Briefs for Thursday, Jan. 22

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Police yet to arrest person who mailed possible drugs

The person who mailed a package containing 86 grams of suspected cocaine to Celebrity Resorts has yet to be arrested.

Steve Sperry, resident agent in charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for Northwest Colorado, said the case was under investigation and that no one else has been arrested.

Jared Evan Cobb, 27, was arrested Jan. 14 after he allegedly received a FedEx package containing 86 grams of suspected cocaine. Cobb is a former employee of the hotel on Hilltop Parkway, which was formerly known as Leisure Resorts.

Sperry said the package was shipped from out of state.

"We got some leads to follow up on, that is about as much as I can comment," Sperry said.

Oak Creek roof started smoldering Wednesday

Boards on the roof of a wood-frame, one-story house started smoldering Wednesday afternoon when the owner of the house tried to use a weed burner to melt ice off the roof.

Oak Creek firefighters were called to the fire before 2 p.m. Crews cooled off the smoldering boards, Oak Creek Fire Chief Chuck Wisecup said.

The owner of the Meyers Street home was melting the ice so the roof could be replaced.

"Where the nail was holding the board on, it generated more heat ... and started smoldering," Wisecup said.

No damage was done and the roof was going to be replaced anyway, Wisecup said.

Car rolls into Oak Creek on Wednesday afternoon

A car rolled over into Oak Creek near Willow Bend Street next to Decker Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The 21-year-old driver looked down for a second while heading east on Willow Bend Street, then hit a patch of ice, skidded into a snowbank and rolled in the creek, Oak Creek police Officer Felipe Nardo said.

The woman was not injured and left the car on her own, Nardo said. The car, which had a damaged roof, was pulled from the creek.

No ticket was issued, Nardo said.

Fund-raising dinner, dance held for coal miners

A fund-raising dinner and dance for striking coal miners at C.W. Mining Company's Beary Canyon mine in Huntington, Utah, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 678 School St., in Craig.

The dinner is at 7 p.m., speakers will present at 8:30 p.m. and a dance will begin at 9 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children or $25 per family.

Girl Scouts selling cookies to benefit local groups

Girl Scout cookies are available for sale, and proceeds benefit the local Girl Scouts. Residents can place orders by contacting any Girl Scout or by calling Shauna at 870-6073. Cookies will be delivered between Feb. 14 and 29.

Humane Society looking for volunteers at shelter

The Routt County Humane Society is looking for volunteers to help at the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. The animal shelter also needs donations of Science Diet or Iams canned cat food. Call 879-RCHS.

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