KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

Vanessa Allison Jenkins mug shot.

Vanessa Jenkins of Craig has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years of probation in the negligent death of her son. Three-year-old Lane Cullen died in a house fire on Christmas Eve in 2018. The boy had been playing with a lighter and that’s how the fire started. The Craig Press reports Jenkins also has to serve 250 hours of community service.

Young hunters can apply to go on a guided turkey hunt in Meeker and Craig this spring. It’s through Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Prospective hunters must submit their application by April 1. The first hunt is in Meeker, April 10 to 12, the second in Craig, May 1 to 3. All youth are encouraged to apply, however, CPW will give special consideration to those who have never hunted, are not from a hunting family or do not have the opportunity to learn from an experienced mentor. Both hunts are being offered through the CPW’s Hunter Outreach program. That link is https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HunterOutreach.aspx

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a multifaceted plan to promote the state’s outdoor industry and boost conservation efforts. It was during a conference call with local leaders Monday since he wasn’t able to get to Steamboat like he planned this weekend, because of the weather. Hickenlooper is running against Republican Sen. Cory Gardner in the 2020 election.

Meeker Elementary School was honored by the Colorado Department of Education last week. The school received a $10,000 check for being selected as a National ESEA Distinguished School. ESEA is the Education and Secondary Education Act. Out of 750 eligible Colorado schools, only two were selected for the award.

The 3A CHSAA State Championships are Friday and Saturday in Thornton. Five girls from the Moffat County High School swim team will be there, competing in six events.

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

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