KRAI News for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019

Two people have been charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty after they posted a video of a horse being pulled behind a truck. It happened in Grand County. 33-year-old Amber Rose Saldate and 52-year-old John Saldate face the charges. The horse was examined and taken to a safe place. The Saldates spoke to one of the Denver TV stations and expressed remorse for the actions. Amber Saldate also said she lost her job.

Be careful driving over the rest of this Thanksgiving week. The National Weather Service says snow starts up again tonight into Thursday. Then another storm rolls in Thursday night into Friday. Colorado Department of Transportation says to check the weather and plan on traveling in between storms, if you have to be on the roads. Weather updates:

Westbound I-70 was closed Tuesday because of a rockslide near Idaho Springs. It was closed for about eight hours while the rocks were cleaned up. Traffic was re-routed to U.S. Highway 285, which would direct people back up through Breckenridge. Another person died in an accident on I-70 near Vail. That accident involved a tractor-trailer which ruptured a fuel tank and a hazardous materials team had to come in to clean up the leaking fuel.

The town of Meeker is conducting a community survey. Why do people love living there, what housing is needed, how can the economy be strengthened, and what recreational opportunities should be pursued. Those who do the survey could win $50 in Chamber Bucks. The survey is at

A couple of Turkey Trot 5Ks are Thanksgiving morning. One is in Rifle, starting in Deerfield Park at 9 a.m. The Little Gobbler Trot for the kids starts at 8:30. The 8th Annual Turkey Trot in Rifle is a benefit for the Rifle High School Track and Field Team. Sign up is at the event starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.






Another Turkey Trot 5K is in Steamboat, starting at the high school at 9:30 Thanksgiving morning. The run benefits the Sailor track and cross country programs.

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

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