New Creation Church in Craig had their Easter Egg hunt Sunday. It’s the seventh year for the event. Kids found 26,000 plastic eggs on the lawn of the church in Craig. And there were prizes, from McDonalds and Wendy’s. And Walmart donated some bikes.
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Moffat County High School Principal Kyle York is resigning at the end of the school year. He’s been the principal for two years in Craig. He and his family plan to move back to Colorado Springs for a new business venture, plus he’ll be a school administrator there as well. The search has started for a new principal at Moffat County High School. On Sunday, April 28, there will be a meet-and-greet so members of the community can meet the candidates who want to be the next principal at the high school.
A Craig man is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after hitting a friend with a pickup truck earlier this month, near the Sandrocks. 31-year-old Aaron Dushane Kawcak was charged this week with a felonies for leaving the scene of an accident and vehicular assault, as well as reckless driving. He turned himself in on Tuesday, and was released on $5,000 bond. Kawcak’s next court date is April 30.
A man from Vernal, Utah, was arrested in Dinosaur, after allegedly stealing a motorcycle from Vernal. It was spotted in Dinosaur. Police then saw it on Plateosaurus Place. They approached 43-year-old Ricky Lee DeGeorge who said it was his, but it was the one that was stolen. Degeorge was arrested and posted bond. Then he was supposed to be in court Tuesday, but he didn’t show up. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of DeGeorge for failing to appear.
Water users along the Yampa River have to put in a measuring device or headgate on their water diversion. The Colorado Division of Water Resources has sent notices to all water users that it has to be done by July 31. Or they can ask for an extension. It’s because if the Yampa River goes on call again, like last summer, water users have to know how much water is being used. Last summer, when the river went on call because of the drought, about 850 devices were shut off.
The U.S. Forest Service will be doing some prescribed burns in Routt National Forest. They could happen in the next few months, when conditions are safe. One area is southwest of Seedhouse Campground in the Hinman Park area. The other area is at Mad Creek and Rocky Peak. The forest service will be working with North Routt Fire Department on the prescribed burns.
The Moffat County Employee Health and Wellness Clinic is closed. It may be temporary if county commissioners approve a proposal that would have a new provider reopen the clinic later this year. Memorial Regional Health had the contract to run the clinic, but the contract ended Dec. 31. Memorial Regional Health extended it into March so that the insurance board could consider options, one of which was using services from the Rapid Care Clinic. When time ran out, the clinic shut down.
Colorado’s new sexting bill has passed. Now Governor Polis needs to sign it to make it law. The bill is in response to unlawful electronic sexual communication, and a case in Moffat County. Justin Dean Folley went to court for allegedly sexting an underage student when he was a teacher. But there weren’t any pictures or video, just words. A jury acquitted Folley. With the new law, the sexting with words only will no longer be a loophole in the law. Continue reading
Colorado State Patrol arrested a 35-year-old woman in Hayden Monday. Shannon Ketchum is suspected of stealing a car from Evans, Colorado. She says it’s just a misunderstanding. Ketchum is in the Routt County Jail on $10,000 bond.
A Craig man was arrested earlier this month, and jailed on multiple charges. 36-year-old Clinton David Ginther was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree assault, violation of bail bonds, violation of bail bond conditions, violation of a restraining order, and domestic violence. It had to do with a disturbance call at a home on Russell Street, and he wasn’t supposed to be there. An arrest affidavit says Ginther left the area, but police found him in an alley, and his eyes were closed. He had been sprayed in the face with some sort of self-defense spray, after a woman in the house found him hiding in the basement. There were also four restraining orders in place against Ginther. He is still in jail on $20,000 in total bonds. He has a court date today.
Vanessa Jenkins is out on bond. The 26-year-old was charged and jailed in the death of her 3-year-old son on Christmas Eve, in a house fire. Her bond had been set at $10,000. Jenkins will next appear in Moffat County Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23.
Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig is getting widened, with some reconstruction work. The 70-year-old drainage structures are being replaced, and rumble strips will be added. The road will have 12-foot drive lanes with eight-foot paved shoulders. Colorado Department of Transportation and Elam Construction are doing the $11 million project. Expect one lane with alternating traffic with speeds reduced to 35 miles per hour. Work crews will be there Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Work starts next week. The Highway 13 project should be finished by July 2020.