The Craig Kiwanis Club is handing out checks to graduating seniors from Moffat County High School. Thirteen members of the Class of 2019 received more than $15,000 in local scholarships. The ceremony was at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Two prescribed burns are starting Monday in Moffat County. The 40-acre Oxbow Prescribed Fire is on BLM and state lands, along the Little Snake River near Moffat County Road 21. The five-acre Ferret Pile Prescribed Fire is also on BLM lands in the Browns Park area. The fires will only happen if conditions are safe. You can expect to see some smoke.
A Craig man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday morning. 33-year-old Michael Bravo is accused of felony robbery, kidnapping, and several misdemeanor charges. The Craig Press reports the incident happened during a break up on Victory Way. Bond was set at $5,000, and Judge James Garrecht ordered Bravo to have no contact with the victim, before his next court appearance on May 13.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife has nearly $11 million dollars in grant funding available for private landowners who want to protect wildlife habitats on their property. The Greeley Tribune reports that they also need to provide wildlife-related recreational access to the public. The Colorado Wildlife Habitat Program is a statewide program. There are some requirements, and you can find them on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Direct Link: http://www.cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/LandWaterCWHP.aspx.
The Denver woman who is suspected of breaking into a Steamboat woman’s car and stealing her credit cards has turned herself in. 29-year-old Tasha Lynn Stapleton turned herself into Arapahoe County authorities. She then bonded out on $10,000. The incident happened at Old Town Hot Springs a week ago, when Stapleton is suspected of going into the women’s locker room to take the items from unlocked lockers. Police are still looking for 42-year-old David Lee Spears who is suspected of the same crime.
Students won’t be able to wear hats at Moffat County schools next year. It’s the new dress code policy adopted by the Moffat County School Board. Teachers and staff have to enforce it. In addition to “no hats,” students cannot wear disruptive items such as shorts, dresses or skirts shorter than mid-thigh, sunglasses or cosmetic contacts in the building, inappropriate sheer, holey, tight, or low-cut clothing, tank tops, or shirts with straps less than 1.5 inches wide, and any clothing or accessories which include obscene, sexual, gang-related, or drug and alcohol references. Students get a warning the first time. If it happens three times, there could be disciplinary action or suspension.
The Alabama man who died in a head-on collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 13 has been identified. Colorado State Patrol says 63-year-old William Walker from Trinity, Alabama, crossed the center line and hit a semi truck. State Patrol says alcohol looks to be a factor in the crash. The two people in the semi were wearing their seatbelts, and weren’t hurt.
An Alabama man died Monday night in an accident on Highway 13, north of Craig. Colorado State Patrol says a 63-year-old man from Alabama was headed south in his 1988 GMC pickup truck when he crossed into the northbound lane, and hit a 2016 Kenworth Semi. The Alabama man died at the scene. The driver and passenger in the semi are from Houston and they weren’t hurt. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the fatal accident. Continue reading
Police want to find someone who purchased more than $3000 in gift cards at the Walmart in Craig and in Steamboat, using stolen credit cards. It happened Monday morning, when some keys were stolen out of an unlocked locker at the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat. The person who took the keys found the car in the parking lot, opened it up and stole the credit cards. That’s when they went to the two Walmarts. Steamboat Police Sergeant Jeff Wilson says a photo has gone out to law enforcement agencies and local media to try to find out who did it.
The Walmart in Steamboat wouldn’t comment but says they do try to question people when buying multiple gift cards. Steamboat Police also want to remind everyone to never leave anything of value in an unlocked locker. Keys have been taken out of lockers before at Old Town Hot Springs, and then valuables were taken from cars in the parking lot, using those car keys. If you think you might know who did it, call Sergeant Wilson at 970-879-1144.
High runoff is making the current in the Yampa River dangerous for people right now, and the fish are under stress as well. Many are spawning, including rainbow trout. The water is murky, too, which means it is harder for fish to find food. The best place to fish right now are the Stagecoach tail waters. Or out of town, it would be the Green River in Utah, or the White River in Meeker. There’s also Green Mountain Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lake Granby, and Flaming Gorge.
A woman who worked at Walmart in Craig is without a job. Police say 48-year-old Michelle Dawn Moore gave a marijuana-laced cookie to a 19-year-old fellow employee. The girl who got the cookie didn’t know it had marijuana in it and she got very sick. Moore was arrested and will be in court May 14.
A gift card scam is happening in the Craig area. Some local residents have been targeted. Craig Police say the victim gets a FedEx package with a check, usually for over $1,000. It says they’ve been asked to participate in a survey. Then they are asked to deposit the check in their bank account and go buy some Apple gift cards at local retailers. They’re then asked to call a number on the letter and provide the gift card numbers. It’s all a scam, because the check is not good. The Jail Report in Steamboat reported this week that someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration convinced a resident to buy $500 in fraudulent gift cards. Police want to remind you to never give personal finance information over the phone, in a text, or email. Watch out for unsolicited calls or checks. If you think it’s too good to be true, it probably is a scam. If you’re suspicious, call the police.