KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

Some cars were broken into all over Craig recently. It happened Sunday, Feb. 9. There’s a video from the parking structure at Sunset Meadows in Craig. That’s a senior citizen complex in the 600 block of Ledford Street.  Craig Police have posted a video on Social Media. Here’s officer Josh Lyons.

You can also see that video on the KRAI Facebook page. Craig Police would like your help identifying those in the video. Lyons also says always lock your car doors.

If you know who was getting into cars and stealing things late Feb. 9, into the early morning of the 10th, call Craig Police at 824-8111.


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KRAI News for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020

Communities that Care is expanding its reach in Moffat County. The Craig Press reports that CTC is trying to create more safe spaces for youth in the community, and a local youth coalition at CNCC. The group has also focused on new programs to help address depression and anxiety felt by youth in Moffat County. Communities that Care offers a way for members of the community to work together to prevent youth problem behaviors including substance use, delinquency, teen pregnancy, violence and dropping out of school. The local chapter for CTC meets the first Wednesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Smith at 970-870-4101, or email her at

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KRAI News for Tuesday Feb. 18th, 2020

KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

A pop-up Driver License office will be in Meeker this week. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles will open an office at 555 Main Street in Meeker. The office will be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, and then the next day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Most licensing services will be offered. The next date after that for a DMV pop-up in Meeker is March 19-20. Continue reading

KRAI News for Monday, Feb. 17, 2020

A snowmobiler died in North Routt County Friday night. 60-year-old Michael Metzler, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, was snowmobiling in Diamond Park with his two brothers when he suffered a medical emergency. That’s according to Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg. An autopsy to determine an official cause of death will be done this week.

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KRAI News for Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

The City of Craig is getting four new police cruisers for the Craig Police Department. It was approved by Craig City Council Tuesday night. The Craig Press reports that the Road & Bridge department is also getting a new three-wheel street sweeper. The city also approved a bid of $26,250 for a half-ton pickup truck from Victory Motors to be used by the city and the county in a joint purchase.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020

Rudy Cardenas has been sentenced for robbing the Bank of Colorado in Craig last September. Cardenas is from West Jordan, Utah. He pled guilty last week and was immediately sentenced to four years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Cardenas is also suspected of robbing a bank in Rifle around the same time.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

Vanessa Allison Jenkins mug shot.

Vanessa Jenkins of Craig has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years of probation in the negligent death of her son. Three-year-old Lane Cullen died in a house fire on Christmas Eve in 2018. The boy had been playing with a lighter and that’s how the fire started. The Craig Press reports Jenkins also has to serve 250 hours of community service.

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KRAI News for Monday, Feb. 10, 2020

The Moffat County School District is proposing a bond issue for the 2020 ballot, to improve the facilities. The Craig Press reports the request comes after a facilities assessment that took 11 months. The study shows nearly $100 million dollars in capital improvements that are needed. The Moffat County Board of Education is prioritizing the most urgent projects. The district hopes to use grant money, too. The full report will be on the district website by Friday. Link:

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KRAI News for Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Travel is not advised right now. Colorado Department of Transportation says drivers should be ready for heavy snow through tomorrow and widespread closures today. A lot of it is for avalanche control. Elise Thatcher is with Region 3 of CDOT.

Thatcher says there isn’t any avalanche control planned for Rabbit Ears Pass today, though. There will definitely be closures on I-70. Commercial vehicles will have to have chains. Updated conditions will be at

The heavy snow closed the CNCC campus in Craig early on Thursday. The campus in Rangely stayed open. But the Craig campus closed at 2 p.m. in the afternoon because of the bad weather.

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KRAI News for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

Be aware in the back country because of all of the heavy snow we’ve been getting in Northwest Colorado The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says it is easy to trigger large and dangerous avalanches today, and some may run naturally. The avalanche danger is rated as HIGH above and near treeline today. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 8 p.m. Friday. More than two more feet of snow is expected.

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KRAI News for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Brian MacKenzie Mug Shot








Former Craig City Councilman Brian MacKenzie has pleaded not guilty to three child-sex related charges. MacKenzie entered the plea Monday afternoon in Jefferson County District Court. That’s where he was arrested on Oct. 11. The Craig Press reports that the not guilty plea means a jury trial. A pre-trial conference for MacKenzie is March 2 in Jefferson County.

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KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Mikayla Diane Hoppe

A Craig woman has had her bond reduced from $5,000 to $750. 26-year-old Mikayla Diane Hoppe was in court via video Monday. She was arrested last week on charges of concealing the death of an infant. Public Defendant Leslie Goldstein argued that Hoppe suffered a miscarriage and shouldn’t be punished for not getting to the hospital fast enough. Hoppe is also facing felony drug charges. She is back in court Feb. 24.

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