KRAI News for Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

Two people from Craig are in the Routt County Jail today after being caught with what is thought to be meth. 31-year-old Jonathan Jenkins and 30-year-old Katrina Ramos are charged with possession with intent to manufacture or distribute a controlled substance. According to the charges, they had more than 112 grams of methamphetamine, which is a Class One drug felony. They were booked into the jail last Thursday by the All Crimes Enforcement Team, which focuses on drug crimes, and has police officers from Routt and Moffat Counties.

Thomas Payne Mug Shot

A Craig man is headed to prison for 25 years. Thomas Payne plead guilty Tuesday, to distribution and possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested with over half a pound of suspected meth, after an investigation from the All Crimes Enforcement Team. Commander of that team, Chip  McIntyre said, “Mr. Payne is a serious, historical offender who profited from the addiction of others – our community is a much safer place with him incarcerated.”

Geoffrey Duzik Mug Shot

Geoffrey Duzik has been ordered to undergo a competency evaluation before a review hearing on seven felony charges, including attempted murder of a Moffat County Sheriff’s detention deputy. The charges are from the alleged assault on Nov. 10. The evaluation will be done and then the review hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15.

A man was killed Monday night in Rangely. It had to do with a stolen vehicle, and then a chase. Shots were fired near the intersection of Colorado Highways 64 and 139, within the city limits of Rangely. One of the suspects was shot, and later died.

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners adopted their 2019 budget at Tuesday’s meeting.

Commissioner Ray Beck said about 25 first responders also came to Tuesday’s meeting, and the commissioners expressed their appreciation for all that they have done, especially this past summer.

The County Commissioners declared today First Responders Appreciation Day in Moffat County.

A group in Moffat County is trying to let voters decide whether to put recreational marijuana on the 2019 municipal election ballot. It’s called the “Committee to Grow Craig.” They have until Jan. 9 to get signatures from 730 active registered voters living in Craig.

Hayden Town Council has approved its budget for 2019. It includes funding for a new police officer, since calls for service are up by as much as 40 percent. It will mean Hayden has a total of four police officers. The town has budgeted $2.483 million in revenue for 2019. In addition to commercial growth, Hayden has issued 41 building permits this year.

Two earthquakes rattled north Glenwood Springs Tuesday, around 3 a.m. in the morning. They measured 3.4 and 3.6 in magnitude.

The Steamboat Sailors head west to Moffat County tonight for basketball. The girls varsity takes the court at 6 p.m. and the boys teams play at 7:30. Listen to those games on KRAI.

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

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