KRAI News for Friday Jan. 17, 2020

KRAI News

Here are the local headlines for KRAI on this Friday, January 17th.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a class for hunters to learn how to field dress their animals. You can learn how to prepare a big game animal for human consumption at a special class coming up. It’s offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, as part of their Hunter Outreach Program. “Field Dressing 101” will use real animals, showing the best methods and techniques for field dressing, and getting the meat out of the field. The class is at Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area which is along the Colorado River west of Fruita. It’s in the evening on Monday, Jan. 27. Sign up on the Parks & Wildlife website, or by calling 970-255-6100.

Wolves are not waiting on Colorado voters to decide whether or not to allow their reintroduction. Parks and wildlife officials say it is not uncommon for wolves to vacate areas where there are already a high number of wolves, instead they migrate. Those patterns have brought the wolves to northwest Colorado before the issue can be balloted, and there is a mixed reaction.

A driver involved in a head on crash this summer has plead guilty to reckless driving, and could face up to 180 days in jail. The crash resulted in one persons death, though everyone else involved was ok. The crash happened west of Tabernash back in July.

The Flower mine, Black mountain trading post, and northwest pack and ship all combined work spaces back in November. They are all basically individual contractors for Fedex, and they are a drop point for UPS as well.

The case of Elliot Stahl continues to be heard, with testimony focusing on two of the three interviews given to law enforcement. Hearings for the defendants began last week for the three accused of killing Stahl.

In sports, Moffat County has some home games in basketball today and tomorrow. The girls and boys are playing Gunnison, in Craig. The Girls Varsity game starts at 6 and the boys take the court at 7:30 p.m. JV plays their games beforehand.

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

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