KRAI News for Monday, April 8, 2019

Vanessa Jenkins Mugshot

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.




Ten people have been arrested in an undercover internet sex predator operation in Mesa County. Investigators alleged that ten people attempted to have sex with children or engage in prostitution.

A woman was stopped for driving 98 miles per hour along I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. She was stopped and police found 30 pounds of alleged marijuana in her rental car, along with various other illegal things. She said she didn’t know it was there, but the passenger might have, so he was arrested and put in the Eagle County Jail. He’ll be in court today.

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet from Colorado says he will still run for president, if he is cancer-free. Bennet will have surgery for prostate cancer soon, in Colorado. Also running for president is former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper. Bennet was chief of staff when Hickenlooper was mayor of Denver.

The Click it or Ticket campaign in rural counties in Colorado resulted in 781 unbuckled drivers and passengers who were cited, during the last week in March. 66 of those drivers had children under the age of 15 not buckled in. Colorado State Patrol issued 254 citations.

Hayden could be getting a bigger Kum & Go convenience store. Town Council is looking at plans that would more than double the size of the store, to about 5,000 square feet. Hayden Town Council will discuss it at their April 18 meeting. If approved, construction could start next month.

It’s National Library Week. The Moffat County Library will be serving cookies this week during business hours. Other activities include Week of the Young Child, and One Book Colorado. Details are in the Craig Press, and at the local library.

The new Homewood Suites on the east end of Steamboat, along Hwy 40 is opening Wednesday. The 73-thousand square foot hotel has 84 rooms.

The third annual Youth Leadership Summit hosted by Grand Futures Prevention Coalition was Saturday. About 25 Moffat County middle school and high school students attended to learn and enhance their leadership skills. The theme was “Inspire to Lead.” The students were inspired to make their community better.

The deadline to sign your kids up for youth baseball is Wednesday. The recreation league is for ages 8-12, and 13-15. You can sign up through the Craig Chamber’s website.

This Saturday is the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Craig, hosted by the State Farm Bureau. More than 1,000 eggs will be hidden with three golden eggs for a grand prize. The egg hunt is at City Park at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 13.

 Trinitie Beckner from Moffat County High School has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Otero Junior College in La Junta this fall. Beckner will study emergency medical training at Otero.

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

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