KRAI News for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

Deer on the side of the road on Hwy 13, south of Baggs. Photo courtesy Shannon Lukens.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like your opinion on how deer and elk herds are managed in Colorado. The agency is developing a new herd management plan for the White River mule deer herd. It is one of the largest in the state. It migrates between Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. It is also developing a new plan for the Gore Pass elk herd, which lives in southern Routt County. A public meeting is at 5:30 Wednesday night at the Colorado Parks & Wildlife office in Steamboat, at 925 Weiss Drive. There is also a meeting in Eagle at the same time, and then another meeting in Kremmling on Jan. 24.

A Vernal man had to be flown to a Salt Lake area hospital, after his son allegedly stabbed him multiple times. Jeffery Olsen is reportedly in stable condition. His 18-year-old son Tristan has been booked into the Uintah County Jail on second-degree felony Attempted Homicide.

A suspect was taken into custody late last night in Frisco, after an officer-involved shooting near the Whole Foods Market there. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is on the case.

A new study out from a Healthy Kids Colorado survey shows 17 percent of all participating middle and high school students have reported considering suicide. Seven percent reported attempting suicide at least once in the past month. Among LGBTQ teens, the rates jumped to nearly 45 percent of respondents who have reported considering suicide and nearly 20 percent attempting it. The report is called “Community Conversations to Inform Youth Suicide Prevention.” It was done to find ways to address the suicide crisis as it has become the second leading cause of death among young people in Colorado.

There is a 4-H Open House today. Moffat County families can meet others who are involved in the Moffat County 4-H program. Current and past 4-H members will be there. It’s from 5-7 p.m. today at the Pavilion at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

Friday’s basketball games at Moffat County High School are free, courtesy of the Craig Association of Realtors. Here’s Mike LeWarne.

The JV games start at 3 p.m. Then the Varsity girls play at 6 p.m. while the boys Varsity team takes to the court at 7:30. All of those games this Friday are free, thanks to the Craig Association of Realtors, who want to thank the community for their ongoing support.

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrot Heads meets today. The group is dedicated to supplying music to local schools in the form of scholarships and instruments. And they are dedicated to cleaning and maintaining the environment and waterways. The meeting is from 5:30-6:30 today, at JW Snacks at 210 E. Victory Way in Craig.

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

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