KRAI News for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020

Taylor Martinez mug shot

A Craig man has been arrested and charged for breaking into multiple homes. It happened last Friday on East Victory Way. 22-year-old Taylor Martinez left the home, but the woman there gave police a description of the man. Police then stopped a man at Rocky Mountain Machines on South Colorado Highway 13. It was Martinez and he was arrested. Martinez was arrested on two charges of first degree criminal trespass and a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. He has been released from the Moffat County Jail.

Odin, the Moffat County K9.

Odin, the K9 with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is getting some new body armor. So is Remmy, the K9 with Rio Blanco County. The bullet and stab protective vests have been donated through a non-profit called Vested Interest in K9s.

 

 

 

 

 

Helicopters have been flying over Routt County this week.  Wildlife officials are doing a statewide research project. They’re trying to catch about 30 female elk with nets near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, to study how recreation affects the health and vitality of elk herds. The project is headed up by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in collaboration with the University of Wyoming and U.S. Forest Service. Helicopters will be flying from Catamount Lake to Mad Creek through today.

Routt County Commissioner Beth Melton has been appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Community Service in the State of Colorado. Governor Jared Polis appointed Melton to serve as a representative of local government. Melton will help present recommendations to the governor of the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy, and mentoring of disadvantaged youth.

The Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate is coming up Saturday, Feb. 8 in downtown Craig. It’s hosted by the Downtown Business Association. Art Walk is free but tickets for Taste of Chocolate are $20. Tickets are available at KS Kreations, Downtown Books, and Kitchen a la More. If you’d like to be a featured artist or chocolatier, see Kandee at KS Kreations.

It’s National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible and odorless gas that can increase the risk of lung cancer. Residents of Rio Blanco County can receive free short-term, or long-term radon testing kits through the RBC Public Health offices in Meeker and Rangely. Call 970-878-9520 for more info.

The Presidential Primary is March 3. If you are 18 years old by Nov. 3 of this year, then you can vote in the presidential primary. Register at www.GoVoteColorado.gov  To receive your ballot by mail, you must be registered by Feb. 24. After that, you can still register and vote but it must be done in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center.

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

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