Tag Archives: Child

Man Faces 8 Years To Life For Sexual Assault On A Child

A Craig man was convicted of five felonies last week, including three counts of sexual assault on a child showing a pattern of abuse. 39-year-old Johnnie Ellifritz was found guilty Friday of molesting a young teenage girl. The illicit activity occurred over a three-year Continue reading

Man Gets 50 Years For Child Prostitution

Miguel Diaz-Martinez of Steamboat, who had previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of Sex Trafficking and Inducement of Child Prostitution, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in a Routt County Court Friday. District Attorney Brett Barkey says the sentencing of Diaz-Martinez, will allow the nine courageous victims in the case to continue their Continue reading

Winter Coats Dangerous For Kids In Car Seats

While it may seem appropriate to bundle your kids up during the winter months, parents are being reminded that bulky winter coats pose a danger to kids in car seats. Winter coats should never be worn underneath a car seat harness, as the material of the coat can compress in a crash, leaving the harness straps too loose to be effective. Car crashes are a leading cause of death nationwide for children under the Continue reading

Man Charged With Sexual Assault And Incest

A 59-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested earlier this week on 21 felony counts concerning the sexual assault of a child. John Frank Martinez was taken into custody Monday. He is accused of engaging in sexual acts with a child during several incidents, occurring between 2009 and 2017. Martinez has been charged with 7 counts of Continue reading

UPDATE: Man Arrested For Sexual Assault Of A Child And Incest

A Steamboat man has been taken into custody by Steamboat Police, charged with felony sexual assault on a child and felony aggravated incest . 39-year-old Timothy Lormond, who was taken into custody last month, was extradited from New Jersey to Routt  County. The charges stem from an incident that Continue reading

Tipton’s Take On Obama Care Repeal And CHIP Funding

In the second part of our conversation Congressman Scott Tipton we discussed funding for programs that benefit rural Colorado like the Secure Rural Schools and Child Health Insurance Program, also known at CHIP.  We also discussed the Obama Care Repeal process and whether another repeal attempt is expected in 2018. When asked Continue reading

Tax Reform Talk With Congressman Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton Joined Wild West Radio recently to discuss a variety of issues, including tax reform, Child Health Insurance Program or CHIP funding, Sage Grouse Conservation, the Obamacare repeal process, and we also got the Congressman’s Continue reading

Boy Taken To Hospital After Bike Crash

An 11-year-old boy had to be taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he crashed his bicycle on Baker Drive in Craig. The Continue reading

“Operation Christmas Child” Boxes Due Soon

“Operation Christmas Child” boxes are still available at most Craig area churches or by calling 824-4940.  Packed boxes must be returned to the Craig Christian Church on Victory Way by this Sunday. For details about what can and cannot be Continue reading

Child Dies At Campground From Asphyxiation

An infant died last week at a campsite off of Rio Blanco County Road 8, about half way between Meeker and Phippsburg. The father had reportedly laid the child down to sleep and had gone off hunting near Trapper Lake, when he returned to find the baby had died. The infant has been Continue reading

Highway Patrol Busy During Eclipse

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stayed busy during the recent solar eclipse while dealing with a surge in traffic during the event. Troopers around the state worked extended shifts to make sure all Wyoming residents and guests stayed safe while traffic was moving. From Friday, August 18th to Monday, August 21st, Troopers responded to 7,500 calls for service throughout Continue reading

Seat Belt Use In Rural Areas Still An Issue

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,175 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a slight increase from the 1,116 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 65 drivers were issued tickets this year for an unbuckled child in the vehicle.  In 2015, seat Continue reading