KRAI News for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

Three people have been arrested on multiple methamphetamine charges in Rio Blanco County. Amanda Lucero, Kate Lloyd, and Dawon Tripplett are at the Detention Center in Meeker. The arrest was made with the help of the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, Rangely Police and their K-9 unit, and the Meeker Police department. All three face time in prison, and fines.





A man was arrested on Halloween at the Wal-Mart in Glenwood Springs. Christopher Kline appeared to be reaching towards his waistband and resisting arrest, according to a police affidavit. When searched, police found a handgun in a holster attached to his belt. Police had been aware of Kline because he had been camping in the parking lot, and had some previous arrests, and the FBI in aother state had sent out a “Be on the Lookout” bulletin. Bond has been set at $50,000.

The Threat Assessment Group out of the Roaring Fork Valley is looking for a suspect with active felony arrest warrants out of Garfield County and Eagle County.

28-year-old Samuel Vancott Fightlin is wanted in connection with dangerous drugs, vehicle theft, and possession of stolen firearms. Fightlin’s picture is on the KRAI Facebook page and website. If you see Fightlin, call Garfield County Dispatch at 970-625-8095.

Helicopters, sheriff and police, canine units, and about 150 people searched Saturday for 74-year-old Terry Meador from Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was reported missing Oct. 25 from the Pine Mountain area, after his truck was found. Over 60 square miles was searched and Meador has still not been found.















Fresh snow is covering much of Northwest Colorado today, which means be careful on the roads. Check ahead if traveling over Rabbit Ears Pass, especially if driving commercial vehicles. A traction law was in place this weekend. That’s where passenger vehicles have to have mud or snow tires, use traction devices, or have four-wheel drive. Also watch out for wind today.

A snowy street in Steamboat Springs







A skier was caught in an avalanche in Summit County Friday. The two skiers were using avalanche gear and beacons when one was partially buried on Hoosier Pass. The skier wasn’t hurt and was able to self-rescue.

The snowy weather could help hunters, as they start the third rifle season. Animals typically move to a lower elevation in this weather. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says hunting is big business in Colorado, contributing $919 million dollars every year to the economy.

Northwest Colorado Health is offering a Comfort Cooking Potluck at 3:30 Tuesday, Nov. 13. The event is for anyone who has lost a loved one and would like to honor that person’s memory through cooking. It’s at Northwest Colorado Health at 483 Yampa. RSVP at 970-871-7682.

In sports around Craig today, high school wrestling practice is tonight, as well as Moffat County Youth Wrestling. The Craig Parks and Rec adult volleyball league is tonight at 7 p.m. at the middle school.

For the weather, don’t forget to call the KRAI Time, Temp, and Weather Hotline at 970-824-1918.

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