Briefs for Dec. 6
A man was cited for failure to report an accident Friday after rolling a truck on Moffat County Road 7.
David Foster, 22, rolled a truck and left the scene of the accident to get a tow truck, Colorado State Patrol Capt. Brett Williams said.
Foster later went to the Moffat County Public Safety Center to report the accident and was cited, Williams said.
Nobody was injured in the accident, and the cause is unknown, Williams said.
Baggs man dies
on County Road 4.
A Baggs, Wyo., man died Friday night in a single-vehicle rollover accident on Moffat County Road 4, northwest of Craig.
Marcos A. Enriquez, 29, rolled his 1999 Ford Taurus down an embankment and landed upside down, according to the Colorado State Patrol’s accident report.
Enriquez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was not ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene,
Alcohol and excessive speed are suspected of playing a role in the accident, according to the report.
A passer-by saw the vehicle upside down and called the State Patrol, according to a report.
Counterfeit cash use
continues at businesses
The Craig Police Department continues to investigate a rash of counterfeit bills at local businesses.
There have been more than a dozen bills passed at businesses in the past three weeks, including five on Friday, according to reports.
The same people may be passing the bills, which are of very low quality, said Craig police spokesman Lt. John Forgay.
The department is following up on some leads, Forgay said.
Craig man arrested
on drug charges
A Craig man was arrested Saturday after a random canine search of vehicles at the Moffat County Public Safety Center.
Andy Eugene Seltzer, 40, of Craig, was arrested and booked into Moffat County Jail on charges of amphetamine possession after police say they found drugs in his car.
Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputies randomly search cars in the parking lot to stop contraband from entering the jail, Deputy Courtland Folks said.
Deputies searched the car after Folks’ dog, Czar, smelled drugs during a search of the vehicle’s exterior, Folks said.
Seltzer posted a $5,000 bond and was released Sunday.
offers water grants
The Colorado River Water Conservation District is offering grants of as much as $15,000 for water-related projects.
The competitive grant program closes Jan. 31. Recipients will be announced in April.
Half of the funds will be issued once a contract is executed. The remainder will be issued upon project completion.
The program considers projects that would develop new water supplies, improve an existing water supply system, improve instream water quality, promote water use efficiency or reduce sediment and control tamarisk.
Project applicants can submit a grant request using the form at http://www.crwcd.org. Required information includes a complete project description, a narrative of the project’s purpose, a budget, a work schedule including completion date and data about project sponsors and participants.
Completed applications can be hand-delivered, mailed or e-mailed to: David H. Merritt, Chief Engineer, Colorado River Water Conservation District, 201 Centennial Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. For more information, contact Merritt at (970) 945-8522, ext. 232, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Planning Commission will meet today
The Moffat County Planning Commission today will discuss a subdivision and conditional use permit at its regular meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way.
Anything the commission votes on has to be approved by the Moffat County Commissioners. Commissioners will hear action items on Dec. 13.
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