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.
The town of Dinosaur will soon have a new police officer. The mayor of Dinosaur told the Craig Press that council has hired Larry Elarton, who used to be the chief of police in Rangely. The local paper reports that the hiring of a new town marshal in Dinosaur means an intergovernmental agreement with Moffat County Sheriff’s Office to police the town will be coming to an end. The new town marshal and his deputy should start work around May 1.
Two poachers from Indiana have been found guilty of illegally killing a 400-pound bear near Aspen. Dan Roe won’t be able to hunt or fish for 20 years. His son, Alex Roe, can’t hunt or fish for 15 years. That’s in 47 states. The two men lied to a Parks & Wildlife officer about where they killed the bear and what they did with it. They had poached the bear at the Pitkin County landfill. Colorado officers worked with Indiana conservation officers to catch the two men and charge them. The full press release, and pictures of the men are on the KRAI Facebook page.
The Community Health Fair is Saturday, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. You can visit with healthcare providers, and visit booths that promote community health and wellness. You can also get results from blood draws that were done in March. The health fair is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Bids are being accepted starting Monday for a 2001 Pontiac Montana Van, and a 2000 Toyota 4Runner, along with some plant lights. It’s all part of a fundraising sale for the CNCC Automotive/diesel technology program that David May helps run. He says when cars are donated, it provides training units for CNCC students.
Bid forms are available at CNCC in Craig. The silent auction is from April 15-26.
In Steamboat, the West Steamboat Neighborhood Annexation will go to a vote on June 18th. City voters will decide whether to annex an additional 191 acres into the city of Steamboat Springs, with three neighborhoods and 450 housing units, built over the next 16 to 20 years. City Council had approved the annexation but a petition was started, and enough signatures were gathered to bring it to a vote. The election will be a mail-in ballot.
Also at this week’s Steamboat Springs City Council meeting, council is moving forward with banning plastic bags, and charging 20-cents for paper bags at City Market, Safeway, Walmart, and Walgreens. It is scheduled to start in October.
The Craig Press is doing their Best of Moffat County competition. Nominate your favorite business, person, or place in one of seven categories before April 23. That’s a week from this coming Tuesday. Then voting opens May 6. Find out more at www.CraigDailyPress.com/BestofMoffatCounty
In sports, the Moffat County High School girls soccer team is on the road in Carbondale today, playing the Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 4 p.m.
Tomorrow, the high school track and field team is competing in Grand Junction. Then the Craig Middle School track and field team is competing at the high school for the Moffat County Night Relays.
Then Saturday and Sunday, the rodeo teams from Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School are competing in Golden.