Craig briefs: 2nd man suspected of pot crimes turns self in
The second man who police think produced marijuana that then was mailed to Illinois turned himself into authorities Wednesday.
Alan A. Arce, 26, was booked in Routt County Jail on suspicion of two felonies related to marijuana and a felony money laundering charge. There also are two sentence enhancers that could extend the North Carolina man’s sentence if he is found guilty.
Geoffrey S. Guinn, 29, also was wanted as part of the investigation. He turned himself in to authorities Monday and faces similar charges.
The charges stem from an investigation by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force that led to the search of three area homes in March. While producing and consuming marijuana is legal in Colorado, it remains a crime to ship it to other states.
Arce’s bond was set at $20,000 and his attorney, Kris Hammond, has requested it be lowered to $5,000.
Arce is due back in court at 2 p.m. Sept. 24.
Paper to host Coffee and a Newspaper Wednesday
The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper event at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital’s Mountain Café. General Manager Renee Campbell and Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley will discuss nonprofits and their importance to the Craig and Moffat County community. For more information, call 970-875-1788.
Annual hay directory to promote local producers
The Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers, according to a press release.
The 2014 edition of the directory now is available to the public at no cost.
“The directory is a great way for Colorado hay producers to market their hay,” Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, said in a statement. “Hay buyers from throughout Colorado and across the country request the publication.”
The 28th edition of the Colorado Hay Directory features producers and brokers of hay as well as companies that provide hay-related products and services. Categorized by region, each listing includes the type and amount of hay available, bale type and size, whether or not laboratory analysis is available, certified weed free status and identifies organic hay.
The directory and other hay resources are available online at http://www.coloradoagriculture.com. For more information or to request a copy of the 2014 Colorado Hay Directory, call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-869-9175.
Sponsor an American flag with Craig Rotary
Craig Rotary is selling sponsorships for its American flag program. Each contribution sponsors a flag that will be placed along Victory Way and Yampa Avenue for patriotic holidays through the year. As the sponsorships grows, so does the number of flags. Sponsorship costs $75 per flag. To sponsor a flag, call Bob Johnson at 970-846-3647 or Randy Morton at 970-620-1326.
Health care premiums are dropping for the first time in a long time, and for the individual marketplace on the Western Slope, premiums are going down dramatically.