KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Counterfeit 20 and 100 dollar bills are being passed around in the Craig area, according to Craig Police. Police says some of the bills are missing watermarks, color changing ink, and holographic strips. The bills had distinctive stamped markings, slightly blurry printing, and had a distressed printer paper feel. Some have a Chinese symbol on the back.  Craig Police is asking the public to keep an eye out, and if a counterfeit bill is suspected, please contact dispatch at 970-824-8111.

Adrian L. Ramos Mug Shot

A Craig man was arrested this week on a felony complaint filed by the Routt County District Attorney. 32-year-old Adrian L. Ramos has been charged on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute. Ramos is the third person implicated in the drug incident which happened in early December last year. Routt County Sheriff’s officers pulled over a vehicle on Rabbit Ears Pass. A drug-sniffing dog found 154 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Two other residents of Craig were arrested and charged at the time. They are 30-year-old Katrina Ramos, and 31-year-old Jonathan Jenkins. Adrian Ramos wasn’t arrested at the time because he was suffering from medical complications, according to law enforcement. A trial for all three is scheduled for next month.

A snowplow works to clear the snow from city streets in Steamboat Springs. Photo by Shannon Lukens.

Snow is on the way, with rain and snow in Craig today. In Steamboat, there could be up to three feet of snow through Friday and wind gusts today up to 50 miles per hour. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect on Rabbit Ears Pass through 11 o’clock this morning. A winter weather advisory for Rabbit Ears starts up again tonight and continues through Friday morning.

The Bears Ears Sportsman Club north of Craig is getting cleaned up. An unexploded hand grenade was found at the shooting range there about two years ago. There might be more on the eight acres along Moffat County Road 7. The U.S. Army National Guard hopes to start cleanup this summer.

Steamboat could get more marijuana dispensaries. In a work session Tuesday, Steamboat Springs City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that would get rid of the provision that allows only three recreational licenses in the city. If approved, it means there could be more. The other changes being proposed would decrease the buffer from 1000 feet to 500 feet from a marijuana dispensary, to parks, schools, and childcare facilities. Dispensaries would be allowed near the ski area base. They wouldn’t be allowed on Lincoln Ave., but could be on the side streets. And they’d be allowed on commercial parcels next to residential neighborhoods.

Seventeen students from Moffat County High School are headed to state, for the Future Business Leaders of American competition. The students qualified at the district meet in Grand Junction Monday. The state meet is April 21, in Denver.

Moffat County High School basketball teams are on the road tonight, playing Coal Ridge in New Castle. The wrestling team is at a tournament tomorrow in Montrose.

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

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