KRAI News for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020

Mikayla Diane Hoppe

A Craig woman has had her bond reduced from $5,000 to $750. 26-year-old Mikayla Diane Hoppe was in court via video Monday. She was arrested last week on charges of concealing the death of an infant. Public Defendant Leslie Goldstein argued that Hoppe suffered a miscarriage and shouldn’t be punished for not getting to the hospital fast enough. Hoppe is also facing felony drug charges. She is back in court Feb. 24.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Yampa Valley. This storm could bring ten inches of snow. And be ready for the cold. Temperatures will be around zero today and tomorrow. Heavy snow returns Thursday and maybe Friday with another foot possible by Friday, and then another foot of snow by Saturday morning.

The campuses of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig and Rangely closed early Monday, because of snowy and icy weather. Keely Ellis with CNCC said the Rangely campus closed first after a foot of snow fell, and it was still snowing.

All public schools in Rangely also closed. The CNCC campus in Craig a little later Monday afternoon.

The City of Craig is testing the recent improvements to the water distribution system this afternoon.

That’s Water and Wastewater Director Mark Sollenberger. Those who may be affected this afternoon live in the Barclay Street and Finley Lane neighborhoods and vicinity of Craig.

Yampa Valley Electric has a planned outage in Hayden today. Power will be out from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jefferson and Lincoln Avenues, and 3rd and 4th streets.

Tickets go on sale for the 74th annual Kiwanis Play this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8, at JW Snack’s Bar & Grill on E. Victory Way. Tickets are $25 per person. Then the production is March 6-7 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Find out more on the Facebook page for the Kiwanis Club of Craig.


In sports today, the basketball team from Craig Middle School is competing in Vernal, Utah, this afternoon.


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