The two people who died have been named in the Oak Creek shooting that happened Wednesday evening. The Routt County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Steven Patrick Padilla Jr. shot two people and killed another. The other fatality was 24-year-old Dustyn River James, also of Oak Creek. Nikki Knoebel is the Mayor of Oak Creek.
Padilla had six court dates pending for later this month with multiple charges of violation of protection order. Charges also included harassment, assault, DUI, witness or victim retaliation, criminal mischief, false imprisonment, and child abuse or negligence. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations is investigating, with help from the Routt County Sheriff’s Office and Oak Creek Police Department. A Memorial Fund has been set up through GoFundMe for the family of Dustyn James.
A woman from Craig will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to drug charges. 47-year-old Nancy Grijalba was arrested last June by the All Crimes Enforcement Team and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, with three pounds of methamphetamine, according to a story in the Craig Press. Grijalba pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. She also has to pay over $7,000 in fines.
Moffat County High School was under two shelter-in-place notices Thursday morning. Moffat County School District writes that it was for two separate, unrelated medical situations. Families were notified and the school is back open and running as normal.
Moffat County has administered 1,281 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Moffat County residents. This number does not include residents of other counties who have been vaccinated in Moffat County. The majority of the vaccines are being administered by Moffat County Public Health and Memorial Regional Health. Those 65 and over are now eligible to receive the vaccine along with Pre-K through 12th grade teachers and licensed daycare providers. According to the latest US Census Data, Moffat County has a population of 13,127 people.
To schedule an appointment to be vaccinated, contact Memorial Regional Health or Moffat County Public Health.
- Memorial Regional Health Call 970-826-2400 to make an appointment.
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- Moffat County Public Health Call 970-629-4002.
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- Northwest Colorado Health Call Phone 970-871-7620
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In sports today, the Bulldogs are on the road to play Middle Park tonight in Granby. More basketball is at home on Saturday with the girls on the court at 11:30 and the boys at 1 p.m. Moffat County plays Central High. Emaleigh Papierski is a senior for the Lady Bulldogs basketball team.
You can listen to the home games for Moffat County right here on KRAI.
Soroco is at home with games against South Park tonight and North Park tomorrow afternoon.
The Hayden Tigers are also at home, playing Vail Christian tonight and West Grand tomorrow.
In Sailor Sports, the hockey team plays Glenwood Springs tonight at Howelsen Ice Arena at 7:45. Sailor Basketball is at 1 p.m. tomorrow for the girls, and 2:45 p.m. for the boys. Steamboats plays Palisade at home. No fans are allowed. Listen on KTYV 105.7 Sports on FM and watch through SteamboatRadio.com
From Routt County Public Health… We’re all in this together. Please wear your masks and keep socially distant. Help make COVID stop with you.
For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.