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Drug arrests keep Craig police busy: On the Record — Nov. 19

November 20, 2018 — Craig Police Department Monday, Nov. 19 1:29 a.m. On the 2800 block of West Victory Way, officers of the Craig Police Department responded to a caller claiming her boyfriend had pushed her down. Officers responded and arrested a 20-year-old woman from Missouri for assault in

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Wyoming officer considers plea deal related to negligently firing gun at Steamboat baseball game

November 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A case that has been slowly moving through the local court system involving a Wyoming police officer accused of accidentally discharging a firearm during a youth baseball game in Steamboat Springs looks to be coming to a conclusion. Markum King, a 37-year-old officer with

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Craig’s Geoffrey Duzik arraigned on 7 felony charges related to alleged jail assault

November 20, 2018 — CRAIG — A Craig man accused of the attempted murder of a Moffat County Sheriff’s Office detention deputy is facing seven felony charges. Geoffrey Duzik made his first court appearance about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, via video conference from the Moffat County Jail. He

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Purple tractor eludes officers: On the record Nov. 16 through Nov. 18

November 20, 2018 — Craig Police Department Friday, Nov. 16 7:27 a.m. In Craig, officers with the Craig Police Department received a Safe2Tell report and are investigating. 10:04 a.m. On the 1700 block of West Drive, officers recovered a bicycle and took it to the Public Safety Center for

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Autopsy reports show cruelty of killings, body disposal in Christopher Watts case

November 19, 2018 — WELD COUNTY — Autopsy reports released Monday afternoon reveal in the greatest detail so far what, exactly, Christopher Watts pleaded guilty to, and why he’ll serve the rest of his life in prison. The reports for Watts’ pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, 34; Bella Watts, 4;

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Help on the way for mentally ill in Western Slope jails

November 18, 2018 — Some mentally ill people in western Colorado jails could benefit from a set of initiatives that will change the way the state evaluates and treats those considered not fit for trial, according to Western Slope mental health and legal experts. As state officials continue to

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Colorado jury rejects claim that smell from marijuana warehouse reduced nearby property values

November 18, 2018 — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver on Wednesday rejected claims involving

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Chris Watts’ parents expected to make statement at Monday’s sentencing, letter claims son was coerced into plea

November 17, 2018 — WELD COUNTY — Cindy and Ronnie Watts, the parents of Frederick triple homicide suspect Chris Watts, filed an entry of appearance Wednesday in Weld District Court in hopes of making a statement at their son’s sentencing hearing on Monday. “These rights include making a written

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No bond reduction for alleged Glenwood Springs child traffickers

November 17, 2018 — GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Two co-defendants charged with trafficking underaged prostitutes in Glenwood Springs last year were unsuccessful in getting their bond reduced during separate court appearances Thursday. Dasjuan Goode, 30, and Damara Hester, 25, have each been charged with multiple felonies through a Colorado grand

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String of fights at Summit High School could lead to charges against multiple students

November 16, 2018 — FRISCO — Multiple Summit High School students may face charges after a string of fights broke out inside the school earlier this week. On Nov. 13, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the school to break up three separate fights throughout the day,

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Craig teen shoots self in thigh, hand, while showing firearm to friends: On the Record — Thursday, Nov. 15

November 16, 2018 — Craig Police Department Thursday, Nov. 15 7:16 a.m. On the 400 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report that a suspicious man might be attempting to break into a vehicle. Officers contacted the man and learned the vehicle was his, and he had

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Juvenile who shot, killed dog near Carbondale sentenced to two years in youth division

November 16, 2018 — GARFIELD COUNTY — A Garfield County district judge sentenced a 14-year-old boy Wednesday to two years in the Colorado Division of Youth Services for shooting a dog to death and transgressions he committed in two unrelated cases. That’s according to prosecutor Tony Hershey, who provided limited details

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Craig officers help drunken man from ditch: On the Record — Wednesday, Nov. 14

November 15, 2018 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Nov. 14 7:34 a.m. On the 800 block of East Seventh Street, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a report of a threat. The caller said a former housemate was threatening to burn the house down. The reporting party

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Assault on a Moffat County Sheriff’s deputy might be linked to Colorado prison gang

November 15, 2018 — Editor's Note: The Craig Press has elected not to name the deputy who was assaulted to provide privacy through the recovery process and help ensure a jury can be seated if the matter goes to trial. CRAIG — Inmates who witnessed a violent assault on

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Father of man accused of starting Lake Christine Fire asks for trial in trespass case

November 14, 2018 — EAGLE — Craig Miller said he is not guilty and will take his chances at trial. Miller, whose son Richard is accused with Allison Marcus of sparking the Lake Christine Fire, pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to charges that he stormed to a neighbor’s house and

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Officials believe they’ve discovered body of missing Front Range man in North Routt County

November 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Authorities believe they have discovered the body of a missing Front Range man near a cabin in the Steamboat Lake area of North Routt County. Foul play is not suspected as contributing to his death. The 66-year-old man was last heard from

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Late night maintenance raises suspicions: On the Record — Tuesday, Nov. 13

November 14, 2018 — Editor's Note: The Craig Regional Communication Center housed in the Public Safety Center in Craig was impacted by an internet and telephone outage on Monday, Nov. 12, and most of the day Tuesday, Nov. 13. During this time, incident logs were handwritten and were unavailable

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Assault on deputy in Moffat County jail results in arrest for attempted murder

November 14, 2018 — CRAIG — A Craig man is facing first-degree attempted murder charges after he allegedly assaulted a deputy while in the Moffat County Jail. According to a joint news release issued by the Craig Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office for the 14th Judicial District, Geoffrey

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Chris Watts’ parents break their silence after son’s guilty plea in murder of wife, daughters

November 13, 2018 — DENVER — For the first time, the parents of Chris Watts are speaking out about their son’s case. Ronnie and Cindy Watts spoke from their home in Spring Lake, North Carolina to Denver7 Monday. The interview comes nearly a week after their son pleaded guilty in a Weld

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Fraudsters pretend to be Craig law enforcement: On the Record — Nov. 9 through 11

November 12, 2018 — Craig Police Department Friday, Nov. 9 12:17 a.m. At the west Kum & Go, officers with the Craig Police Department were called by someone who wanted to speak with officers about suspicious activity. 10:18 a.m. On the 900 block of Ledford Street, officers responded to

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