By Shannon Lukens.
The 37-year-old Steamboat Springs man arrested on six felony stalking counts is in Grand Junction for a mental health assessment and treatment. Daniel Domin was arrested by Steamboat Springs Police last week. Here’s why. The local police department had received calls from the U.S. Secret Service about alleged threats Domin had made against a former high-ranking politician. Secret Service and the local police reached out and asked Domin. He denied it so the investigation was closed. Then the FBI started looking into more alleged threats. Then others reached out to Steamboat Police. Eventually, detectives concluded Domin made credible threats to at least six people, both family and friends, over the past several months. They got an arrest warrant and two search warrants where 13 firearms were seized with magazines and thousands of rounds of ammunition. Bond has been set at $25,000.
A fire was burning just south of the Wyoming border on BLM land in Moffat County Monday. Over 23 acres had burned as of Monday morning and it was about 10% contained. It’s called the Serviceberry Fire.
Joe Morgan was the first sheriff in Routt County. He was appointed by the governor of Colorado back in 1877. That was before Moffat County was formed and Routt County was one huge county. Sam Morgan is the grandson of Joe. He’s 87 and lives in Savery, Wyoming. He stopped by the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig recently to see an exhibit on his grandfather.
“To my knowledge, Joe Morgan was the first white settler on Bear River, which is the Yampa now. And he was the first sheriff of Routt County.”
The exhibit on display at the museum in Craig says, “Joe Morgan – Yampa Valley’s 1st Sheriff, Business, and Permanent Resident.” That exhibit has Sheriff Joe Morgan’s rifle and more.
“Well, I found the handcuffs when I was a kid and saved them and put them there and I found the gun which came from my uncle.”
Also on display is the ledger Sheriff Morgan used at his fur trading post, when he was trading with others who were coming to the Yampa Valley to settle, and to members of the Ute tribe who lived here at the time.
The display at the museum says, “Morgan’s Trading Post Ledger – This is unquestionably one of the most astounding artifacts within the museum. It documents many of the transactions that were taking place within the Morgan trading post during the 1870s. It contains the names of several of the early-day trappers as well as many of the higher-up Utes. Trading post ledgers rarely survived; the information contained in them are invaluable and fascinating glimpses into the American West.”
Meet the candidates for superintendent of the Steamboat Springs School District. They’ll be at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Stop by and say hello. The finalists are:
- Alexander Carter, Denver, CO
- Tammy Clementi, Aurora, CO
- Matthew Larson, Lincoln, NE
- Celine Wicks, Steamboat Springs, CO
The board intends on naming the new superintendent by Friday.
The Yampa River is closed to recreation until further notice. It’s a voluntary recreation closure from the upstream boundary of the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream to the west city limits of the City of Steamboat Springs.
Yampa Valley Electric wants to say hello. They’re hosting Coffee with your Co-Op tomorrow morning from 8-10 a.m. at the Granary in Hayden. https://www.yvea.com/coffee-your-co-op
A Steamboat physician has participated in the first U.S. series of lumbar total join replacement surgeries. Dr. J. Alex Sielatyckiis a spine surgeon with Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute. He assisted with the surgery in Chattanooga. It’s part of a clinic trial toward FDA approval of the joint replacement device.
Moffat County United Way is accepting applications for their class called Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’-By-World. It’s in the fall.
Find out more by emailing email@example.com.
The Spring Creek Trail 5K and 9.5 Mile runs are this Saturday in Steamboat Springs. The run starts at the gazebo up Spring Creek Trail by the pond. Sign up through https://www.runningseries.com/
And finally… Zipper Merge in the construction zone along Hwy 40 in Steamboat. Use both lanes until the merge point.
For the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline, call 970-824-1918.