive Apprehension Team members, patrol deputies, and officers of the Rock Springs Police Department, Lester Thomas Dillon, 27, wanted for Probation Violation stemming from a range of original drug violations, was taken into custody.

Man Sentenced To 19 Years In Grand County

David Torroni was sentenced yesterday in the District Court for Grand County after having pled guilty to two counts of Vehicular Homicide and one count of Vehicular Assault.  The case arose on November 21, 2012, when Mr. Torroni was traveling from the Steamboat Springs area back to Summit County.   Before leaving Steamboat Springs, Mr. Torroni had consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana.  On Colorado Highway 9 just south of Kremmling, Mr. Torroni, traveling at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a corner, crossed the center line and struck a northbound car in which Brian Houle, Megan Ritter, and Todd Craft were traveling.  Mr. Houle and Ms. Ritter died at the scene.  Mr. Craft suffered serious injuries.  Mr. Houle left behind a young son, Ms. Ritter left behind her family, and Mr. Craft continues to recover from his injuries.  Brett D. Barkey, 14th Judicial District Attorney, argued that Mr. Torroni should be sentenced to prison for 7 years on each count of vehicular homicide, and 5 years for vehicular assault, with those sentences running consecutively for a total of 19 years.  “This Court should send a clear, resounding message that drinking or drugged driving will not be tolerated.  The catastrophic and tragic damage that Mr. Torroni caused, 2 deaths and a serious injury, the impact on the victim’s families and the community in Kremmling, must have real consequence to deter others from engaging in the same conduct and putting our community at such a risk.  Only a significant prison sentence does that.”  The District Court for Grand County sentenced the defendant to total of 5 years in the Department of Corrections.

UPLAND BIRD HUNTING 101 SEMINAR

In a continuing effort to provide guidance and instruction to both novice and experienced hunters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is introducing a new, ‘Upland Bird Hunting 101′ seminar, Thursday, Aug. 29, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction.  CPW experts will cover a variety of topics during the free class, including bird habitat, biology, behavior and distribution of both native and non-native birds. In addition, hunting regulations, field dressing and recipes will be part of the evening’s discussion.  “Colorado has a large variety of upland game bird species that can be hunted,” said Education Coordinator Kathleen Tadvick. “It is a popular activity here and across the United States but there are specific techniques that are important to know for an enjoyable hunt and this will be a great opportunity to learn.”  Tadvick adds that because upland birds are often found in heavy cover, hunters often use dogs to flush and retrieve game and their use will also be among the topics discussed.  Upland Bird Hunting 101 is offered through the Hunter Outreach Program, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife effort to teach novice and inexperienced hunters of all ages the knowledge, skills, ethics, and traditions of hunting.  Space is limited and a reservation is required. To save your spot, call 970-255-6100, or visit this link.

Who: Colorado Parks and Wildlife
What: Upland Bird Hunting 101
When: Thursday, Aug. 29,2013
Where: Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Hunter Education Building, 711 Independent Ave, Grand Junction

 

 

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