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Craig man found guilty of dealing meth, heroin

November 7, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Routt County jury has found a Craig man guilty of drug distribution charges following a three-day trial in Routt County District Court. Derek Kettle, 47, was found guilty of possession with...


Missing hunter’s body found north of Hayden

November 7, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man died from what appears to be natural causes Wednesday night while hunting in a remote area north of Hayden. At 6:19 p.m. Wednesday, Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called...


No charges for officers in Rifle shooting

November 6, 2019

The officers who shot and killed an armed Rifle man in August will not face criminal charges, 9th District Attorney Jeff Cheney announced Tuesday. Following a three-month investigation, the DA “concluded that no officer committed a criminal violation”...




Police say Craig woman used keys in felony assault

November 4, 2019

A Craig woman is accused of a pre-Halloween stabbing — impaling her lover through the hand with a truck key as they tried to protect their face. Kimberly Dawn Bugay, 55, was arrested Oct. 26...




Murder suspects won’t reappear in court until 2020

October 29, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The three suspects charged with the murder of 26-year-old Steamboat Springs man Elliott Stahl made their first court appearance Monday, the last time they’ll do so before January 2020. Craig residents William Clive...


‘Violent’ fugitive arrested at Steamboat construction site

October 29, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Wisconsin man wanted by federal law enforcement for an outstanding, out-of-state warrant was arrested Friday in Steamboat Springs, according to police officials. Fernando Muriel Garcia-Rivera, 30, whose last known address was...