KRAI News for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Charles Chandler Mug Shot

Amber Chandler Mug Shot

Two residents of Oak Creek have been arrested for suspicion of providing a teen with some marijuana laced with meth. 34-year-old Charles Chandler faces two felony charges, as does 33-year-old Amber Chandler who also faces a felony charge of unlawfully transferring a controlled substance. Both were also charged with misdemeanor child abuse. The incident involves a teenager who attends Soroco High School. Bond has been set, and both were in the Routt County Jail.

A prescription drug take-back day is this Saturday in Craig. It’s at the Walmart, near the entrance. This is a chance to turn in your unused or expired household prescription/over-the-counter medication. It will be disposed of safely. This does not include needles, thermometers, oxygen and pressurized containers, chemo and radioactive substances, and illicit drugs. The drug-take-back day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot. It’s sponsored by Memorial Regional Health – Open Heart Advocates, Walmart, and the Craig Police Department.

Another bear has been put down. This time, the bear was shot by a homeowner when the bear was in his garage in the town of Fraser. The bear had broken into the garage and was going for the trash can. The man tried to fire a warning shot, but hit the bear in the leg. Colorado Parks and Wildlife tracked the injured bear and euthanized it.

The old Meadow Gold Dairy distribution facility in Granby is getting demolished. Work started this week. An apartment building will be built there, called the Dairy Apartments.

Sales tax is down in Moffat County. Through the end of February, a little more than $866,000 in sales tax has been collected. That’s about five percent lower than what was budgeted. It’s still a lot higher than the same time last year, by about 69 percent. That’s because voters approved an increase that went into effect last July.

The banquet for the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Mule Deer Foundation is Saturday, April 27 in the pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at Northwest Pawn or Craig Chamber of Commerce.

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

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