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Craig City Manager Firing Now Official

The Craig City Council voted 6 to 1 at a special meeting yesterday, to make the firing of City Manager Mike Foreman official. The City announced the firing early last week, but due to procedural issues, a formal vote had to be held to conform to Colorado Law. Foreman firing was partially attributed to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play earlier this month, when Foreman got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the play. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar said the incident caused the majority of the council to lose Continue reading

Two Wanted By Craig Police

Warrants have been issued for two individuals wanted by Craig Police. 24-year-old Esteban Fowler is wanted for failing to appear on charges of false reporting and a registration Continue reading

Craig Man Gets In Standoff With Police

A Craig Man was taken to the hospital Friday night after a standoff with local law enforcement. According to an arrest affidavit, officers were called to a Craig home after 35-year-old John Gates assaulted at least one person with a .22 pistol.  Officers located Gates in a cabin in the back yard of the home, where he was still with the victim who he assaulted and another unidentified individual. While officers were trying to get Gate’s out of the Continue reading

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

Accused Human Trafficker Faces Federal Charges

A Washington man, who was arrested in Sweetwater County last month for suspected Human Trafficking and Sexual Servitude of a Minor, now faces federal charges. The FBI took custody of 63-year-old David Vier this week. He is now being charged in the US District Court in Cheyenne with felony Transportation Continue reading

Two Wanted For Dangerous Drugs

Craig Police have issued warrants for two individuals who are wanted on  drug charges. Police are looking for information on 23-year-old Chelsea Marie is wanted Continue reading

Man Wanted For Failure To Appear On DUI

Craig Police have issued a warrant for 29-year-old Marco Ocejo-Contreras for a variety of charges. Ocejo-Contreras is wanted for failure to appear on a DUI, and two contempt charges concerning bribery and a controlled substance. Anyone with information on Continue reading

Two People Wanted By Craig Police

Craig police have issued warrants for the arrest of two individuals. 63-year-old David Oberg is wanted for Contempt of Court concerning a Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns Could Start Wednesday

Favorable weather conditions this week may allow crews to ignite the remaining slash piles on Emerald Mountain. The piles could be lit as early as wednesday. The burns were expected to start in early November, however, conditions changed so crews had to wait. If the piles are lit, the Continue reading

Baumgardner Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner has been accused of sexual harassment by a legislative intern. Megan Creeden, has accused Baumgardner of frequently asking her to drink alone with him in his office and making inappropriate comments, including one that Continue reading

Warrant Issued For Failure To Appear

Craig Police are looking for Ezequiel Chavez who failed to appear in Court. Chavez is wanted for failure to appear on a traffic and fraud offense. Anyone with information on Chavez should contact the Craig Police Department at Continue reading

Police Search For Craig Man

Police are looking for help in locating 26-year-old Ethan Tyrel Robinson. A warrant was issued for Robinson’s arrest after he failed to turn himself into authorities over the weekend. Robinson received two additional failure to comply charges for not turning himself in at the agreed upon time. While Robinson Continue reading